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Cleaning ash from property and pools


Last updated 12/14/2017 at 6:02pm

SAN DIEGO – Strong Santa Ana winds may spread ash from the Lilac Fire over a wide area. The County Department of Environmental Health has the following advice for cleaning up property and swimming pools.

Remember the three C's: control, contain and capture.

Control: Try to control the amount of ash particles that get re-suspended into the air. Avoid using any equipment that blows ash into the air such as shop vacuums or leaf blowers. Instead, use vacuums with HEPA filters.

Contain: Contain ash by gently sweeping indoor and outdoor hard surfaces followed by wet mopping with a damp cloth. A...

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