Document & Media Recovery

Document Restoration

Important documents, books, and photos are among the most prized and valuable goods left behind after a fire or flood. Furniture can be changed and buildings can be restored, but will priceless photos or paper records ever be the same? The National Technical Services Division of World Construction can assist you in preserving those delicate and priceless papers thanks to its years of experience in paper recovery and skilled creation of unique paper document restoration procedures.

What Types of Documents and Media Can Be Restored?

Our World Construction specialists, who are the industry leaders in disaster recovery and property restoration, have received training in document recovery and paper document restoration. Our knowledgeable team can recover and restore practically every form of document, from traditional paper document restoration to restoring damaged images and recovering documents on other media, thanks to advancements in technology and equipment. This comprises, but is not restricted to:
  • Book restoration
  • File, magazine, and manuscript restoration
  • Restoration of archives, special collections, and library materials
  • Restoring audiotapes and videotapes
  • Drawing, map, plan, whiteprint, and blueprint restoration
  • Recovering compact discs, diskettes, laserdiscs, and magnetic media
  • Data file and vital record recovery
  • Photo restoration, including film, negatives, and slides
  • Microfiche and microfilm restoration
  • Parchment restoration

How Is Paper Document Restoration and Photo Restoration Done?

To achieve the greatest outcomes in recovery, any damaged document or damaged photograph must undergo restoration as soon as feasible. To successfully restore your documents, our specialists use a variety of scientific techniques with state-of-the-art tools.

Flood-Damaged Document Restoration

The skilled staff at World Construction is well-equipped to safely retrieve records before it’s too late, even though flood-damaged pictures and water-damaged papers may appear beyond restoration. When vital paper documents or images are damaged by water, World Construction’s document restoration experts employ molecular sieves, vacuum freeze dryers, thermal vacuum freeze dryers, desiccant drying, vacuum freeze dryers, and vacuum freeze dryers that are made especially for restoring books, papers, and photographic and paper materials. Frequently, no more restoration is needed once the drying process is finished.

The paper recovery specialists from the World Construction National Technical Services Division proudly inventoried, packed, transported, treated, repackaged, and restored one of the greatest Herbaria collections in the world at the esteemed Harvard University.

Fire-Damaged Document Restoration

World Construction’s paper document recovery and restoration procedure includes cutting-edge cleaning techniques like particulate removal sponges, ionized air washing, and a variety of deodorization processes if there has been a fire or there is residual smoke damage.

Mold-Damaged Document Restoration

The document restoration method may involve gamma or electron beam radiation sterilization of the goods if important documents have mold, mildew, or bacterial contamination. It is possible to prevent further deterioration and contamination of specific documents or an entire library.

One of the few repair businesses, World Construction is also capable of removing lead and asbestos from documents.

Among the several document recovery services World Construction provides are:

  • Straightening, realignment, trimming, reprocessing—removing or repairing portions with permanent damage
  • Rematting and reframing
  • Rebinding and leather repair
  • Re-jacketing—replacing damaged folders or jackets on vital contents
  • Document copying and imaging—replacing damaged records
  • De-acidification

World Construction’s Document and Photo Restoration Laboratories and Mobile Equipment

The largest selection of stationary and portable freeze-dry chambers is available from World Construction. The bulk of document projects are frozen, inventoried, packaged, and delivered to a World Construction Document Lab for further recovery even though we have the equipment to freeze most records on-site. We have tried-and-true methods for efficiently and carefully packaging priceless items, making sure that an exact and comprehensive inventory is made, and making sure that items are transported to a secure location without additional harm.

Nearly all document restoration tasks are carried out internally using exclusive World Construction protocols by the largest concentration of trained document recovery personnel in the sector. Our document technicians receive specialized training, which includes instruction on HIPAA compliance.

Security procedures are in place at all World Construction document restoration sites, including protected access and video surveillance. The structures are walled, and access to the facility requires a passcode. We carry out a lot of government work, thus extra security measures can be incorporated if necessary.

The document restoration facilities for World Construction are dispersed throughout the globe. We run document labs in North America in Fort Worth, Texas, Exton, Pennsylvania, Hayward, California, Surrey, and Toronto, Ontario.

It is crucial to start document recovery and restoration procedures as soon as possible after an emergency or disaster, just like with any harm brought on by these events. Call our 24-hour hotline at (360) 830-8942 in the event of an incident or emergency, and our staff will be happy to assist you.


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