Bio-Hazard Cleaning and why it’s important to call a professional…
First, a professional cleaning company will have training, equipment and all the proper chemicals to remove, clean or restore contaminated materials safely and legally. Speaking of legally, state and federal guidelines require proper disposal and transport of certain hazardous materials, and if you get caught handling things improperly, it could cost you thousands of dollars in fines.
Also, most insurance policies provide coverage for these situations. We'll be happy to work with your insurance company to handle your claim quickly and easily.
TRAUMA/DEATH – In addition to the emotional toll this type of scene can cause, there are significant health risks. Blood and tissue can carry a multitude of infectious diseases. Drug-related trauma or death can carry exposure risks to dangerous or deadly drugs through blood or contaminated needles/syringes and other delivery devices. Death itself, poses it’s own problems. Upon death, decomposition begins which releases toxic chemicals that can contaminate surfaces in the immediate area. SERVPRO technicians are trained and equipped to properly dispose of and/or clean affected areas.
HOARDING – There are many variations of hoarding situations, but most become unsanitary over time. It can be a bit overwhelming to enter the home of a loved one to find stacks of everything, from clothing, to animals (and their messes), to trash and dirty dishes piled to the ceiling. Even if the trash isn’t stacked in every corner, often times items sit untouched for days, months or years. This would allow dust, mold, and pests to infest those areas causing all sorts of potential health risks. Sadly, many items that the “hoarder” is emotionally attached to, become unsalvageable. SERVPRO of Chester, Hardin, Henderson and McNairy Counties has experience with even the worst of hoarding situations, and we’re here to help.
SEWAGE BACKUP – Sewage backup can be cause by a clogged pipe, or even local flooding. Raw sewage can contain fecal matter and other bodily fluids which can cause a multitude of diseases and health problems. Floodwaters often contain raw sewage as well as other harmful contaminants, so flooding should also be treated as a bio-hazard.
In any case, bio-hazards should be contained and treated by professionals to avoid any danger to individuals in or near contaminated areas, those who handle waste, and those who live and work near any contaminated area. SERVPRO of Chester, Hardin, Henderson and McNairy Counties is here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us with any situation and watch us make it “Like it never even happened.”
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Unfortunately, when you have this type of situation, you need someone immediately. You need someone with the proper training and proper equipment, and you need someone who can treat you, your home or business, and those around you with respect and dignity. If tragedy strikes around you, give us a call. We'll start the process right away, send qualified and compassionate technicians, and we'll work with your insurance company.