Do you have a fireproof safe in your house? If so, how many? If you currently don’t, why haven’t you considered it?
The last question is an important one both for tenants and homeowners. That’s because fires are common and you may end up losing important things, some of which are hard to replace or completely irreplaceable.
Home Fires in the United Kingdom
Between 2015 and 2016, there were over 38,000 fires in homes across Great Britain and 889 in Northern Ireland. Yes, our possessions are of meagre importance compared to our health and safety, but it is still wise to take the steps to protect our valuable items in case of a fire breakout. Some of the solutions like fire sprinkler system maintenance are important for both health and safety as well as for protection for valuable items.
In this read, we are going to take a look at the possessions that you should keep in a fireproof safe to protect them from fire damage and destruction. These are just a few of the possessions that most householders and tenants have and should be protected from fire damage.
Birth and Marriage Certificates
There are times in life where you need to present these documents and if you lose them as a result of a fire, it can be hard to get replacements. This is a task that you do not really want to spend time on.
It is possible to replace a passport, but it tends to be costly and time-consuming, especially if the documents needed to get another one were also destroyed during the fire. If you have an upcoming trip planned and cannot get the documents replaced in time, you will end up losing even more.
This document show proof of ownership for your property and so, it’s clear it is not something you will want to lose, especially if you are planning to sell your home in the near future.
Investment Portfolios and Insurance Documents
There are so many types of insurance and investment policies in this day and age from home insurance, car insurance, life insurance to income protection coverage and car insurance. As such, it’s a good idea to keep these documents in a safe place and a fireproof safe proves to be the best.
Last Will and Testament
It might not be that devastating to lose this document as your solicitor will have a copy of the same, but still, this is a document you may intend to review occasionally and make amendments. As such, it makes sense to keep it in a fireproof safe.
Family and Wedding Photos
Even though most people store photos on electronic devices and on the cloud, you may have collections with photographs before the digital era or even copies of old photos of loved ones that have been passed down generation after generation. These are photos that you certainly do not want to lose.
Jewellery and Heirlooms
Whether it is your engagement ring, your grandad’s war medals or a piece that you really value, most of us have jewellery and heirlooms that not only have sentimental value but significant financial value as well. As such, it’s advisable to store them in a safe that’s fireproof.
Data Storage Gadgets
We are now living in a digital age where most people store their important personal and even business documents on various data storage gadgets. In the event of a fire, it is almost impossible to salvage data from these devices and so, it’s important to keep them in a fireproof safe. Just imagine losing all those bitcoins you had stored on a flash drive – devastating, isn’t it?
Having a fireproof safe at home where you can keep every important document is a way of ensuring that you do not lose everything.