What is a Biohazard?
Biological Hazards and How SERVPRO of Upper Darby 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 a 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.
- Deceased animals.
- Human remains.
- 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.
Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration
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 Upper Darby, PA 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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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.
Common Biohazard Scenarios
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.
We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.
SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA 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.