Document Restoration

Document Recovery & Restoration

In the aftermath of a fire or flood, some of the most treasured and irreplaceable contents include important documents, books and photos. Will they ever be the same? Thanks to years of paper recovery experience and development of proprietary document restoration processes, Core can help you save those sensitive and sentimental documents.

What Types of Documents and Media Can Be Restored?

Our specialists are also trained and experienced in document recovery and document restoration. Thanks to advances in technology and equipment, we can restore almost any type of document including (but not limited to):

  • Books, Files, Magazines, Manuscripts

  • Archives, Special Collections, Library Materials

  • Audio Tapes, Video Tapes

  • Blueprints, Drawings, Maps, Plans

  • Compact Discs, Diskettes, Laser Discs, Magnetic Media

  • Data Files, Vital Records

  • Film, Negatives, Photographs, Slides

  • Microfiche, Microfilm

  • Parchment

  • Vellum

  • Whiteprints

  • X-rays

Document Recovery & Restoration

If important documents are exposed to water, Core’s document restoration specialists use desiccant drying, vacuum-freeze dryers, thermal vacuum-freeze dryers and molecular sieves specifically designed to restore books, documents and paper materials. Often, after drying is completed, no further restoration is required. If there was a fire or if there is leftover damage from smoke, Core’s paper recovery process would include state-of-the-art cleaning processes such as particulate removal sponges, ionized air washing and a variety of deodorization techniques.

Other document recovery services offered by Core include:

  • Straightening, Realignment, Trimming, Reprocessing – To remove or repair portions of permanent damage.

  • Re-matting and Framing

  • Rebinding and Leather Repairs

  • Re-Jacketing – Vital contents removed from damaged folders or jackets and replaced with new ones.

  • Document Copying & Imaging – To replace damaged records.

  • De-acidification

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