Floods that soak the house certainly not fun, especially when carrying mud and dirt from the river. Heavy work is to clean up the rest of the flood that has subsided because bacteria and viruses inhabit many damp and dirty places that can trigger the disease.
Here are tips on cleaning the house after the flood that you need to know as quoted from the CDC page, Sunday (26/2/2017) =
- Use boots, so that your feet are not immersed in the mud that is a lot of germs. Also wear rubber gloves, so that germ contamination is not much happening in the skin.
- Use standard equipment that allows you to clean dirt and mud, e.g., shovels, brooms, rubber puddle cleaners, etc.
- Evacuate the children from the house that will be cleaned up.
- Provide disinfectant liquids such as carbol, to kill germs and bacteria. Start with the room inside the house, e.g., bedroom or kitchen.
- First flush the room and furniture with disinfectant, then wash the room and furniture with soap to clean. Drying and allow it to dry completely so that the bacteria actually expelled.
- After all, bathe and change the clothes you use to clean. Use also anti-bacterial fluid for bathing.
- Cover the wound on your skin before starting to clean. Use double plaster if necessary, so that germs do not infect, especially leptospirosis disease.
- After clearing the remaining floods, dispose of the existing garbage into the trash so as not to clog the water channels again. May be useful.