Good Question: Green Cleanup for a Flooded Basement
Jill sent us an email: “Our basement recently flooded (along with the rest of the Lakeview neighborhood) and I was just wondering if anyone knew of any green-friendly clean-up solutions?
I don’t want to spread chemicals throughout the basement to clean up the musty smell…but would love some solutions that will work that don’t involve heavy chemicals and things that set off allergies.
Would also love to hear about any flood prevention tips that anyone has (ours was caused by the Chicago sewer system being shut down and backing up into everyone’s homes). Thanks for your advice! “
Sorry to hear about the wet basement, Jill! Here are a few ideas…
Anyone else affected by the backup? Please let Julie (and the rest of us) know how you are dealing with the problem. Also, more green deodorizing ideas or flood prevention tips are welcome!
(Photo via: Lickety Knit)