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Common Biohazard Scenarios

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Common Biohazard Scenarios 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.

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