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Specific Situations That Require a Specialty Biohazard Cleanup Service or Biohazard Remediation

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

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There are certain situations that occur in a residence that require a specialty biohazard cleanup service, also known as biohazard remediation. These include:

-Other types of unattended death

In addition to these specific incidents that occur on the home front, there are deaths that occur in other settings that necessitate a specialty biohazard cleaning service. These include:

-Industrial accidents
-Communicable disease disinfection
-Vehicle biohazard removal and remediation
-Blood cleanup, removal, and remediation

The Physical Dangers of Biohazard Cleanup or Remediation

A primary reason why a biohazard cleaning service is needed following certain types of deaths is because of the biohazardous substances associated with the remains of a person who died under circumstances like those discussed a moment ago.

You must keep in mind that even if a perfectly healthy person dies in a traumatic death, which is not immediately discovered, hazardous biological agents will be present at the location of the deceased’s remains. The stark reality is that the decomposition process commences at the time of death.

The process of decomposition results in the release of potentially dangerous gases and fluids, beginning as quickly as a couple of days following death. You run the risk of becoming seriously ill by exposure to these substances.

The cleanup after a traumatic or unattended death necessitates the use of universal precautions as well as personal protective equipment, or PPE. Most people like you do not maintain the personal protective equipment of the type needed to protect appropriately against the biohazards associated with a traumatic or unattended death.

On the other hand, a biohazard cleaning service maintains the protective gear necessary to safely remediate the aftermath of a traumatic or unattended death. Keep in mind that this gear is designed specifically to address biohazard remediation. It is not the same type of gear utilized in home improvement projects or less risky cleanup endeavors. This gear includes specialized equipment that includes:

-Masks or respirators
-Protective outer-clothing
-Shoe coverings

For any issue like this that may arise, feel free to call SERVPRO of Columbia and Suwannee Counties

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