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Restoring Belongings After Flood Damage

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

When a flood damages your home, it can also effect personal property such as books, photos and documents. We know that these belongings may be important to you and we want to do everything we can to help restore them.

It is necessary to understand that water-damaged books and documents are not fully recoverable. This means they will not reach pre-damage condition, as some damage will always exist. Time is of the essence though. The faster the restoring process gets underway, the better each book or document will look after restoration.

Our SERVPRO® of South Madison County technicians use the vacuum freeze-drying method. Vacuum freeze drying is the only method approved by the National Archives and Records Administration and also the General Services Administration. This process involves freezing an item containing moisture and then it is dried using vacuums and pressures to achieve sublimation. In order to prevent further damage it is important that your water damaged documents be frozen as quickly as possible.

Freezer storage facilities at SERVPRO® Corporate give us the ability to store your paper products. We maintain a log of items moved into storage and where they are within the facility so we can return them easily after restorations are complete.

SERVPRO® of South Madison County is dedicated to assisting you with restoring these personal property items. Call us if you have a water damage at 256-533-5335.

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