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Water damage on art on paper can cause stains and damage! Discoloring and ripples may show up due to mold!

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011


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.


Woman’s World “Your Perfectly Organized Life” Dec 2010 Wet Photos, How To Save Your Stuff From A Disaster

Friday, November 19th, 2010
Woman's World, "Your Perfectly Organized Life" Dec. 2010 Wet photos, How To Save Your Stuff From A Disaster, Scott Haskins

Woman's World, "Your Perfectly Organized Life" Dec. 2010 Wet photos, How To Save Your Stuff From A Disaster, Scott Haskins

Water Damage on a Lithograph of a Woman by Henri Matisse

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Painting By Henri Matisse

Litho By Henri Matisse

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.


7 Quick, Inexpensive Steps – An Archival Method For Storing Photos, Letters and Certificates

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Piles of photos and letters that need protection?

Piles of photos and letters that need protection?

Women’s World Magazine recently interviewed me for information on what can a busy woman do at home, on her own, really quickly, if she spills her morning ‘Joe’ or a glass of liquid on some photos. I mentioned about the process of writing the article a couple of times on my Facebook Page at “Save Your Stuff.”


Photo Album and Certificates Water Damaged and Moldy

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Yesterday a lady gave me two photo albums that were badly damaged by water and mold. How could they get this way!? They are a genealogist’s nightmare! Or perhaps any mother’s nightmare. Well, it wasn’t a raging flood. It wasn’t a mud slide or earthquake. It wasn’t the water from firemen putting out a fire. It wasn’t from a hurricane.

Water damage from a flood? No....

Water damage from a flood? No....


Flooding and Water Damage on the Lower Mississippi: Saving Art and Memorabilia: 8 Tips

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

fema-flood-insurance-photo-low-resFlood 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


Water damage – mold – historic preservation – murals – artwork

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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 leaked and water infiltrated into the structure, into the walls. The roof leak wasn’t dealt with quick enough or completely enough cause someone was trying to save money and not be inconvenienced.


Thinking Ahead of a Natural Disaster – My Goodness This Would Make The Heart Feel Good!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

These folks were thinking ahead… or maybe they read my book!


A story of recovering photos after a flood

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Here’s a letter from a photographer that had a flood in his darkroom. Although you may not have the skills, you can get the services of a photo lab to help you in time of need. Notice also, how he set priorities of things he wants to save.

April 10, 2009,