Fortunately, These Pictures Were Spared From a House Fire

house-fire[Reposted] We received an email from a past client with a story that was both heartbreaking and an uplifting preparedness tip.

It got us thinking, again, about how a company that scans photos is so important in people’s lives and why it is vital that no one should delay in getting their photos scanned.
Insurance replaces your material items but do you know what you can’t replace but you can protect? Your photos.

You can buy a new TV, sofa or refrigerator but can you buy your daughter’s first steps or your wedding day? Whether you use ScanMyPhotos, some other photo scanning company or you are inspired to go out, buy a scanner and do it yourself, we URGE you to scan your photos now! You never know what tomorrow may bring.


Here is Pat’s story:

For some reason, I felt a urgency to convert many of our photos to disks. I worried about preserving them. Twice I sent a box of photos to you and felt great relief loading them onto my computer. The morning of November 12, 2012 I awoke to the unimaginable- our house was on fire! We managed to make it outside with just the clothes on our back.

As the flames rolled through the roof I knew we were losing everything. Thoughts of family heirlooms disappearing and our family photos burning and the loss of those felt vnbearable. I realized that just inside the front door was my laptop and on it were hundreds of our favorite treasured pictures! I opened the door, reached in for the laptop and yanked it out of the wall it was charging in. That was the only item I saved that day.

Now, as we slowly rebuild our house and our lives I know a precious part of our past remains because of the service you provide!

I never would have thought our new house would catch fire. Now we look forward to the future, but thanks to your company we still have our connection to the past. You’ve made a difference in our lives.

 

Sincerely,
P Fogo
Sheffield Lake, Ohio

Consider the following statistics from National Fire Protection Agency:


    • In 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to 370,000 home structure1 fires.1

    • These fires caused 13,910 civilian injuries, 2,520 civilian deaths, $6.9 billion in direct damage.1

  • One home structure fire was reported every 85 seconds.2

Please DO NOT WAIT. Scan your photos, negatives, and slides today. Don’t forget those old home movies, too. As Pat said, by scanning their family photos, “we still have our connection to the past” and that is what photos represent, a connection to family history for present and future generations.


Recommended Links for more information

http://www.nfpa.org/

References

1. U.S. Home Structure Fires Fact Sheet – National Fire Protection Agency
2. The US Fire Problem – National Fire Protection Agency

 

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Photo Scanning Customer Reviews

customer-serviceYou’ve heard from us… for 25-years now, but what are people saying who had ScanMyPhotos.com digitize their photos, 35mm slides and film negatives? What were they pleased about, or expressed concerns on?  Here is a sampling of customer feedback shared with ScanMyPhotos.com.


 

Great Service! I’ve just about got all my photos scanned Very convenient and great job!
December 08, 2015

 

Awesome customer service! They scanned 1,000 odd/sized pictures representing my whole life – even my wedding pictures – also my baby pictures! The package arrived today This will be a very special Christmas present for my children!
November 29, 2015

 

Have been happy with all the photos that I have sent to them Be sure and upgrade to 600 dpi
November 24, 2015

 

Easy to work with, great service!
November 24, 2015

 

Super easy to use and they do a wonderful job I have had them scan at least 10,000 photos over the past year with no problems they update you with emails along the process Would highly recommend and will continue to use!
November 18, 2015

 

Be very specific in how you want your photos scanned as they are not always in the order in which they are submitted
November 18, 2015

 

Customer Reviews

 

It is a GREAT service to keep your pictures safe
November 17, 2015

 

I would highly recommend this company and have sent many pictures for them to scan I have been very happy with the results as well as the quick turnaround time They notified me when they received my package, when they started processing and when they sent the pictures back It was scary to send my first package in but they were sensitive to the importance of the pictures, keeping you in the loop and getting them back to you safely
November 15, 2015

 

They do good work, just make sure you follow the instructions when you send in your photos
November 14, 2015

 

Follow their instructions and the results are great!
November 13, 2015

 

 

Great service
November 03, 2015

 

ScanMyPhotos

ScanMyPhotos.com digitized one-quarter billion pictures

Very happy with my picture disk. I had some very old pictures all different sizes and wasn’t sure how they would come out, ScanMyPhotos did a fantastic job. So happy I could upgrade to have the different sizes scanned.
October 08, 2015

 

Pay for the enhanced resolution for older photo’s. For digitized photo’s the 300 resolution was good enough but I think the 600 would have been better. Sorry I didn’t go for it.
September 29, 2015

 

Easy to ask questions and get truthful answers quickly. I like the email notifications of receipt and processing.
September 29, 2015

 

Perfect experience!
September 28, 2015

 

Very happy with the service and efficiency of ScanMyPhotos. The instructions for sending in the photos are so good that I really don’t have any other tips. I get emails when they receive the photos, when they start scanning and when they send them out. Helps to ease the worries of sending photos off.
September 22, 2015

 

The people at ScanMyPhotos.com were incredibly helpful! I got my CD with my photos within a week!
September 21, 2015

 

Great work.
September 16, 2015

 

Be sure to read all the small print BEFORE sorting out pictures for shipping to have them scanned. Could’ve save me a lot of time.
September 14, 2015

 

I have been getting progress updates and shipping info. It puts one at easy when waiting for precious pictures to come back.
September 14, 2015

 

Just received my first batch of 3,000 photos back from ScanMyPhotos. The pictures look wonderful on the disks. I would definitely recommend their upgrades. Can’t wait to send out the next batch of 3,000!!!
September 10, 2015

 

This rate is bare bones minimum. There are many extras, some of which you’ll want. It’s probably still a good deal.
September 08, 2015

 

It is great to have all my photo’s scanned in of our girls when they were younger. Put all my photos in a photo box and no longer have the bulky photo albums taking up space.
September 08, 2015

 

Follow their instructions and it’s a breeze
September 01, 2015

 

Follow their instructions and the results are great!
August 27, 2015

 

Give yourself plenty of time to prepare, read the contract carefully, follow the instructions. This is not hard but you need to pay attention.
August 24, 2015

 

ScanMyPhotos.com is great! I was nervous sending my photos all the way to California from Massachusetts as my photos are precious memories, scan my photos was great as soon as they received them they scanned them and I received my photos back within a week i sent them!! They don’t scan them in order, if you want it scanned in order you have to check the scan in order on the order form and it will cost you extra. This service is Great I didn’t have to sit and scan all of my 2,000 photos by myself which would’ve taking awhile and now I have all my photos on a DVD and USB which take up less space then the 7 big photos albums I had.
August 03, 2015

 

Great service! Was very happy with them.
July 30, 2015

 

Excellent results! Can not believe how nicely my 50 year old photos scanned onto the DVD. Also great communication from scanners while order was in progress. ScanMyPhotos has my trust! I will continue to use.
July 27, 2015

 

This service was very affordable compared to other local photo scan services. It’s important that the photos are the size specified. I had my measurements wrong, so I paid extra. But, still cheaper than doing it locally. Very nice, friendly staff.
July 27, 2015

 

It is a lot of work organizing and sizing, but the end result is worth all the trouble
July 17, 2015

 

I just uploaded the photos and was so pleased that they did my shots in “order” of years. I had bundled the photos into years of vacation photos and put an index card with dates on top. That was scanned and we followed in sequence. So happy that I did this…now I can eliminate a box of prints and just have the one CD!
July 16, 2015

 

You can ship in the post office flat rate box, it’s much cheaper to mail and you get tracking and insurance included.
July 07, 2015

 

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