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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Home Fire Damage - Items you must throw away!

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

When recovering from a fire it's important to understand that there are some things that will never be restored. These are the top items that must be replaced by your insurance company.

  1. Exposed Food - Any open containers of food must be thrown away. Anything that is stored in a box, cloth, or plastic should also be thrown out. Even caned and bottled items that were close to the heat should be removed.
  2. Pharmaceuticals - If the heat and smoke of the fire were close to any types of medicine they should be thrown away.
  3. Cosmetics - The chemicals of the smoke may have permeated the cosmetics leaving behind an acidic byproduct that nobody should put on their face.

Make sure that the items above are removed from the home and not used. However, make sure to take pictures and make of list of items disposed of to turn into your insurance company.

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