Public Adjuster Safeguarding Documents
Public Adjuster safeguarding documents advice: Recently, D’Orsa and Associates, LLC took on a fire and smoke damage insurance claim in the Fort Myers area. Luckily, everyone in the home was safe and well. The owners of the home were unable to locate their insurance policy and did not know who the carrier of their insurance policy was. After being prompted by our Public Adjuster to contact their mortgage company for the information, the homeowner was able to determine the carrier.
D’Orsa and Associates, LLC Public Adjusters would like to remind policyholders (and citizens in general) to secure all important documents. Documents and photographs can easily be damaged in the event of a natural or man-made disaster such as a hurricane or fire. It is important to especially, secure your documents prior to the upcoming hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season commences on June 1!
Our Public Adjuster recommends placing your important documents and digital photographs in a fire proof safe or a safety deposit box. D’Orsa and Associates, LLC Public Adjusters also recommend that you scan documents on a regular basis and store those documents on encrypted external hard drives. We recommend having one working external hard drive and creating an additional back up hard drive. Store the extra back up drive in a safe. You may also consider utilizing storage clouds such as Carbonite or Neat Scanner. Although we are somewhat skeptical of storing personal information on clouds, some people find doing so very convenient. We emphasize and recommend you conduct your own research, as well as asking security professionals about the pros and cons of storing information on a “cloud” or encrypted external hard drives.
The bottom line, from D’Orsa and Associates, LLC Public Adjusters: Make sure you safeguard your important documents!
Below, are couple of sites to research encrypted storage drives or clouds:
D’Orsa and Associates, LLC does not endorse any of the above noted companies. The information provided is for research purposes only.