No matter what stage you are at in your adult life, you will have papers and documents that will house the majority of it and without them, you might be at risk to get into some legal trouble if you do not have them. You may need a birth certificate or social security card to confirm your identity, marriage or divorce papers, high school diploma, college transcript, loan papers, or one of any of hundreds of different kinds of documents that you may need in a legal setting. Whether you live in an area that is prone to flooding or not, you will want to safeguard these documents to the best of your ability and doing this is often difficult unless you invest in a fireproof and waterproof safe.
A lot of times the documents that you have on hand are the only copies that physically exist without you talking to the appropriate people and having a copy mailed or faxed to you. This is often inconvenient and can cause you to lose serious time if you are applying for an apartment or have to go to court for any reason. The peace of mind that you will obtain by purchasing a fireproof and/or waterproof safe is almost irreplaceable.
Not only can you store and safeguard documents in these, but valuables such as old antique photographs, stamp collections, stock papers, bonds, antique books, jewelry, or even cash can be stored in them and kept completely safe and sound from almost anything that might befall your home.
Water damaged documents are typically difficult to restore if they have been immersed in water for a long period of time, but fire damaged paper items tend to be much more difficult, since the fire completely gets rid of nearly whatever it touches. We Dry Miami can help you with water damaged documents if you’ve already been a victim of this in the Miami-Dade area.
These safes are not terribly expensive and as said earlier, the peace of mind that you will get from having all your valuables in one can be gotten nowhere else. You will be able to return to your fire damaged or water damaged home and know that all the valuables inside them were not damaged at all during the incident.
If you can obtain a safe that is both fire and waterproof, you be much better off than if you purchase one that is only one of the two. While a fireproof safe may be able to keep water out of it due to the pressure inside it created by the heat of the fire, a fireproof safe not in the presence of a fire will not be able to do this. If you can afford a safe with both features, purchasing one is the best option.