Shopping List for Cleaning Mold in Your Home After a Flood

Shopping List for Cleaning Mold in Your Home After a Flood


Essential List of Items for Cleaning Mold:
  • Bucket
  • Stiff bristle brush
  • N-95 respirators, or ones that provide more protection (check packaging for “N-95”)
  • Goggles
  • Protective rubber gloves
  • Waterproof rubber boots
  • Dish detergent
  • Household bleach
Other Items That Can Be Helpful:
  • Wet/dry vacuum
  • Large plastic trash bags
  • Towels (not fancy)
  • Paper towels (for light cleanup and washing your own hands, etc.)
  • Large plastic resealable bags for precious items
  • First-aid kit
  • Bottled drinking water
Be Safe When Cleaning Up Mold!
  • Designate a safe, mold-free area outside of the mold cleanup area for first aid, personal hygiene, and storing/accessing food and water.
  • When working in areas with mold, wear a N-95 respirator and wear protective gloves, boots, and clothing. Be sure to follow the instructions for wearing the respirator.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after mold cleanup, and change your clothes after working on mold cleanup activities.

For Guidance on How to Clean Up Mold, See the Homeowner’s and Renter’s Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters at: www.cdc.gov/mold/cleanup.htm

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