Part of my responsibilities as the Historical Resources Coordinator for the Beaufort County Library is to serve as a preservation/emergency agent of sorts for the library system and for the public. A lot of the questions about what to do about wet books, photographs, and treasured heirlooms end up on my desk. The sooner corrective action is begun, the more likely you can prevent further damage. Or, in words of the American proverb, "A stitch in time saves nine!"
Check out this very informative short video "Coping with Water Damage" from Heritage Preservation on what you can do when you discover soggy materials at home or work.
Be patient while the video loads. It could take up to 45 seconds, depending on the speed of your computer's internet hook-up. Don't forget to click the arrow to start the video once it's loaded. -- Grace Cordial
The Beaufort District Collection is a division of the Beaufort County Library, a department of Beaufort County Government of South Carolina.