Fire damage is not an easy thing to recover from, especially when some of the things you value the most have been damaged. While you can still keep some items, you must let go of certain items, even if they hold special meaning to you. It may be hard, but keep in mind that it is for you and your family’s safety.
Here are things that you should keep and items you should discard after a fire.
Most times, you can clean and disinfect clothes and textiles. You should only throw away these items if they are burnt. Be extra careful with clothes for babies and children.
You should get rid of food items that are in permeable containers, such as cloth, thin plastic bags, and cardboard. While sealed food may look fine, they are not safe to consume, especially if it has been closely exposed to fire. High temperatures can encourage the development of certain bacteria that can cause spoilage or cause the food to taste bad.
Inspect your kitchen carefully after a fire, paying attention to any smoke, water, and firefighting chemical damage. Dispose of any food items, bunging or rusted cans and food exposed to fire extinguisher dust. Building restoration experts also don’t suggest keeping food from a refrigerator that was damaged from the fire.
Medicines and Cosmetics
After a fire, you should check your medicine cabinet and makeup storage. Check these products for signs of heat, soot, fire extinguisher dust and other damage. Anything that is warped from high heat exposure must go straight to the trash.
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