The Cost of Fire Damage: How Much Revenue Can You Lose and How to Recover
Electronics are a major part of our lives, and they can be destroyed by fire. If you've experienced a fire in your home or business, it's important to know that electronics will likely be damaged. If they aren't cleaned properly, they could cause further problems down the road.
What happens if they aren't cleaned?
Electronics can become damaged when exposed to heat, smoke and ash residue during a fire event. This damage can result in short-circuiting or other issues that could lead to further problems with your devices later on. It's best to clean them immediately after exposure so that their performance doesn't suffer from these effects later on.
Types of Damage Caused by Fire
There are three main types of damage that can occur in a fire: smoke damage, soot damage, and water damage.
Smoke Damage - When you think about the effects of smoke on electronics after a fire, it's easy to imagine that all the smoke will just blow away with the wind once the flames have been extinguished. Unfortunately for your devices this isn't quite true--in fact there are many ways that even small amounts of residual smoke can cause lasting harm to your electronics. The most common way this happens is through condensation within internal components, as temperatures cool down and humidity rises during cleanup efforts following an incident like this one.
Why Cleaning Electronics is Necessary
Cleaning your electronics after a fire is necessary to prevent further damage to the device. When smoke and soot are left on electronic equipment, they can cause corrosion that will damage components and make them unusable.
Cleaners are available for every type of electronic device; however, professional cleaning services provide the best results because they have specialized equipment designed specifically for each type of product (such as televisions or computers). These cleaners know how best to clean each individual model based on its construction materials and specifications--and they know how long it takes for certain parts inside an item's casing before they become damaged by heat exposure during a fire event!
Types of Cleaning Services Available
There are many types of cleaning services available, and each one can be used for different purposes. Exterior and interior cleaning is the most common type of service and includes cleaning your device's body, screens and buttons. Deodorization is another option that helps remove smoke odors from electronics so they smell fresh again. Data recovery services can be used to retrieve any important files that were lost during a fire or other disaster.
Cost of Cleaning Services
The cost of cleaning your electronics depends on the type of service you need and the size of your item. If you're looking for a simple wipe down, it will be less than if you need major repairs or replacement parts. The extent of damage is also a factor in determining how much a repair will cost.
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Cleanup services are available for both residential and commercial customers, so you can rest assured that your devices will be taken care of in the best way possible. Give SERVPRO a call today.