Biohazard Exposures are More Common Than You Think
Did you know that you could be exposed to biohazards everyday in places that you least expect? Places like your workplace, schools and even your doctor’s office put you at risk. These situations need to be handled with extreme caution.
Examples of biohazards include:
- Human blood and blood products
- Animal waste
- Human bodily fluids
- Microbiological wastes
- Pathological wastes
- Sharps wastes
According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) there are four levels of biohazards
- Level 1: Agents that pose minimal threat to humans and the environment.
- Level 2: Agents that can cause severe illness in humans and are transmitted through direct contact with infected material.
- Level 3: Pathogens that can become airborne and can cause serious disease.
- Level 4: Pathogens that pose a high risk of life-threatening disease for which there are no treatments.
Should you find yourself in a situation where you are exposed to any of these hazardous materials, give the experts at SERVPRO of South Albany County a call at (518) 456-1111 to safely clean and sanitize the affected area.
Blood, bodily fluids, and other biohazards can endanger anyone who comes in contact with them. Even trace amounts so small that they cannot be seen with the naked eye can pose serious health risks. When a site in your home or business has been contaminated, how do you make it safe again? Rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of South Albany County for top-notch biohazard cleanup and restoration services.
Avoiding Health Risks
Is it necessary to seek professional assistance in cleaning up a location impacted by crime, trauma or death? With the risks posed by blood-borne pathogens and dangerous communicable diseases, cleaning a scene contaminated with biohazards like blood is a perilous undertaking for anyone who lacks the proper training and equipment. It is unpleasant to think about, but blood and bodily fluids are prone to splattering so that minute amounts can affect a wide area. The air at these scenes can be hazardous since small particles can become airborne if dried material is disturbed. Anything removed from the scene must also be disposed of properly to avoid spreading the contamination. Ultimately, the best way to make sure that a place is once again safe is to use a professional organization like SERVPRO that is experienced in biohazard restoration.
Preventing Legal Repercussions
As if the health risks created by biohazards are not dire enough, failure to have a contaminated space properly cleaned can also have serious legal consequences. There are regulations and laws regarding how biohazards are handled that must be followed. These rules are designed to safeguard everyone, and ignorance is not considered an acceptable excuse for disregarding them. Individuals and businesses that do not follow these rules may find themselves facing hefty fines. They might even be held liable if someone else is injured by their actions. Using a professional team that understands what is required to comply with the various rules and regulations governing biohazards in your area can shield you from both health risks and legal issues.
Focusing on Your Safety
At SERVPRO of South Albany County, we are committed to the well-being of our customers. Offering emergency services 24 hours a day, we will rapidly respond whenever you request our assistance. Our technicians follow the protocols established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, so you can be confident that they have the expertise and training to remove all biohazards and dispose of them properly. We use specialized equipment that allows us to detect the smallest trace of a biohazard, and we do not stop until your scene is thoroughly sanitized. As biohazard restoration professionals, we can often salvage items that others might have to discard, and we ensure that any material that does need to be removed from your location is disposed of appropriately.
Dealing with a crime, trauma or death is undoubtedly difficult, but you can depend on SERVPRO of South Albany County for courtesy, empathy, and the quality biohazard cleanup and restoration services that you need. Safety-minded, we are ready to do our part in restoring your space and your peace of mind. If a traumatic event has occurred on your property and you require assistance with the cleanup, contact us now to discover more about our biohazard restoration services and secure our help.