When water invades your home or business due to a flood or other forms of water damage, it can affect everything it touches.

Water damage can affect surfaces, walls, furniture, and electronics. It leaves homeowners questioning just what, if anything, can be salvaged.

Electronics pose a bigger problem, as they are often susceptible to water damage and are costly to replace.

Whether dealing with a home computer, appliance, or some other electronic device, it’s essential to handle electronics carefully that have sustained water damage.

Depending on the extent of the flood or water damage, your electronics may fall into three separate categories.

Safety First: Some Rules to Consider

Sometimes in our own panic to salvage electronics in our home or business, we forget: water and electronics are not a great pair.

Therefore, there are few safety considerations you should consider before trying to salvage your electronics from water damage:

  • Don’t ever turn on electronics that may have been exposed to water damage or water vapor.
  • Unplug the electronic device.
  • Do not attempt to dry components in a microwave or conventional oven.
  • Do not open up wet electronics to air dry. Please leave that job to a qualified technician.

Safety should always be your primary concern after a flood or other water damage. Items can be replaced, but people cannot, so please leave any extensive salvaging to a trained professional.

While time is of the essence when it comes to water damage, when calling for help, it’s important to get a few questions answered before they start the process.

Here are a few questions you should ask before deciding on a recovery and restoration specialist.

  1. How long have you been in business?
  2. Are your technicians certified?
  3. Have you handled rapid response issues before?
  4. Are you available 24-hours a day?
  5. Do you have any testimonials or customer service reviews I can read?
  6. What technology do you use in your cleanup?
  7. Do you work with insurance companies?

Having a few of these questions answered can give you a better sense if the company is reputable, responsible, and able to do the job to your expectations. The last thing you want when you call a company desperate for help is to be bamboozled because of your circumstance.

So take the time to make sure you are getting a trustworthy and reliable service provider.

Make the Right Call at the Right Time

Water damage can be a nightmare for families and businesses. It often means letting go of prized possessions you never wanted to lose. It can often take time to fix the damage left by water and leave families and businesses looking for solutions.

Sometimes, it boils down to making the right call at the right time. The professionals at Georgia Water and Fire Restoration have been helping to restore homes and businesses since 1989.

Their 24-hour service and fast, reliable service have earned the trust of homeowners and businesses in the Atlanta area for years.

We offer services to help restore your home from water damage, fire damage, mold damage, and storm damage. So the next time you need to make a call, make it Georgia Water and Fire Restoration.