Cleaning A Flooded House

There are quite a few steps to cleaning homes affected by floods. Starting from checking submerged items, the electricity flow function must be turned off, to making sure the must be brought to the right place. Here are some tips for cleaning houses affected by floods:

Pay attention to the electricity
• Make sure the area around you is dry when you are going to turn off the power source.
• Turn off the gas cylinder. If you inhale the smell of leaking gas, turn off the gas immediately, open all windows, and leave the house as soon as possible.
• Back to home as fast as you can and so you don’t have to turn on the lights.
• Use a flashlight for lighting and avoid using candles.

Do the cleaning
• Clean walls, floors, stairs, and furniture surfaces with soap and water. Instead, use water mixed with a disinfectant or bleach.
• Be careful when cleaning objects that can come in contact with food, such as refrigerators, dining tables, kitchen shelves, and cutlery.
• Don’t forget to clean the children’s play area.
• For items that cannot be washed such as mattresses, you can dry them in the sun. Then spray with disinfectant liquid.
• Wash and clean your carpet.
• Remove objects in your home that cannot be cleaned or broke.
• If there is still standing water, clean the house using rubber boots and waterproof gloves.

Home drying
• If the house has been closed in a few days, open all windows and doors. Leave it for 30 minutes before you stay in the house for a long time.
• After making sure the electricity is safe enough to use, immediately turn on the fan. The goal is to help get rid of damp air to avoid mold.
• After you finish cleaning the house, don’t forget to wash your body with clean running water and soap.
• Keep your children and pets outdoors.
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