FIRST AND FOREMOST...THINK
If disaster does
strike and your tapes have been compromised...DON'T PANIC, but do get
help as soon as possible. Experience, research, and testing have lead
to the development of highly effective restoration techniques. At SPECS
BROS. we routinely restore video, audio and instrumentation tapes that
were considered unusable due to disaster-related damage. We are capable
of restoring a single tape or an entire library.
SPECS BROS. offers
the following services to assist in your recovery:
We have included a
few basic tips to help you handle your materials, prevent consequential
damage and get you started on the road to recovery:
- FIRE RESTORATION
- FLOOD RECLAMATION
- CHEMICAL DECONTAMINATION
- ON- SITE EVALUATIONS
- RECOVERY COST
5 TIPS TO MINIMIZE DAMAGE
- DO NOT PLAY
Playing contaminated tapes prior to restoration may cause additional
damage to tapes and can harm machinery.
- HANDLE MATERIAL
Exercise extreme care when moving tapes from a disaster site. Changing
tapes' orientation can cause damage and spread contaminants. If possible,
tapes should be cushioned against shock and insulated against sudden
changes in temperature.
- FOR FIRE/SMOKE
Chemicals and techniques used to decontaminate your facility are not
applicable to magnetic tape. Tape cases should remain closed until
proper decontamination can be performed. If tapes have been contaminated
by water or fire-suppressant chemicals they need immediate attention.
- FOR FLOOD/LIQUID
Tapes exposed to liquids should be decontaminated as soon as possible,
while tapes are still wet. Air drying at your facility is not recommended,
as improper drying causes the tapes to deform and may leave corrosive
residues. Wet tapes should be kept cool at all times to slow decay.
- FOR CONSTRUCTION/QUAKE
Plaster and mortar dust are both abrasive and easily spread. Tapes
should be isolated to prevent further contamination. Moisture can
chemically activate corrosive elements: keep tapes dry at all times.
5 TIPS TO FACILITATE RECOVERY
- ASSESS DAMAGE
Have an expert examine your materials as soon as possible. Most tapes
are damaged or contaminated, not destroyed. Virtually all tapes can
be restored if they are handled properly.
- REVIEW INVENTORY
Check inventory lists and source records. If alternate copies exist,
restoration of some materials many not be necessary.
- CHECK INSURANCE
Establish early what your insurance will cover. Remember that any
delay in initiating restoration procedures is likely to cause additional
damage and cost more.
Time and budget constraints can hamper restoration efforts. Estimate
your budget and prioritize your materials.
- GET HELP
The sooner you get professional help, the more effective your damage
control and recovery will be.
TO SPEAK DIRECTLY
WITH A RESTORATION SPECIALIST CALL (973) 777 5055.
US, WE ARE HERE TO HELP.
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