Are you an art collector? Or even just have antique and collectible valuables. Here’s major help for you!
If you live on the West Coast, chances are you have experienced at least a tremor or a small earthquake and you are fearful of losing or having damaged your cherished collection. If you have your paintings or mirrors held onto the wall with just a nail that will not suffice in a bigger earthquake… like the one they are expecting in the Great California ShakeOut Take this mirror, which just came into the lab, for example…
The corner has been broken clean off. Not only items such as this can fall of the wall, antiques can fall of shelves, out of cabinets, or anywhere they have not been properly secured to. Most people who live in California do not think of earthquakes on a day to day basis but when they do they think of extreme cases in which complete cities will be devastated and ruined. Normally that is not the case but your collectibles can be destroyed.
This article will prepare you for the unexpected moods of Mother Nature, things you won’t find anywhere else. We do not write about health and safety issues, building structural problems, economic matters etc.
However we are addressing your safety, last thing you need is for your child’s cement hand imprint flying towards your head or falling from above.
Here is an earthquake fact: Notice in the photos of the earthquake damage that you see on the news and/or the Internet that not all homes, building etc are completely destroyed. Yes, there is an epicenter that gets hit hard. But not even all the buildings in the critical area get hit hard… and there are millions of people in the surrounding areas that are “just” rattled. Not only could something flying around the room be dangerous, losing treasure family/personal items and be heartbreaking. IT ALWAYS PAYS TO PREPARE in order to:
- Keep things from flying around in the air during the earthquake for personal safety
- Protect important historical items
- Save financially valuable items
- Protect and save emotionally valuable items
- Know ahead of time what will impact your home of business if you lose it.
Why worry about these items while an earthquake is happening if you take these easy steps, you can worry about your safety during a disaster instead of grandma’s favorite floral vase.
Surprisingly, an easy, fast, do-it-yourself anchoring technique can save you in all of these five needs of being protected mentioned above… in all of these problem areas… this will help you BIG TIME! Here’s 1:30 sec quick fun interesting video: CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
Do you have art collection care questions? Call Scott Haskins 805 564 3438
Art and antiques appraisal questions? Call Richard Holgate at 805 895 5121
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