We Offer Professional Biohazard Cleanup
Do you have a Bio-hazardous situation?
How do you know when you have a biohazard on your hands? The first thing you need to know is the definition of a biohazard. Biohazards are infectious agents or hazardous materials that create a risk for the health of humans or animals. Often this is associated with the possibility of material being considered infectious to anyone in the environment. Now that we know the definition, we must now look at what types of situations can cause infections.
Different Types of Biohazards
Death - When an individual dies, their body shuts down losing the ability to contain its fluids and wastes. All of these fluids would be considered biohazard waste, since the fluids might have bacteria or viruses that are still alive. Hence the precautions that are taken when dealing with those situations. Without the proper protections the risk of infection is greatly increased.
Sewage Backups - Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.
Hoarding - Biohazards are arguably the most dangerous threat to homeowners and their pets. It is no secret that many hoarding cases are plagued with biohazards. Biohazards, or pathogens, are any harmful agents that pose an immediate risk to human beings, animals, or the environment. Biohazards usually rear themselves in the form of toxic or infectious diseases or agents.
Health - Health biohazard cleanup is needed when these agents are presented in two major forms within a hoarded home: Airborne and blood borne.
- Airborne biohazards are any pathogens (bacterial, viral, or allergenic) that can be absorbed through the lungs or enter the body in other ways like the ears, nose, throat, and eyes.
- Blood borne biohazards are commonly more deadly and quicker to infect a person or pet. Able to enter the blood stream in many similar ways as an airborne pathogen, blood borne biohazards can also infect someone through open cuts, sores, and any major orifice.
Biohazard Cleanup Services
Here are a few of the benefits we provide during each biohazard cleanup:
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