Cleaning Up the Mess After Basement Flooding

The Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority Department of Public Works Advisory Committee has drafted procedures for cleaning and sanitizing after you have experienced a flood or had sewage in your basement. The procedures are outlined in this section.

If flood waters or sewage fill your basement you must clean properly to prevent you and your family from becoming sick or injured. Do not bring children into the flooded area during clean-up. The following are steps on how to clean up a flood or sewage problem.

Please read all of the information before starting to clean and sanitize. Before you begin be sure to wear the appropriate eye, nose and body protection and follow the instructions on the cleaning labels.