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!
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.