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Recovering and Restoring Wet and Water-Damaged Books

Wet Books Can Be Salvaged, Dried, Straightened and Recovered

It can be heartbreaking to see books damaged by water. Books are the repositories of knowledge, collections of our greatest thoughts and ideas, meant to stand the test of time. Until recently, most of these would have been beyond salvage, or at best, they would be warped, stuck together, and unusable after drying.

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
Wet Books Can Be Salvaged, Dried, Straightened and Recovered
Wet books can be salvaged, dried, straightened and recovered.
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How to Salvage and Restore Wet Books

Document Reprocessor's revolutionary Thermaline® process dries books and prevents them from warping and distorting as water is removed. The process compresses books back into their natural shapes, minimizing cover board warping. An exclusive process patented by Document Reprocessors, Thermaline is very reliable and allows most books to be returned directly to shelves with no additional restoration required.

Tips for Recovering and Restoring Wet Books

If you have books which have been soaked from a flood, firefighting or other accident, you need to take the appropriate steps to insure their successful recovery and restoration. Call Document Reprocessors now and let us guide you through the steps needed to prepare your books for shipment to us. Or, make arrangements for our on-site freeze-drying apparatus to visit your location and start the recovery process right now!

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