Home Safety, Tips, Resources Archive

Home Safety, Tips, Resources Archive

Holiday fire safety (10/01/2021)
Holiday festivities are fun, but they can also increase the risk of fire. Learn how to minimize that danger to enjoy a safe and merry season!

Swimming Pool Safety (10/01/2021)
While backyard swimming pools are a lot of fun, this fun can come at a price if you’re not responsible. Each year, an average of over 370 children die each year in pool- or spa-related drownings. Learn the proper safety measures.

Hail (10/01/2021)
What are some steps you can take to prevent hail damage to the roof of your home, to your vehicle, or to your property?

Summer weather safety (10/01/2021)
Summer is the peak time for tornadoes, thunderstorms, lightning, floods, and hailstorms. Know how to prepare and what to do.

How to waterproof a basement (10/01/2021)
The phrase “wet basement” strikes fear into the hearts of most homeowners. Basement waterproofing is essential to keeping your home snug and dry.

Heat your home safely (09/22/2021)
In colder months, you may use a space heater or other kind of portable heater to heat a room in your home. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from space heaters. Read on for more tips for heating safely.

Burning safety (09/17/2021)
It’s time to think about fire safety. Fire pits with friends at night, and controlled burns to improve the soil for next year’s crop can pose risks.

CyberScout tax refund fraud (09/14/2021)
Learn how tax-related identity theft works, how to reduce your chances of becoming a victim, and what to do if you do become a victim.

Kitchen safety (09/14/2021)
While we can’t give you tips on how to save your cooking from too much salt or burnt edges, we can share tips on how to prevent and handle kitchen fires.

Protecting your identity from fraud after natural disasters (09/14/2021)
When people leave their homes after a natural disaster, they forget key documents and identification, leaving them exposed to identity fraud.

Check your detectors (09/14/2021)
The smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, and radon detector can be life-savers in your home. Read on to learn more about how what carbon monoxide and radon are and how these different detectors could save a life.

Cybersecurity for students (09/09/2021)
College students are prime target for hackers. College students who practice cybersecurity can spend more time on their studies and less time recovering their stolen identities.

Chimneys (09/09/2021)
Ready to cozy up to a warm fire this winter? Get your chimney and fireplace ready so you can relax, worry-free.

Prepare home for severe weather (08/09/2021)
Here are simple things you can do to prepare your home for severe weather, so you can hole up in your snug-as-a-bug home without worry.

Ladder safety (08/06/2021)
Practice ladder safety at home. Whether you're using a portable ladder or an extension ladder, use these ladder safety tips.

Identity theft online shopping (08/06/2021)
When you shop online, be aware of identity theft. Read these tips for ways to protect your identity when shopping online and what to do if your identity or financial information has been stolen

Outdoor Grilling Safety (07/01/2021)
Want to fire up the grill this summer to get in some barbeque time? Check out these summer grilling safety tips first.

Coronavirus Cybersecurity (06/29/2021)
As concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19) rise, cybersecurity experts warn that digital scammers are taking advantage of heightened emotions and increased online activity.

CyberScout services (04/19/2021)
Grinnell Mutual partners with CyberScout to offer you identity theft protection as part of your homeowners insurance policy.

Cybersecurity (04/15/2021)
For immediate identity protection assistance, call us at 844-965-3107. Answers to your cybersecurity questions about passwords, passphrases, multi-factor authentication (MFA), phishing, security updates, social media, and ransomware.

Homeowners insurance 101 (08/06/2020)
To make the best decisions when purchasing homeowners insurance, you’ll want to understand what coverage is offered and what policies are available. We can help answer some questions.

Childproofing your home (03/22/2017)
Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death of children in the United States. Learn about the steps you can take to childproof your home and prevent injuries.