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The Homeowner's Ultimate Guide to Preparing for a DIY Home Clean-Up After Flooding and Water Damage


What to Think About and Plan for Before You Take on the Soggy Mess

Part 1 of 5

From Freezing to Flooding


After the devastating cold took over Texas in early 2021, we saw a great deal of water damage caused by broken water pipes inside homes, businesses, industry, and public areas.


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PART 2 of 5

What Can a Homeowner Do About Water Damage?


Now let's talk about what you can do, how to do it safely, and how to be most effective in the cleanup process.


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PART 3 of 5

Personal protective equipment


As already discussed, protecting yourself from healthy health and safety threats in your environment is crucial to completing your cleanup project successfully. Nothing is more important than your health and safety.


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Part 4 of 5

Pre-Cleanup Inspection checklist


Now it's time to look at your job site and look for risks beyond your capabilities as a DIY homeowner. Taking care to assess the entire situation upfront can help you rule out work that is not to stay for responsible to do on your own.


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Part 5 of 5

More Water Damage Clean-Up Tips


Maximize airflow. Do your best to keep the windows open as long as the weather is dry and additional rain or precipitation will not add to the water damage coming in through windows.


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Capital Disposal



How We Can Help


Roll off dumpsters can easily be rented from Capital Disposal in several lengths to fit the size of your project. A Live Chat is available through the website to receive a quote or give us a call. Scheduling online is easy! Pick the day that works for you to drop off the dumpster and start your project.

Call 1-866-212-2095 or visit us at capitaldumpsterrental.com

References

CDC - Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing for Flood Cleanup Workers - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic

CDC - Personal Protective Equipment - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic

Flood Preparedness and Response - Introduction | Occupational Safety and Health Administration (osha.gov)

Department of Interior Emergency Response & Recovery Activities (doi.gov)

https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/logistics/katrina/SafetyFax9-14-05.pdf

Cleaning up after a flood | UMN Extension

Cleaning-up-After-a-Flood-Guide-PDF (snohd.org)

Cleaning-up-After-a-Flood-Guide-PDF (snohd.org)Flood Cleanup: Protecting Indoor Air Quality - October 2018 (epa.gov)

a-field-guide-for-flooded-home-cleanup_english.pdf (nchh.org)

Homeowner’s and Renter’s Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters | Mold | CDC

Homeowner’s and Renter’s Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters | Mold | CDCNotification, Initial Response, & Command Structure (osu.edu)

Homeowner’s and Renter’s Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters (cdc.gov)

Nebraska_Flood_response_7_22_2019 (unl.edu)

What Are Molds? | Mold | US EPA

A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home | Mold | US EPA

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