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Flooding Damage Treatment Advice

Flooding Damage Treatment Advice

The flood levels are rising and more warning issues have been released as the weather doesn’t show signs of easing. The terrible conditions, which have affected the lives of people across the country, are causing damage to personal possessions, including valuable collections of fine art, photography and memorabilia. The John Jones Conservation department have provided this emergency advice to those affected:

“Artworks in a flooded environment require emergency treatment. A small amount of water trapped inside a frame can encourage damaging mould growth, even if the artwork is initially unaffected by the water. Various treatment options are available to limit and repair water damage and staining. The first step is to carry out controlled drying, preferably in the hours immediately after the event. It’s advisable to seek help as soon as possible.”

If your art collection has been affected by the recent extreme weather conditions, our experienced conservation technicians will be happy to advise you on the treatment options and preventative measures available. For enquiries please call our conservators on 020 7561 8196 or email craig.horsfall@johnjones.co.uk