How to Keep Valuables Safe During or After a Disaster

Your home may suffer extensive damage if a disaster strikes. But the kind of loss that really gets to you is the loss of something that cannot be replaced, like a family heirloom, pictures, or other valuables. Even though we can’t predict when a disaster may strike, there are certain preparations you can take to protect the things that are most valuable to you.

Keeping valuable items safe from disaster

Be aware of the dangers specific to your region.

Learning about the potential hazards posed by natural disasters in your region can give you an advantage in an emergency. You need to know if the area where your property is located is vulnerable to natural disasters like earthquakes, blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, or floods. If you are well aware of your surroundings and the potential disaster, you can secure your belongings more successfully.

Identify your valuables

The first thing you need to do is determine what it is that you have. Explore every corner of your house in search of your valuables. Make an inventory of your possessions. Among these can be treasures passed down through generations, photos, jewels, birth certificates, wills, and other important documents. You will be better able to take the necessary safety measures if you are aware of the valuables you possess and their quantity.

Store Your Valuables

Using a box that is both watertight and fireproof is among the methods for protecting little goods. These safes are available in a range of different sizes. Before settling on the size, you will want to list the things most essential to you. The most typical items that are kept in safes are:

  • Valuable pieces of jewelry.
  • Important documents like birth certificates and passports.
  • Digital backups of important information.

You could also consider putting things in a safe deposit box at the bank in your neighborhood. The bank’s vault will be used to keep your goods, and you will have control over who has access to the vault. This is a wonderful solution for safeguarding valuables in the event of a flood or fire.

Take photographs of your most prized possessions and save the digital images in a location other than your houses, such as the cloud or a portable storage device, so that in the case of theft or disaster, you will have proof to provide to your insurance provider.

Contact Boston Board Up Emergency Services

Disasters that cause property damage can be a challenging experience to get through. Boston Board Up Emergency Services is here for your time of need. We provide board-up services, temporary fencing, and more to keep your property safe from further damage and to facilitate the process of getting you back on track. Give us a call today.