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Can Electronics Be Saved After Fire Damage?

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

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If you have recently experienced an electrical fire in your Des Moines, WA, business, you may have many concerns about where to begin in the restoration process. As you face the major task of inventorying your material losses, take time to address electronics that have been damaged by smoke. Before you scrap all of your business' valuable computers, contact a local fire restoration professional to learn more about what needs to be done to reverse the smoke damage.

Which Electronics Can Be Saved After a Fire?

When it comes to saving your electronics after fire exposure, salvageable items usually depend on the severity of the damage done. When you see soot and smoke residue all over your workplace, it is easy to assume all is lost. However, many of the following items can be professionally cleaned and restored to their previous condition:

  • Cameras
  • Videorecorders
  • Computer monitors
  • Televisions
  • Transistors

How Much Does Restoration Cost?
If you have a current fire insurance policy for your Des Moines, WA, business, many of your repairs and restoration costs could be covered. An electrical fire can cause extensive damage to your workplace electronics. Rather than paying up-front to replace all of your office computers, cameras, phones and monitors, try working with your insurance company along with your local restoration expert. The computer cleanup process can cost far less and will save you plenty of time as you avoid installing new technology.

Getting Reimbursement
If smoke or soot damage has taken place at your business place due to a neighboring electrical fire, you may still be eligible for reimbursement. Look to see if any of your electronic equipment is still covered under warranty. Likewise, contact your insurance provider to seek compensation to cover fire damage caused by someone else. Careful documentation and submission of necessary forms to your insurance company will also ensure the most timely reimbursement possible.

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