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.
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.