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Essential Things to Note About Water Mitigation for Electronics in Kansas Homes

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

water damaged kitchen floor; refriderator shown Electronics and appliances are common items in every home. SERVPRO is always on call to safely restore your home.

SERVPRO Uses Simple and Advanced Approaches in Kansa Homes to Save Electronicsl

Since there are several electronics in a home, water intrusion can impact some if not all of them. An appropriate response helps limit damage or salvage some affected items. Electronics pose many challenges to water restoration, unlike other house items like furniture, which can be readily dried or subjected to rigorous cleaning procedures.

When conducting water mitigation in Kansas households, managing affected electronics depends on how the damage occurs. SERVPRO facilitates some of the mitigation processes or involves a specialist to help clean and restore appliances and other electronic items

Water damage can affect electronics through:

  • Direct water contact
  • High indoor humidity
  • Temperature plummeting to the dew point

Water can splash on items or submerge them if placed on the floor. Such direct contact causes significant damage since the water involved is sufficient to reach the internal components of an appliance. Timely intervention can improve the chances of saving such items since significant damage rarely happens immediately on contacting water.

Actions that help electronics exposed to water include:

  • Unplugging all items from power sources
  • Extracting any water inside the items
  • Maintaining temperature above the dew point

SERVPRO helps ensure that such actions are taken in good time for effectiveness. For instance, when you call, our customer support staff guide you on the immediate steps you can take to save valued items, including unplugging them from power sources. We can also assist with water removal and temperature regulation on arrival at your property, especially if portable heaters are necessary.

Apart from the damage caused by direct water contact, problems can develop from exposure to humid air due to condensation inside the items. When our SERVPRO technicians set up dehumidifiers in the property during restoration, evaporation from standing water cannot drive humidity to unsafe levels.

SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown handles all types of water mitigation. Call us at (816) 895-8890. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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