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Tips for Salvaging Electronics After a Fire

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

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Fire Cleanup Process

Your home in Corbett, OK, probably has several electronic devices that make life easier and more enjoyable. If your home catches fire, however, these devices need professional cleaning before you can use them again. Here are some things you can expect from fire restoration experts during the fire cleanup process.

Just because a device looks fine on the surface, that doesn't mean it's safe to use. Technicians will probably want to complete a thorough inspection of all the electronic equipment in your home:

  • Computers
  • Televisions
  • DVD players
  • Gaming systems

Device inspection involves more than just looking at the surface of the machine. They may have to open up the device and look for signs of smoke damage to the wires and other sensitive components. Smoke is highly corrosive and can cause a device to short or stop working altogether. Waiting for the device to be approved by technicians before you turn it on again may mean the difference between saving it and having to replace it.

Fire cleanup for electronics is a delicate process that should only be handled by certified professionals. They have to do more than just wipe down the surface. Every molecule of smoke residue must be removed gently. This ensures that your device is cleaned without causing further damage. An air compressor may be used to blow out large smoke or soot particles. Ultrasonic technology can remove smaller particles without damaging the fragile inner components of the machine. Once the process is complete, technicians can test the equipment to make sure it is working properly.
You should never use electronic equipment that has been in or near a house fire until you have the green light from the fire cleanup company to do so. That doesn't automatically mean you need to throw them out, though. Always have your equipment inspected and cleaned by knowledgeable, experienced experts.

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