Storing business records in a basement may not be the best idea. Many companies like this law firm, thought it was a good idea because space was readily available.
Unfortunately, there are many hazards in a basement for records. You can see electrical hazards, plumbing hazards (leaking pipes), and there is always the chance of a flooded basement – which happened here a few years back. Lastly, being in an older building shared by a restaurant, there were plenty of dead roaches, mice droppings, and even some spilled ingredients that got on top of the records at some point.
Needless to say, no employee wanted to go down there to manage these records. We helped them get the records to a safe place and organized. Now when something is needed they just give us a call.