Director of Missional Excellence Rev. Scott Moore shares important steps and safety tips for cleaning out a flooded home.
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Cleaning Kits enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after a flood or hurricane.
Hygiene Kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Hygiene kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition, and cooking classes.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that you should use when cleaning out a flooded home or when doing construction in a previously flooded home:
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Eye protection (goggles MUCH preferred over glasses)
Nitrile gloves UNDER leather work gloves
Respirator (mask rated N95 or canister respirator NIOSH certified)
Eye protection (glasses could be substituted for goggles, though goggles still provide better protection)
Leather work gloves
We also recommend N95 masks, long sleeves and long pants, though not required.
Volunteers will be in homes that have been flooded and mold could still be present, even if not seen. Driving nails, etc. into studs could release mold spores into air. It's always better to be safe than sorry.