Cleaning up

Feb 20, 2014, 10:53 AM

As flooding begins to subside in some areas of the country PHE has produced a pair of ads containing key messages on how people can stay safe and well while cleaning up. This ad explains simple precautions that can be taken to reduce the risk of illness when cleaning up.

Transcript: This is an important message for those of you affected by flooding

As the water subsides and you start to think about cleaning up, take some simple steps to stay well

Wear the right clothing – rubber boots and waterproof gloves

Clean walls, floors and worktops with hot water and detergent and disinfect all kitchen utensils before using them

And always thoroughly wash your hands with warm soapy water after each clean-up session

Visit for more tips on cleaning up safely

This was brought to you by Public Health England