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Biohazard - The Do's & Don'ts for Auburn & Webster
When a disaster is dealing with contaminants, it should be considered a top-priority emergency. Sewage backups and flood water are two of the most common biohazard scenarios that can affect homes and businesses. Due to the serious health risk synonymous with these types of situations, SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment needed in order to safely clean and restore any contamination.
Similar to fire and water damages, the first thing you should think about in your home or business, is whether or not it is safe to say inside. Staying inside and exposing yourself or your family to biohazardous waste can be a detriment to health and safety. When in doubt, leave your home and give SERVPRO a call IMMEDIATELY!
Before help arrives, here are some Do’s and Don’ts of Biohazard and Sewage removal:
- Stay out of the affected areas
- Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening
- Treat ALL bodily fluids as if they are contaminated
- Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage
- Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang all furs and leather goods
- Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on carpets or floors that are wet
- Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water
- Don’t use any electric household appliances
- Don’t turn on any ceiling fixtures, if wet, and keep out of rooms where the ceiling is seen sagging
These types of emergencies should not be taken lightly and they most definitely require quick and efficient attention. SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County know just how serious these issues are and are trained to handle them with the utmost care and concern. If your home or place of business requires any bio-hazardous cleaning, please give us a call at (508)-234-3399 or visit our website.
Facts About Lead
Did you know?
- Lead-based paint was used in more than 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978.
- Lead can affect children's brains and developing nervous systems, causing reduced IQ, learning disabilities and behavioral problems.
- Even children who seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies.
- Lead is also harmful to adults and the elderly.
- Lead in dust is the most common way people are exposed to lead. People can also get lead in their bodies from lead in soil or paint chips. Lead dust is often invisible.
- Projects that disturb lead-based paint can create dust and endanger you and your family.
- In most cases, lead-based paint that is in good condition is not a hazard.
For more information, please don't hesitate to give us a call at (508) 234-3399!
Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration
Biological contaminants can pose health consequences. If they are not properly removed it can contribute to unhealthy environments. Let SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County help cleanup any disaster.
SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County is equipped with the various safety apparatus and cleaning products for disaster clean up & restoration for commercial business or homes.
After any biohazard or sewage contamination in your commercial buisness or home your focus should be safety:
- Is it safe to stay in the house?
- Flood water can contain sewage, pesticides, and other contaminants.
- Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
What to Do After a Contamination
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
- Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
- Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.
What Not to Do After a Contamination
- Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
- Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
- Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
- Don’t use television or other household appliances.
- Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.
Water or flooding from outside storms can cause damage to the insdie of buildings & homes. This includs flood water, roof leaks and ice dams.
If you are need of water repair in Massachusetts, call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County @ 508-234-3399
Crime Scene Clean Up
After the various police units have finished processing a crime or accident scene, it is time for the cleaning and restoration process to begin. More times than not, these crime and accident scenes contain blood and other contaminants that can pose a serious health risks to all of those that come in contact with the area. Here at SERVPRO of the Southern Worcester County, we have the proper response time, equipment, and experience to safely clean any crime scene. Our technicians are trained to follow OSHA and EPA standards to make any unsafe environment into a clean one.
Some of our crime scene and trauma cleaning services include, but are not limited to:
- Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
- Tear gas and pepper spray residues
- Fire extinguisher residue
- Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants
Crime Scene Residues
We can and will clean areas that have been dusted with fingerprint powder and chemicals, to tear gas and pepper spray residues.
Our experts are trained to remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances that result for accidents, trauma, crime or death.
Many of the chemicals used in the production of any type(s) of illegal drugs can be volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. Our technicians are trained and know the proper state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.
Here at SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County, we understand just how dangerous many crime scenes can be if they are not tended to immediately following an investigation from the police. If you have any questions or would like to inquire about our many services, please visit our website @ http://www.SERVPROsouthernworcestercounty.com/ or give us a call @ 508-234-3399.