Cleaning up after a flood can be a very tricky task. You want to preserve as much of your building and belongings as possible but you do not want to compromise your health. Contact with sewage and the potential for mold are important concerns. Wood Wyant has put together this informative booklet to help guide you through the clean-up process after a flood.
Sewage and flood waters pose a serious threat to human health.During clean-up protect yourself from contamination. To help prevent illness during basement clean-up: wear protective clothing, rubber boots, and water-proof gloves.
• Remind yourself and your co-workers to wash hands frequently, especially before eating
• Avoid direct skin contact with contaminated water and surfaces
• Do not rub your mouth, eyes, ears, and nose
• Do not expose open cuts and sores to contamination