How Do You Dry Electronics After A Water Leak?
SERVPRO® professionals have the experience to help you save these resources in your home.
Leakages can cause havoc in a home. Water leaks can cause damage to electronics throughout a home. Homeowners often use their phones and tablets in multiple rooms. Experts who are familiar with how to protect your equipment and data can save you money.
What type of damage can a water leak usually cause?
A water leak can cause power problems with various electronics in your house. It is important to remove electronics from harm as soon as possible.
What are the first steps when electronics become damaged?
First, ensure there are no electrical hazards. All electronics must be unplugged and backup batteries disconnected. Fuse breakers and trip breakers also need to be removed.
What are the other steps?
All electronics should be removed from any exposed areas if possible. To prevent further water damage, electronics should be covered with plastic if possible.
What about the water leaking from the leak?
SERVPRO® professionals are skilled in removing any standing water. You should wipe away any water remaining from your electrical equipment after the water has been removed. Do not turn on the equipment until you have thoroughly evaluated it. Otherwise, further damage could be caused by running an electric charge through electronics.
What equipment can we use in addition?
SERVPRO® professionals may use dehumidification equipment to stabilize electronics. As this can lead to corrosion and condensation, electronics should not be allowed to cool to the room's dew point.
What happens if you need more specialized knowledge?
We may need to use an electronics restoration specialist in order to finish the job and ensure the integrity of the electronics.