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I have lived in my home for nearly ten years. During those ten years, I apparently had some unwelcome tenants eating the wood in my basement. I found out that there were termites destroying my home and that I was going to have to get some serious repair work done. The damage that those tiny insects caused to my home left me bewildered. I had thought about attempting the damage repairs myself, but quickly realized that it would be work better left to the professional damage contractors. If your home has been eaten by termites, take a few moments to visit my site to find out what all really needs to be done to ensure the damage is repaired and those pests don't return.

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Mold-Damaged Photographs And Plush Toys Following A Flood – How To Restore Them

Christopher Mitchelle

When home flooding occurs, you can quickly become overwhelmed. What do you do? Do you focus on the repairs to the house? Do you work on salvaging the items that have been damaged? What do you do with the stuff that has already begin to grow mold? Two things that are hard to let go of when flooding hits are photographs and precious plush toys. Here, you'll learn how to undo the mold damage to those unreplaceable items that you and your family hold dear.

Photographs 

Most pictures today are stored digitally, but those old family photos that have been hanging on the wall for years or stored in family albums are likely the only copies that you have. If you haven't scanned and copied all of your photos to the web somewhere, you have no choice but to get to work bringing the pictures back to what they should be. 

Supplies Needed

  • Pec-Pads
  • Pec-12 Photo Emulsion Cleaner
  • Soft Brush
  • Clean Towels
  • Cotton Gloves

Put on the gloves and cover a table with a towel. Set the pictures out.

Use the soft brush to gently brush the grime off of the pictures. Begin at the center and work your way outwards towards the edges.

Apply some Pec-12 cleaner to the Pec-pad and gently begin wiping a picture.

Allow the pictures to dry and check your work. You may need to repeat this process a couple of times, but be gentle, or you could remove the ink from the pictures.

Plush Toys

The toys that your kids held when they were young or even the plush toy that you've held onto since you were a child cannot be replaced. Sure, you might find another that looks the same, but it just isn't the same. You can restore your plush even after mold has begun to grow.

Believe it or not, the best solution to soak your flood damaged, mold-infested plush in is white vinegar. Fill a bucket or bin with one part white vinegar mixed with two parts water. Soak the plush in the mixture for at least two days.

Tip: If the plush continues to float, place a pot lid on top of them to press them down into the mixture fully.

Once some time has passed, rinse the toys out well with very warm water. Tie each one into pillow cases and run them through the gentle cycle of your washing machine. Once complete, hang the plush out in the sun to dry.

These processes should restore your mold damaged pictures and plush. Let the professionals worry about undoing the damage to your home while you work to save the things that you hold dear. Contact a company like Redeeming Restoration for more information and assistance. 


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