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VACUUM FREEZE DRYING

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Vacuum Freeze Drying in Skokie, IL

Reliable Vacuum Freeze Drying in Skokie, IL

Do you have waterlogged or water-damaged documents, artwork, or other valuable materials that are at risk of destruction? One reliable way to preserve these materials is through vacuum freeze drying. In Skokie, IL, and the surrounding area, Midwest Freeze Dry is known as a leading provider of vacuum freeze drying services as well as odor removal, textile restoration, and chemical-free pest control services. We work with a variety of businesses, museums, art galleries, and other organizations when they need safe and non-destructive ways to protect their valuable artifacts.

Whether you’re attempting to salvage a piece of art after flooding or a pipe burst or you recovered a valuable book or document from a waterlogged site, we can help you recover a variety of materials safely and without causing further damage or chemical infiltration. Reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable professionals to discuss your situation or schedule service.

What is Vacuum Freeze Drying?

Freeze drying is a technique by which material is frozen, then dehydrated by sublimation with complete retention of form.  Sublimation is the process by which the contained water passes directly from a frozen to a gaseous state, avoiding a liquid state completely.  In the first step before vacuum freeze drying, the water-damaged articles are quickly frozen.  This minimizes the formation of ice which can damage the paper in water-damaged books,  documents.  Frozen material is placed in a vacuum chamber treatment where the freeze-drying process takes place.  The time needed to completely dry materials varies according to the thickness of the material, type of paper, and the degree of saturation.  Vacuum freeze drying does not distort, is noninvasive, and produces no chemical damage.

What If I’m Too Late?

Have you discovered that the water damage to your documents or textiles has caused mold or mildew growth or other types of extensive damage? If you’ve discovered the moisture damage too late, we provide property recovery services for all needs. Get in touch with us to discuss your options, ranging from the reproduction of documents and deodorization of mildewed textiles to non-chemical fumigation to remediate mold or other damage. With our vacuum freeze-drying and other services, you can restore your old, water-damaged materials without losing the valuable history or information they carry.

Contact us to discuss your needs or place an order. We are proudly based in Skokie, Illinois.