Quick Tips for Saving Water-Soaked Electronics

Quick Tips for Saving Water-Soaked Electronics

My Electronics Have Water Damage, Now What?

Just about everyone has experienced the pain of electronic damage after an unfortunate drop or puddle. Because water and electronics do not mix, after your business experiences flooding, you might be thinking there is nothing you can do but be out thousands of dollars to replace your electronics. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can help save your equipment.

The first step is to turn off the power. This helps to reduce the risk of wiring issues and electrical fires after a water loss. This also reduces the risk of harm to those still on the property after a loss.

Before touching flooded electronics, there are a few things you want to do:
  • Turn off the building’s main power
  • Unplug the device if it is safe to do so
  • Remove the battery
  • Verify that there is no power to the device

This can prevent a nasty shock. If the device was not on and it does not have an internal battery, there might not be any damage once it dries out. Do not power it on until you are certain it is completely dry.

The second step is to disassemble the device. Only follow this step if you are experienced with the make of the electronic.

If you know what you are doing, you can disassemble the device to let out the rest of the water and speed drying. Check the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that taking it apart does not void your policy.

Use a Light Acid or Base To Clean the Components

To clean flooded electronics, take a weak acid or base such as water mixed with laundry detergent and wipe off the components. This can remove any residue left behind as it dries. Be sure to use a soft nonstatic cloth or cotton swab dipped in the solution to prevent corrosion. You have to be very careful when doing this. It is very easy to damage the tiny components.

Call In a Professional

When in doubt, call a company specializing in water damage and wet electrical components in Fayetteville, AR. Professionals know what to do and can help you decide the best way to dry out your electrical devices. Flooded electronics may be salvaged if you take the correct action. Our team has a full contents restoration division, where we restore items after fire, water, and flood damage. We utilize several different methods to restore both hard and soft contents affected by disaster.
Remember, safety is your first priority. If you are unsure whether it is safe, contact the professionals at NWA Restore It, Inc. Our team works around the clock to ensure the homes and businesses in our community are taken care of after water, fire, mold, and storm damage. We are a full service restoration company. From mitigation to reconstruction, our team is equipped to handle it all. For fast and efficient disaster restoration services, don’t hesitate to give our team at NWA Restore It a call!
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