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Wet Book and Paper Drying, Recovery and Restoration Slide Show

Salvaging Documents After a Flood

Floods leave virtually nothing untouched, soaking everything in the water's path. Valuable documents, books, photographs, blueprints, magnetic media and business archives must be recovered quickly. There's no time to lose!

Introduction
Flood Aftermath
Fire Damage
Wet Books
Document Reprocessors
Experience & Credentials
Document Recovery Plan
First Contact
Arrival on Site
Pre-Packout Inspection
Begin Packout
Orderly Packout
Ready to Ship
Organization
Moving and Rollout
Shrink Wrapping
Loading for Transport
Arrival and Unloading
Refrigeration
In Cold Storage
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Recovery Phase
Thermaline
Drying Process
Vacuum Drying
Cleaning
Book Restoration
Moisture Tests
Document Integrity
Cataloging
Copying
Packing for Shipment
Shipping Labels
Ready to Ship
Relocation
Back on Site
Replacement
Restored Books
Job Completed
Disaster Plan
Conclusion
Document salvage after a flood is possible, but you must act quickly
Document salvage after a flood is possible, but you must act quickly.
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Respond Quickly to Recover Wet Documents

The first steps following a flood (after discovering your documents are wet) should be (1) take a deep breath, (2) perform a visual survey and establish the extent of water damage to documents and other archives, and (3) make arrangements to recover and/or store them.

Wet Document Salvage Tip

Every document recovery situation is different. Until you've decided how to proceed, you can actually cause more damage by moving wet papers, which can disintegrate unless handled by professionals. Knowing what to do and how to store wet documents is crucial to successfully recovering them. Take the time to make a list and plan your document salvage efforts before you begin.

Note: This is the point at which you should call Document Reprocessors. We can help you deal with the on-site situation and make arrangements to assist you with your document drying and recovery efforts.

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