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August 16, 2017 16:12 ET

Vancouver Moving Company Discusses Salvaging Contents after a Fire

Vancouver moving company offers tips on what to expect, and what to do, if you are recovering from fire damage

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - August 16, 2017) - As wildfires sweep through BC, the prospect of having to salvage items from fire-damaged areas is becoming a harsh reality for many BC families. As a Vancouver moving company that's handled a wide variety of scenarios, the team at Ferguson Moving & Storage have published a blog to help people understand the process of reclaiming property, so they can start rebuilding their lives. For more, go to: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/salvaging-belongings-moving-fire-b-c/

Chances are, after safety concerns are addressed, the process to salvage belongings with be a lengthy and specialized process. Many families may have to relocate after a fire, and there may be further moves needed between a home and a specialized facility.

Surprisingly, it's often not the fire itself that ruins a person's belongings, but the smoke, soot, and water. This is where restoration companies come into play. You can refer to the process as explained by one restoration specialist.

The first recourse after a fire is a dependable insurance policy. Insurance should cover the services of a fire restoration company to help determine what can be salvaged after a fire. They will also be able to professionally handle the materials, including those that could potentially be hazardous.

The City of Vancouver publishes a guide on what to do immediately after suffering from a home fire (or other building fire, such as a commercial or community space). For those without insurance, there may be government resources or charities that can help. This can range from shelter services for the first few days after a fire, to extensive financial help (from the BC government), if moving out is imperative.

The blog also lists some resources and links about how to restore a home and everything inside after a fire. It concludes that the best way to protect your possessions is a fire safety plan that includes the right fire ceiling paint, self-closing doors, and other building fixtures that can help prevent the spread of fire damage - as well as save lives.

For help moving to or from a temporary location, give Ferguson Moving & Storage a call. As an experienced Vancouver moving company, they can help coordinate any move, working with restoration specialists as necessary, so people can recover and rebuild their lives.

About the Company

Established in 1916, Ferguson Moving & Storage is one of the oldest and most reputable companies in Canada. Since its inception, the company has provided clients with the best in business moving and storage services. With no hidden charges and all-inclusive quotes, Ferguson Moving & Storage takes special pride in the integrity of their business. For additional information regarding the types of services offered, please visit http://www.fergusonmoving.com or call at 604-922-2212.

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