Cleaning-up After the Storm


When cleaning clothes soaked during storm flooding, the flood water may have been contaminated with sewage waste. Simply drying these is not enough. For safety sake they must be disinfected to kill harmful bacteria. Liquid chlorine bleach is the most accessible, cheapest and easiest disinfectant to use in the home. However, chlorine bleach cannot be used on some garments. Drycleaning is also effective.


When cleaning flood-damaged clothing: