When restoring water damaged documents, including damaged books, freezing is your first priority. Air drying works for smaller quantities of books that haven’t seen extensive damage, but many libraries and historical societies lack the facilities for proper drying. In this situation, freezing within 24 hours – ideally, blast freezing – is best to halt the damage in its tracks. You’ll need to arrange a space for drying or freezing; don’t move damaged books until that restoration location is prepared. Have your supplies all laid out: (more…)
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Every generation must navigate technology shifts. Some of us remember the change from typewriters to computer keyboards. Others grew up with landlines but now wield cell phones. Disaster recovery services and the companies we serve face a similar technological shift, from hard copies of important papers to electronic documents. At this point, it is clear that electronic medical records (EMR) will dominate tomorrow’s health world. Here are a few advantages to storing health records electronically, whether in the internet cloud or on remote hard drives: (more…)
If you have documents that have been damaged by a storm or flood, all is not necessarily lost. With the latest in document restoration technology, even the most water damaged documents can be restored to a usable – and in some cases, pre-loss – condition. However, it is important to act quickly and properly to preserve your documents.
Even a multi-billion-dollar corporation like Sony isn’t immune to natural disasters and the destruction – such as flood damaged documents – they can bring. Ravaged by last year’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan, plus flooding in Thailand, the electronics giant reported a record annual loss of $5.7 billion dollars.
For libraries, museums and other organizations that house irreplaceable books, a flood or other disaster can be devastating. If not cared for properly, water damaged books will warp, stain and grow mold. Fortunately, with the help of an expert in disaster recovery, documents and books can be dried and restored to usable condition – provided you take the right steps.