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What Should You Do with Water Damaged Electronics in Your Business?

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water on keyboard of laptop Electronic damage is not always visible, and so it's often safest to avoid touching or moving electronic items.

Electronics are often important tools that keep a business operating at its best. Unfortunately, water damage can result in flooded electronics, which can cause your business in Miami, FL, to come to a standstill. However, there are several useful steps you can take after your electronic items have been damaged in a flood.

1. Turn Off the Power

Though you may be tempted to try to see if your electronic items work after water damage has occurred, it's often wise not to touch the items while the power is still on in your building. Electronic damage is not always visible, and so it's often safest to avoid touching or moving electronic items and to instead turn off the power in your property. Turning off the power in your building can help to prevent various issues, such as electrical fires, from occurring.

2. Keep the Building Dry

In order to mitigate the damage to your flooded electronics, keeping your business as dry as possible is generally wise. However, the manner in which you dry out your building is important. Using fans, air conditioning or heaters can actually be detrimental to your damaged electronics, as these items use electricity to function. Instead, it can be helpful to open the windows in your business in order to improve the airflow and dry out your items safely.

3. Contact Professionals

Depending on the item and the extent of the damage, it is sometimes possible for electronic items to be restored. However, it can be hazardous and time-consuming to attempt to restore any of your electronic items on your own. You may find it helpful to contact emergency restoration specialists who can safely remove your items from your business and can attempt restoration.

After a flood, you likely want your business to recover as quickly as possible, and knowing how to handle flooded electronics can help to achieve this goal. By turning off the power in your building, keeping your property as dry as possible and contacting professionals quickly, you can often minimize the damage to your electronics.

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