What to do when important documents get water damaged?
Documents could be damaged due to flooding. (Photo Credits)
When documents get water-damaged, the stress of a home or business owner gets elevated further.
It is very important for any home or business to have a back-up copy as well as plan in case flood or water damage affects important documents.
ABC 15 News shared the advice of South Carolina libraries to home and business owners with regard to documents getting damaged by flooding.
“Photographs that are stuck together should be wrapped in wax paper and frozen. As the photographs thaw, individual photos can be peeled and placed on an absorbent surface to air dry.”
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What can be done with flood damaged documents?
Route Fifty meanwhile shared a pot on the digitization efforts of documents following a massive flooding. Click Here For AceRestoration San Diego
“Water from Schoharie Creek, rising 6 to 8 feet high, entered the Schoharie County offices, filling the building’s basement and reaching the first floor. Beyond the extensive damage across the area from Irene’s flooding, the county administration also had to deal with an archivist’s nightmare: 1,700 boxes of court documents, some dating back to 1795, were damaged, too.”
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Flood Damaged Documents
BBC meanwhile reported about the document restoration for a big church in Manchester following a flooding that occurred in the area.
“Bibles, parish registers and the legal deeds of a Greater Manchester church are being professionally restored after they were severely damaged in last month’s floods. When the water poured into St Mary’s Church in Radcliffe, it threatened to ruin precious documents including marriage and baptism records.”
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