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Drying Out Water Damaged Documents In Your Matthews Law Office

1/26/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Drying Out Water Damaged Documents In Your Matthews Law Office Restoring the water damage to documents from your law office involves several steps, some of which may be very surprising to you and your staff.

Water Damaged Documents

Even in this age of computers and off-site storage, water damage to a law firm’s files could mean devastation to clients and the attorney’s reputation. Specialized training prepares SERVPRO technicians to halt the damage caused by water saturation, and then to dry the important documents. Prompt action on the part of you and your management staff transfers irreplaceable paperwork into the hands of our skilled and educated workforce. We store the papers and books properly while the next actions are discussed with key personnel from your office.

Restoring the water damage to documents from your Matthews law office involves several steps, some of which may be very surprising to you and your staff. Freezing paperwork is the initial part of the recommended protocol, which often requires moving the files to a remote location. We then meet with responsible members of your firm to determine a hierarchy of importance as we prepare to dry the materials. Restoring papers and books is time-consuming and expensive. It is your decision as to what will be dried to the best possible condition, and in what order. Although fast action will result in recovery of many items, water damage is almost never completely reversible for papers and books. We use the industry’s best practices to take paper from frozen to dry using a process called sublimation. This procedure rapidly dries the documents without allowing the moisture to return to a liquid state, clearly a job for our trained team.

You can rely upon our staff’s discretion and a thorough inventory of what is removed and precisely where we are storing it during the restoration. If particular documents are needed sooner than expected or planned, just ask. Our SERVPRO employees will be able to find them and return them to the best possible condition when requested. We recognize just how difficult this situation is and will do all we can to make the transition easier. All is not lost if your law firm's file room is water damaged when you have SERVPRO of South Charlotte. Call (704) 333-7737 immediately after the damage is discovered to ensure the best restoration outcome.