2019.10.13

How to Prevent Infectious Diseases in a Flooded House

How to Prevent Infectious Diseases in a Flooded House

It is essential to clean up inside of a flooded house to prevent infectious diseases caused by bacteria and mold.

〇When you clean up
*Open doors and windows for ventilation!
Mold might have grown inside a building in a couple of days.
*Get rid of dirt or mud and dry well!
Use disinfectant after dirt is removed.
*Wear gloves to prevent injury!
*Wear masks not to inhale dust!
*Wash hands thoroughly after cleanup!

〇How to disinfect
Read the precautions of disinfectant before using it since some types should be diluted for use.
Use sodium hypochlorite as possible for the items heavily soiled or inundated for a long time.
In case you cannot use sodium hypochlorite because of color fade-out or corrosion, use alcohol or benzalkonium chloride.

Disinfectant

Uses and Directions

Dishes, Sinks, Bathtubs

Furnitures, Floor

Sodium Hypochlorite

(or chlorine bleach for home use

Dilute at 0.02%.

Wash with dishwash detergent and water.

Soak in diluted disinfectant for 5 minutes or wipe with a cloth soaked in the disinfectant, and wash & wipe with water.

Dry well.

Dilute at 0.1%.

Wash or wipe mud and dirt away and dry thoroughly.

Wipe carefully with a cloth soaked in the diluted disinfectant.

Wipe twice with water to prevent color fade-out for metal or wooden surface.

Rubbing Alcohol

Use without diluting.

Wash with detergent and water.

Wipe with a cloth soaked in alcohol.

Use alcohol of 70% and higher concentration

Keep away from fire.

Use without diluting.

Wash or wipe mud and dirt away and dry thoroughly.

Wipe with soaked cloth with alcohol.

Use alcohol of 70% and higher concentration

Keep away from fire.

Benzalkonium Chloride of 10% concentration

(invert soap

Dilute at 0.1%.

Wash or wipe mud and dirt away and dry thoroughly.

Wipe carefully with a cloth soaked in the diluted disinfectant.

Dilute at 0.1%.

Wash or wipe mud and dirt away and dry thoroughly.

Wipe carefully with a cloth soaked in the diluted disinfectant.

 Source: CLAIR website http://www.clair.or.jp/j/multiculture/tagengo/meswater.html#flow3

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