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What Is a Biohazard?

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Biohazard symbol on yellow background SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Biological Hazards and How SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle Can Help

Biological hazards, also known as biohazards, refer to biological substances that pose a threat to the health of living organisms – primarily that of humans.  This can include samples of microorganism, virus or toxin (from a biological source) that can affect human health.  It can also include substances harmful to other animals.

Examples of biohazards include:

  • Human or animal blood
  • Human or animal waste and body fluids
  • Human remains
  • Deceased animals
  • Used intravenous needles/syringes
  • Medical waste (used bandages, etc.)
  • Rotting food

All of these substances can harbor bacteria (like E. coli) and viruses (like hepatitis and HIV) that can cause disease in humans and animals.  Biohazards may enter the body and cause damage if they are inhaled through breathing, ingested through swallowing or absorbed through breaks in the skin.

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. We remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

Bloodborne Pathogens

We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Illegal Drug Manufacturing Labs / Meth Labs

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle realizes many of the 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.

Biohazard Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle provides cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services? Call Us Today – (302) 392-6000

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

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 of Bear/New Castle is trained to safely remove biohazardous substances and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.  Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

Please refer to our Biohazard Emergency Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

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