RepairLabs Conducts a Study Proving Rice Is the Worst Option for a Water Damaged Device

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RepairLabs.com has conducted an in-depth experiment pitting the top methods for drying a mobile device after getting it wet, proving that rice is the worst possible option available.

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“We know here how corrosive the chlorine in water can be, and rice always makes the situation worse, so we set out to show everybody why rice is a really bad option. Our goal is always to help the customer in any way we can...

RepairLabs, an express-ship device repair center has run an in-depth study on the best option for drying your mobile device if you get it wet by mistake, and the myths associated with the most popular drying mehtods. Knowing that the common perception is that you should put your device in rice, RepairLabs set out to prove that this is the worst option available to you, while showcasing alternatives that are much more effective.

The testing methods chosen by RepairLabs consisted of; rice, a blow dryer, alcohol bath, desiccant crystals, and the RepairLabs Cleaning Process that they use when customers send in a water damaged device.

Taylor Huddleston, RepairLabs Head Technician had this to say on the subject. “We know here how corrosive the chlorine in water can be, and rice always makes the situation worse, so we set out to show everybody why rice is a really bad option. Our goal is always to help the customer in any way we can, and we felt this was a great way to do just that. Knowledge is power.”

With the cleaning options chosen, RepairLabs then proceeded to soak five iPhones in pool water for five minutes, afterwards removing them, shaking them out and getting them set up for their chosen cleaning process.

After sitting for the time that RepairLabs allotted for each solution to work most effectively, RepairLabs removed each product from their respective container and proceeded to tear them down and document the results.

“I had always heard that rice was the best option, but the Certified Technicians here told me that that was not true at all, so after watching this testing closely, I have to agree with them whole-heartedly, rice is a terrible option!” exclaimed DJ Dixon, RepairLabs Community Director.

The results were exactly what the Certified Technicians at RepairLabs thought they would be, rice proved to be the least effective drying method out of the bunch, with alcohol and a blow dryer leading the test group for in-home solutions. The phone that was put through the RepairLabs’ Cleaning Process was spotless, and was by far the best option, but is the only one not available from home.

About RepairLabs.com: RepairLabs was founded in 2009 to provide consumers with an excellent and affordable repair shop for Apple devices, and has continually expanded until now, where they cover almost all major mobile electronic devices. Nationally recognized as a leading source in repair knowledge, the RepairLabs blog has consistently delivered cutting-edge analysis and reports and has been cited on countless authority news hubs, such as; TechMeme.com, Forbes.com, and theVerge.com. Learn more at http://www.repairlabs.com or call 1-888-755-1115.

DJ Dixon
(316) 869-2865
RepairLabs.com

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