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How to Store and Protect Precious Metals

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

How to Store and Protect Precious Metals However, if your precious metals have sustained damage in a fire, our Fort Worth Fire Damage Restoration can help you recover and restore them.

Like real estate, precious metals are a valuable commodity that can be a reliable hedge to combat inflation. However, precious metals need proper storage and protection. If you are a collector or an investor interested in purchasing precious metals, make sure you have ample knowledge of how to protect and store them properly.

Precious metals like silver and gold must be stored safely in a dry place away from excessive sunlight. But that’s not all. Here are some ways to store and protect precious metals like bullion or gold and silver jewellery. 

Put Your Precious Metals In A Bank Vault

Storing metals in a vault at the local bank or in a safe deposit box ensures long-term protection delivered by advanced security at these financial institutions. 

The fact of the matter is that banks provide a level of security and safety that most homes simply cannot. But, there are some drawbacks. 

For example, you won’t have 24/7 access to your precious metals since the bank likely only works from 9 to 5. Also, if there is a robbery at the bank, your deposits will be lost forever. 

Still, this is the most reliable way to ensure that their bullion remains safe for many people. 

Build a Safe at Home to Safeguard Bullion

Safes are a great place to store your precious metals, whether inside the office, home, or elsewhere. Presuming it’s big enough, safes are a very secure resource for storing and protecting as these allow you to lock and open them only with a key, a passcode, a fingerprint, or a combination. Additionally, rated safes can protect physical bullion from water and fire damage in case of disaster. 

A sturdy, password-protected safe can cost you several thousand dollars. But irrespective of its cost, a safe is a significant investment to protect your precious metals.

Try Depositories To Safekeep Your Gold and Silver

Precious metal depositories provide peace of mind and security when protecting physical bullion. These offer ample storage space, extremely high-security levels, and climate control. 

Armed guards, limited access, and video are hallmarks of precious metal depositories that cater to investors who buy large quantities of bullion and need unbeatable security to keep their investments safe. 

Precious metals can be a substantial asset in the fight to mitigate inflation and to store value. So make sure you find a reliable way to safeguard them.

Hire SERVPRO to Recover Your Precious Metals from Fire Damage

While storing your precious metals may seem daunting, implementing a well-thought-out strategy can go a long way in safeguarding your belongings. 

However, if your precious metals have sustained damage in a fire, our Fort Worth Fire Damage Restoration can help you recover and restore them.

Contact SERVPRO of North Richland Hills at (817) 589-1499 to learn more.

What Happens to Gold in a House Fire?

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

gold We’re the number one cleaning and restoration service provider in Fort Worth.

Of all fires reported in the US, more than 25 percent were residential fires, according to the Red Cross. It's time to change those numbers and know how to safeguard your home from fires. 

Once you are sure of the safety of your loved ones after a house fire, then you start to wonder about your valuables and belongings like passports, cash, and precious metals such as silver or gold jewelry.

So, what happens to gold in a fire? Is gold fireproof, or is it lost forever? 

No need to worry, as gold is fireproof — to a degree. Chances are, your bullion can survive a house fire unscathed. 

Get in touch with us at SERVPRO of North Richland Hills for fast, reliable Fort Worth Fire Damage Restoration services to recover your valuable possessions after a house fire. 

Gold Flammability 

Thankfully, gold isn't flammable, but it can melt at extremely high temperatures. Gold is one of the least reactive materials and it won’t ignite or otherwise burst into flames, no matter how hot the flames get. 

However, the melting point of gold is 1947.52 Fahrenheit, whereas most house fires generate an average temperature of 1200 to 1700 Fahrenheit. It is likely that if your house did suffer a fire, any gold in your possession will be okay. 

Securing and Saving Undamaged Possessions

Always put your gold in a fireproof safe, or a concealed floor safe, far from areas that catch fire quickly. This way, your gold is safe from fire as well as burglars. 

A restoration company like SERVPRO of North Richland Hills can help you sort out your possessions after a fire and recover as much as possible. Usually, there are plenty of salvageable items in the wreckage, particularly silver and gold jewelry and bullion, safe boxes, etc. 

If your gold was in packaging that catches fire, then could have created temperatures high enough to melt the precious metal. 

But, if you take adequate precautions in storing your gold, then our restoration experts can more easily find your precious metals and restore your jewelry to its former luster.  

SERVPRO of North Richland Hills: Call Today for Gold Restoration Services  

Our damage restoration technicians offer a wide range of restoration services for fire-damaged residential and commercial properties. Besides this, we also provide mold remediation, air duct cleaning, roof tarping, specialty cleaning, and much more throughout all the major cities in the DFW area. 

We’re the number one cleaning and restoration service provider in Fort Worth. Contact us anytime day or night for a free consultation at (817) 589-1499.

4 Silent Signs of Water Damage in Your Home

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

water heater in home If your property has sustained water damage due to a leaking pipe, a natural disaster, or any other event, connect with SERVPRO ASAP.

Water damage can be a significant safety concern as it can endanger the structural integrity of a house. That is why it is essential to spot water damage symptoms before they turn into a big and expensive problem. 

While the damage might be slow and silent, there are some signs that can clearly indicate water damage. Let's explore these indicators in further detail. 

#1. Changes to Floors, Walls, or Ceilings

Peeling and bubbling wallpaper or paint are among the earliest signs of water damage. Paint and wallpaper can also start to bloat and warp as time passes. But if you still leave the cause of water damage untreated, it could become more severe than just crooked wallpaper patterns. 

In some cases, walls and ceilings may get so soaked with water that if you touch them, you may find them spongy to the touch. If this occurs, the wall is at risk of collapsing. 

Additionally, water can start seeping into the subfloor, which changes how your floor usually looks. The leaking pipes may saturate your foundation and alter the floor's structure. 

Once you've had the water damaged repaired, there are several prevention tips to follow to ensure it doesn't happen again.

#2. Musty Odors in the House

You might notice a pungent must, moldy, or stale smell in parts of your home that are sustaining water damage out of your sight. Musty odors with no discernable source are a strong indicator of a water leak somewhere in your house. 

Usually, this smell occurs from mildews, which cause a horrible smell as they build up and release foul gas. Moreover, humid air could also be a potential cause of the musty smell. 

Only fixing the water damage can help you remove the mold and the musty smell altogether. That way, your home will begin to smell fresh again. 

#3. Visible Stains and Discolorations

Visible stains and discolorations on walls, ceilings, or floors are another significant indicator of hidden leaks. 

You might even catch sight of grayish lines on walls, brown rings on ceilings and floors, and other discolored areas. It is essential to inspect appropriately to ensure that the problem is resolved before further structural damage occurs. 

Our technicians of SERVPRO of North Richland Hills can assist in pinpointing the exact source of the leak and fixing it quickly. 

#4. Sagging Ceilings and Walls

Another way to recognize water damage is when the ceilings and walls start sagging. This is an incredibly dangerous sign of water damage. When the water saturates ceiling material or drywall, the weight of the soaked materials ends up weakening the materials and they could collapse. 

The water leak might not even be severe. Sometimes minor leaks can cause the wall to swell and bow over time. 

Hire Us to Restore Your House and Fix Water Damage 

If your property has sustained water damage due to a leaking pipe, a natural disaster, or any other event, connect with SERVPRO ASAP. We can help repair any leaky pipe through our exceptional Fort Worth Water Damage Restoration services. 

Connect with us online or call our North Richland Hills franchise at (817) 589-1499. We’re available 24/7 for your immediate needs. 

SERVPRO is the First to Return Your Call in an Emergency

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

man on telephone Homeowners in North Richland Hills can rely on us for immediate assistance whenever disaster strikes.

Disasters have absolutely no sense of timing, right? Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst time too. 

A flood, tornado, heavy rainfall, or plumbing issue like clogged sewer lines, broken water pipe, cracks in valves, etc., lead to water pouring down the ceilings and walls and pooling in your basement. When not taken care of instantly, mold and mildew take root. 

If you’re dealing with any type of home emergency, whether it’s damage from a grease fire, mold growth, or ceiling leak, all you want is a quick response. 

When tragedy strikes, you can count on SERVPRO of North Richland Hills. 

With more than 50 years of combined experience in cleanup, repair, and restoration services, we’re a top-rated company with a proven record of satisfied clients. At SERVPRO, we’re always the first to return your call. 

Act Now: Call Our Fort Worth Mold Remediation Service 

Mold growth is one of the greatest unseen hazards for homes in Fort Worth. The uncontrolled growth results in poor indoor air quality and can weaken the home's structure. Moreover, mold can quickly spread to other areas of your home if not contained in time. And if you’re looking to sell your home, mold issues can severely impact your ability to sell it quickly and for top dollar. 

Call a full-service remediation company to stop mold in its musty tracks. And no one’s better at remediating mold like SERVPRO. Our technicians understand mold and offer proper mold removal services instead of simply covering it up. 

From customer Kelly M:

During one the most difficult times of our lives, SERVPRO showed up and helped us navigate through the wreckage the tornado created to our brand new home in Preston Hollow. We are so thankful for the professionalism and swiftness of Rebecca, Melanie and Robert. Team ServoPro made an amazing difference during a trying time for our family. Thank you!

Mold Inspection and Abatement Process

Mold remediation involves identifying location, the extent of damage, safe removal, and finally, sanitation of the space. In cases where moisture has penetrated within the structure or where the material can’t be dried thoroughly, it's essential to tear out the moldy parts and then perform a repair or restoration.

It isn’t a DIY job because it requires trained expertise that SERVPRO mold specialists can deliver. Our services include mold cleaning, sanitization, mold odor removal, and restoration.

From customer Stephanie M:

Arthur and Patrick ROCKED setting everything up and ensuring the process would save the flooring if possible.  Not only were they good at their jobs, they were friendly, polite, and courteous--things lacking in today's customer service industry.  Hands down, I will absolutely speak praises for SERVPRO NRH, especially in regards to Arthur and Patrick and Jeremy.

Call Now for 24-Hour Mold Removal and Remediation 

Fast, decisive action is the key to mitigating the damage caused by mold. 

Homeowners in North Richland Hills can rely on us for immediate assistance whenever disaster strikes.  

Timing and quality of service matter, which is why SERVPRO is offering 24/7 Fort Worth Mold Remediation and restoration services. Call us anytime day or night for your free consultation. 

Is it Safe to Use Baking Paper Under the Grill?

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

grill with open flame Baking paper is generally not used for grilling because it doesn’t withstand extremely high temperatures.

Baking paper is useful when cooking to prevent food from sticking to baking trays and grill grates. Usually, baking paper or parchment paper is used when roasting vegetables or fish in the oven. And you can also use it to line baking tins so that cakes, bread, brownies, and cookies don’t stick. 

But what about using baking paper if you are grilling meat or vegetables? Is it safe to use baking paper under the grill? After all, paper ignites easily, and you don’t want to risk starting a fire in your kitchen when using an indoor grill. 

What is Baking Paper?

Baking paper is a grease-proof paper that is heat-resistant and creates a non-stick surface to bake on. The paper is processed and coated with silicone to develop resistance to heat, grease and create a non-stick surface. Baking paper is typically used for baking, roasting, and steaming.

Using Baking Paper Under the Grill — Is it Safe?

In some circumstances, you can use baking paper under the grill. This is because baking paper can withstand temperatures of 450°F. However, there’s a risk of hot grill temperatures causing the baking paper to catch fire. So if you use it for grilling, you must ensure the baking paper is well away from hot coals. 

To prevent the risk of fire, it’s generally best to stay away from using baking paper for grilling. 

Tips for Using Baking Paper Under the Grill

Are there safe ways to use baking paper under the grill? Remember that baking paper is safe up to temperatures of 450°F. So, to be on the safe side, you should never cook with temperatures above 400°F. Also, direct heat such as a flame or glowing coals will ignite the paper instantly. 

Here are a few tips on using baking paper when grilling food. 

  • Use baking paper to create a wrapping parcel to cook delicate ingredients like vegetables or potatoes. However, always remember to keep the parcel away from direct flames or burning coals.
  • Use baking paper to cover ingredients if you use a frying pan on the grill. 
  • Always avoid using baking paper for lengthy roasting in the oven or grilling. When under high heat for a long time, the baking paper turns black and breaks down, impacting the flavor of food. 

Alternatives to Grilling with Baking Paper

Baking paper is generally not used for grilling because it doesn’t withstand extremely high temperatures. Therefore, to prevent food from sticking to grates and pans, you can spray oil on the grates before firing up the grill. Alternatively, you can use aluminum foil to protect meat and vegetables from extremely high heat.

Due to the risk of fire damage in the home, baking paper is not recommended for use under a grill. However, if your home has been damaged by fire, contact SERVPRO of North Richland Hills today at (817) 589-1499 to learn about our Fort Worth fire damage restoration services. 

Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid when Using Humidifiers

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

Humidifiers in Residential Kitchen A high level of water vapor in the air can create the perfect environment for mold spores to multiply.

Humidifiers are helpful appliances to increase moisture levels in the air. Household air is typically extremely dry and cranking up the heating in winter reduces humidity even more. Many people like to increase indoor humidity levels if they suffer from allergies, dry coughs, dry skin, or have flu symptoms. In addition, water vapor from humidifiers creates a suitable indoor environment if you care for many tropical houseplants.

However, humidifiers are only good if you use them properly. Unfortunately, common mistakes when using humidifiers can cause issues. For example, stagnant water can develop bacterial growths, and overly humid environments can cause mold in rooms.

Mistake #1: Not Changing Water Often Enough

It’s a mistake to leave water in a humidifier for too long. Stagnant water can become breeding grounds for mold and bacteria. This means that dirty water could release toxins into the air the next time you use the steam unit. To avoid this mistake, always empty the unit after use.

Mistake #2: Not Paying Attention to Humidity Levels

When using a humidifier, don’t make the mistake of ignoring relative household humidity levels. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends the ideal humidity level is between 30 and 50 percent. So, before switching on a humidifier, use a humidity meter to ensure the air is not too dry or too damp.

Mistake #3: Using Tap Water in a Humidifier

Some humidifiers like ultrasonic humidifiers require using purified or distilled water in the unit. For example, using tap water to humidify a room could create white dust from the mineral particles in the water. This dirty mist can clog filters and cause a white film to form on furniture. 

Mistake #4: Not Cleaning the Humidifier Often

A common mistake is to forget to clean the humidifier. Admittedly, cleaning the enclosed tank can be a chore. However, doctors from the Mayo Clinic say that a dirty unit allows allergens, mildew, mold, and bacteria to accumulate. Therefore, the recommendation is to clean the unit weekly. After cleaning, rinse it with water to remove any chemical residue. 

Mistake #5: Not Placing a Humidifier on a Flat Surface

Placing your humidifier on an even surface is essential because it could easily tip over and spill. A humidifier only works efficiently when the unit is placed correctly on a raised, flat, stable surface.

One issue when using a room humidifier is that it can encourage mold growth. A high level of water vapor in the air can create the perfect environment for mold spores to multiply. The result is musty air and unsightly black patches on carpets, walls, floors, and upholstery. 

What should you do if you notice mold growth in your home? It’s vital to act without delay to remove the mold and the cause of excess household humidity or moisture. Contact SERVPRO at (817) 589-1499 to learn about our Fort Worth mold remediation services.

How to Prevent Damage from Frozen Pipes

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

kitchen faucet with water After stopping the water flow, it’s vital to call in water damage restoration experts.

Frozen water pipes can cause disruption to your household and a tremendous amount of damage. Apart from blocking the water flow, a frozen pipe can burst when the ice blockage thaws. This can spew gallons of water into your home, resulting in extensive water damage. In addition, if you ignore water damage restoration, you could face severe mold problems in your home. 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends hiring a water damage restoration professional who can also deal with mold remediation.

There are several steps you can take to prevent damage from frozen pipes. First, it’s a good idea to learn what happens when water freezes in a pipe. Then you should take steps to prevent water pipes from freezing. And lastly, it’s necessary to know how to thaw a frozen water line safely.

Simple Ways to Prevent Damage from Frozen Pipes

Here are some ways to avoid property damage that can occur if plumbing pipes freeze in winter.

1. Identify Pipes at Risk of Freezing

The most common pipes that freeze when temperature plummets are outdoor hose bibs, water sprinkler lines, and swimming pool supply lines. Indoors, uninsulated water pipes in basements, attics, crawl spaces, and garages are also at risk of freezing. 

When the water in pipes freezes, two things can cause them to burst. First, water expands when it turns to ice, and this can cause cracks in plastic and metal piping. Second, pressure on pipes builds behind the blockage. 

2. Insulate Water Supply Lines and Indoor Spaces 

The best way to prevent plumbing damage from frozen lines is to insulate hot and cold water pipes. Pipe insulation is relatively inexpensive compared to paying for costly water damage restoration. In addition, it’s crucial to add insulation to basements, crawl spaces, and attics. 

Not only will insulation prevent pipes from freezing, but you will save money on energy costs. 

3. Drain Outdoor Supply Lines During Winter

A simple way to prevent outdoor pipes from freezing is to drain water from them. First, close the supply valve to sprinkler systems, garden hoses, and hose bibs. Then open the bibs to let water drain. 

4. Take Steps to Prevent Frozen Pipes

During a particularly cold snap, it’s vital to ensure indoor areas are warm enough. Keep the thermostat at least 65°F day and night. It is also a good idea to open internal doors and kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors. This allows warmer air to circulate throughout the house and keep pipes warm.

Another handy tip to prevent pipes from freezing is to run a trickle of water from faucets when there is a risk of a hard freeze.

5. Learn How to Unfreeze Pipes

If a water pipe freezes, it’s vital to thaw the ice blockage gently to prevent extensive damage. Here is what to do:

  • Shut off the main supply of water 
  • Open the faucet to allow the thawing water to flow freely.
  • Locate the frozen section of the pipe.
  • Apply heat using a hair dryer, electric heating pad, or portable space heater. 
  • Continue applying gentle heat until regular water pressure returns. 

What happens if the pipe bursts and causes a flood? After stopping the water flow, it’s vital to call in water damage restoration experts. In Dallas, SERVPRO has years of experience restoring properties after a flood. Contact us today at (817) 589-1499 to find out about our Fort Worth water damage restoration services. 

Call SERVPRO of North Richland Hills for Odor Removal

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

woman holding her nose A professional odor removal service like SERVPRO knows how to safely get rid of unpleasant odors.

Odor removal is one of the most challenging aspects of damage restoration. Foul stenches can linger for a long time after a fire or flood. The problem with getting rid of bad odors after a disaster is that the source of the unpleasant smell is not always apparent. In these cases, you should call SERVPRO — your local experts in odor removal.

Getting rid of foul odors isn’t connected with water damage or fire damage restoration. Instead, a pungent smell or malodor can result from rodent infestations, pet urine, gas, blocked sewer lines, cigarette smoke residue, or mold growth. 

In some cases, the presence of rancid or funky odors can indicate the air is unhealthy to breathe. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that large mold infestations can cause a stale, musty smell. A report in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives warned that if you see or smell mold, you must clean it out immediately. 

Your Trusted Odor Removal Experts

There are several reasons to call SERVPRO if you live in North Richland Hills and require odor removal. Here are three reasons to choose us if your home has a severe odor problem related to an emergency.

1. Save Money

First, trusting professionals to handle odor removal is cheaper in the long run. You could waste money on various cleaning agents, only to have the foul smell remain. Also, you may have to buy more chemicals than you need to remedy the odor issue. 

2. Eliminate Odors for Good

Our trained professional technicians have experience in knowing how to remove stubborn household odors at the source. For example, we don’t use masking methods like air fresheners to deodorize a building. Instead, we only use high-quality absorption, adsorption, disinfectants, and sanitizers to eliminate foul smells at the source.

3. Avoid Handling Toxic Chemicals

Extreme care is necessary when handling certain chemicals for odor removal. Additionally, it’s vital to have the required protective gear and equipment to protect your health. Also, cleaning up toxic waste after a flood can be risky when dealing with unknown biohazards. A professional odor removal service like SERVPRO knows how to safely get rid of unpleasant odors.

Four-Step Odor Removal Process 

You can rely on SERVPRO for water and fire damage restoration because our odor removal techniques use a trusted four-step process:

  • Remove the odor at the source and improve air quality.
  • Clean all surfaces from contaminants.
  • Use odor penetration techniques to deodorize porous materials and remove bad smells.
  • Seal surfaces to prevent offensive odors when removing them is impractical or too expensive.

Odor removal is a part of our Fort Worth fire damage restoration services. If your property has been damaged by fire, you can call us on (817) 589-1499 for a free inspection and no-obligation quote. Or contact us online. Additionally, SERVPRO also specializes in all types of odor removal, whatever the source. 

Three Myths About Water Damage Cleanup in Fort Worth

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

flood damaged suburban house If you find yourself in need of professional Fort Worth water damage restoration services, then look no further than SERVPRO.

Homeowners can save about 10 percent on their water bills when they quickly fix water leaks. But fixing the leak is one thing. Often, the bigger issue is the water damage left behind. 

Regardless of the severity of the water damage, you should always call for local Fort Worth water damage restoration services. SERVPRO will ensure that your property is quickly restored, fresh-smelling, and mold-free after a plumbing leak. 

Below are three myths about water damage cleanup you should know.

Myth #1: You Can DIY It

DIY has become a popular solution for many issues today, the main reason being that people can easily save money just by doing it themselves. The problem with this, however, is that DIY-ing can’t solve all issues. In fact, trying to DIY something can often make water damage worse. 

In the case of water damage, trying to perform restoration yourself will only cause further problems. For this reason, it’s always highly recommended that you hire professional Fort Worth water damage restoration services.

Myth #2: It’s No Big Deal

Many people tend to think that water damage is only a matter of just drying up the moisture and the problem is resolved. Truth be told, there are deeper problems with water damage that most property owners don’t realize. 

When water damage occurs, dehumidification will be needed to completely dry the area. And this can only be done with state-of-the-art equipment that most professional services carry. Also, knowing what is salvageable is something that only the experts can determine. 

Without professional help, your property can suffer from mold growth and structural collapse. Fort Worth water damage restoration services will ensure that no such issues persist.

Myth #3: Insurance Won’t Cover It

In most cases, property owners think because their water damage is minor, the insurance company won’t help pay for the damages. This, however, is not always true as your insurance company may decide to cover all damages.

Each situation is different, though, and your provider won’t always offer coverage for all damages. SERVPRO will work with your insurance provider to make sure you save as much as possible on water damage restoration. 

What You Should Do Instead

Given the information above, if water damage has occurred on your property, don’t hesitate at all in contacting Fort Worth water damage restoration services.

Such services have industry experts who are trained to restore salvageable items and areas of a property that were afflicted with water damage.

Get Water Damage Restoration From SERVPRO Today

If you find yourself in need of professional Fort Worth water damage restoration services, then look no further than SERVPRO. With our 35+ years of experience, we feel confident we can help you.

For any inquiries, call us at (817) 589-1499. Or visit our contact page.

Protect Important Documents from Disasters with Our Safety Tips

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

safe lockbox with important documents Natural disasters can occur at any given time, sometimes, even without warning. If one has damaged your home, don’t hesitate in calling SERVPRO.

Since 1980, the US has sustained 308 weather and climate disasters, causing many losses for American citizens. And while these losses included property damage and certain valuables, some of the most devastating amongst them were important documents.

We rely on certain documents to carry important information and prove our identities. So when they’re destroyed in a natural disaster, it can be stressful trying to recover lost data. 

But if you’re worried about important information being damaged from a flood or a hurricane, don’t worry. 

SERVPRO can provide you with the best Fort Worth fire damage restoration around. But moreover, they also have the best tips you can follow to protect important documents from disasters. 

Tip #1: Create Backups

In today’s advanced technological age, it’s much easier to protect your important documents than ever before. This is mostly due to the invention of digital backups, allowing people to save files with crucial data in the Cloud or other devices.

If you possess important information that’s sealed within digital documents, you should consider making backups if you haven’t already. Doing so will guarantee an extra measure of security in the event that your computer or other storage device has been damaged due to a natural disaster.

Tip #2: Purchase a Strong File Cabinet

If your important documents are actual physical copies, you should invest in a strong filing cabinet if you haven’t yet. Filing cabinets are a great way to protect important documents and keep things organized.

Don’t just purchase any filing cabinet though. Buy one that is highly durable. Remember, you want to protect your physical copies as much as possible in the event of a natural disaster, so don’t get a cheap or flimsy filing cabinet.

If you own a durable filing cabinet that has been damaged by a fire recently, call SERVPRO right away. Our Fort Worth fire damage restoration team will save your filing cabinet if it’s still salvageable.

Tip #3: Make Copies

Backups are truly a lifesaver in many situations. But if you want that extra measure of protection, make copies of your important documents. Create extra files on your PC and place them in another storage device that’s safe from harm’s way. Also, make physical copies and place them in your filing cabinet or another form of storage.

When making physical copies, place them somewhere where you think they will be most safe from floods, fires, or other natural disasters.

Has a Natural Disaster Devastated Your Home? Call SERVPRO

Natural disasters can occur at any given time, sometimes, even without warning. If one has damaged your home, don’t hesitate at all in calling SERVPRO. We’re known far and wide for our Fort Worth fire damage restoration. But besides that, we can also help with water damage and mold remediation.

Call us at (817) 589-1499 or visit our contact page.