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Posts in the Document Recovery Category

Can Paper be Saved? Recovering Damaged Documents

Summary When a facility suffers damage from water, fire, or microbial growth, documents stored within are susceptible to irreversible damage. Can paper and media be recovered? Why Does It Matter? In today’s environment, preserving documents for business and historical purposes is not only a need, but it is also often the law. In many cases, […]

Why Choose Freeze Drying To Salvage Wet Books & Paper

Summary When papers and books are wet, freeze drying via sublimation is the best and fastest way to salvage them. Papers and books can be wet from a variety of circumstances, such as broken water pipes, a roof torn off during a tornado, area wide flooding, etc. Often times many of these papers and books […]

Can Special Media be Saved? Cleaning X-Rays, Film & Microfilm

Summary When media such as x-rays, film, microfilm and microfiche are damaged, important data can be threatened. Organizations must follow applicable laws and regulations when retaining important data on any type of media. Additionally, some media may have historical value to the organization. Can special media be saved if it becomes wet or contaminated with mold […]

Secure Document Destruction for Wet or Contaminated Paper

Secure document destruction is imperative to ensure the safety and security of an entity’s information. Breach of the protocol can be catastrophic to both the entity and its business associates. Secure destruction of documents must be done accurately, thoroughly and a verifiable chain of custody is required. Secure Destruction is Complicated by Wet, Moldy or […]

After Disaster Strikes: Restoring Your Damaged Documents

The value of the information contained in business and health care records is much higher than the value of the actual physical asset. Your records contain the story of your business and have operational, financial, business development and legal value. Loss of that data could result in dire consequences for your business with lost operational […]

One Thing That Stands in the Way of Document Recovery

Going through a fire or natural disaster can be highly stressful. The electronic files and physical media you keep inside are often vital to the function of your business. Contracts, bookkeeping data, employee files and physical certificates can be difficult and in some cases impossible to reproduce or replace. Fortunately, an unexpected disaster doesn’t necessarily […]

What is Document Recovery Anyway?

Documents…they are part of our every-day life. Like it or not, we deal with documents constantly. In fact, many businesses are required by law to retain certain documents. If you are a business owner or in charge of document retention for your company or organization, it is important to have a recovery plan in place. […]