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3 Reasons to Have Electronics Cleaned After a Fire

10/26/2021 (Permalink)

Personal computer burnt If your electronics have been damaged by fire you should contact a company that provides computer cleanup services.

Clean Your Electronics After a Fire

It is easy to forget about electronics when you are concerned about the structural integrity of your business or commercial property following a fire. Yet, exposure to open flames, high heat, and smoke can make computers or other devices short and cause an electrical fire. Here are three reasons to have electronics professionally cleaned following a fire.

1. Smoke damage can corrode circuits and metal components. Even if a computer or another device did not warp or melt due to high temperatures, the presence of smoke can rust circuitry and other components. This makes these devices unreliable and potentially unsafe to turn on or use.

2. Electronics exposed to fire or smoke may short circuit or fail. If you do power on a computer or device that was in a commercial property during a fire, you may raise the risk of another electrical fire. These devices can short circuit or malfunction and should not be used until they have been cleaned or as much data as possible has been backed up and transferred to a replacement device.

3. Exposure to high heat, smoke, and soot can cause data loss. Hard drives are very sensitive. If you attempt to access files or records on a computer or device that has been exposed to heat, fire, or smoke, you may lose valuable data. A company that cleans electronics may also offer backup or data restoration services.

You should never attempt to use a computer or electronic device that has survived a fire, even if it appears intact until an expert ensures that there is no risk of starting an electrical fire. Cleanup specialists can help you determine whether to restore or replace these items. If you are concerned about the condition of the electronics in your commercial property in Ladue, MO, contact a fire damage remediation company that provides computer cleanup services.

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