When dealing with the aftermath of a flood, it's important to take the necessary steps to ensure your safety and the safety of your family. Taking pictures of all damaged property for insurance purposes is a must. Additionally, you should wash curtains, clothes, and bedding with warm water and soap, whitening them whenever possible and then drying and ironing them. Carpets and furniture should be rinsed with clean water, shampooed, and air dried.
It's also important to maintain good hygiene while cleaning up after a flood. Minimize contact with flood water or anything that may have been in contact with it. Keep children away from contaminated areas during cleaning operations. All insulating materials, chipboard furniture, mattresses, box springs, plush toys, pillows, quilts, cushions and furniture coverings that have been exposed to flood water should be thrown away.