How to clean my computers like a professional after a small office fire.
Posted on 2006-11-03
So the office suffered a small fire overnight from a malfunctioning clock it would seem. Luckily nobody was hurt and the extent of the damages are small in comparison to what could have happened. There wasn’t much damage from the actual fire but the soot traveled far beyond expectations.
What I need right now is a list of things I should purchase and how best to go about cleaning about 5-7 desktop machines and one decent-sized server. The fire was never near any of these (save one desktop machine that has a lot of black on the outside) but I know that soot has a way of traveling far and seeping in through vent holes.
I am mainly interested in how to properly and professionally clean the insides with the lowest risk of damage. I already understand that a data vac would be a good start but what about cleaning, wiping or whatever. Perhaps you had a similar experience?
Please do not bother with a solution like, “hire a pro to clean them” as I will be the pro that cleans them.