WATER-RELATED DISASTER RESPONSE
Van Witt’s conservation and restoration trained professionals offer immediate response to incidents involving water and water-related damage, including hurricanes, floods or related disasters. We will work with you, your insurance company or disaster response team to streamline communication and recover the damaged art without delay.
During more than 50 years in the conservation field, our team has restored thousands of art pieces damaged by water and other disasters. Our emergency response, protocols and restoration practices fully align with American Institute for Conservation (AIC) guidelines.
NOTE: IF YOU’VE EXPERIENCED A WATER-RELATED DISASTER AND HAVE DAMAGED ART, THESE WORKS MUST BE TREATED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BY CONSERVATORS TRAINED IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE.
Do not touch or wipe the art, whether painting, murals, sculptures or other objects. In addition, the longer the art stays wet, the greater potential for mold and other permanent damage. If a fire has also been involved, soot and ash can compound the potential for long-term loss.
Some of our emergency response clients include National Catastrophe Restoration, Inc., a global leader in disaster restoration, Service Master and Steamatic.
Should disaster strike, contact Van Witt Fine Art Conservation. We’re here. We’re ready.