Are Your Documents Damaged?

Do you have documents that were damaged by water, fire, or mold? IMR offers a freeze drying process that restores water damaged materials.

The recent flooding throughout Pennsylvania has impacted many organizations. Flood waters have wrecked havoc on important documents and valuable books and papers. IMR – Information Management Resources offers a revolutionary freeze drying process that restores water damaged materials.

Time Is Your Enemy – Act Quickly

The longer water soaked items are left to sit, the worse the damage becomes. Moisture absorption and swelling, mold damage and ink smearing continue even after the initial contact with flood waters. The first step in the freeze drying restoration process helps to stabilize an item and retard further damage.

About The Freeze Drying Process

The first step in the freeze drying restoration process is to freeze the water damaged item at a very fast rate. This stabilizes the material and prevents further damage. Next, the frozen materials are placed in a vacuum chamber which is set to a very low absolute pressure. The low pressure chamber is devoid of air. As the vacuum chamber reaches the proper temperature, the moisture from the frozen materials is converted into vapor. Then a condensing unit draws the moisture out of the chamber. Approximately 90% of the drying process takes place while the materials are frozen. Finally, the temperature is gradually increased in the chamber, along with the introduction of more air to finish the drying process.