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EPA TIPS FOR CLEANING A FLOODED RESIDENCE

CLEANING A FLOODED RESIDENCE

  • Before entering buildings that have been flooded, be sure there is no structural damage and that power is turned off

  • Open the windows and doors

  • If a gas odor is present or the sound of escaping gas is heard, leave the building immediately. Call emergency officials for help.

  • Protect yourself from mold and chemicals by wearing goggles, rubber gloves, rubber boots and a mask (N-95) that covers the nose and mouth and filters out airborne particles, including mold and dust.

  • Wet materials that can't be cleaned or dried, such as carpeting, stuffed animals and baby toys should be thrown away.

  • Be careful not to mix household cleaners. For example, mixing bleach and ammonia generates toxic fumes that can make you sick.
Written By:  http://www.morningsun.net/stories/070607/local_20070706003.shtml 
Date Posted: 2007-07-06  

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