Hygiene is very important after an earthquake, hurricane or flood, but finding safe, clean running water can be difficult. Keeping your hands clean during emergency restoration will help prevent the spread of germs. If your faucet water isn’t safe for use, wash your hands with soap and water that has been disinfected or boiled.
To ensure you wash your hands properly, follow these steps:
- Wet your hands with warm or cold water and apply soap.
- Rub your hands together to create lather and wash them thoroughly. Don’t forget the backs of your hands, under your nails and between your fingers.
- Continue rubbing for at least 20 seconds.
- Rinse them well under running water.
- Air-dry your hands or use a clean towel.
You can create a makeshift hand washing station by using a large water jug with clean disinfected or boiled water.
Bathing: You should only bathe in safe, clean water. The emergency restoration technicians can give you further instructions. You may be able to bathe in water that isn’t safe for drinking.
Wound Care: Keeping wounds covered and clean is critical during emergency restoration. If you have open sores or cuts, keep them as clean as possible by washing with safe water to combat infection. Seek immediate medical attention if a wound develops swelling, redness or drainage.
At Spangler Restoration in Charlotte, NC, we are a team of restoration, cleaning and remodeling professionals who offer disaster repair & cleaning for residential and commercial properties. We guarantee fast emergency response and the latest technology. Please contact us for more information.