Don’t Throw Out Water-logged Documents
After a fire or a flood, your house or business is probably a mess. Not only is there structural damage, but you now realize you have books and important paper documents that are soaked. How will you get these items dried and restored?
SERVPRO is here to help. We are trained and certified in document drying and restoration and can help in stopping the damage from getting worse. Time is of the essence as the longer the documents are soaked or charred, the faster they will deteriorate.
Our technicians box up your damaged items and have them sent to our Document Restoration Team. We have special vacuum freeze-drying technology to salvage your items books and/or paper records. We use the same technique the Library of Congress uses to dry water-damaged books.
Vacuum freeze drying is the most effective way to revive water-damaged documents and is called sublimation — a technique that turns the moisture in the object directly into vapor, skipping the liquid stage to avoid causing more damage. The process can recover even the most delicate items — from documents to photographs and X-rays, to entire business archives. Our Document Restoration Team employees are HIPAA master certified and, once your items arrive at our SERVPRO facility, they are under 24/7 video surveillance to ensure safety.
And if your items may have been exposed to a Category 3 situation (sewage or flood water), we put the items through gamma irradiation, which is a process that cleans and disinfects the documents. This decontamination eliminates all types of bacteria at the molecular level, causing the death of any organisms. And the gamma process does not create residuals or impart radioactivity on to your items.
SERVPRO understands how important it is to preserve important documents and our line of services ensures that you don’t have to worry about what happens to your paper assets when disaster strikes.
If you need sensitive materials restored, contact SERVPRO of Gainesville West/Alachua County West today at 352-374-6589.