Home Safety, Tips, Resources Archive

How to stay fire-free during the holidays (10/16/2018)
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!

Homeowners insurance 101 (08/29/2018)
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.

Protecting your identity from fraud after natural disasters (08/15/2018)
During natural disasters, people abandoning homes often overlook important documents, leaving them exposed to possible identity theft.

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.

Prepare home for severe spring weather (02/19/2018)
Here are simple things you can do to prepare your home for spring storms, so you can hole up in your snug-as-a-bug home without worry.

Home heating safety (12/11/2017)
Half of home heating fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. Some simple steps can prevent most heating-related fires.

Are you ready for some football?! (Or at least some really great commercials…?) (12/01/2017)
Even if you’re not a rabid football fan, the juggernaut that is the "The Big Game" is a social event that will NOT be denied.

CyberScout services (09/18/2017)
Grinnell Mutual has partnered with CyberScout to protect you from identity thieves who are looking for ways to take advantage of your good name, no matter where you and your family are in life.

Check your detectors (09/18/2017)
Your smoke and CO detectors can be life-savers. Are you doing everything you should to make sure they’ll do their job?

Land-based recreational vehicles (09/18/2017)
Brush up on land-based RV insurance requirements and safety tips so you can enjoy the ride with peace of mind.

Summer grilling 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

The newlyweds’ guide to insurance (06/07/2017)
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.

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.

Preventing Fraud and Arson (03/15/2017)
Fraudulent insurance claims and arson not only cost our nation billions of dollars each year, they take countless lives. But you can help prevent fraud and arson in your neighborhood.

Ladder matters: Climb safely (03/15/2017)
It’s true that ladders have come a long way since their first use about 10,000 years ago, and presumably so has knowledge about ladder safety.

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.

Spring has sprung. Has a leak? (03/15/2017)
That icy chill in the air melting into a warm spring day is usually more than welcome as winter bids adieu.