SERVPRO Restores Water-Damaged Documents
Why Should You Choose SERVPRO?
Every commercial building is susceptible to some form of water damage, whether it’s a flood, sewage backup or fire sprinkler malfunction. Unfortunately, most of your building’s contents probably won’t be waterproof. After a water disaster, time is of the essence. You need to start restoration right away. This is especially true for paper-based items, including irreplaceable documents and photos. So, why should you choose SERVPRO? They use the latest state-of-the-art document restoration equipment to:
SERVPRO’s restoration team is proud to offer the same vacuum freeze-drying method that’s approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). In fact, the Library of Congress uses this method to dry invaluable books and historical documents. Vacuum freeze-drying works by using sublimation, which turns a solid into a vapor, skipping the liquid state altogether. This avoids the possibility of causing more water damage during the restoration process.
2. Clean and Disinfect
Paper-based materials that have been exposed to substances such as sewage or toxic chemicals will need to be disinfected. Gamma irradiation is a very effective technique used for sterilizing these materials.
After water-damaged paper-based materials are dried, they may have a lingering musty odor. This smell can be especially pronounced if mold has occurred. Eliminating foul odors is an important part of the document restoration process.
A severely water-damaged book may be falling apart. Along with drying the inside, replacing the cover may be necessary to keep it bound.
While it may be preferable to have some hard copies of important documents and photos, digital copies will make sure that they’re not a total loss should a disaster occur. SERVPRO restoration professionals can convert them to digital formats. The loss of these documents could severely impact your business.
When water damage occurs at your building in Roselle, IL, the remediation process needs to start as soon as possible to limit unnecessary loss. The SERVPRO Document Restoration Team is available at a moment’s notice for your document drying needs.