Except, as noted these companies can provide comprehensive recovery services and a great deal of advice in the event of a disaster. Most can be reached by phone 24 hours a day. This list is not exhaustive and does not constitute an endorsement of the vendors on it.
The codes preceding each entry summarize the specialized services and formats of each vendor, according to the following key:
American Freeze Dry, Inc. 411 White House Pike Audubon, NJ 08106 tel: 609/ 546-0777 Contact: John Magill Services: Vacuum freeze drying; -20 deg. F storage. This company deals primarily with books and paper. They can provide milk crates, pick-up and delivery, cleaning of materials, smoke odor removal.
BMS Catastrophe, Inc. 303 Arthur Street Fort Worth TX 76107 tel: 800 433-2940 or 817/ 332-2770 Services: (1) Disaster recovery; (2) Odor removal; (3) Vacuum freeze drying; (4) Fumigation.
M.F. Bank Restoration Company 6659 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Suite AA Norcross, GA 30092 tel: 800 843-7248 Services: (1) Dehumidification; (2) Drying; (3) Smoke & odor removal; (4) fumigation; M. F. Bank has other regional offices; for more information, contact the Norcross office.
Blackmon-Mooring-Steamatic Catastrophe, Inc. 303 Arthur Street Fort Worth, TX 76107 tel: 800 433-2940 fax: 817/332-6728 Contact: Pat Williams Moore Services: (1) Salvage of computer and other magnetic media; (2) Drying, cleaning, and deodorizing of buildings and contents. They will give advice over the phone.
Cargocaire Moisture Control Services 85 Fulton Str. Unit 9D Boontoon, NJ 07005 tel: 201/625-7458 Contact: Everett Berger Services: (1) Dehumidification; (2) Air drying books and manuscripts.
Document Reprocessors of New York 5611 Water Street Middlesex, NY 14507 tel: 800-437-9464 or 716-554-4500 fax: 716-554-4114 Contact: Eric Lundquist or Quentin Schwartz Services: (1) Vacuum Freeze Drying; (2) Salvage of computers; They will come to the site to inventory and help pack materials to be taken to their facility; They also have a mobile freeze-drying unit and provide various other combinations of services, including barcoding and reshelving.
Film Treat 42-24 Orchard St. Long Island City, NY 11101 tel: 718/784-4040 Contact: Sam Borodinsky Services: (1) Washing and drying of motion picture film. Nationwide service.
Graham Magnetics, Inc. 4001 Airport Freeway Suite 400 Bedford, TX 76021 tel: 817/868-5000 Contact: Kevin Burton Service: Disaster recovery of computer media.
Eastman Kodak Company tel: 800 242-2424 Service: Salvage and restoration of photographs.
McDonnel Aircraft Co. PO Box 516 St. Louis, MO 63166 Contact: Fred Brodbeck or Jim Williford tel: 314/234-0763 (Fred Brodbeck) or 314/233-4697 (Jim Williford) Services: Vacuum freeze drying if space is available.
Munters Moisture Control Services 15 Freeport St. Delmont, PA 15626 tel: 412/468-0066 or 800 359-9337 (PIN 0295) fax: 412/468-0075 Contact: Keith Morgan Services: (1) Water pumping and vacuuming; (2) Drying of floors, walls, insulation, and furnishings; Cost estimates are provided after an evaluation of the damage.
Tom Parker Pest Control Services 44 West Essex Avenue Lansdown, PA 10950 tel: 215/284-6249 Services: (1) Pest control; (2) Mold recovery.
Preservation Resources (formerly MAPS) Nine S. Commerce Wau Bethlehem, PA 18017-8916 tel: 800 773-7222 Contact: Meg Bellinger Services: Washing and duplicating of 16mm, 35mm and 105 mm silver roll microfilm.
Randomex, Inc. Data Recovery Division 1100 East Willow St. Signal Hill, CA 90806 tel: 213/595-8301 Services: Disaster recovery of computer media.
RE-Oda Chem Engineering Co. POB 424 Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 tel: 216-247-4131 Contact: Skip McLaughlin Services: Cleaning, smoke order removal and restoration of fire damaged materials; Their process, called "Booksave", is proprietary and can only be recommended for use with general collections. They do not handle wet books. They can provide boxes and labels and will pay freight charges on orders of 500 books or more.
Restoration Technologies 3005 Hadley Road South Plainsfield, NJ 07080 tel: 800-421-9290 fax: 201/755-7460 Services: Recovery of electronic data processing, radio & TV, magnetic tapes and floppy disks. Mobile laboratory brought to site.
Smolian Sound Studios 26801 Haines Road Clarksburgh, MD 20871 tel: 301/253-2703 Contact: Steve Smolian Services: Restoration and preservation of most audio media.
Solex Technologies 2700 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 1530 Houston, TX 77056 tel: 713/963-9405 Services: Disaster recovery.
SOS International 377 Oyster Point Blvd. Suite 19 South San Francisco, CA 94080 tel: 800 223-8597 Services: Disaster recovery.
Video Box Office 575 Boston Post Road Orange, CT 06477 tel: 203/878-0634 Contact: Ron Davis Services: Salvage and restoration of videotapes.
What's Happenin' Productions 4904 Western Avenue RD 2, Box 270 Altamont, NY 12009 tel: 518/355-5888 Contact: Tom Quaglieri Services: (1) Copying of damaged videotapes; (2) Drying of 16 mm, 8 mm, and Super 8 film.