How to Clean Up After a Flood – Life Cover Guide

You may be faced with a flooded house or basement not knowing what you should do. For assistance, you may be required to reach out to the local flood restoration firm. In this short video, you will learn how to clean up properly after any flood.

One of the first things you have to do is to shut off the gas and electricity to the house. It is not a good idea to be stunned while you clean up. Additionally, you’ll need an N95 mask. It is crucial as it indicates that it is possible that mold has started to grow in the space. When you breathe in the mold, it can make you sick. Wear disposable clothing, gloves and footwear. When you’ve gathered all your gear, make sure to capture photos of the damaged area. Also, take away all items that are more than a foot over flood level. You should also cut off the sheet rock in all directions from one foot above the flood line down to one foot below. You will also need to remove all leftover insulation. After everything is out then hose the entire house and use a cleaner like Microban or bleach to eliminate the bacteria. In the following steps, you’ll need to dry the house. Finally, you should open all windows to let air flow in and think about using box fans or a carpet dryer.