Home and personal safety resource center
This resource center provides useful tips to protect your family and your home. Please spend a few minutes reviewing the articles below. If you have a specific question that you would like us to answer, please email us and we’ll do our best to respond.
Preparing for wildfires
Square One provides important tips to prepare for and deal with wildfires. Learn how you can protect your family and belongings.
Ice dams and your roof
An ice dam is not something that forms in a river; it's something that forms on your roof. Learn what causes ice dams and how to prevent them.
Securing your identity and smartphone
Square One describes how you can avoid becoming a victim of identity theft. And, learn useful tips on how to secure your smartphone.
Preventing water damage
Water damage can be a homeowner or renters worst nightmare. Whether you live in a condo or large house, these tips are quick to implement and can save thousands in potential damages should the unexpected happen.
Break-in + theft prevention
Learn how to prevent and minimize break-ins to your apartment, house or mobile home. Did a break-in just happen? We'll give you next steps.
Preparing for rainy weather and minimizing flood damage
Square One provide its top tips to prevent water damage during Canada's rainy and wet winter season. Also, learn how to avoid a flooded basement.
Preparing for tornadoes, windstorms + winter storms
Learn how to recognize the early signs of trouble if your home insurance protects you against tornadoes, windstorms, and other winter storms.
Enjoying Christmas trees safely
Square One provides tips to prevent Christmas tree related fires that could damage your home and ruin your holidays.
Preventing candle and other household fires
Christmas and New Years are peak times for home candle fires. Square One provides easy tips to prevent candle and other household fires from happening.
Preventing bicycle theft
Bike theft is a large problem across Canada and the United States. Learn how to prevent it from getting stolen and what you can do if it is stolen.