Document Restoration

Fast response is critical! Depending on how quickly the damaged documents are removed from the affected area and put into correct storage will determine how many of your documents can be saved and how quickly they can be restored.


It’s not always lost, these documents can be restored.

The Types:

  • Canvas, Vinyl
  • Parchment
  • Video and Camera Negatives
  • Photographs & Videotapes
  • Digital Document Restoration
  • Magazines, Periodical, Newspaper, and Journals Books & Entire Libraries
  • All types of Discs & Audio Recordings

Organized and Secured

We keep the final step in mind (Placing It Back In Order). All documents are labeled and packed appropriately during the restoration process.

We store all documents in a secured, clean facility, so you can trust us when it comes to hospitals, universities, or family records.

Methods Of Removing Moisture From Documents

We have many ways of restoring documents and we will ensure the appropriate method is used.

The most common and effective method is freeze-drying, the wet documents are placed in a specialized freeze dryer to remove all moisture while maintaining the document integrity.

Another is using heat and dehumidifiers in a contained space to properly dry the documents without developing bacterial growth.

Hazardous Contaminated Documents and fire salvaged documents

As an expert in the environmental construction industry, A & O is more than experienced and equipped to handle any documents that may have been contaminated by mold, asbestos, or any other hazardous substances.

Documents surviving a fire are now faced with the corrosive acids, soot, and smoke left behind. These documents will deteriorate quickly and require special handling.


We operate 24 hours 7 days a week. Our emergency line is available anytime. 

We work with all major insurance providers in Canada and we ensure fast response times and customized reporting to all insurance providers.

We’re completely bonded with complete commercial insurance coverage.

We have an on-call health and safety contact and a thorough reporting system.

We’re COR registered and working towards a complete certification.

We’re an IICRC certified company with WRT/FSRT and several other technicians on hand.

We’ve developed a large roster of services throughout our 22 years in business.

We dealt with many large facilities over the years and have seen it all. Chances are we’ve already come across it, but if we haven’t, we are used to coming up with a solution.

Hazardous or non-hazardous waste? We are ready to drop our roll-off bins on-site anytime.

We don’t need to wait on anything, our equipment, tools, and crew area all in-house and at your disposal.