Recent Biohazard Posts

Why SERVPRO 24 HR emergency services for your home and business

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

Keep Calm and Call SERVPRO Why SERVPRO 24 HR emergency services for your home and business

Why SERVPRO for your 24 HR emergency?

Because we are here to Help and Ready to respond to such a pandemic as COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to respond to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first detected in China and has now spread internationally. While the virus is termed coronavirus, the sickness that results after infection has been termed COVID-19.

According to the CDC, symptom may appear two days to two weeks after exposure, fever, cough and shortness of breath are particular symptoms to consult your medical provider if you develop any severe or concerning indications.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Why SERVPRO 24 HR emergency services for your home and business?

SERVPRO of Martin County professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. For other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces visit: https://www.SERVPRO.com/coronavirus

Need Specialized Cleaning Services for your home or business?

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

SERVPRO of Martin County has the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. Our residential cleaning services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home, but will also create a safe, clean and comfortable living environment for you and your family.

Looking for Cleanup and Biohazard Experts? Call Us Today – (772) 334-8762 / Here to Help and Ready to Respond.

Common Biohazard Scenarios

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Common Biohazard Scenarios

Did you know…? According to the U.S. Fire Administration, around 150 people die every year from accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Regularly it’s the result of faulty, improperly used or vented consumer products like furnaces, ranges, water heaters, room heaters, and engine-powered equipment, such as portable generators

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

SERVPRO is equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, to help you to transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices. Among some of the most Common Biohazard Scenarios:

  • Sewage Backups: Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. 
  • Bloodborne Pathogens: We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death.
  • Methamphetamine Labs: Chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. We follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.
  • Carbon Monoxide: often called "the silent killer," is a gas you cannot see, taste, or smell. It can be created when fuels, such as kerosene, gasoline, coal, natural gas, propane, methane, or wood do not burn properly.

Need Biohazard Cleanup? Call SERVPRO Today – (772) 334-8762 - and follow these recommendations after any biohazard or sewage contamination in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety: Is it safe to stay in the house? Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. Be aware of flood water it can contain sewage, pesticides, and other contaminants. Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

9/23/2014 (Permalink)

Carbon Monoxide detector

Carbon monoxide, often called "the silent killer," is a gas you cannot see, taste, or smell. It can be created when fuels, such as kerosene, gasoline, coal, natural gas, propane, methane, or wood do not burn properly. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, around 150 people die every year from accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Often times, it is the result of faulty, improperly used or vented consumer products like furnaces, ranges, water heaters, room heaters, and engine-powered equipment, such as portable generators. However, there are precautions you can take to help protect yourself, your family and your employees from deadly CO fumes.

Reduce the chance of CO exposure in your workplace by performing regular maintenance on equipment and appliances that can produce CO. Consider switching from gasoline-powered equipment to equipment powered by electricity or batteries. Prohibit the use of gasoline-powered engines or tools in poorly ventilated areas. 

To protect your home, install carbon monoxide detectors on every level of the home, including outside of all bedrooms. Consider having all fuel-burning heating equipment and chimneys serviced annually by a professional as SERVPRO of Martin County. Use portable generators only in well-ventilated areas away from doors, windows, vents, and any other openings to prevent fumes from entering the home. 

For additional carbon monoxide safety information, visit usfa.fema.gov or osha.gov.

Contact SERVPRO of Martin County to get help protecting your home (772) 334-8762, Available 24/7 

Trauma Scene Decontamination in Florida

7/16/2014 (Permalink)

Trauma Scene Decontamination Florida

Trauma Scene Decontamination Florida is a very sensitive job that is best left to professionals. After a crime, death, or accident, the legal matters and emotional toll leaves little room for the people involved to think of clean up. To complicate matters even more, the products of such scenes are usually classified as bio hazardous materials, and they require special handling that ordinary people are usually not knowledgeable in.

To avoid the stress of having to deal with Trauma Scene Decontamination Florida yourself, call the professionals at Servpro of Martin County. You can rest at ease, knowing that we will take the best possible care of the situation, following all safety and sanitation guidelines. Few people can handle Trauma Scene Decontamination Florida but at Servpro we will take care of it for you with professionalism while upholding the highest standards of quality.

From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, SERVPRO of Martin County can clean and restore your property after a crime scene investigation.

You know SERVPRO as a leader in Trauma Scene Decontamination Florida, but our expertise can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO® of Martin County - Florida.-- 879 NE Dixie Hwy, Ste 5 Jensen Beach, FL 34957 -- Phone (772) 334 8762