After a flood

Restore your home to good order as soon as possible to protect your health and prevent further damage to the house and its contents.

Re-entering your home

Ensure building safety




Maintain good hygiene during flood cleanup. Minimize contact with floodwater or anything that may have been in contact with it. Keep children away from contaminated areas during cleanup operations.

Recommended flood cleanup equipment

Additional equipment


Heating and appliances

Dirt and debris

Floor drains


Carpets and furniture


Food and medicine

What to discard

All insulation materials, particleboard furniture, mattresses, box springs, stuffed toys, pillows, padding, cushions and furniture coverings that have been exposed to flood water.

What is salvageable

Before moving back in

Once the flood waters have receded, you must not live in your house until:

What to do:

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