Over the last few years, flooding has increased enough to spur scientists in the Northeast and elsewhere to ask if this paradigm is the “new normal.” Government officials, engineers and insurance companies are vested in this query, as its answer determines how they will need carry out their duties. Moreover, residents of zones that were previously considered dry havens are now advised to purchase flood insurance. And, of course, businesses are struggling with how to protect their assets, including crucial documents, from flooding
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Every generation must navigate technology shifts. Some of us remember the change from typewriters to computer keyboards. Others grew up with landlines but now wield cell phones. Disaster recovery services and the companies we serve face a similar technological shift, from hard copies of important papers to electronic documents. At this point, it is clear that electronic medical records (EMR) will dominate tomorrow’s health world. Here are a few advantages to storing health records electronically, whether in the internet cloud or on remote hard drives: (more…)
Many entrepreneurs have spent years building up a small business, only to have it wiped out by a hurricane. It’s not just that these devastating forces of nature can inflict thousands of dollars in building and property damage; rather, the biggest toll is in the lost revenue caused by the interruption in business operations. The sheer amount of time it takes to recover and reopen for business – from cleaning up flood damaged documents to replacing damaged technology – can make or break a company.
In the wake of a natural disaster, home or business owners may find themselves attempting to salvage water damaged documents with a hair dryer. This desperate act is not only dangerous, but it also isn’t usually successful. This begs the question, then, of how to dry wet documents.
Fires, flooding and earthquakes can cause major water damage to your business, often resulting in many wet documents. In order to recover from such disasters, most businesses require immediate document restoration services to recover critical wet documents. The longer you wait, the greater the chance that your wet documents will grow mold or become irrecoverable.