Home Safety, Tips, Resources Archive

Home Safety, Tips, Resources Archive

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.

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.

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.

Are you ready for some football?! (Or at least some really great commercials…?) (12/01/2017)
Hosting this year’s championship? Here’s how to keep your guests happy and safe while they (and the rest of the country) drink

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?

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

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)
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.

Preventing a wet basement (03/15/2017)
The phrase “wet basement” strikes fear into the hearts of most homeowners. Not only do wet basements look, smell, and feel unpleasant, they also pose as a great risk to your home’s value.