What YOU should know about Bio-Hazard and Sewer Clean-Up
Biohazard and sewage cleanup can involve hidden dangers. It must only be handled by an expert team, with the right training, skills, and equipment to do the job safely. With the assistance of a professional biohazard service team from SERVPRO of Aitkin, Carlton & W. St. Louis Counties, you can rest assured that your health and the security of your property is a top priority.
There are several different types of bio-hazardous jobs which can range from crime scene residues, chemical spills, animal waste or carcasses, hoarding, and the most frequent, sewage backups. The main point to remember is that certain chemicals and pathogens can lead to unhealthy and dangerous consequences if left untreated in a home or business. If you suspect that this kind of problem has occurred in or around your property, you need to call in the SERVPRO experts who can quickly assess the situation.
Once the experts carry out a thorough inspection of the site, they can give you a general assessment. You should not attempt to re-enter the property until you have received clearance from an authoritative source.
The reason eradication and elimination are the primary tactics for biohazard cleanup are because any materials that have come into contact with raw sewage could present a serious risk to health. Within areas deemed ‘unsafe,’ life-threatening organisms like E. coli, salmonella, tapeworm, HPV (human papilloma virus), chemicals, and even HIV can lurk if blood is present.
If you experience any breakdown involving sewage on a scale larger than a small toilet overflow, you should absolutely contact a biohazard removal team right away. In most cases, it is only sewer water that warrants such an immediate reaction, but it is important to be aware that other forms of water damage can become harmful if left untreated.
For example, water from drains and polluted rivers may flood a property and deposit contaminants. This water is not clean; it contains all kinds of bacteria, irritants, and harmful substances and is termed Black Water. This is why you should never wait before you get water damage of any type restored and repaired, even as the contaminated water is quickly removed from the premises.
For businesses, the urgency of biohazard cleanup is particularly pressing. You cannot afford to have your workers or clients exposed to contaminated water, pathogenic agents from a crime scene, or meth lab chemicals. Get in touch with an expert biohazard cleanup team from SERVPRO right away. We are skilled professionals, wearing Hazmat safety clothing and gear, utilize special equipment for any biohazard clean up. Immediate mitigation of health related issues and property preservation are the main, initial focal points. Safety always comes first.
24 Hour Emergency Service for Biohazard and Sewage Clean Up
SERVPRO of Aitkin, Carlton & W. St. Louis Counties have certified professionals to handle any type of bio-hazardous clean-up. Call us for 24/7 emergency services. (218) 879-6141.