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Drying your Documents

6/23/2016 (Permalink)

Don't let your papers deteriorate!

What would you do if you have water damage and all of your documents get wet? This can happen either at home or at your business. You call SERVPRO of CFW of course! We now offer Vacuum Freeze Drying! What is this? SERVPRO is only 1 of 3 companies in the United States that has a machine that can handle this. We want to be able to preserve your documents.

Vacuum Freeze drying

- Process in which an item containing moisture is frozen and dried using various vacuums and pressures to achieve sublimation.

- Sublimation

 • The direct conversion of a solid (Ice) into a gas (water vapor), without passage through a liquid stage.

 • Take dry ice for example. Dry ice is made of carbon dioxide, not water. When dry ice is exposed to normal atmospheric conditions it begins to sublimate, it turns directly from its sold stage into its gaseous stage bypassing the liquid stage.

What are the benefits of freeze drying?

Vacuum freeze drying is the most efficient and effective way to salvage water damaged documents.

It is the only method that is approved by NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) and the GSA (General Services Administration).

Other methods such as dehumidification can alter the structure of the paper’s fibers and cause the papers to become more brittle, and is not recommended by any means.

We also offer digitizing of those documents if needed or wanted

So don’t panic and call us! We want to help! 931-723-8088 Sue Mihatov SMR

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