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- Beds and carpeting should
always be discarded. These items cannot be cleaned.
- Draperies and clothing can
be saved by washing or dry cleaning.
Floors and Walls
walls, ceilings, and floors must be washed more than once to properly
clean and disinfect.
- Wear rubber gloves to protect
- After cleaning, the surface
should be allowed to thoroughly dry.
- Wash the walls, ceilings,
or floors again using a mixture of liquid household chlorine bleach
- If you have water in your
basement, remove as many items as possible furniture, carpeting, and
stored boxes of clothing or appliances.
- Use a disinfectant or chlorine
bleach solution to scrub walls, paneling, and sheet rock.
There are two ways to control
condensation; insulation and dehumidification. Here are some ways to help
keep your basement dry.
a fan to circulate basement air.
- Use a humidifier to remove
excess moisture in the air.
- Do not keep wet clothing
or materials around the house, use a dryer or clothesline to dry them.
- If your basement is damp,
get a dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air.
- Air conditioners are great
for the summer months; they remove some moisture as well as cool the
Rugs are better than carpeting
for basements because they can be removed and cleaned easier and lessen
the headache when there is water damage to your basement (although a sump
pump will prevent flooding altogether).
- Always keep your home as
dry as possible.
- Do not wait to make repairs
on your roof and plumbing leaks.
- Using a sump pump is the
best device to keep water out of your basement.
- Never ignore the dangers
and effects of mold.