Safeguarding Important Documents in Case of Disaster

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Safeguarding Important Documents in Case of Disaster

Safety Deposit BoxThinking about the possibility of losing important documents in a natural disaster is a tolling consideration. That being said, assuring that you’ve taking the necessary precautions to safeguard documents, photos and other irreplaceable documents will give you piece of mind in case catastrophe were to strike. Here’s what you should keep in mind if you’re looking to store and save your most treasured documents.

Rent a Safe Deposit Box

Nothing is quite as secure as a bank’s safe deposit box. Not only do they verify your signature more than once and send a guard to view your items, they often take two different keys to open. Renting a space like this in a [..]Read More

Cleaning Up Your Home after a Flood

Home Flood DamageFlooding can be devastating and can cause a lot of damage to a home. Whether flooding is caused by storms, ground water problems, or a broken pipe, it is important to clean and restore the home as quickly as possible after the flood in order to minimize mold damage and make the home safe for inhabitants. If your home has been flooded, take the following actions.

Turn Off Electricity and Water

Turning off the home’s main power supply can protect you and anyone else that will be entering the home. Turning off the water may prevent any further water damage from occurring, especially if the issue began with the home’s plumbing. If it is suspected that there may have[..]Read More

Hurricane Restoration Tips

Hurricane Restoration TipsIn the aftermath of a hurricane, expediting recovery can help to get you and your family back in your home faster and reduce the amount of damage. It is important to follow certain steps, however. If you have been affected by Hurricane Matthew, the following tips may be helpful.

Make a List of Damages

It can be tempting to just dive in and start throwing things away and cleaning up when returning home or venturing into your yard after a hurricane, but this can hurt your chances of receiving adequate benefits from your homeowners insurance. Make a list of everything that was damaged, being as thorough as possible with descriptions and valuations. Ta[..]Read More

Handicap Accessibility Modifications That Could Help in a Disaster

Home Accessibility Modifications Living with a physical handicap that affects mobility is difficult, but can present real challenges if a disaster strikes. While family members or home care workers may be able to help with daily needs, handicap accessibility modifications can provide greater independence on a daily basis and can be invaluable in case of emergency. The following are a few handicap accessibility modifications that may be of great value to those with a physical handicap in times of disaster.

Ceiling Mounted Lifts

Ceiling mounted lifts can help wheelchair bound individuals transition from the bed, bath, couch, or chair, to the wheelchair. The[..]Read More

Home Construction Characteristics That Can Protect Against Natural Disasters

Home Protection TipsWhen buying or building a home in Florida, it is important to consider the disaster risks that are common in the area. Florida is prone to hurricanes and many areas are prone to floods. These home damage risks cannot necessarily be avoided, but certain elements of construction can mitigate the amount of damage to the home if a natural disaster should occur. When looking to buy or build a home, these construction elements may help to protect your investment.

Concrete Block

Concrete block is used as a main building block of most homes in Florida. Concrete block is much sturdier and more durable than most other home construction materials and will [..]Read More