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Cleaning Up Your Home After Flooding - Videos
Kansas State University experts explain how to begin cleaning up your home after a flood. Watch the entire video or each segment below.
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Dealing with Stress after a Disaster
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Call Your Insurance Agent
Always report the loss to your insurance agent even if you doubt the loss will be covered.
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Evaluate Foundation and Structure
Evaluate your house's foundation and structure before entering
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Remove Water from the Basement Slowly
If your basement is full or nearly full of water, pump out just 2 or 3 feet of water each day.
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Clean and Dry Carpets and Rugs as Quickly as Possible
If sewage-contaminated floodwaters covered your carpeting, discard it for health safety reasons. Also discard if the carpet was wet or damp for more than a couple days. To clean, drape carpets and rugs outdoors and hose them down.
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Cleaning Wooden Furniture
If wooden furniture is worth saving, let it dry indoors because sunlight my warp the wood.
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Treat Washable Clothing and Other Fabrics Before Washing
Try to remove stains with removal products before washing.
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Discard Soft and Porous Materials
Porous plastic and wooden items are contaminated by dirty water because the water soaks in and the cannot be sanitized.
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