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Cleaning Electronics
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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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Cleaning Appliances
Electric motors in appliances must be reconditioned or replaced.
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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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Replace Water-soaked Mattresses and Pillows
Throw away water-soaked mattresses and pillows.
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Wash Bedding
Wash soaked bedding in a bleach solution as recommended on the label as soon as possible
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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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Cleaning Wooden Furniture
If wooden furniture is worth saving, let it dry indoors because sunlight my warp the wood.
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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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Replacing or Reconditioning Electrical Wiring and Equipment
Hire a professional to replace or recondition electrical wiring and equipment.
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