You can use the excuse of having to get out and check the eaves troughs if you want to get outside for some fresh air.
It’s that time of year to prepare for spring rains and further north, spring melt.
SGI Canada’s Kelley Brinkworth advises to ensure your yard is properly graded for water to flow away from the foundation, and make sure downspouts are directed away.
The number of sewer backups reported to SGI each year is in the hundreds.
Also, Brinkworth says, having a professionally installed automatic sewer back flow valve can save you 10 per cent on your premium in Saskatchewan.
Check your basement and roof regularly for signs of water and if you are going to be away, have someone check it for you.