Let’s pretend that you have a rare baseball card (one just sold for at auction for $2,800,000 – another for over $7,000,000). There was a fire and it is now wet from firefighter’s hoses. Is it a total loss? Or can it be dried out and restored?
Well, if you tried drying it with a blow dryer or baking it with a low setting in an oven, it is most likely a “gonner.” But the contents pros know a way to extract the water with a special freeze-drying chamber.
Some of us have them in-house. Others have them in the “Million Dollar Database.” And it costs way less than $7,000,000 to engage them!
Not every wet document challenge can be solved with freeze-drying, but it sure beats a microwave!