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One of the hardest things that could happen to a person is to lose a house from fire. This is the reason why insurances exist. After a house fire, you need to know what things can be saved and what to throw away. This information is necessary not only for sentimental reasons but health-related as well. Here, we list down things you can recover and what you need to throw away.

Throw these things away after a house fire
Any item that is burned, melted, or damaged by the heat of flames should be thrown away. Though these items have sentimental values to us, we need to let go of them.

1. Items made of plastics
Plastics pull in smoke and soot. Even the smallest fire can change the composition of plastics making them dangerous to keep.

2. The fire exposed canned goods and boxed foods
Open and unopened boxed foods and canned goods must be discarded due to smoke and flame exposure. Anything that is contaminated or exposed to flames and smoke is dangerous if eaten.

3. Medical products
With the danger of smoke and soot contamination, medical products must be thrown away too. These items might be expensive but the risk of taking them is not really worth it. Get a new prescription and supplies and never take those affected by the fire.

4. Clothing and fabrics
Burned or charred clothing and fabrics are obviously useless after a fire. But in some cases, there are still some left after a house fire. Clothing and fabrics that have little burns or damage can be taken but make sure you wash them properly.

5. Furniture
To prevent accidents, do not take damaged furniture. These items affected by fire may collapse at any time which can cause accidents. Furniture with minimal damage can be reused but make sure the damage is fixed.

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