Homeowners Must Know These 5 Tips To Clean Their House After It’s Flooded

A house that is flooded all day due to very high rainfall, will cause many fungi to appear in your home. Even though the floor is clean from dirty water that enters, it is not uncommon, bacteria and mold are still left in your flooded furniture. Aside from that, you must not hesitate to call the best water damage restoration service if you can’t repair any water damage in your house first call restoration crew.

Well, while it’s still not in the night time, it’s a good idea to clean your house first with the following 5 tips:

1. Use clean water

When large volumes of standing water fill your house, mud also enters. Therefore, provide a long hose to sweep the mud out of your house.

2. Use disinfectants

In plain view, the house is indeed clean of mud. However, behind that, there are still many germs lodged in the floor, walls, or between household furniture. Therefore, clean each surface by rubbing using 1/4 cup of chlorine mixed with one gallon of water.

For kitchen utensils, whether made of glass, porcelain, or plastic can be soaked for 10 minutes using two tablespoons of chlorine mixed with one gallon of hot water. As for metal utensils, silverware, pots, and pans, it is enough to boil for 10 minutes.

3. Dry the moist goods

Indeed, not all items when flooded are submerged in water, but they are certainly humid. Items such as clothes, towels, blankets are often contaminated with bacteria. For that, try to wash clothes with hot water then dry in the sun to dry.

For carpets, immediately wash with two tablespoons of disinfectant solution. Then dry the carpet by hanging it.

4. Get rid of mold

Generally, the fungus will be seen on the walls of your home. This is because when flooding the walls are submerged by polluted water. Therefore, immediately wipe with a damp cloth or sponge that has been given a germ or fungus-killing liquid

5. Repair the Leaking Pipes

This is important so that you don’t get flooded again after the previous flood has receded. Furthermore, this is also necessary to reduce the humidity in your house.

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