Cleaning up after a Flood
Why use Natural Products?
While there are many effective household cleaning products available for cleaning and sanitizing after a major flood, many of them have ingredients in them that will negatively impact our environment for many years after the initial clean up. See our Why Choose Non-Toxic Cleaning Products Page.
Natural Choices has products that are effective for cleaning and sanitizing, without harming plants, animals or humans. Three of our best products to used for cleaning up after a major flood are Oxy-Boost, our oxygen bleach; Oxy-Scrub, which contains the power of Oxy-Boost; and, Benefect, which is a botanical disinfectant safe for plants, animals and humans, yet will remove 99.99% of all bacteria and germs associated with mold, mildew and fungal spores.
Cleaning up after a major flood presents a very unique set of circumstances. The effect of water damage on items needs careful cleaning using precautions as you go. Thus the cleaning materials that are used are very important. Always use rubber gloves and protection over your mouth and nose areas while cleaning. It's important to think of not only the way the products clean, but the effects those products will have on our environment after the cleaning process is complete. Why use products to clean up the mess that can potentially cause harmful physical effects on your body?
Tips to Cleaning with OXY-BOOST:
The longer that OXY-BOOST is in contact with the article or surface being cleaned, the better it will work. Wait at least 20 minutes for Oxy-Boost to clean the fabric or surface.
The hotter the water used to dilute OXY-BOOST, the better it will clean. Use the hottest tap water that the fabric or surface can tolerate. NEVER use boiling water.
The better the agitation or scrubbing action, the better the OXY-BOOST solution will clean.
How does OXY-BOOST work:
Oxy-Boost works by releasing oxygen, which cleans, sanitizes and removes organic materials and stains. It is ideal for getting rid of mold, mildew and algae from any surface and unlike chlorine bleach it is not toxic to humans and will not harm colored fabrics or clothing.
Tips to cleaning with OXY-SCRUB:
OXY-SCRUB is a cleaner for tile and porcelain that cleans with the power of Oxy-Boost Oxygen Bleach which sanitizes any hard surface with a little time and scrubbing. OXY-SCRUB can be used to clean even the toughest stains or mildew on your pots, pans, sinks, oven and bathroom tile. (Do not use OXY-SCRUB on easily scratched surfaces, painted surfaces or marble. If unsure about a surface, please test in an inconspicuous area first.)
Tips to cleaning with BENEFECT
BENEFECT and PUREGREEN 24 are our new natural disinfectants! They are both EPA registered to remove harmful bacteria and viruses such as HIV, salmonella, various ecoli strains, staph, etc. They are very easy to use; simply spray or wipe it onto any non-porous area that needs disinfecting. No wiping or rinsing is required. They are safe on skin, safe to breathe, even safe if accidentally ingested! These are truly revolutionary products and offer a safe and effective alternative to other toxic disinfectants like chlorine bleach.
Benefits of using Environmentally Safe Products (short term long term) See our Why Choose Non-Toxic Cleaning Products Page.
Protects children & pets from accidental poisoning .
Protects yourself (or the primary cleaner of the house) from contact with toxic ingredients that can cause major health issues when exposed to them for long periods of time.
Protects your home's indoor air quality.