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Transporting Wet Documents and Archives for Recovery

Packout and Relocation: Preparing for Transport

An orderly packout means efficiently organizing packaged wet documents and records in preparation for relocation. Before removing any water-soaked or damaged archives from the site, we perform a second physical inventory of all boxes and packages. This is an essential step because the order in which materials were originally packaged is retained throughout the entire recovery and relocation process.

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
Organizing packaged wet documents in preparation for relocation
Organizing packaged wet documents in preparation for relocation
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Orderly Packout Equals Efficient Relocation

Packout can be a physically-demanding effort, as water-soaked documents and wet books can be very heavy. For this reason we use rolling transport wherever possible. It is therefore helpful for you to take steps to insure that our personnel have unimpeded access from the document site to the transport vehicle(s).

Retain Inventory Lists of Water-Damaged Records

Your Document Reprocessors site coordinator will provide you with a list of the materials we remove from your site, in preparation for freeze-drying, cleaning, restoration and recovery. If you have questions about the process or concerns about how we keep track of your archives, please call Document Reprocessors and we'll be glad to provide you with details regarding our procedures and methods.

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