Home Safety, Tips, Resources Archive

Home Safety, Tips, Resources Archive

CyberScout tax refund fraud (04/01/2021)
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.

Prepare home for severe spring weather (04/01/2021)
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.

Take your medicine…and store it carefully (11/23/2020)
Poisoning is preventable. In the case of poisoning, contact a poison control center at 800-222-1222.

Identity theft online shopping (11/12/2020)
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

Holiday fire safety (11/08/2020)
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!

Chimneys (11/05/2020)
Ready to cozy up to a warm fire this winter? Get your chimney and fireplace ready so you can relax, worry-free.

Burning safety (10/09/2020)
It’s time to think about fire safety. Bonfires with friends at night, and controlled burns to improve the soil for next year’s crop can pose risks.

Protecting your identity from fraud after natural disasters (08/21/2020)
When people leave their homes after a natural disaster, they forget key documents and identification, leaving them exposed to identity fraud.

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.

Summer weather safety (08/01/2020)
Summer is the peak time for tornadoes, thunderstorms, lightning, floods, and hailstorms. Know how to prepare and what to do.

Kitchen safety (07/31/2020)
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.

Heat illness (07/30/2020)
Keep your cool in the hot summer months.

Swimming Pool Safety (06/24/2020)
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.

Outdoor Grilling Safety (06/24/2020)
Want to fire up the grill this summer to get in some barbeque time? Check out these summer grilling safety tips first.

Hail (06/10/2020)
You can’t hail-proof your car or home, but you can make sure you know what to do during a hailstorm

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?

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.

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.

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.

Heat your home safely (12/11/2017)
There are plenty of steps you can take to ensure you’re heating your home safely in the winter.

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.