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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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Remove Mold, If Possible
Mold can be removed from hard surfaces such as hard plastic, glass, metal and countertops. Completely removing moisture and mold from porous surfaces such as paper, drywall and carpet padding is impossible, so these materials must be removed and discarded.
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Prevent Mold Growth
Take furniture, rugs, bedding and clothing outside to dry as soon as possible.
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Dry Ceilings and Walls
Flood-soaked drywall or other porous material must be removed and thrown away.
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Get Organized For Cleanup
Set priorities. Remove mud, clean and disinfect.
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Purifying Water
If water contains sediment or floating material, strain it through a cloth before purifying it.
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Remove Hardwood Floor Boards to Prevent Buckling
Remove a board every few feet to reduce buckling caused by swelling.
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Take Care of Yourself and Your Family
Accept support from family, friends and others.
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Dress Appropriately
Wear heavy, long pants;long-sleeved shirts; heavy gloves; and durable boots.
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