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.
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.