Deciding How To Tackle A Mess

Deciding How To Tackle A Mess

2 Ways To Handle Wet Electronics

by Rosa Pascual

If you had some pipes burst in your ceiling, it's possible that you ended up with some water in your electronics. Water and electronics don't mix. However, just because your electronics get wet doesn't mean that they are totally destroyed. It's possible that they can be salvaged and you can still use them. However, you have to make sure that you take care of them right away and in the right way. 

Cut the Power

The first thing you need to do is to make sure that there is no power running to those electronics. If you can safely get to them, pull the power cords. If there is water standing on the floor, don't take the chance of trying to pull the power cord, just go to your circuit breaker and turn off the circuit for that area. It's always better to be overly careful when it comes to water and electricity. If the device has a battery, like your laptop or a phone, make sure that it is turned off, and if you can, remove the battery. For something small, like your phone or tablet, you can put it in a large reusable plastic bag with a lot of rice. You want to make sure that you have enough rice to partially bury the device in. If you can open the battery compartment, make sure that it is open. The rice will draw out the moisture. You will need to leave it in there for at least 48 hours before you try to turn the device back on. 

Call the Professionals

Another thing you can do, instead of trying to handle it all on your own, is to call a company that works with water remediation. They will be able to help you with your electronics. They will have the tools that are necessary to dry everything out. Those tools could include containers that are big enough to hold your TV or gaming system that is attached to a dehumidifier. That will help to pull out the moisture, especially if it's coupled with hot air being blown through the container. 

Having water end up all over your house because you have had a burst pipe in your ceiling is no fun. Thinking of having to replace hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of electronics is even less fun. However, just because your electronics got wet doesn't mean that they are completely useless.  


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Deciding How To Tackle A Mess

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