Hooray for document scanning services! They will allow you to finally clear out all of those clunky old file cabinets. Not only will you have more space, but you’ll also be better prepared for document recovery. Documents you require for daily business operation will be stored on a remote server, safe from local incidents.
Archive for the ‘Mold Damage’ Category
The University of Wisconsin-Superior was a mess last June. After 8 inches of rainfall in a 24-hour period, the city’s storm water system was inundated and therefore unable to prevent water from rushing into basements all over town. The university’s basement was flooded with almost 9 feet of water! Librarians at UWS were horrified to find more than 133,000 flood damaged books. The following is a look at how libraries can avoid this dreadful situation, as well as how damaged books may be restored.
Isn’t it interesting how some relics of popular culture fall out of fashion, while others enjoy continued popularity among retro enthusiasts? Old 8-track tapes, for instance, are basically worthless, while vinyl record collections can retain their value for decades. Vinyl LPs can even gain value as time goes by – assuming, of course, they’re in good condition. Our experience providing disaster recovery services has turned up many examples of mildew- and mold damaged records. Left long enough, mildew and mold can render a vinyl record totally unplayable. However, if your mold damaged records aren’t too dirty to salvage, you can follow the instructions below to restore them to their previous vinyl glory. (more…)
As humans, we are the only creatures capable of caring about history. Other species live solely in the moment, caring only for what immediately surrounds them. People, however, feel complicated emotions when they think back on the past. As document restoration experts, we understand the poignancy and joy of looking back on familial archives, and as business disaster recovery specialists, we appreciate the importance of protecting the crucial documents of a company’s past.
When it comes to deciding how to dry wet documents, vacuum freeze drying is the best recognized method in the restoration industry. A vacuum freeze drying chamber blast freezes wet documents to a temperature of 0 to -20 degrees Fahrenheit, then uses precise temperature and pressure control to vaporize the ice, bypassing the melting stage. A high-tech sensor monitors the rate of weight reduction within the chamber to signal when the drying process is complete and prevent secondary damage from over-drying.