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Professional Fine Art Restoration in Chicago, IL


    A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported that over $2 billion in fine art will be sold this month at New York City’s major auction houses, including Sotheby’s and Christie’s International. Among the offerings are Pablo Picasso’s “Women of Algiers” and six paintings spanning the career of Impressionist painter Claude Monet.

    Of course, owning original artwork created by the masters isn’t the norm for most folks. However, over the decades, many fine works of art have been created in or moved to Chicago where they’re proudly displayed in public and commercial buildings. These works – whether they’re paintings, sculptures, vases, walling hangings, maps, framed historical photos or antiques – often represent tremendous monetary, sentimental, artistic and/or historical value. Unfortunately, they’re susceptible to fire or water damage if a disaster strikes.

    If that happens, building owners and facility managers can quickly turn to ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons for professional fire, flood and water damage restoration services and expert fine art and antique restoration. Fine art restoration is a type of conservation treatment, according to the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, and it specifically refers to an attempt to bring cultural property closer to its original appearance.

    When you call ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons, our highly trained restoration technicians will put their best equipment, products and procedures to work immediately. Quick action is needed to minimize damage. For example, depending on the type of fire your building experienced, the resulting smoke and soot can deposit a fine dust or an oily residue, leaving chemicals that will immediately begin to interact with the paint or surface of a valuable object. In disasters involving water, moisture can easily and quickly seep into mats and other framing materials, causing bubbles, bulges or bleeding.

    If fine art or antiques are under your care, keep our telephone number (763-376-1110) handy so you can contact us. With the utmost care and efficiency, we’ll professionally restore your valuable items to their appropriate pre-loss condition.


    • Nasutsa Mabwa

      Nasutsa Mabwa is President of ServiceMaster by Simons, a MBE/WBE City of Chicago and State of Illinois certified firm. She is a 2020 Daily Herald Business Ledger C-Suite awardee, a member of Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40 and a 2018 ServiceMaster(c) Achiever Award recipient. She is a Civic Federation Board Member, an Advisory Board Member for as President Elect on the Executive Committee for the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. She is IICRC certified for WRT & FSRT.

      About ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons
      Restoration By Simons is an MBE/WBE certified firm and family-run company serving both Cook and Lake County, Illinois. Recently, the company was awarded a variety of honors, including the SB100 Best of Small Business Award Winner 2021, Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, recipient of the 2020 Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, and the recipient of the 2020 Skokie Business of the Year Award, Honorable Mention Category. Restoration By Simons provides disaster restoration services including water and flood damage restoration, fire and smoke damage restoration, mold remediation, to residential and commercial customers in both Cook and Lake County IL.

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