After a hurricane, it can be extremely overwhelming putting the pieces back together. Not only do you have to think about cleaning your home and property, but fallen debris and potentially toxic floodwater can make the process both difficult and dangerous. That’s why it is important to adhere to the following guidelines to ensure you avoid hazards, health concerns, and other issues during the clean-up process.
- Put on rubber or insulated footwear when working in wet conditions, and never enter a flooded space until you’re sure the electricity has been turned off
- If you’re going into your home in post-flood conditions, wear gloves and other protective equipment, including respirators and goggles
- Remove water and eliminate mold using utility pumps, wet/dry vacuums, and carpet and upholstery cleaners
- Once standing water has been removed, use a dehumidifier or portable air conditioning unit (not outdoor central air units) to keep the air at a comfortable humidity and get rid of lingering moisture
- Use a bleach solution and scrub brush to remove any mold from hard surfaces, and again, be sure to wear a protective mask and gloves
- If you have any heavily soiled laundry, take it outside to rinse, wait for it to dry, then use multiple wash cycles at the hottest setting to remove any contaminates
- When outside, use a wooden stick to turn over any upended items and scare any potential wildlife, like snakes
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