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03/11/2020
Keeping important documents protected is the smart thing to do in case there's ever an emergency in your home. To make sure these invaluable items will remain safe at all costs, read this post by Walker & Frick Construction Co. in Richmond, VA.  

“If your house were on fire, and your family were safe, what would you save?” There are some items in your home that you simply can’t afford to lose in an emergency. The thing is that you never know when an unforeseen situation like a flood, a fire, a natural disaster, and even a robbery could take place. This means that you need to keep family pictures, legal paperwork, and other important documents safe at all times and at all costs, so they can remain intact no matter the situation. To that end, you should prepare for any eventuality that could occur. With this in mind, this post will go over a few ways in which you can ensure that your important documents will be unharmed if a mishap occurs at home.

If a mishap were to take place in your household, know that you can count on Walker & Frick Construction Co. to provide the professional property restoration in Richmond, VA that it needs. Call 804 282 128 for more information about the services they offer.

How to Protect Important Information in Case of an Emergency

Protect Them Against the Elements

First and foremost, you need to protect your paper documents from the elements (water, fire, smoke, etc.). As you're probably aware, your photos aren't water resistant, meaning that you could lose all of your family's memories if you don't provide the right protection for them. If you don't want moisture or water to get to and ruin those important documents (and you probably don't, which is why you're reading this post), then you should make them waterproof! Believe it or not, this is a lot easier to do than you may first imagine. All you have to do is take them to be laminated. Alternatively, you could keep them inside a waterproof folder. Either way, you can quickly and easily have waterproof documents that last you through rain and hail.

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Back Them Up

You can laminate your documents all you want, but that won't help you in case they're stolen or if a fire breaks out. That's why, you should find other ways to keep those documents safe at all costs. A great idea is to back them up. To make that happen you here are a couple of very good options:
  • For starters, you can make hard copy duplicates of those important documents, so you can have a spare in case the originals are lost in a mishap. It's even suggested that you give the copies to close friends or relatives, or that you keep them in a safe away from your house, so you can be safe as possible.
  • In this day and age, you have another viable option: you can scan and upload those documents to a website or storage system. Whatever you do, make sure that you check the privacy settings beforehand, especially if you're dealing with sensitive information.
Any of these (or both of them) solutions can help you rest assured that if something were to happen to the original documents, you'd still have a backup somewhere.

Find a Suitable Container for Them

Last but not least, you should find a suitable container to keep all of that important information protected in your household. This one should be a container (like a safe) that's big enough to fit all of your family pictures, legal paperwork, and even your family jewelry, comfortably. But more importantly, it should be a container that can resist extreme conditions (like that of a fire and a flood). Nowadays, there are a few different options in the market that you could look into. Invest in the one that makes the most sense to you, and place it in a secure spot in your household (somewhere that's not easily accessed), so you can guarantee your valuable items will be kept safe.

Remember that if there's a fire, a flood, mold damage, or other mishap in your house, you can count on Walker & Frick Construction Co. to repair it for you. Call 804 282 128 for more information on their services, or if you require property restoration in Richmond, VA.