Rain and Flooding in Las Vegas: How to Protect Art and Heirlooms.

Picture of the Las Vegas strip at night, flooded.

Recent floods in Las Vegas have threatened collections, art, and heirlooms. Keep reading for tips about how to protect art.

The recent floods have caused widespread damage, and unfortunately, works of art and heirlooms are not immune. People are turning to FACL’s Las Vegas Disaster Response services for art to mitigate these damages and for advice about how to protect art. If you have art or heirlooms in your home, it is important to take steps to protect them from water damage. 

Here are some tips:

  • Move your art and heirlooms to a safe place. This could be a high shelf, a closet, or even a friend’s house. If you have to move them, be careful not to damage them.
  • Cover your art and heirlooms with plastic sheeting or tarps. This will help to protect art from the rain and debris.
  • Do not use heat or direct sunlight to dry your items, as this could further damage them.
  • Get them professionally insured. This will help to protect you financially in case your art or heirlooms are damaged.
  • If your art or heirlooms are severely damaged, you may need to seek professional help. There are companies that specialize in repairing art and heirlooms from water damage.

One such company is Fine Art Conservation Laboratories. They have over 30 years of experience repairing art, documents, and collectibles from water damage and other environmental damage. They use state-of-the-art techniques to restore your items to their original condition.

Here are some testimonials from past clients who have utilized our water-damage mitigation services:

If you have any questions about how to protect art and heirlooms from water damage, please contact Fine Art Conservation Laboratories. They will be happy to help you. Our office number is (805) 666-3415.

Here are some additional information about how rain and flooding can damage art and heirlooms:

  • Water can cause paper to warp, fade, or discolor.
  • Water can also cause paint to crack, peel, or fade.
  • Wood can swell and warp when exposed to water.
  • Textiles can become stained, moldy, or brittle.
  • Metal can corrode or rust.

If your art or heirlooms are damaged by water, it is important to act quickly to prevent further damage. By following the tips above, you can help protect your valuables and ensure they last for many years.

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