First, be aware that you need to protect yourself from this type of flooding. Throwing towels on the ground to contain the travel of the flood can be helpful, but before you start a full clean up make sure you have proper personal protective equipment including gloves, masks, eye protection, and skin protection, especially in areas that have abrasions to the skin. The better idea is to call us and let us handle it. There are contaminants that cause health concerns short and long term if not cleaned and decontaminated properly. The IICRC has guidelines to follow if you do decide to tackle the project on your own.