Cleaning after a water damage
Appliances and Equipment
Download and carefully review the publication, “Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment,” by NEMA.org.
Take furniture outdoors to clean.
- Brush off mud. All parts (drawers, doors, etc.) should be removed. Remove or cut a hole in the back to push out stuck drawers and doors. Discard flooded padding.
- Use commercial furniture-cleaning products designed for the type of material. Do not refinish or wax until thoroughly dry.
- Dry slowly out of direct sunlight because sun will warp furniture. It may take several weeks to several months to dry.
Aggressively control mold in the weeks and months after the flood.
- When power is available, continuously use air conditioning (or heat in winter) plus a dehumidifier, if possible, to remove humidity.
- In an unair-conditioned home, open windows and use fans to circulate air.
- Turn on electric lights in closets, and leave doors open to facilitate drying.
- Try to reduce activities that add moisture to the indoor air, and use exhaust fans when cooking and bathing.
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