Mr. Pornthep has urged everyone to properly clean and disinfect their homes after being hit by the flood; doing nothing will only cause the spread of harmful germs. He suggested people clean the areas of their homes where water residue can mostly be found: floors, walls, wallpaper and furniture.
Some items that are used in the home should also be thrown away to prevent the spread of pathogens or growth of fungi. Mr. Pornthep suggested throwing away items that can hold water such as, pillows, bed mattresses and wallpaper.
In order to clean areas with growing fungi, he suggested to use some thick damp tissue and wipe the surface clean in one direction. Promptly after, one should use soap and water to re-wipe the area clean. Lastly, in order to disinfect the area, use 5% vinegar or concentrated alcohol to wipe clean.