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How to Clean Up Your Home after a Winter Storm

Watch more Weather Survival Guide videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Clean up your home after a winter storm with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Clean up mold Clean up any mold that has formed as soon as possible. Fix any water problems, such as leaks in the walls, roof, or plumbing. Tip Excessive moisture contributes to the growth of mold. The longer the mold sits, the more damage it will cause to your home. Step 2: Clean hard surfaces Clean hard surfaces with soap and water, commercial products, or a solution made of 1 cup bleach and 1 gallon water. Step 3: Throw away food Throw away any food that has an unusual odor or color. Dispose of perishable foods that have been above 40 degrees Fahrenheit for over 2 hours. Step 4: Clear external air vents Clear the snow from any external air vents if you have a high-efficiency gas furnace, or appliances that require an outside air source. Step 5: Clear snow drains Clear snow away from sewer drains that are in front of your house to prevent potential flooding from melting snow. Tip Fire hydrants should also be cleared in case of an emergency. Step 6: Remove snow from downspouts Remove snow and ice from downspouts to provide a pathway for melting snow. Continuously wash your hands with soap and water when working with mold, contaminated water, and debris. Did You Know? Hypothermia occurs when the body temperature drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
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