When a home or business has been damaged by flood, fire or some other emergency, acting quickly to restore small but important items made of paper, such as photographs, certificates and vital documents, will help prevent them from being lost for good.
Specialists in Document Restoration
Why Trust SERVPRO for Document Restoration Services?
24/7 Emergency Service
Water damage to important documents, priceless photos, or even treasured memories, requires a quick response to prevent further damage or total loss of items.
SERVPRO will get the job done right. We’re backed by state-of-the-art equipment, experience, and professionals trained to the highest standards.
#1 Choice in the Cleanup and Restoration
With more than 50 years of experience in the cleanup and restoration industry, and with more than 2190 locations in the U.S. and Canada, you can find a SERVPRO near you.
Easier Insurance Claims Process
SERVPRO will help you navigate the insurance claims process and coordinate the necessary paperwork for a quicker, easier experience.
Our Document Restoration Facility
Large Loss Accomodation
Document Drying & Restoration Techniques
Tips on Caring for Documents Until Restoration Begins
What to Do:
Understand the Process
What Not to Do:
Don't Lay Documents Flat
Steps in Our Document Restoration Process
Yes, in many situations, water damaged pictures and documents can be restored. Our Document Restoration Team uses the same technique that the Library of Congress uses to dry water-damaged books. The state-of-the-art technology we use is the only method approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the General Services Administration (GSA).
We can restore most types of paper documents, including photos, photo albums, yearbooks, x-rays, and more.
Vacuum freeze drying is the preferred method of document drying as it does not alter the structure of paper fibers, unlike some other methods.
With our custom-designed drying chamber, we are able to use vacuum freeze drying technology to vaporize the water in affected items. This process begins with an item containing moisture that is frozen and dried using various vacuums and pressures to achieve sublimation. Sublimation is the direct conversion of a solid (ice) into a gas (water vapor), without passage through the liquid stage.