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Cleanup in Your Home: After the Flood

Originally written by Nikki Prosch, former SDSU Extension Health & Physical Activity Field Specialist, and Megan Erickson, former SDSU Extension Nutrition Field Specialist.

When faced with disaster, one may not know where to begin or what to do when cleaning out our homes and businesses following a flood. To get started with this task, SDSU Extension has put together a list of resources to help start cleaning flood damages, personal belongings, and mold and mildew issues.

Flood Cleanup Resources

Cleaning Up a Flooded Basement

Salvaging Personal Items

Get Rid of Mold & Mildew

Septic Systems

Remember to take care of yourself first: wearing proper safety equipment (rubber boots, rubber gloves, goggles, etc.), don’t over-exert yourself, take breaks, and wash your hands after each cleanup.

Other Resources