BUSINESS INSIDER – When a phone accidentally falls in water, we normally run to get rice.
It’s common lore that if your phone doesn’t turn on after getting dunked in water, you put it in rice. The logic here is that the rice will soak up the water, and your phone will work again.
But rice can take up to three days to fully dry your phone, and even then it’s not guaranteed that it’ll work again.
A company called TekDry is setting up electronics-drying locations around the US, where customers with wet gadgets come to dry them for $70 in special machines that literally pull the water out of them in a vacuum chamber. But if your phone doesn’t work because the water damage went too far, you won’t be charged anything.
It’s a much better deal than buying a whole new phone.