Home Safety, Tips, Resources Archive

Home Safety, Tips, Resources Archive

Protecting your identity from fraud after natural disasters (05/18/2020)
When people leave their homes after a natural disaster, they forget key documents and identification, leaving them exposed to identity fraud.

Coronavirus Cybersecurity (04/13/2020)
As concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19) rise, cybersecurity experts warn that digital scammers are taking advantage of heightened emotions and increased online activity.

Check your detectors (04/06/2020)
Your smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, and radon detector can be life-savers. Are you doing everything you should to make sure they’ll do their job?

Prepare home for severe spring weather (03/11/2020)
Here are simple things you can do to prepare your home for severe spring weather, so you can hole up in your snug-as-a-bug home without worry.

How to waterproof a basement (03/04/2020)
The phrase “wet basement” strikes fear into the hearts of most homeowners. Basement waterproofing is essential to keeping your home snug and dry.

Homeowners insurance 101 (02/06/2020)
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.

The newlyweds’ guide to insurance (02/04/2020)
You have a lot of things to think about as a couple when you’re married — like buying a new home or automobile and figuring out how to protect your investments. Let us handle your insurance questions.

CyberScout services (01/12/2020)
Grinnell Mutual has partnered with CyberScout to offer you identity theft protection as part of your homeowners insurance policy.

Party hosting safety (12/16/2019)
You and your party guests can stay safe no matter what you’re celebrating. Read safety tips for hosting the perfect party and avoiding accidents.

Holiday fire safety (10/23/2019)
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!

Cybersecurity for students (08/15/2019)
As you head to campus, cybersecurity is probably the last thing on your mind. But as a college student, you’re a prime target for hackers. A clean credit report, constant internet connection, and multiple social media channels are lucrative opportunities for cyberthieves.

Cybersecurity (01/24/2019)
Answers to your cybersecurity questions you may have about practicing better security online, at home, and on your mobile device.

Protect your identity while travelling (06/26/2018)
Identity theft while travelling is more common than people think. Use these tips and tricks to help protect yourself.

CyberScout tax refund fraud (03/02/2018)
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.

Heat your home safely (12/11/2017)
Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. And half of those home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. Some simple steps can help prevent most heating-related fires.

Summer home safety (06/15/2017)
Don’t let Dad’s famous sirloin steak be served with a side of insurance claims due to injury or fire — get your safe summer grilling tips here

Childproofing your home 101 (03/22/2017)
It doesn’t take long for a baby to go from cuddly and brand-new (and stationary) to curious and looking for adventure — in fact, it happens in the blink of an eye.

Ladder matters: Climb safely (03/15/2017)
Practice ladder safety before you use your ladder. You can also use ladder safety while on the ladder.

Take your medicine…and store it carefully (03/15/2017)
Medicine is a good thing. But it can also be dangerous if used or treated carelessly.