Reply To: special document cases as precaution measures for water damage from sprinklers


In my experience even regular archival document cases can shed andblock a significant amount of water before the water penetrates to the documents encased in the box.  The polypropylene or poly laminate coated ones will certain shed more water.  However in my view the potential down sound of these is in a high heat fire could they melt onto the documents causing a bigger headache for restoration.  The water misting sprinkler system is designed to greatly reduce the amount of water released in event of a fire.  You may get some water damage but significantly less supposedly than with conventional wet pipe sprinklers.

In any event I feel I would rather have to deal with recovery of wet materials than charred or burnt ones.