Alex Gemmiti insurance broker author

Alex Gemmiti (BSc, CIP, RIBO) is the service team leader for Mitchell & Whale Insurance Brokers Ltd. Alex has been a Service Team Member at M&W for over 2 years, and was a claims adjuster for 5 years before coming onboard.

Alex loves touring Ontario’s craft beer scene in his free time. He loves his job because he has the opportunity to truly help people who find themselves in tricky situations when they have a claim for their home, car, or motorcycle.

Posts by Alex Gemmiti:

Home fire claim

How to Handle a Home Insurance Claim Dispute

If you ever need to make a home insurance claim, it’s possible that it will go smoothly and you and your insurance company will agree on what has been damaged or lost, how much of it is covered, and what fair value is for those covered losses.

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An ice dam

Ice Dams 101

An ice dam is a build-up of ice or snow along the edge of a roof or eaves. Water from rain or melting snow then pools behind this build-up and passively backs up underneath the shingles entering the attic or wall cavity.

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Ontario windstorm of 2018

Wind Damage: What’s Covered and How to Proceed

This Wednesday’s windstorm in Southern Ontario left a trail of destruction and at least 100,000 without electricity. Wind gusts of up to 100km per hour toppled fences, brought down trees, ripped siding from homes, and blew shingles from roofs throughout the province.

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