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Commercial Service Line CoverageProtecting building owners from critical infrastructure losses not currently covered.
There is a new face in the insurance Sandbox!Effective November 1, 2022, Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance is now Sandbox Mutual Insurance.
Sandbox Broker Donation FundWe are pleased to be donating $5,000 each to the following charities:
New! Restaurant Insurance Package Policy
On December 1, 2022, Sandbox Mutual Insurance launched a Restaurant Package Policy, available to purchase from a Sandbox Insurance Broker.
Sandbox Gives Back to Organizations Supporting New Immigrants
Right on time for the Holiday Season and start of the cold-weather season, Sandbox is proud to support six organizations across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba that provide support services for new immigrants to Canada with a donation of $2,000 each.
4 Space Heater Safety Tips
As the weather continues to cool down, many people use space heaters to stay warm during the winter. However, using a space heater increases the risk of a house fire, especially when safety precautions are not taken.
According to NFPA, space heaters are involved in 81% of fatal house fires caused by heating equipment. More than half of these incidents occur in the month of January!
7 Candle Safety Tips
Candles are used for a variety of purposes, like religious ceremonies, as a source of light when the power goes out, or simply as home décor. Because they are so commonly used, we often don’t give a second thought to the safety risks associated with candles.
What is an Ice Dam and How Can I Prevent and Remove Them?
Ice dams are something that all homeowners living in snow-prone climates should know about. Ice dams form from excess heat being trapped in the attic space or roof cavity. This can be a result of inadequate insulation, inadequate or missing vapour barrier, and/or improper attic ventilation. They are created when snow accumulates on the roof which then begins to melt as a result of the excess heat below the roofing. The water runs down to the edge of the roof or gutter, where it is much cooler, and it then refreezes.
Fireplace and Wood Stove Safety
Enjoying the warmth and calm of sitting around the fireplace with loved ones? Cozy! A house fire caused by improper use of your fireplace? Not so cozy.
The National Fire Protection Association states that while fires involving fireplaces or chimneys were involved in fewer than 7% of fires caused by heating equipment, they caused more than one fifth of overall property damage at 22%.
HVAC System Spring Maintenance Checklist
It's important for homeowners to have their HVAC system inspected, serviced, and cleaned annually. We recommend doing maintenance in the spring to prepare your system for the upcoming summer months when it will be working harder to keep your home cool, and after the winter months when your heating system has just worked it’s hardest.
Here is a checklist of things you should be doing for your HVAC system this spring: