A TV did that?
We were recently called out to a local bank to clean up fire and water damage. The damage was so extensive the entire Bank needed to be re mediated down to the studs of the structure.
What could cause this much damage you ask? A television. There was an electrical fire causing a malfunction. Due to the lack of fire sprinklers in the building, the smoke and minor flames engulfed the inside of the structure.
When we arrived onsite the smell of smoke was evident. All salvageable items needed to be placed to the side and cleaned thoroughly.
With this loss being in bank there were any machines and electronic devices. The next question would be, "Can those be cleaned and salvaged?"
Yes as long as the electronics themselves have not been altered by the fire or too badly effected by the smoke. Most often if the items have heavy smoke damage they are still able to pull a good portion of the valuable information off of them for the owner. With this being said, it is also a good idea to always back up your important documents and information. This would include all login information and important documents such as photos and licenses.
Until the building is rebuilt and put back together the items that were saved and cleaned can be put into a POD and stored on site. Having these items onsite will make the process easier on the end of the job to move everything back to where is was and resume business.