Experiencing a house fire can be a traumatic experience. Although you want to salvage all your valuables, you may need to throw away several items. Even a minor kitchen fire can cause significant smoke and soot damage. 

 

Continue reading to learn more about how house fires can be destructive. 

 

Accept What You Can’t Control

After a fire, some people can retrieve some of their undamaged belongings. Typically, you can make arrangements with your city’s fire department and your home or apartment’s management. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case because you may not be able to enter the building if there was extreme damage. 

 

Although you understandably want to save all your valuables, it’s best if you manage your expectations. In today’s blog, we will explore which items you should either salvage or throw away. 

 

Items You Can Salvage After a Fire

The easiest items you can save after a fire are hard, non-porous ones. As a rule of thumb, you should never keep burnt, charred, melted, or unsafe belongings. Here are a few items you may be able to save after a fire:

 

 

Items You Should Throw Away After a Fire

The hard truth is, there will be more items you should toss out than save. Here’s what you should consider removing from your home:

 

 

RestoreMasters is Here for You

Once smoke damage takes over your belongings, it can be difficult to remove. RestoreMasters can protect your home from further fire damage using our smoke and fire damage restoration process. 

 

We use negative air machines and deodorizing crystals. Our main priority is to help you save your precious belongings. 

 

We service Weber, Salt Lake, Summit, Utah, and Tooele counties. Contact us today for a free damage assessment. 

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