Recently the Mississippi River rose at incredible amounts rushing over the streets of downtown Memphis. These floods were near record-breaking levels almost reaching the Gulf of Mexico. Due to large amounts of rainfall and snow melt starting in Canada flooding has reached as far south as Tennessee and Arkansas. Its is soon to be expected […]
The stains seen on this engraving are from mold that grew on the paper after it got went during Hurricane Katrina. Although the mold is dry and dead the stains from infestation are very disfiguring and will darken with time. The darker the mold stains that develop are the harder they are to remove. Four […]
This work on art on paper came into the lab because it had a water stain on the lower right hand corner, which makes this valuable print look awful… and takes away from the value. What causes water stains? I spoke with Scott Haskins, our conservator and he said one of the reasons this […]
What do you have that really has meaning and shows the quality of your business or great moments in personal or family life? Last weekend, my nephew got married to a really great girl. We are thrilled to have her in our family. Their story of how they met, how they romanced each other and […]
Flood waters are rising and water damage is eminent as you read this on March 11, 2010. The Mississippi is flooding a wide flood plain along most of the length but concentrated from Cedar Rapids to St. Louis according to the U.S. Department of the Interior/ U.S. Geological Survey http://la.water.usgs.gov/default.html When you are confronted with […]
I was asked to consult on a renovation project of a historical building. The reason I was brought in was because there were difficult problems with murals. While this may seem not so relative to your situation… read on. First of all, here’s what happened (that could happen to your home or office): The roof […]
Here’s a family pile of stuff that was cleaned from mold and packed away under our care. Even if you don’t want to go through the inventorying process, protect items with baggies and proper storage containers. For important papers, certificates, memories in the office, these are great ideas for emergency preparedness.
I agree, you don’t need to save everything. Set some priorities of what’s most important. Do a few priority items first and make a little progress and you’ll feel great.
A questions from Lauren in MS – Still in school so I don’t have that much stuff. Mostly, my stuff is at my parent’s house. All my certificates and photos are in plastic tubs. I learned that in Katrina. Worried about original paintings by me. Any suggestions? – – – Lauren, Good job getting your […]