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What is Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration?

10/27/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO provides biohazard cleanup and restoration when a home or business has been affected by a trauma, sewage back up, chemical spill, hoarding, human and animal wastes. A trauma clean up may consist of a suicide/death, homicide, blood clean up, or accident clean up.

Our technicians have received Blood Borne Pathogens Training and know how to properly clean and remove biohazard materials from the affected area. We provide the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for our technicians to keep them safe from exposure to biological and chemical contaminants.

When cleaning an area affected by biohazard, we start by cleaning the area completely. We remove any biological materials, blood or chemicals in the area. This step may consist of wiping surfaces or removing materials that cannot be completely cleaned and disinfected- such as fibrous materials. Then we sanitize and disinfect affected materials to stop the spread of biological and chemical contaminants. If necessary we deodorize the area so there are no remaining odors.

If you have ever watched the 2008 movie, Sunshine Cleaning, you know that biohazard materials cannot simply be thrown away in the regular trash. When disposing of hazardous waste, we make sure to follow state and local requirements.