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Four Cleaning Gadgets To Help With Water Damage

Whenever water damage strikes, it can be an unnerving event that leaves us feeling hopeless as we see one or more of our possessions potentially impacted beyond salvation. Knowing what to do in the aftermath of such an event can make the difference between being able to salvage the items in question and having to toss them in the trash. Fortunately, the power to rectify the situation in many cases falls into the hands of the owner, who – with a little bit of preparedness – will be able to act responsively to achieve the best results. Below, we will discuss four gadgets that can be utilized to save a number of water-damaged items and hopefully restore a sense of normalcy in an otherwise awful situation.

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Shop Vac 5 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

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Oh, the classic wet/dry vac: you never know when you will need it, but you are always glad to have it when the situation dictates. The Shop Vac 5 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac ($30) can be used to remove excess water from floors and other areas where the accumulation of such can cause permanent damage to carpets, floors and even the structural integrity of the home. What makes this inexpensive vacuum so great is the fact that when you are not facing a deluge of damage, it can also be used to clean carpets, suck up cobwebs and otherwise function around the home like a traditional vacuum cleaner.

Bheestie Bag

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Designed predominantly for use with mobile phones that have sustained water damage, the Bheestie Bag does what traditional home remedies like rice have been doing for ages – but much more effectively. The patented molecular structures inside the bag absorb the maximum amount of liquid possible, usually taking anywhere from 48 to 72 hours. Coming in one and two-ounce variations, the Bheestie Bag ($20) can be reused daily for up to one year, meaning that multiple items or instances of water damage to small electronic devices can be handled.

Phoenix 200 MAX LGR Dehumidifier

While this device is the most expensive gadget on the list ($2,100), the Phoenix 200 MAX LGR Dehumidifier is meant for serious business and offers the best results of any of the items listed here. Designed for use in large rooms that have suffered significant water damage, the 200 MAX LGR unit can passively extract up to 30 gallons of water per day from floors, walls and furniture. When utilizing immediately following water damage, the Phoenix can help prevent any permanent water damage to the structure of your home and other valuables.

Extech Water Damage Restoration Kit

Costing approximately $400, the Extech Water Damage Restoration Kit is often used by contractors to determine whether ongoing water cleanup efforts are going according to plan. Three unique meters are included to help measure the amount of water remaining in wood, drywall and the air – all of which are great indicators as to whether the problems associated with water damage are being tackled. While not conventional for every task, those suffering from extensive water damage to the home will find that this gadget is a godsend.

Author Bio: Ken Rogers, is a general manager at Steamatic, one of the leading water damage restoration company based in Canada. He is a blogging enthusiast and often writes to offer useful tips to people.

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