Disaster Recovery Planning

Water damage in house after flooding with stains on the wallDisaster Recovery Planning ensures that important and confidential information is safeguarded in the event of natural disasters. Natural disasters are not only highly detrimental to one’s physical and emotional well-being, but they can destroy the most essential documents or items in a moment’s notice. Not many people think to make the steps to secure their things from natural disasters, but doing so is a necessary precaution. Failing to plan makes irreversible damage much likelier.

Businesses can lose years of files and documents, which can result in high costs. Families can lose cherished heirlooms or insurance information, making the disaster even more devastating.  Fortunately, self-storage can usually prevent these things from happening during a natural disaster; in fact, many facilities are designed to protect documents from humidity and water. Choosing to plan for disaster recovery is one of the best ways to minimize unexpected risks.

There are a few major reasons why someone should consider a self-storage situation for disaster recovery.

1. When a serious natural disaster occurs, thieves sometimes use it as an opportunity to steal. Every home is fair game. They might steal items or they might steal identities. Putting items and documents in storage might keep a family from losing something very significant.

2. Natural disasters are unpredictable and can make homes physically inaccessible. Having documents stored in a secondary place offers a higher chance of accessibility.

3. Storage companies usually have plans and goals in place in case of a natural disaster. They normally focus first on the safety of their employees, assess the damages done, and then work very hard to get everything in working order for their clients. If a family evacuates their home, there is typically no protection against what the disaster might do to valuables and no set protocol for their recovery. Self-storage makes the chaotic situation a little more secure and organized.

Downtown Storage and Records Management wants to help protect your valuables from natural disasters. Feel free to contact us and ask what plans we have in place. Any time is a good time to start planning for disaster recovery. You’ll be glad you did.

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