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Hurricane Irene: Goodbye Mold & Mildew

Author: Naurene A.
Skill: Reiki Practitioner
Date: 08-31-2011
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Testimonial ID: 6264-OR

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Hurricane Irene struck Saturday August 27, 2011. Some tree took out our phone line. And another one took out our electric and the sump pump is no good without electric. Result: Flooded basement and a total loss for everything in it.

Once electric was restored, we managed to get most of the water out, but we required professional help to empty the basement.

Once they got the wet carpets and boxes and everything else out, the shop vac was able to finish up the removal of the remaining water. But oh, what an aroma and what an opportunity for mold and mildew to set in! But I conquered the smell and the potential for mold and mildew with Young Living Thieves.

(1) First I used my Thieves spray throughout the house to get a fresh, clean scent. (This worked wonders when there was skunk scent from the yard that crept into the house a few weekes earlier.)

(2) Next step....diffuser.....I wish I had had a few more but even the one diffuser - which I placed as close to the center of the basement as possible - started to refresh the air.

(3) But then the big job.. ...mopping up the floor...I couldn't do this all in one chuck of time, but I got my Quickie Jumbo Floor Mop - with the big rectangular head and a big rectangular storage bin as my bucket. Poured in the Thieves household cleaner and added some water and started mopping....OMG.....a fresh clean smell! And the assurance that I was cleaning anything that might turn into mold. (I can't use bleach - gives me headaches and I don't trust any products that make me ill. Thank God for Thieves.)

(4) Final step.....I put some Thieves Oils - neat (undiluted) - on some cotton balls and stuck them in my household air vents - just to have that fresh scent throughout the house.

Good Night Irene!

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