9 May 2018, 11:30
The platform HelpMee.ca allows homeowners québec to find a nearby service companies to carry out urgent repairs to small or medium-scale projects in the event of a disaster. In an interview to the Journal of insurance, Dominic Bouffard, co-founder of the platform, has indicated its interest to put the site to services of the insurers.
« We will try to seek partnerships with insurance companies. We believe we can be a complementary tool in case of claims «, said Mr. Bouffard.
33 % have experienced a disaster or urgent repairs
According to a recent survey from Leger Marketing, 33 % of owners in quebec have lived through a disaster or have to do an urgent repair on their property over the past five years. Of this percentage, 15 % represent the case of claims.
The service, which is free, puts users in touch with entrepreneurs that are available and certified in plumbing, electricity, roofing, locksmith, appliance repair, cleaning after a disaster as well as heating and air conditioning.
HelpMee.ca now has a hundred corporate partners and the service currently serves the metropolitan areas of Montréal and Québec city. The platform will extend to the rest of Quebec in the coming months.