Document Recovery Services

Even in the digital age, we keep some of our most valuable records and documentation in physical form. When disaster hits, these documents are at risk for permanent loss unless you act fast to safeguard what remains. URI document recovery helps you preserve a wide range of valuable materials with advanced technology, techniques and expert care.

At URI, we know how important it is to mitigate your losses following a disaster. After a fire, flood, storm, mold outbreak or another disaster, it is crucial you contact emergency disaster response within 48 hours to help prevent the spread of damage, contain your area and preserve your property. Our teams provide rapid response with advanced training to identify your paper and photographic documents and collect them for transport to our restoration facility.

Our Paper Document Restoration Process

Our document restoration and preservation processes begin the moment we arrive at your location. URI experts quickly identify and prioritize your documents for retrieval, and we catalog each item for accountability. The document recovery process depends on the damage, with specialized methods to restore records affected by:

  • Fire: We can restore paperwork damaged by fire, smoke and soot using gentle tools, ionized air washing and professional deodorization.
  • Flood: Documents damaged by water are salvaged using advanced vacuum flash- and freeze-drying equipment and recirculated air drying systems.
  • Mold: If you have paper documents ravaged by mold, fungus or other organic growth, we sterilize and clean them using electron beam or gamma radiation.

If your property suffered structural damage, you might have additional hazardous substances involved in your cleanup. Damage to older buildings can leave lead, asbestos and other dangerous residues on your documents. Our teams ensure each item we restore is free from any hazardous materials before coming back to you.

What Documents Does URI Restore?

At URI, we restore a wide range of paper and photographic documents and always employ strict confidentiality procedures from start to finish. We can also take your damaged materials and transfer them to a digital format as layered PDF files, and provide copying and re-jacketing for books and bound records. Common items we help our clients save include:

  • Books and ledgers
  • Blueprints and maps
  • X-rays and medical records
  • Photographs, film and negatives
  • Legal paperwork and court records
  • Parchment, archives and collections

How to Keep Important Documents Safe

Planning is the best way to limit losses when a disaster hits. If you know how to keep important documents safe, you can help protect your paperwork and other records from damage, reduce the size of your claim and speed your recovery. Help protect your documents by:

  • Collecting: Identify your essential records and documents and collect them together.
  • Copying: Scan your essential paperwork to make digital copies you will store off-site.
  • Storing: Store the hard copies of your vital documents in a secure and protected location.
  • Preparing: Make a plan so that you know precisely how to respond in case of a disaster.

Our free, custom disaster planning services are the closest thing to insurance for irreplaceable documentation. Creating a plan prepares our team in case of disaster and gives you a number to call so you can get a fast response and work to save your paperwork and other documents from destruction.

Confidential Document Restoration & Preservation

If you need document recovery, it’s best to act quickly. Call our hotline at 888.753.7587, and we will send a team to your location. To learn more about disaster planning or to create your custom plan, please contact us today.

“Our business interruption was kept to a minimum, which we really appreciate. In the years that I have done business with your company, I have had nothing but great results.”

Stan PawloskiGeneral Manager, CSK Management, Inc.

“Your response time was excellent and the way you worked with our team can be described as second to none. A fire is a traumatic experience to anyone and to have your company as a support in helping us recover was very comforting and helpful.”

Duane BergeyVice President – Tire Operations, Bergey, Inc.

“From first contact until completion of the work, I was impressed with professionalism and experience. I will definitely use them again when I have further need of restoration services.”

Penny M. MinichGeneral Manager, Baypoint Commerce Center