When your books have been damaged by water, it's important to act quickly to save them. All Dry USA has many years of combined knowledge to help you repair any water damage and take steps to prevent it in the future. The first step is to get the book to a dry place as soon as possible. Place the book on its side and intersperse paper towels or unprinted newspapers every 20 to 30 pages throughout the text block.
Place the wet, interspersed books on absorbent towels placed on a plastic-covered table and spread the pages slightly. You can also place the book upright and let the pages dry. Once the book is in a dry place, use paper towels to dry the cover and pages. Do not clean the cover or pages, as the pulp fibers are soft and can be easily shredded or undone when wet.
Simply press firmly with the book on a solid (hopefully covered) surface. When the book is almost dry, close it and place a light weight on top of it until it dries. If you follow these steps, you can rescue your books even if they're damaged by water. With many years of combined knowledge, All Dry USA is here to help you repair any water damage and take steps to prevent it in the future.