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Category Archives: Disaster/Emergency Response

Treasured Collectibles in a Pile of Stuff… Las Vegas, Art Restoration Testimonial

I couldn’t believe the valuable collectibles I found in a pile of stuff a couple of weeks ago! I was amazed!! Besides the unexpected treasures, I also found neglect and bad judgment of packers and shippers had damaged some really … Continue reading

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Woolsey Fire in Malibu – Smoke Damaged Art and Collectible Salvage, Rescue, Restoration

As with any natural disaster, while there are homes etc that are at ground zero and get obliterated from which you cannot salvage anything except melted metals, there are 1000’s of homes in the surrounding area that got hit marginally … Continue reading

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Smoke and Mold Odor Removal from Smoke Damaged Art, Antiques And Collectibles in the Malibu and Thousand Oaks Woolsey Fire

Short Video of Anoxia Tent Treatments – Oxygen Deprivation for
Smoke Damaged Art, Antiques And Collectibles 
Malibu and Thousand Oaks Woolsey Fire

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Professional Smoke Damage Restoration Services for Artwork, Antiques and Collectibles in Woolsey Fire, Malibu, Los Angeles

In the aftermath of fire in residential areas, once everyone and their pets have been accounted for and taken care of, the next human concern turns to finding and caring for items that represent the history of the person and/or … Continue reading

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Renown Painting Restorer from Madrid, Spain Julia Betancor Collaborates In Our Lab

After a meeting at the national annual conference for the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) in Chicago and a visit in Madrid and Toledo, Spain, renown painting conservator Julia Betancor was invited to come to our lab in Santa Barbara, … Continue reading

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Amateur Art Restoration Ruins Artwork… Again!!!

U.S. & WORLD report

“Amateur restoration attempt ruins artwork,” ABC reports during Action News on July 1, 2018 as did dozens of other international news sources including U.S. & World Report
Their warning and coaching for you? “Recruiting an amateur to restore … Continue reading

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Saving and Preserving Collectibles, Heirlooms and Memorabilia from Montecito’s Mudslides of Interest to the New York Times

The New York Time’s Visit to Santa Barbara and Their Interest In The Story of Saving and Preserving Collectibles and Heirlooms from Montecito’s Mudslides
by Phillip Justice, Guest Blogger
 

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Thomas Fire and Mudslides- Saving Family Treasures

There are family heirlooms, art, antiques, family history items and treasures that can still be saved and preserved in very good condition in a house that is in this situation! Use care in the removal process. Their preservation can make … Continue reading

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Smoke Damage Restoration of Artwork, Antiques and Collectibles

The Thomas Fire in the Ventura and Santa Barbara areas at the end of 2017 was classified as the largest wildfire (acreage) in the history of California. Over 1000 structures were lost in the firestorm driven by 40-70 mph winds … Continue reading

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Cleaning a painting with smoke damage 30 sec video

Cleaning smoke damage from artwork, other framed items and collectibles is a service we routinely take care of. Paintings are often darkened by discolored varnish too. This gorgeous tonalist vintage painting, about 1920, by Granville Redmond  re-emerges from the darkness … Continue reading

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