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Which Water Mitigation Processes are Necessary to Save Electronics in Clearwater Properties?

9/19/2021 (Permalink)

water next to an electrical strip and appliance Team SERVPRO technicians specialize in water damage remediation especially when it comes to dealing with electronics, books and fine art.

SERVPRO Helps Establish Safeguards While Performing Water Damage Repairs

Water leaks affect many contents in a house, including electronics such as TVs, microwaves, stereos, and appliances. Unlike dealing with other items such as furniture, water mitigation involving electronics is challenging since it takes more than drying to reverse the damages. 

Successful water mitigation in your Clearwater home should help prevent corrosion of the internal components of your electronic appliances after a water leak. Even if the spilled water does not affect appliances directly, the high humidity in the house poses significant risks. SERVPRO takes steps to minimize the chances of corrosion while performing other restoration processes.

Damage to electronics is more likely during incidents involving significant amounts of water like:

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Leaking roof from storms

The risk posed by water to electronics can be immediate or long-term.  Short circuits fall in the immediate damage category and can cause irreparable damage. Our SERVPRO technicians confirm that all electronics are unplugged. We also disconnect backup batteries and remove fuses or trip breakers. 

Temperature changes also pose risks to electronic items, especially in a humidity-filled house. Letting the items cool down beyond the dew point leads to condensation and corrosion. Our SERVPRO technicians take various steps to ensure the temperatures in the storage areas where we put electronics do not dip below the dew point. In case power is turned off in the house, we use portable generators and portable heaters.

SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach can take the necessary steps during water mitigation to save electronics or other valuable items in your home. Call us at (727) 614-0099. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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