It’s beyond heartbreaking when photographs or pictures from our past are damaged from a flood, leaky pipe or fire. It’s possible, that if the image isn’t completely gone, we may be able to prevent further degradation. It may also be possible to restore the photograph to actually look better than the original.
Mold and chemical contaminants in flood water begin damaging photos quickly. The sooner the extent of damage to a photograph can be deermined, the better the chances of success.
My house was flooded in Hurricane Harvey, so I know personally how overwhelming the damage, repair, and recovery process is. I realize damage to photos is heartbreaking, but there are other priorities that may need to be addressed first before beginning to think about photos like finding a place to live or beginning home repairs.
In the event of flood or water damage to your photographs, I recommend sorting through and select the ones that you feel are the most important. If photos are stuck together don’t try to pull them apart. If you have film negatives bring them in as well.
Once I look at your photographs, I can give you an estimate and idea of what can be accomplished. If the damage to your photograph is beyond repair, I will let you know. In many instances I have to begin working on a photograph to get a better idea of how it may be improved. If the photograph can’t be noticeably improved there is no charge to you!
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Call Robert Berger to schedule your photograph restoration consultation at 281-531-5269.