Document And Media Restoration From Steamatic
Paper, Books, X-Rays, Microfiches, Microfilms, CDs, Tapes
Steamatic has the larger of only 2 freeze dry chambers in Canada. Vacuum Freeze Drying is the most cost effective method for handling and drying large volumes of wet documents.
Steamatic offers a broad range of document and media restoration services that include the restoration of books and other paper documents, x-rays, microfiches, microfilms, CDs, tapes, and more.
These are just some of the items that Steamatic can help recover and restore following fire, water, and even mould damage. The innovative and highly effective system we use to recover items like these typically requires heavy freezing because this prevents further damage from the existence of liquid. It is during the liquid state that water especially can damage books and paper documents. As soon as you contact Steamatic we will start with the pack-out process because timely freezing is absolutely critical in order to enjoy the best possible success in restoration and reproduction.
Once a book or other document is frozen then we can take the decision regarding which document restoration services would be most ideal in the given circumstances
When water is in its liquid state it is able to do the most damage and by freezing damaged items, the water is converted into a solid state so that the damage it can do is greatly minimised. As long as documents and media are transported and treated within 24 hours there is a very good chance that Steamatic will be able to recover a lot of the information, although depending on the severity of the damage inflicted some data loss is usual.
Another benefit to the freezing process is that it allows us the opportunity to make critical decisions regarding the recovery process. Some items may benefit from different restoration techniques but because it is so important that the items are frozen quickly, it is also important that we don’t waste time determining what to do with each item. Once a book or other document is frozen then we can take the decision regarding which document restoration services would be most ideal in the given circumstances.
In most cases, especially when dealing with paper documents and books, the frozen items are warmed whilst in their solid state and as the solid state liquid (ice) melts it is then turned into vapour. The gaseous vapour is then collected and is not allowed to return to a liquid state, this preventing any further damage or erosion to the documents in question. This has proven time and time again to be the most effective document recovery solution garnering the best results.
Steamatic will also remove or remediate mould and mildew from books and other documents. Mould is not only unhealthy for people but can “eat” away at the books and other organic material leaving your prized possessions in tatters. What’s more, the mould spores can travel and spread the mould from one location to another if they are disturbed.
If you have any documents or media that has suffered water, fire, or smoke damage or that you believe has been infected by mould contact Steamatic as soon as possible so that we can start the process quickly and save as much information from your items as possible.
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Other Restoration Services offered by Steamatic
There are many aspects to disaster recovery and cleanup that need to be performed quickly to prevent injury to people and damage to other property. If your home suffers some form of disaster then it is unlikely that you will be in the right frame of mind to consider all of these factors but you could suffer as a consequence.
Steamatic emergency services can be called upon immediately after a disaster and we can board-up buildings, remove debris, complete damage restoration services, and much more. We can even assess the level of damage to property and make some essential repairs to that property.
A fire in your home or commercial property can be absolutely devastating and the last thing you need is to have to think about cleaning up following a disaster like this. Steamatic fire restoration and fire recovery services can be on the scene quickly and well prepared so that we can help to clean up both fire and smoke damage. Our emergency disaster recovery services include assistance with relocation as well as practical aspects like smoke removal and deodorization.
Smoke and soot caused by fires can damage virtually everything in a property and that damage is far from being purely cosmetic. Electrical and electronic equipment can be badly damaged by smoke because it contains a corrosive chemical called chloride as well as other harmful toxins. Steamatic fire restoration services aim to remove the damaging residue that is left over once the smoke has subsided.
Mould and mildew are unpleasant and unhealthy. Once mould is present in the home or office it can quickly spread, especially if it is not located and removed quickly, but it can also be difficult to locate. Symptoms include allergic reactions such as rashes, sneezing, headaches, and soar throats, but they can be more serious and include respiratory problems. Unfortunately, while mould does give off a distinctive smell, the nose becomes accustomed to it within seconds of entering a room so the visible identification is usually the first residents know of it.
The early stages of Steamatic’s mould remediation or mould removal services includes locating the source of water or damp that has allowed the mould to grow. Without first removing this from the equation, mould will grow back once removed so this is an important stage in the mould remediation process. We will then contain the area and remove the mould and its source to offer the most effective of mould removal services.
Whatever the cause of disaster, the important thing is to act quickly and begin the disaster recovery and cleanup procedure as early as possible. Not only does this help prevent further damage and also help to recover some items that might otherwise be beyond recovery but it helps you to start rebuilding. Every type of disaster, from fire to flood to tornado, can have a devastating effect on the people that are involved.
Water damage restoration is another area of disaster recovery that requires timely intervention from trained, skilled professionals. Without the quick removal of water and remediation of the residue, mould and mildew as well as other fungi can be allowed to grow and spread. Also, some items and property can be saved if the water is removed quickly enough but if left to soak it becomes much more difficult.
As well as structural drying and dehumidifying, Steamatic water damage restoration services include odour control, pressure washing, and carpet cleaning. We can even restore documents and other forms of media that have suffered water damage and can extract any water that remains in the property to prevent further damage.