Organizing collectibles, old photos, boxes of old letters and documents, old books from loved ones past on can be a daunting and mind spinning experience. Where do you start? What is your goal? Well, those aren’t really the right questions to ask. One of my great pleasures since 1978 has been to work on the […]
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 […]
Again in Chile on March 11th. a 7.2 earthquake is truly a nightmare experience for those unfortunate people. Once more, we are reminded about the awful effect and cost of human life, livelihoods and resources that are a result of an earthquake. Add to those tears of personal loss the heartbreak of further damage to […]
Look at this rip! Want to see some magic?! This rip, on the left, was kind-a ugly: It ripped when the nail gave way and it fell off the wall… and got uglier when the fibers frayed. So we turned it over and, under magnification, the fibers were realigned and rewoven. Then the ends of […]
Last evening I was called over to a house in the LA area. The owner had questions about protecting and preserving framed artwork that are heirlooms and dear memories (same info I have in my book, downloadable here on this site). As we toured the house we got to talking about his family photos, certificates […]
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 […]
Once more, we are reminded about the awful effect and cost of human life, livelihoods and resources that are a result of an earthquake. This time in Chile on February 27th. An 8.8 is truly a massive, horrendous experience for those unfortunate people Add to those tears of personal loss the heartbreak of crumbling public […]
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.