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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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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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Clean and Dry Valuable Papers
Wash the mud off, then spread and air dry individual pages.
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Cleaning Appliances
Electric motors in appliances must be reconditioned or replaced.
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Cleaning Electronics
Get a cost estimate from a professional.
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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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Cleaning Wooden Furniture
If wooden furniture is worth saving, let it dry indoors because sunlight my warp the wood.
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Dealing with Stress after a Disaster
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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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Disinfect Cookware
Take apart kitchen items that can be cleaned in pieces. For any cookware that can go in the dishwasher, run it through a hot-water cycle with detergent.
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