During a torrential rain, the stately manner had become partially flooded when water found its way in through a stone roof.
A second floor bedroom and bath had already been flooded and the runoff had found its way down to the first floor in a bedroom, drawing room, corridor, hallway and kitchen.
To make matters worse, the contents pros were face to face with a mansion full of priceless antiques. One of the bedrooms had black and white photos on display from the 1940’s that were irreplaceable.
Moisture was wicking its way through the wall and the photographs were in jeopardy. So one of the early mitigation tasks was to get the photos to a safe place and reframe them so they didn’t fuse to the glass in which they were housed (these priceless pieces were restored to pre-loss condition).
The hand painted wall paper was slow-dried and saved.
The antique furniture was relocated to another part of the house that was unaffected and was restored with dehumidifiers and an electric heating system. A delicate balance was maintained and monitored during the entire restoration, in order to preserve all the items without further damage. All affected items were restored to pre-loss condition with a minimum of household interruption and cost-conscious invoicing.