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Document Restoration Phase 1: Recovery

Moving Wet Documents from Cold Storage to Vacuum Freeze Drying

During the recovery phase, we move groups of documents, books and records from cold storage to our specialized vacuum freeze drying chambers. This is done selectively such that wet materials of the same types and condition are dried uniformly to avoid further damage.

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
Moving wet documents from cold storage to vacuum freeze drying
Moving wet documents from cold storage to vacuum freeze drying
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Vacuum Freeze Drying of Water-Damaged Books and Documents

It is at this stage that wet books can be straightened using our patented Thermaline™ process. This is a highly-specialized vacuum freeze-drying process in which books are restrained from warping and distorting as water is removed. The process compresses books back into their natural shapes, minimizing cover board warpage. An exclusive process patented by Document Reprocessors, Thermaline® is very reliable and allows most wet books to be dried, straightened and returned directly to shelves — with little or no additional restoration required.

Controlled Drying Means Successful Recovery

We have successfully recovered millions of water-damaged documents and books using our patented methods. We invite you to call Document Reprocessors if you'd like more information about how we recover and restore wet books and documents.

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