Category: Home Insurance

Safety First! Knowing the Where and How of Fire Extinguishers.

  It also means knowing how to stop a fire once it starts. Teaching your family and work team the basics of fire fighting could reduce fire damage at home and your workplace. There are 3 common types of fires: ordinary combustibles, like paper, wood, and trash; flammable liquids, greases, or gases; and energized electrical equipment. Fire extinguishers are built to put out one or...

Have a Fire Escape Plan: Get Low and Go

It’s hard to think about your house and your things — your whole life — going up in flames. It can be even harder to talk about such a scary possibility with your children. But working out an escape plan that everyone can follow and understand can prevent a tragedy. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2013, there were nearly 2,800 deaths...

Does your Auto Insurance Need a Tune-Up?

When a disaster hits you hard, the most important thing is the safety of your family. We know your concern is a place to stay, clothes to wear, and food to eat. One of the insurance carriers Pardridge Insurance represents is Grinnell Mutual.  When you’re insured through Grinnell Mutual and/or FarMutual®, they will help you save money and get back on your feet with one...

The ins and outs of winterizing your home

The weather is holding...you still have more time to button up your house properly! After the Halloween candy has dwindled to the final unwanted packet of candy corn, thoughts begin to turn to winter. Fireside chats, holiday parties, and — you guessed it — snow. Lots and lots of snow. Most of you know how to keep Jack Frost from nipping at your nose, but...

10 Overlooked Home Projects

It seems like there is always a home project on the To-Do List!   You probably already have a list of annual projects. But there are many others that fly under the radar. Paul Sullivan, founder of a full-service remodeling company and the chairman of the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers, suggests you tackle these overlooked home projects. 1. Replace your water heater. It’s...