Document restoration >> Flood Damage

The following information is primarily useful to libraries that have been damaged in recent storms, this information is also helpful to those persons trying to salvage important, valuable and historic belongings and collections. In some Flood Damage cases the use of scanning and digital edit and using imaging editing programs could help to save items and to repair torn and damaged spaces. Local museums, photographers, and librarians could also be of help addressing questions.

  1. If there is a presence of mold, the use of a respirator an N 95 HEPA air filter or better should be worn. Some mold varieties are toxic and if any health effects are noted, contact your doctor, when cleaning items that have dry mold, make sure the mold spores are somehow drawn away from you, for example by the use of a vacuum cleaner. Be sure to wash your hands after handling any Flood Damage materials with mold or mold spores. Air drying documents by the use of fans to provide maximum air circulation might work, make sure not to aim the fans directly at the document materials.
  2. Absorb as much excess moisture by using a clean sponge, white paper or clean the bath towels. Do not blot on hand written ink or other fragile surfaces. And especially do not use printed newsprint for blotting because the ink will transfer. When air drying paper Flood Damage, posters or maps, the paper is very fragile when wet and must be handled with extreme care and must provide adequate support. Blot excess water from the documents, try not to attempt to separate individual items while they are very wet, you could leave them in stacks of no higher than 1/4 inch to dry.
  3. If the pages can be separated safely, they can be interleaved by the use of an absorbent or separated Flood Damage material, such as waxed paper. Constantly changed the interleaving materials until the items are dry and clean the window screens stacked with bricks or blocks of wood between them this will provide a drying surface with the maximum air circulation. If you're drying items on a hard surface, cover the surface with absorbent materials and change them when they're wet. When the Flood Damage items are almost dry, be sure to place them between protective sheets such as unprinted paper and store them with a light weight on them to flatten.
  4. If the items are too wet when they are placed under the weights, you may create an environment for the growth of mold. When air drying framed Flood Damage items you must place the frame glass side down and then remove all of the backing materials. Carefully remove the object and air dry, if the object is stock and clinging to the glass, to not remove but instead dry the frame with the object still inside, with the class side down on a flat surface. When air drying books, position the books so they are fanned open and stand them on their top or bottom edge and never stand them on their front edge.

Flood Prevention Ideas

The walls, floors, closets, shelves,

contents—every flooded part of

your house—should be thoroughly

washed and disinfected. Some projects, such as washing clothes, may

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Flooding Garbage Cleanup

Recommendation #8: Modify disaster assistance employee deployment processes to ensure that Incident Management Assistance Teams and Flood Damage Flooding Garbage Cleanup other FEMA first responders include one or more debris specialists with the experience and managementskills to assist communities in the crucial early st  read more..

Carpet Cleaning Tips

Ground Elevations Corresponding to Inland Limits of V Zones and Coastal A Zones (based on 1 percent annual chance stillwater elevations published by FEMA, October 3, 2005) 1 Percent Annual Chance Stillwater Elevation (ft NGVD)Jackson, Gulf of Mexico - Jackson, Back Bay - Harrison, Gulf of Mexico - H  read more..

Ceiling Leak Covered By Home Insurance

Advisory Base Flood Elevations The Katrina Recovery Maps (see Figure 1) include the following information: Pre-Katrina aerial photographs (as a base map) Approximate Katrina surge inundation limit (shaded area) ABFE contours (ft NGVD) Predicted inland limit Structural Drying Ceiling Leak Covered By Home Insurance of damaging wave effects du  read more..

Soot

Top of Form RICHLAND, Wash. – Cutting the amount of short-lived, climate-warming emissions such as Fire Damage Soot and methane in our skies won't limit global warming as much as previous studies have suggested, a new analysis shows.

The study also found a comprehensive climate policy (includin  read more..

Basement Drying

Waste that begins in the erected milieu is deposited or flows past the confines of the edifice's disposal systems. In that instance, there is smaller or confined flooding, but water and waste entered the structure and furniture of the edifice. For example, flooding happens in a men's lavatory  read more..

Toxic Mold Symptoms

Cleanup Recommendations for Specific Situations Surface mold due to condensation – less than 10 square feet Examples - bathroom ceiling, exterior wall in a closet, exterior wall behind furniture, boxes, shelving Correct the problem that caused condensation. Wash the mold area with soapy wat  read more..

Flood Water Contamination

What if I have already consumed potentially contaminated water?Illness is possible, especially for people that already have a chronic illness or may have compromised immune systems, for example, from AIDS or cancer treatments. This is why boil water notices are issued. Anyone experiencing symptoms s  read more..

Some Safety Measures To Take Before During And After A Hurricane

If Evacuation Is Necessary If officials order evacuation, leave as soon as possible. Avoid flooded roads and watch for washed-out bridges.Secure your home. Unplug appliances and turn off electricity and the main water valve. If time permits, Emergency Board up Some Safety Measures To Take Before During And After A Hurricane elevate furniture to protect it from floodi  read more..

How To Remove Smoke Damage From Mirrors And Glass

During this process they will ingest the soot and Smoke Damage How To Remove Smoke Damage From Mirrors And Glass other byproducts of the fire which maybe quite harmful. A cat that has been in a fire should be carefully and thoroughly shampooed in lukewarm water with a mild baby shampoo. You may do this yourself but many pet owners find it less st  read more..