Cleaning the Air after a Flood
The aftermath of a flood is no picnic. Even after all damaged materials have been removed and the ground floor has been thoroughly dried and cleaned, the smell of mold and sewage can linger for weeks or even months. If your home was recently in a flood, and you’re tired of your home reeking like mold growth and black water, your Piatt/Dewitt Counties SERVPRO flood restoration team offers these few odor removal tips that may be of use to you.
Steps for Cleaning the Air
Cleaning the air is fairly simple and involves a few common household items.
- Cat Litter: Cat litter is designed to soak up odors, so place a little bit in each room. Change it out periodically to make sure that it absorbs as much of the residual odor as possible.
- Vinegar: Place bowls of vinegar throughout your home, and in just a few days, your home will be smelling as fresh as it was pre-flood.
- Baking Soda: In addition to using baking soda on your carpets, you can also use it to zap odors from the air.
Mold growth can really stink up your home. To get rid of that bad smell, try utilizing the tips above from your SERVPRO of Piatt/Dewitt Counties water damage team. Contact us at (217)935-2992.