When You Might Need to Pursue Biohazard Cleanup | SERVPRO® of Flagstaff/East Sedona
While we appreciate a good DIY project or general maintenance when it is appropriate to do so, we also know that some jobs are things you should leave to the professionals—and biohazard cleanup is one of those jobs. The contaminants from biohazard-related damages can be extremely toxic to anyone who comes into contact with it, and if it is not cleaned up properly, the issues can compound and be a headache for many years to come.
Specialized training and equipment is always required for these types of scenarios, and restoring them safely and effectively is of the utmost concern. If you are not sure whether your damages warrant a biohazard team, here are some common instances where they might:
Sewage and Black Water Backups
For water damage issues, there will generally be classifications associated with the contamination levels of the water. While you will always want a professional to handle any type of water damage, if you have what is considered Level 3 or black water damage, you will certainly want to leave it to the professionals. Level 3 water typically comes from sewage backups or contaminated floodwaters. They will not always appear dark or black, but they will always contain extremely harmful pathogens that could cause death or illness if someone is exposed to them.
If someone gets injured in your home or in the workplace, it is important to treat the area like a biohazard due to the possibility of bloodborne pathogens being present—in fact, OSHA states that many businesses will be required to. We are able to clean, disinfect and deodorize any location where bloodborne pathogens are a risk so that you can prevent any potential hazards from arising.
Illegal Drug Manufacturing Labs
Unfortunately for landlords, when you have someone you do not know living in your property, there is always the risk that they will be doing something they should not be—such as manufacturing drugs. Many of the chemicals used in drug production are extremely hazardous on their own and can leave residues throughout a structure that can be harmful to anyone who comes into contact with them. We can provide a complete clean of an area that has been used to manufacture drugs to prevent this from becoming an issue.
If you need biohazard cleaning, we are here to help you 24/7. You can contact us at any time, and our team of expert cleaning technicians will spring into action.