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You Will Need
- Materials to fix leaks
- Commercial cleaning products
- 1 c. bleach
Clean up mold
Clean up any mold that has formed as soon as possible. Fix any water problems, such as leaks in the walls, roof, or plumbing.
Clean hard surfaces
Clean hard surfaces with soap and water, commercial products, or a solution made of 1 cup bleach and 1 gallon water.
Throw away food
Throw away any food that has an unusual odor or color. Dispose of perishable foods that have been above 40 degrees Fahrenheit for over 2 hours.
Clear external air vents
Clear the snow from any external air vents if you have a high-efficiency gas furnace, or appliances that require an outside air source.
Clear snow drains
Clear snow away from sewer drains that are in front of your house to prevent potential flooding from melting snow.
Remove snow from downspouts
Remove snow and ice from downspouts to provide a pathway for melting snow. Continuously wash your hands with soap and water when working with mold, contaminated water, and debris.