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Flood Protection

Loss Prevention

Your home’s sump pump is the first line of defence against encroaching water If you have a wet basement getting the water out or stopping it from coming in is job number one. Historically, it was mostly rural homeowners who appreciated the value of a sump pump. However, with today’s ever-changing weather patterns, more and… Read more »

Stop Winter’s Attack on Your Roof

Home Insurance, Loss Prevention

Winter brings one of the worst enemies for your roof: ice dams. These are continuous chunks of ice that form along the edges and in the valleys of your roof. While frozen, they’re no trouble. But during the warmer periods of a winter day, water melting off the roof pools behind the ice, then seeps… Read more »

Recognizing Unsung Heroes Among Us

General, How We Help

For over 125 years Grenville Mutual has been committed to protecting you, our Members, through the most difficult of times. This year was no different. At the height of the 2020 pandemic, hundreds of people stepped up to help those around them. These ordinary people and local groups quickly leaned in to help, and many… Read more »

Fire Safety Tips to Protect What Matters Most

Loss Prevention

Household fires are devastating. Every year, they cause significant damage, destroying valuable possessions that cannot be replaced, and in the worst cases, can cause serious injuries or claim lives. The most common cause of kitchen fires is from cooking with oil or grease. This type of fire is one of the fastest spreading and most… Read more »

Extension Cord DO’S AND DON’TS

Loss Prevention

Best laid plans to extend the reach of an electrical appliance might just go up in smoke. Electrical fires due to faulty wiring are one of the most common causes of fires in both homes and buildings. And, they are completely preventable. Use extension cords only temporarily and with care. Voltage decreases over distance and… Read more »

Common Sense Tips to Prevent Injuries on the Farm

Agribusiness Insurance, Loss Prevention

Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries. About three-quarters of agricultural deaths reported annually in Canada are equipment-related, with the top three most common sources of injury being rollovers, run-overs and entanglements. During harvest, countless hours will be spent in combines, tractors, trucks, mowers and other equipment by farmers and workers who will be using… Read more »