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Water Damage Comes In Many Forms

Jul 16, 2008
The majority of time when we think of water damage, we usually think about it happening in the home from one source or another, but actually when we think about it, precautions should be taken to protect many things in our life from damage sustained from water exposure. The home is by far the only thing that water can cause devastation to or even destroy.

What comes to mind second about water is what kind of devastation that it can do to electronic items of all kinds. Get water spilled into or an electronic item and it could mean certain death. This might not hold true in all cases, but in some it is. Digital cameras are really at risk of being totally destroyed by water or other liquids. It seems that repairing digital cameras or digital video cameras can be extremely difficult or impossible to repair after they are soaked. It might be worth checking into, but restoring it, if it can be, might cost as much as replacing the item.

What might surprise you are laptop computers and cell phones. For some reason they might actually stand a chance if they are only wet with water, but as with the digital cameras, you might not always be so lucky. Sometimes if you will just drain as much water from the laptop or cell phone as you can and leave it to dry out for several days, it might work fine. Might is the key word. If it does not function properly when you turn it back on, you can go ahead and see about having it repaired.

The main thing with any electronic item that gets wet is to turn it off and unplug it immediately. Do not attempt to turn it back on until you are certain it has had time to dry completely. If you want to be on the safe side, go ahead and take it to a repair person and let them deal with it.

Another expensive item that can be damaged severely by water is your vehicle. People can be in serious danger themselves when they try to cross flooded creeks or streams when it has rained heavily. Flash flooding has caused many human deaths and vehicle deaths as well. Just as with some electronics, just because your car was partially submerged with water does not mean that it can not be repaired. You will have to consider the cost of repair against the value of the car. Normally the insurance company will determine whether the damage is too substantial or not.

It just goes to show that we have to beware of the potential damage that water can do to many things. We have to have it to survive, but it surely can wreak a lot of havoc when it comes in contact with the wrong things.
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