There are many things that you might be worried about in the back of your mind, but you may not want to have to worry about them constantly. Though there are many things that we worry about that perhaps we should let go, there are some valid worries that you should pay attention to when they come up. You know that your chances of having your business burn down are slim, but it is a legitimate worry for you. You don’t want to lose anything, of course, but you have to make sure your important paperwork is secure. You might want to see if you can find some fire proof filing cabinets for your records and other important documents.
I don’t know if I have ever seen fire proof filing cabinets, but I would imagine they exist. There are other items that are fireproof, so it would stand to reason they could use the same material to build a filing cabinet. Just make sure you are getting safe materials. Manufacturers use to use asbestos to make fire proof materials, and this was proven to be bad for people, and may cause cancer. If you are going to buy fire proof filing cabinets, make sure they are new, and that they do not contain asbestos.
As an alternative, you might want to make sure you have your documents backed up. You can have them all scanned into a computer system, and you can also have copies (or the originals) stored somewhere else. There are companies that do nothing but store documents for other companies in order to keep them safe. These companies may very well have fire proof filing cabinets of their own, and that is where they will keep your documents. You should know the chances of your business and the filing company both going up in flames are extremely low.
You might also want to have fire proof filing cabinets in your home. You should make sure they are safe, of course, but most new ones should be. You probably won’t have to have much space for your personal documents, but some like to keep photo albums and other important books in their safe cabinets as well. Just remember that in order for them to be effective you have to use them. My husband has a habit of using our important papers and then leaving them out somewhere. Your cabinet won’t do you much good if your papers and other items are not inside should a fire start.