How Do You Clean Up After a Storm?
Cleaning up after a storm can be a big job, whether the damage was caused by a tornado, hurricane, flooding, snow or ice storm. The most important part of the cleanup process is safety, so be sure that the area you’re working on has been deemed safe to enter structurally, and that no electrical, dangerous materials, or other hazards are present.
It’s important to wear the right safety gear when cleaning up after a disaster. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this gear includes:
- Hard hats
- N95 masks or a respirator
- Waterproof boots with a steel toe and insole
- Earplugs or protective headphones
- Having two fire extinguishers on site
It’s a good idea to work with others if you can, and get help lifting heavy items. Try to decide which tasks are the most important and tackle those first. Rest when you’re tired.
Don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph counties (269)-273-8777 if the job seems overwhelming, and especially if water, mold or sewage is involved.