All electronics after fire

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    We had fire in our open plan kitchen.
    All electronic devices like TV, remotes, sky box , PC, PC screen, hi-fi etc what can be found in the living room and appliances in kitchen are now covered in smoke dust, soot

    Anyone knows what's the best way to clean them ? Are they safe to use ? I can imagine that smoke and dust got to some of them via holes in their housings....

    If it is safe, what's the best way to get rid of the smell from them ? We need to get whole smell removed as cat might be scared of it - he got hurt in whole fire ...

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    Were you insured?

    Insurance should cover that sort of fire damage.
     
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    No content insurance.
    We are only paying for building insurance included in service charge...

    We are unable to touch anything in the flat as loss adjuster comes on Tuesday...Week after fire !!! We might have been able to clean all soot off next day or so but now it's all embedded...
    It was built in microwave that exploded hence damage by it will be covered by building insurance.they will try to argue that this won't include our appliances I can imagine..
    That will pay for contractors to redecorate
     
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    Well - sympathy for your circumstances.

    I have known a fire of that nature in a car, which turned everything black inside.
    You could get in, in bright sunshine and be in complete darkness inside.

    It can be cleaned up usually... but it is a long tedious and very messy job.

    It is difficult to say in regard of the electronics as much will depend on how much crud got inside any equipment and whether there are conductive elements in the smoke deposits.

    Good luck.
     
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    The soot can be toxic too, it's not just the smell. It depends what burnt & what that produced, soft furnishings produced after a certain date are covered to a better degree as to what they produce in a fire, food & fat / oil should be OK, but many plastics for example aren't that well covered & can produce some nasty stuff, so I wouldn't be too eager to keep smoke damaged electrical items.
     

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