When valuable files, papers, and books require preservation, DRYCO provides document drying services to protect your sensitive material. While paper can never be restored its original condition, proper cleaning and drying of documents is essential. This process helps save valuable paperwork and prevents additional damage from things such as mold, odor or irreversible damage to the material. We can dry and recover the following items:
- Valuable Files
- Other Media
- Valuable documents
Recovering Damaged Documents
From the personally significant to the business-related, recovering your damaged documents is our top priority. Time is vital to the recovery process. The sooner you call, the sooner our experts can determine which recovery method is best suited for the material. Paper is rapidly deteriorated by moisture, so it is important to halt the degradation by drying the document immediately. It is also important that the documents be moved to a moisture-free location. Some common techniques we use are blast freezing, vacuum freeze drying, soot removal, microbial disinfecting and deodorization.
Cleaning Damaged Documents
Water physically destroys paper-based documents, and can lead to mold, mildew, and other potentially harmful bacteria. Documents that have been exposed to fire may have substantial soot and smoke damage, which require specialized techniques to remove. We use dry techniques including brushes, dry sponges, HEPA vacuums and dry erasers to clean your damaged documents so collateral damage during the cleaning process should never be a concern.
We will determine what materials are salvageable and work to preserve and restore those items. Restoration of damaged documents is time sensitive and continued exposure to destructive elements will further degrade your materials. We use state-of-the-art procedures to restore damaged documents. Documents recovered and treated by DRYCO within a 24-hour window have a higher rate of successful restoration.
Cleaned, Organized And Returned
After the documents have been cleaned, disinfected and dried, we box everything for return. The boxes are labeled to ensure a smooth delivery. It is important to note that during all stages of the document drying and restoration process, each piece is staged with numbers and descriptors in case a particular file is needed. In such a case, we can either deliver the files by hand or scan and email the requested pages.
Don’t lose critical information or significant documents to an unforeseen disaster. Call DRYCO today for help with your document drying emergency.