Dealing with a house fire is never easy. But knowing that some or all of your belongings are salvageable can ease the stress. If you're wondering what to do with items that appear to be damaged by smoke, don't toss them out just yet. Here's what you need to know about handling those things safely and getting them back into usable condition.
Understand the importance of safety. Smoke is made up of particles that are given off in a fire, but what's actually in the smoke depends on what caught on fire.