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Smoke damage appliances in apartment fire

My fathers apartment building had a fire, and the insurance company tells him that his microwaves, vcr tape players, stove vent hoods, cannot be used due to smoke damage. These appliances were not exposed to fire heat, just smoke damage, yet they are condemmed. Can someone explain to my why? These appliances were not on during all the smoke damage occuring, so why can't they be used?

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Just a recommendation from the ins. co. as a precaution. As long as fire did not damage them, they should be okay to use.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

  • Gilbert Martinez Jul 02, 2009

    Just precautions, as long as fire didn't damage the appliance, there should be no harm. Just watch out for heat damage such as melted wiring or cords.


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