Remediation of Mold Damage to Books
Books Can Also Receive Mold Remediation
The process of restoring a book that has been damaged by water and has mold growing because of it can be time-consuming, costly and complicated. Even though you probably don’t have first edition copies of historical texts like some libraries and other institutions have, a favorite book or old family photo album can be just as important to you. Therefore, you will want to hire a professional mold remediation company like SERVPRO if this happens to your precious books.
Only professional mold remediation services in Omaha can properly determine the extent of the water and mold damage your books have gone through, and which drying technique is most appropriate. There are, however, a few simple steps which you can take right after the disaster which will lower the risk of permanent damage to your books.
Since humidity is one of the main sources of water-soaked books and persistent damage, it’s very important to keep your books in an area that is cool and dry. If necessary during especially humid times of the year, dehumidifiers are a good option, as well as opening some windows in the area after water damage has occurred to prevent mold damage.
The actual salvaging and drying process should always, of course, be left to our professionals at SERVPRO. Our restoration specialists have state-of-the-art technologies and drying techniques which we use that will be more effective every time than anything you can do yourself.
The best technology that is available today comes in the form of desiccant air dry distribution systems. This will lower humidity in the area for drying, letting more water trapped in the books evaporate. These services are quite valuable, as they may even allow you to access your books during the drying process if needed.
Another valuable technique we can use to recover your mold damaged books is freeze-drying. In a vacuum-freeze system, pressure is evenly distributed around the drying book, which reduces warping, keeping the original look and feel of the books, and making sure that future damage does not set in.
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Mold can be very destructive when it has a chance to set into your books. You want to call us immediately at SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest if moisture has gotten to your books and created a mold problem. We can be reached any time that you need us when you dial (402) 800-2134.