Power tools and equipment
- Allow machine to dry out fully, then apply light machine oil to bare metal surfaces. Partially disassemble if necessary to dry interior areas that may trap water.
- Find an electrician who can check out the electrical components and/or have it repaired by a professional.
- See “e-Salvage” for information on electronics.
- Use WD-40 to speed the drying—the gummy residue will collect dust and cause you problems later on
- Put lubricant on non-metallic parts
- Rinse, blot, and air dry; metal parts should then be oiled with light machine oil.
Fire-damaged tools may sometimes be salvaged by a qualified metalsmith.