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How Do You Dry Electronics After a Water Leak in Westerly?

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

woman standing by window holding tablet Water quickly damages the electronics we have come to rely on make our lives easier. Don't stress over water damage. Call SERVPRO!

Rely on the Experience of SERVPRO Professionals to Help Save These Resources in Your Westerly Home

Water leaks often wreak havoc throughout a home. Homeowners use electronics in many rooms, which means a water leak can take out phones, tablets, and even computers and larger items. Given the hidden cost of lost equipment and data, you should consider using experts who know how to protect these items.

What kind of damage does a water leak typically cause?

Having a water leak in your Westerly home can cause power issues with different electronics. It is vital to get your electronics out of harm's way as quickly as possible.

What are the initial procedures when electronics are damaged?

The first step is to ensure that no electrical hazards are present. Also, all electronics should be unplugged, backup batteries should be disconnected, and all fuse breakers or trip breakers need removing.

What other steps are involved?

If possible, remove all electronics should from the exposed environment. If removal is not possible, electronics should be covered with plastic to prevent additional water damage.

What about the water from the leak?

SERVPRO professionals know how to remove any standing water. After the water removal process, wipe any remaining excess water from electrical equipment. Don't turn the equipment back on until it has been thoroughly evaluated, as running a charge through electronics may cause further damage.

What other equipment may we use?

Dehumidification equipment may be used by SERVPRO professionals to stabilize the electronics. Electronics should not be allowed to cool to the dew point of the room, as this can cause condensation and corrosion.

What if further specialized expertise is required?

To finish the job and verify the integrity of the electronics, we may use a qualified electronics restoration specialist to complete any necessary work. 

Count on SERVPRO of Washington County to help save your electronics. Call us at (401) 315-2337 for an evaluation.

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