When a terrible storm hits, it’s the aftermath that is the worst. Communities are left to rebuild what’s been damaged and destroyed; downed trees, damaged power lines, debris littering the streets, and houses and businesses are often left uninhabitable.
Disaster preparedness is a topic that may make some uncomfortable, but it is completely necessary, particularly for areas that are affected most by hurricane season.
Legal Shred is here to help those weather the aftermath of these storms, and especially with identity theft protection.
After a hurricane, listen to local media for updates on cleanup efforts. Often times, post-storm cleanup crews will proceed from street to street, with emergency access roads to be cleared first.
Once the storm subsides, hiring a professional service can help for a thorough cleanup, because they will know how to deal with water damage that is otherwise not visible.
Avoid being scammed during hurricane recovery operations. Always ask to see relief workers’ identification. Legitimate service providers will not ask for personal information such as social security numbers, bank information, or any other identifying information.
If sensitive paperwork and documentation has been damaged by floods, do not toss it out on the curb for regular trash pick up. Despite water damage, identifying information can still be readable and put you at risk for identity theft. Legal Shred has special equipment to help you destroy waterlogged documents safely and securely as you recover from storm clean up. Be sure to gather these documents and keep them in a safe and secure location until it is time to shred.
Here at Legal Shred, we care about our communities and their health and safety. Let us help ease the burden by keeping your identity safe. Call Legal Shred today for guidance and assistance on disaster cleanup.
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