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Troubleshooting Different Devices

When it comes right down to it, it isn't easy to troubleshoot electronics. In addition to having delicate circuitry, electronics can also be pre-programmed with complex code that is difficult to delineate. Fortunately, with a little focus and attention, you can make your electronics even more functional. I began thinking carefully about what I could do to troubleshoot devices in my home, and I was able to find a team of professionals who really knew how to fix things. They went through the entire space and worked hard to make things right, and it was cool to see how much they helped.


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2 Things To Do If Your Electronics Get Damaged In A Flood

When you have had a flood in your house, there are going to be all kinds of things that you are going to have to deal with. One of the things that you have to deal with is your electronics. With all that water, it's bound to have gotten into your electronics and possibly ruined them. However, there are things that you can do that can possibly save your electronics and get them working again. 

Kill the Power

The first thing you need to do is to kill the power to your electronics. You want to make sure that you are doing it safely. Firstly, make sure that you are as dry as possible. If you are wearing wet clothes, try to change into something dry. If you can pull the plug, then go ahead and do that. If you can't get to things like TVs or video game systems to pull their plug, then go to the circuit break or fuse box and see if you can use them safely. If the devices are handheld or powered by batteries, then make sure to take the batteries out and set them aside so that they can dry out too. 

Dry Them

Well, you aren't necessarily going to grab a towel and dry everything out, but there are things that you can do to dry everything out. For small devices like your phone, tablets, or other similar things, you can put them in a bag of rice. Put the device in the rice so that it is as covered as possible. You are going to want to leave it there for a couple of days. Rice acts as a desiccant and absorbs the moisture from your device. The rice is large enough that it won't get caught in any of your devices, so it shouldn't cause any damage.

For larger electronics, like your TV, DVD player, or gaming systems, putting them in a bag of rice isn't practical or possible. Try to set the device so that any remaining water can drain out. That may include setting the device on its side so that water can slowly drip out and setting the devices on the rack so that the device doesn't sit in any water that runs out of the device. 

If you are worried about your electronic devices after a flood, you can always take them to a repair shop, such as Carlson Scale Inc., that specializes in electronics and they can help you figure out if they are repairable or if you need to replace them.