Collection Cleaning with Harwell

Harwell’s collections team are able to provide turnkey solutions to customers whose collections have been collected by dust contamination, resulting either from atmospheric contamination or pollution, through to the aftermath of building projects. Dust contamination is hazardous to collections, heightening the risk of mould contamination, and also limiting their accessibility.

Harwell offers bespoke, flexible services, utilising trained and experienced team, who maintain the highest standards of professionalism, discretion, and quality at all times. Cleaning can be conducted at Harwell, or in many cases onsite. For a quotation, please contact us. or visit our pages to see examples of our team in action.

What our clients say about our collection cleaning services:

The cleaning project was completed within the time frame required and within budget, and to a very high standard.  The team was efficient, very thorough and extremely friendly. Harwell also put huge effort in to help us and other colleagues pinpoint and understand the underlying issues with the building.College Librarian, Oxford University 

Harwell helped us through a difficult time with our collection in 2021/2022 by providing us with valuable advice and support in response to a mould outbreak. They not only helped us to understand the extent of the damage caused, but also to take immediate steps to prevent further deterioration; to identify factors which caused / contributed to the outbreak; and to compile, and implement, a successful treatment plan. Their expert, prompt, and friendly response was much appreciated: thank you!Archivist, Independent Archive in the North West

I'm just writing to say thank you so much for all of your help in completing our project to clean and demould the rare book collection here at the Library.  Stuart was brilliant - professional, reliable, and also lovely to work with. His cheerfulness and enthusiasm was great and he also went the extra mile to explain his project to volunteers and staff, and provide advice on cleaning the  collections in the future.Lisa Di Tommaso, Librarian, Morrab Library  

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