At American Restoration, our skilled technicians routinely help families rebuild their lives and property after disasters. Whether damage was caused by a fire or a flood, many homeowners and business owners have to deal with the loss or damage to their valuable belongings. Unfortunately, we often find that homeowners have forgotten to take steps to safeguard something irreplaceable to them – their data!

Think of all the memories stored on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer! All photos, videos, and documents that you may need should be backed up. At American Restoration, we understand that it can be difficult to manage all of your data. But here’s why it’s important.

What Happens to Your Data in Case of a Disaster?

Imagine a typical situation: You’ve left your smartphone charging on the desk in your home office. Next to the phone is a hard drive that you’ve set to do automatic backups of your computer every day. The backups are designed to let you resume work even after a computer crash. That’s prudent. But in the event of a fire, even your back up hard drive could be destroyed! Therefore, we advise homeowners to do more to protect their priceless data:

  • Subscribe to multiple online backup services
  • Routinely copy all important files to a flash drive that goes into a local bank’s safety deposit box vault
  • Store password-protected digital files on a drive that you leave at the home of a trusted friend or relative

If you have experienced any type of damage to your home or office building – flood, fire, storm, or any other natural disaster – you will want to trust only the best to help you rebuild and repair. At American Restoration, our team is skilled and experienced. Our IICRC certified technicians are here to help! For more information on how we can restore your property to its pre-disaster state, please don’t hesitate to connect with us today! Check out our blog for more ideas on how to keep your property safe before a disaster strikes!