A house fire is a problem that no homeowner ever wants to deal with. Not only will it put you and your family at risk but a fire damage restoration project can also be a costly endeavor to undertake. Unfortunately, however, they do happen and the best thing you can do is pick up the pieces and to do this, you can start with your belongings.
Here’s what you can do to your things after a house fire.
When it comes to dealing with food after a fire, you’ll need to be extremely careful as they may have been exposed to heat, fire and soot, making them unsafe for consumption. Therefore, if you have any canned food at home, discard them immediately. If you have any refrigerated food, on the other hand, check if they’re still cold and that soot hasn’t penetrated it. If it’s clear that the food is safe, you’re more than free to keep it. Frozen foods, meanwhile, are safe to keep if they still have ice crystals and they still feel cold and hard.
Clothing and Textiles
According to fire restoration pros, clothes and textiles can be cleaned and disinfected, meaning you’re more than free to keep them. However, if they’ve sustained a significant amount of damage due to the fire, then discard it. When it comes to clothing for babies and children, on the other hand, be extra cautious as they have sensitive skin that can be affected by unclean clothing.
Medicines and Cosmetics
If you suspect that your medicines and cosmetics have been contaminated, discard them immediately. However, you’re also more than free to inspect medicines and cosmetics to see if they’re free of soot, dust and other chemicals. If they are, then you can keep them for future use.
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