Reliable Vacuum Freeze Drying in Chicago, IL
Save waterlogged or water-damaged documents, artwork, or other valuable materials from destruction with cost-effective solutions from MFD. We offer vacuum freeze drying in Chicago, IL, and the surrounding areas that have been specially optimized for paper for over 35 years. We work with businesses, museums, art galleries, and other organizations that need safe and non-destructive ways to protect their valuable artifacts.
Safe and Effective Services
Whether you are 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 achieve the best results possible in the recovery effort, safely and as best as possible. We are committed to a non-chemical approach for your safety, the environment, and the objects we treat. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable professionals to discuss your situation or schedule our service.
In addition to water damage solutions, we offer odor removal, textile restoration, and chemical-free pest control services. Call us to learn more.
Benefits of Vacuum Freeze Drying
Vacuum freeze drying is a technique by which material is frozen, then dehydrated by sublimation with retention of form. Sublimation is the process by which the contained water passes directly from a frozen to a gaseous state, completely avoiding a liquid state.
The water-damaged articles are quickly frozen in the first step before vacuum freeze drying. This stage minimizes the formation of ice, which can damage the paper in water-damaged books or documents. Then, the frozen materials are placed in a vacuum chamber for treatment, where the freeze-drying process occurs. The time needed to dry the materials varies according to their thickness, type of paper, and degree of saturation. In addition, vacuum freeze drying does not distort, is noninvasive, and produces no chemical damage.
Treating Extensive Damage
Worry less about late discovered moisture damage on your documents and textiles. MFD provides property recovery services to meet all needs. We have effective solutions to treat molds, mildew growth, or extensive damage.
Get in touch with us to discuss your options, ranging from reproducing documents and deodorizing mildewed textiles to non-chemical fumigation to remediate (make the severity less) mold or other damage.
Rely on Our Team
With our vacuum freeze drying and other services, you can save your treasured or essential water-damaged materials. Contact us to discuss your needs or to place an order. We are minutes from downtown Chicago and are happy to receive materials from out of state.