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Monday, April 21, 2014

Be Careful As You Clean Up After A Flood

The Chief Medical Health Officer for the province, Dr. Eilesh Cleary says you should be wearing rubber gloves while cleaning up after a flood and washing your hands thoroughly afterwards.

Use a good soap or detergent and lots of hot water when cleaning walls, solid floors and ceilings but not household bleach which can be ineffective because of what's contained in the flood water.

Solid wood or metal furniture may be cleaned with a household detergent solution.
Water-soaked walls and insulation should be removed.

Wastes from the flood should be buried at least 15 metres or 50 feet away from the source of your water. Lime may be used before the wastes are covered with soil.