DPS Dave Can Now Restore Smoke-Damaged Photographs

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On January 18, DPS Dave is pleased to announce the discovery that their new dust removal system also has smoke damage restoration capabilities; the company is recommending their customers proactively digitize photos and slides.

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About once a month our store room smells like smoke. Someone realizes their files need to be digitized after a fire destroys some old family photographs, and this is happening monthly.

This January, DPS Dave is happy to announce that their new dust removal system can also treat photographs that are damaged from smoke and fire. But instead of waiting until disaster strikes, the company is encouraging customers to digitize their photos now.

"About once a month our store room smells like smoke," said David Orr, president of DPS Dave. "Someone realizes their files need to be digitized after a fire destroys some old family photographs, and this is happening monthly. When it's not the smell of smoke, it's the smell of mildew and mold, so we've been blogging the last three or four months about restoration services and the need for restoration."

Orr added, "The guy who's got the photos we smell in the storeroom now, Edward, he called me up two weeks ago. He was thinking that he was going to have to go to a restoration service to pay $20 to $100 per image to have them restored. He had thousands of photos, and he already lost about half of them in a fire. He poked through charred remains and pulled the remaining photos out of the ashes. There was water damage, everything was covered in soot. To make a long story short, a lot of those photos are going to be restored just fine now."

In November of 2015, DPS Dave highlighted their new dust removal filter, a system that removes dust and dust damage at the time the photo is scanned. By automating this restoration process, DPS Dave is able to offer their customers prices far below the industry standard.

Typically, it costs around $20 per picture for these manual restoration services. But because DPS Dave uses a custom scanning process that simultaneously restores photos, the process can cost as little as twenty cents per image.

Recently, the photo restoration company has seen numerous individuals who have experienced fires in their homes, either looking to restore damaged photographs or digitally back-up their remaining photographs in order to prevent losing them.

Now, DPS Dave wants to reinforce the need to digitize slides and photographs because of how susceptible they are to disaster and the ravages of time. When digitized, photographs are "forever flawless."

Many surveys reveal that photographs are often one of the first things people think about saving when disaster strikes. DPS Dave recognizes this, and because of it, invested in a very robust dust removal system that now gets rid of smoke particles and helps to restore damaged photographs.

DPS Dave's scanners can also accommodate damaged photo slides as well. While water and smoke damage can affect the frame the slide was in, the slide itself will not be affected. DPS Dave's scanner system can flatten out frames and scan the slides, regardless of the frame's damage.

DPS Dave feels that scanning and digitizing photographs will not only have the same effect as restoring damaged photos, but will preserve them forever.

"We take fragile, irreplaceable, and highly valuable photographs and turn them into things that will be flawless forever, that can be shared freely and openly," said Orr.

About DPS Dave

DPSDave.com, LLC can help with a variety of photographic needs, namely photo scanning and slide scanning services. They can scan to economy, high definition, or presentation quality. DPSDave.com can do amazing things with fade restoration, resolution, and dynamic range. To learn more about their services, visit http://www.dpsdave.com.

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