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Completion of Vacuum Freeze Drying Process

Removal from Vacuum Chamber and Ready for Cleaning

With vacuum freeze drying technology, it generally takes 3-8 days to dry wet documents and books, depending on the level of wetness and/or contamination by water, mold, soot and other substances. This preserves the physical integrity of books and allows them to be straightened successfully.

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
Formerly-wet books being removed from the vacuum drying chamber
Formerly-wet books being removed from the vacuum drying chamber
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Controlled Drying Removes Water Slowly, Preserves Integrity

Removing water from wet books required special attention to detail and these factors all have an impact on drying duration and the techniques applied. When each batch of water-soaked books, documents, and other materials has completed the vacuum freeze drying process, the drying apparatus is removed from the vacuum chamber and relocated in preparation for the next stage: Cleaning.

Specialized Cleaning and Restoration Techniques

We apply the appropriate cleaning techniques to all materials to insure the highest quality control, carefully monitoring all stages from start to finish. Naturally, different materials and states of damage require the application of different restoration techniques. In addition, the business decisions you have made regarding the disposition of your recovered books and documents directly affects the sequence of events that follows. Please call Document Reprocessors if you have questions or concerns about any of the techniques used to reconstitute your wet books and documents.

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