Odor is a common problem and can be difficult to deal with. Offensive odors can be a result of proximity to a fire or mold, and improper storage.
Odor is most difficult to deal with when it involves large quantities of books, papers, documents and textiles. Fungal growth quite often results in musty odors which are common in library archives and old collections of books and documents. Articles which have been in a fire or even near a fire take on a burned, smokey odor. Pets and other animals such as skunks, cigarette smoke and cigar smoke can also contribute to rather unpleasant odors.
Our new cost effective restoration odor removal process is capable of handling both small and large volumes of material.
Masking agents are often used by other firms to try and take care of problematic odors. The problem with masking agents are that, they simply “mask” or hide the odor, they do not remove it. They are similar to treating a symptom but not the disease. Many common masking agents are often oil based and can leave a residue on the materials being treated. Such residues can be difficult to remove and can be likely harmful particularly if absorbed though the skin when handled or breathed in.
Midwest Freeze-Dry never uses ozone (an oxidizing agent that can change the composition of the treated material) or masking agents in our unique and cost-effective process. Our research and other independent research has shown the use of ozone degrades paper and causes fading, loss of tensile strength and consequently accelerating aging -cutting down the life expectancy of vellum books, papers books, documents, papers, archival records, art works and textiles, We actually remove the bad odor. Our processes won’t leave any residues on your material or cause further damage.
Our chemical free process has been used to treat numerous libraries, collections, legal documents. This cost effective restoration processes can be utilized for books, papers, files, objects, textiles, documents, photographs, prints, drawings, paintings, vellum books and leather books etc., without the side effects associated with other methods. The possibilities are endless.