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Biohazard Events Are Common

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

toilet sewage spill Sewage is perhaps the most common bio-hazard that SERVPRO technicians cleanup.

Everyday Cleaning Chemicals Can Become a Biohazard Scene When Misused

A biohazard is defined as a chemical or any substance that is hazardous to life when it contacts human or animal life.  Examples of common sources for biohazards are an industrial chemical spills, toxic smoke, sewage spills, and trauma scene cleanup where bodily fluids have been spilled. There are many others. Even cleaning agents such as bleach are biohazards when they are spilled or used incorrectly. All biohazard events, from small to large, must be treated and cleaned up with caution.

The US EPA and OSHA provide cleanup guidelines for many bio-hazardous situations. The manufacturers of numerous chemicals also provide safety sheets that instruct cleaning companies on how best to remediate contamination involving their products. The labels on the containers alert consumers about how to use these products properly and what to do when “accidents” happen.

SERVPRO of Yuma East, Foothills remediates sewage spills and trauma scenes frequently in Yuma county. Our technicians are trained and equipped to work safely in these conditions to contain the pollution and not contaminate themselves or spread the problem beyond the cleanup area.

Toilet overflows can be nasty. Sometimes the water and waste is from wastewater pipes, and it flows into one or two homes or businesses. Or, in multi-story buildings the ground floor units can be contaminated from above. Sewage water always contains bacteria and is nothing for the amateur to deal with on a do-it-yourself basis. Before you attempt to clean up any hazardous scene make a call tom or office. We are pleased to provide advice and if need be, we can quickly be onsite to resolve the problem in the right and safest way. SERVPRO of Yuma East, Foothills: 928-247-1180

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