Cleaning and sanitizing your household after an emergency is important to help prevent the spread of illness and disease.
Clean and sanitize surfaces in a four-step process
- Wash with soap and hot, clean water.
- Rinse with clean water.
- Sanitize by immersing for 1 minute in a solution of 1 cup (8 oz/240 mL) of unscented household chlorine bleach in 5 gallons of clean water.
- Allow to air dry.
Please remember the following safety tips when cleaning:
- Never mix bleach with ammonia or any other cleaner.
- Wear rubber or other non-porous boots, gloves, and eye protection.
- Try not to breathe in product fumes. If using products indoors, open windows and doors to allow fresh air to enter.
- Use regular unscented 5%—6% household bleach.