When it comes to the process of document drying books, you should know that there have been many different tests. These document drying tests for books have been conducted in order to find the best method out there for document drying. The descriptions we are going to provide for you within this article on document drying books are geared to help you in making the best choice when it comes to document drying your books. When it comes to having your books put through the process of document drying, you will have to take in account the cause of damage, number of volumes that are involved, rarity, level of damage, budget available and the document drying services that are available for you.
If your books have recently went through water damage and you do not know what type of document drying process you should put them in, you can always ask for advice. When looking for someone for advice, you can inquire at a document drying company. Depending on the type of book and the degree of damage, more than one type of document drying method may be applied. You should keep in mind that there is no document drying method out there that will restore the materials back to their original, brand new condition. The truth is that those books will never be in any better condition than before they went through the water damage but it will be restored to a better shape. Most probably, it will be readable again at the least.
After drying, the books and record that have gone through water damage will require at least twenty percent more space on the shelf. This is because of the permanent swelling the paper fibers have went through. As we all know, paper is very delicate and the damage may not be corrected entirely. If you have to take time to make big decisions or remove a large amount of books from the site, you should freeze all of the books. When going through the document drying process, they tell you to have the books frozen in order to reduce physical distortion and also the biological contamination. When you freeze your book during the document drying process, you will also be putting the bleeding of dyes and inks to a halt. If you are document drying some rare or unique books, then you should look into consulting a paper or book conservator.
When it comes to document drying your books you will have a number of different methods. These methods include desiccant/dehumidification drying, vacuum freeze drying and vacuum drying. This type of document drying can only be found through a commercial disaster company. When you are choosing a company to do your document drying of your library, you should make sure you choose a company that has experience. You should also ask for reference and after you have received your books after they have been through the process of document drying, you should inspect them. Make sure that the books are fully dried.
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