Can You Eat Tinned Food after Fire Damage Restoration?
SERVPRO Helps Little Rock Residents with Fire Damage
After the initial shock of fire damage has passed, most people find their minds turning to what can be salvaged and what they need to throw away.
Our clients often ask us if it is safe to use tinned food after fire damage in their Little Rock homes. Our advice is to be very cautious of using canned goods after a fire because:
- If there is even a small breach in the wall of the can, food can spoil.
- If any firefighting chemicals enter the can, the food is not safe to eat.
- The heat of the fire can partially cook the food in the can, causing it to spoil.
Food is only safe if you are one hundred percent certain the can is not pierced, and there is zero chance that it came into contact with firefighting chemicals. You must also be sure that the food was far enough from the heat to be unaffected. A good rule of thumb is: If in doubt, throw it out.
Although food is not usually salvageable, SERVPRO can use HEPA vacuuming, spot cleaning, scrubbing, and other techniques to restore furniture, walls, floors, and even soft furnishings.
For fire damage restoration you can trust, call SERVPRO of Little Rock at (501) 803-9700.