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Inspecting Water Damaged Documents and Wet Records

Pre-Packout: On-Site Assessment of Water-Damaged Materials

The start of the Packout phase is an inspection of the scope of water damage, the volume of documents and records affected, and a careful inventory of the contents and their locations. Our staff can generally perform this essential step very quickly.

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
Pre-Packout: On-site assessment of water-damaged materials
Pre-Packout: On-site assessment of water-damaged materials
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Assessment of Water Damage, Volume, and Inventory

If you have taken the time to prepare a written summary of the scope and location(s) of wet documents, water-damaged materials, water-soaked books, flooded or damaged magnetic media, and/or any/all other records and archives we'll need to address, it will come in handy now. As we inspect each area, we'll go through your list and take notes with respect to surrounding damage, the physical state of the materials to be salvaged and recovered, and any particulars we will need to be aware of to perform a successful recovery. This is especially important for large documents and/or magnetic media, as there may be special handling, transport, and storage considerations.

Preparing for Packout of Wet Documents and Media

In general, your Document Reprocessors site coordinator can best answer your questions after the site inspection. However, if you would like guidance before our personnel arrive, please call Document Reprocessors now — we're happy to provide you with whatever information you may need.

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