Cleaning & Sanitizing

  1. Drain all flood waters and/or sewage by natural draining or pumping.
  2. Remove dirt, soil and debris from surfaces that came in contact with the flood waters and/or sewage.
  3. Wash down all walls, floors and surfaces that the flood waters and/or sewage touched with clean, warm or hot water and a low suds detergent.
  4. Rinse again with warm or hot water.
  5. Sanitize by rinsing walls, floors and surfaces using one of the following mixtures:
    1. 2 tablespoons of Lysol/Pine-Sol per gallon of water used.
    2. 8 tablespoons of laundry bleach (i.e. Clorox, Roman Cleanser) in each gallon of water used.
  6. Air out/vent the area by opening windows and/or using fans.
  7. Prevent tracking of flood debris and sewage into clean areas.

After clean up, make sure that all clothing and body parts that came into contact with flood waters and/or sewage are thoroughly washed.  Be sure to wash hands immediately.