Following a water damage, fire or hurricane, physical structures are generally the focus of repairs and recovery. Personal items are typically discarded and thought to be unsalvageable following a destructive hurricane, like Hurricane Florence or Michael. As people try to recover from these disasters, many don’t realize that among their other items, the books, papers, photographs, x-rays, or other paper items can all be saved. Polygon Document Recovery Services is able to save important papers, treasured books or other paper materials.
Document Recovery Services for Books, Files and More
Many people don’t realize that paper files, documents, and books can be salvaged following a water damage. Saving medical and legal documents is one of the most common requests for document recovery. In many states, it is required by law to maintain physical, signed documents. When a flood or disaster occurs, many of these documents must be salvaged, requiring a company like Polygon to dry, clean and disinfect innumerable boxes of files, papers, and books.
File Cabinets full of Wet Paper
Another common occurrence is when employees at a business return to their building to find that all of the business papers are sitting wet in a file cabinet. What do they do now? Some of those papers may be active, ongoing orders, invoices or other papers essential to the operation of the company. If there is mold starting to develop, many companies have no idea what to do next. This is another function of the document recovery service offered by Polygon. We will dry documents and we can also provide cleaning, disinfecting and, yes, mold remediation for books, photos and documents. In the instance of file cabinets full of wet files, they will all be removed, dried, cleaned and returned in the same order they were removed.
Do Not Throw Away Wet Documents
Just because the situation looks bleak, there is help for those wet paper items. The list of items that can be salvaged ranges, with a nearly endless list of items that Polygon has dried, cleaned and returned. We have experience drying and saving medical, legislative and legal files, as well as photographs, books, blueprints, and maps. Depending on the materials, quantities, size, and level of degradation, these items may all be saved and returned. We do it all with drying equipment, freeze-dry chambers, and the experience needed to help recover those wet documents.
Document Recovery Services following Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael
Following major disasters, such as hurricanes Florence and Michael, Polygon prepares our staff for a large influx of wet documents, books and other materials. We have responded to both of these disasters and are currently processing files and other wet, damaged documents. If you have wet books or papers and they haven’t been properly dried, cleaned or recovered yet, it’s not too late. Even if mold is present on documents or books, Polygon can assess the damage and potentially save the items.
Contact Polygon Document Recovery Services to see if we can help save your important books, papers or sentimental photographs.