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Maps, blueprints and architectural drawings pose special salvage challenges. Time is critical and it is very important to insure that all possible steps are taken in advance to prepare for salvage, shipment, and recovery.
Again — time is of the rolex replica essence! Depending on temperature, climactic conditions, the nature of the contamination and other factors, mold can begin to form quickly if nothing is done. Or worse, the paper itself can begin to decompose, rendering it unsalvageable.
Blueprints, maps, architectural drawings, and other large-scale paper documents pose significant restoration problems due to their size and fragile nature. It is essential to decide in advance how your large, wet documents will be moved from their storage space to a freezer, what items should be on hand to support stacks of wet materials, and what type of container will be used to safely ship the various stacks of wet and dried items back and forth.
Careful attention to the response tips given below will help Document Reprocessors successfully recover your water-damaged architectural documents and maps using Vacuum Freeze-Drying.
Note: Carol Turchans’ excellent article provides worthwhile reading on this subject: The Chicago Historical Society Flood: Recovery Analysis Two Years Later (Book and Paper Group Annual 1988 AIC).