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.