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7 safety tips for backyard bonfires

While backyard bonfires are a common activity for many over the summer months, they do come with risks, including property damage, injuries, and even accidental ignition of widespread wildfires. It’s…

Before, during, and after a windstorm

Did you know that an estimated 50% of Economical home insurance claims related to wind damage happen in the summer? Strong, gusty winds can do some serious damage to your…

Protecting your identity

What is Identity Theft? Identity theft is the process of stealing information or essentially their identity.  They often use this information to commit financial crimes such as draining your bank…

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How to get your home ready for spring

Don’t wait until spring has already sprung to get your home ready for warmer weather. Now is the perfect time to repair any damage caused by harsh winter weather and to reset…

Spring Home Checklist

The beauty of winter gives us an excuse to head south for some sun,  take on winter sports, or simply curl up in a warm cozy ball binge-watching a Netflix…

4 ways to keep ice off your sidewalks

Have you ever seen your life flash before your eyes as your feet slipped out from under you on a particularly icy winter day? Or cringed as you watched Jimmy,…

How to prevent your hose bib from freezing

The outdoor faucet where you connect your hose (also known as the hose bib) can easily freeze in the winter if it isn’t properly drained. If water is left inside…

7 tips to prevent electrical fires at home

Electrical fires can do some serious damage to your home and put your family’s safety at risk. The good news is electrical fires, like other household fires, are often preventable. Here…

How to clean your gutters and downspouts

Your home’s gutter system is critical in directing rainwater away from your roofline and protecting your home’s roof, walls, and foundation from damage. As trees around your home change in the…

Canada Day Breckles

Fireworks Safety

Canada Day is a great time to bring friends and family together to celebrate our great country’s birthday – to make great memories, indulge in BBQ, and close out the night with…

Condo Insurance – Did You Know?

Busting the top 5 myths about condo insurance So, you’re finally ready to buy that condo you’ve been dreaming about — and it’s time to shop for a condo insurance…

Cell phone security

We use smartphones and tablets for everything, from banking to sharing photos of our families — and generally speaking, most of us know how to keep them pretty secure. But…

BBQ Safety

Flare-ups can ruin a good meal or lead to major property damage if not managed properly.  Most people that barbecue have encountered the dreaded flare-up and in some cases be…

COVID-19

COVID-19 | HBG Update Updated: March 26, 2021 The Highcourt Breckles Group of Companies cares about the well being of our customers, employees and the communities we support.  During this…

halloween candle safety

Halloween candle safety

Mathew Harris

Candles are a great way to make your house feel more inviting, or help create a spooky ambiance. But candles can also be a serious fire hazard. In addition to…

Fall Insurance

Fall leaf cleanup

Mathew Harris

We chose the neighbourhood we live in because it is a mature area with unique homes,  some larger lots, some heritage homes and very mature trees.   Many of the streets…