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4 Reasons You May Need a Biohazard Cleanup Specialist

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Professional biohazard cleanup / cleaning by SERVPRO of South Fleming Island Ever wondered who has to cleanup at a crime-scene or after a sewage spill? SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County can! 904-290-4040

Violent crimes, infectious disease infestations, and other traumatic situations can leave behind contaminants that may be hazardous to human health. Safely removing these requires expertise, personal protection equipment, and a variety of specialized tools capable of fully sanitizing the area. Below are a few circumstances that might benefit from a biohazard cleanup service.

What Situations May Require the Attention of a Biohazard Cleanup Team?

1. Violent Crime

Violent crimes and suicides are traumatic for loved ones that are left behind. These times can be stressful, especially for those who may be wondering how to handle the aftermath. Hiring a biohazard cleanup team can provide some much-needed relief.

Crime scenes are often contaminated with bodily fluids that can produce stains and foul odors or spread disease. Chemicals used by police during the investigation, such as luminol, can also be difficult to detect when restoring the area. Biohazard cleanup companies have the tools and experience to remove traces of the crime along with investigative residue.

2. An Unattended Death

Whether it’s due to an accident or illness, people can pass away in their own homes. Depending on the time elapsed before the deceased is discovered, pathogens, bacteria, and gases could have already permeated the room. These situations may also result in stained furniture and strong odors that are difficult to remove through traditional cleaning methods.

3. Dangerous Illnesses

Many diseases, such as salmonella and hepatitis, can survive for up to a week outside of the body. They can still cause infection during this time frame.

Standard cleaning methods can actually increase the risk by spreading the pathogens around the room. Biohazard removal specialists have the equipment to protect themselves from infection while ensuring the space is safe to enter.

4. Sewage Backups

A damaged drain field or sewer line can leave waste with nowhere to go but back into your house. Raw sewage can carry a variety of dangerous bacteria, such as E. coli, salmonella, and hepatitis. Effectively removing these pathogens, as well as the foul smells and stained carpets a sewer backup creates, requires specialized tools and extensive training.

No matter what stressful situation you’re facing, the experts at SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County will protect your home and those you love from biological and chemical contaminants. With their extensive biohazard cleanup expertise and rigorous training, these technicians are equipped to handle even the most difficult sites. Visit their website for more information, or call (904) 290-4040 to request a quote and schedule a service.

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