Experts: take necessary precautions cleaning up flood water

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT0 – Companies like Servicemaster in Onalaska say they’ve been very busy helping people across the area clean up flood damage.

Demand has been so high, they’ve had to call in reinforcements from other locations across the region, including some as far away as Green Bay and Minneapolis.

They say if you still have water in your basement, you’ll want to get any furniture or other belongings out as you safely can.

It’s also important to be cautious of any electrical outlets that may be underwater.

“If you have a lot of standing water in the basement, something where you need a sump pump or something like that, have the power company shut the power off, or if you can get to the breaker box, say it’s in an upstairs or a garage or something, shut all the breakers off to that area,” said Water Restoration Technician Tyler Woodward.

If you’re cleaning up your basement or any other parts of the house that saw flood waters, it’s always a good idea to wear gloves to avoid any contamination issues from bacteria that may have been in the water.

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