You may have heard the term “biohazard cleanup” before, but you weren’t exactly sure what the process entailed. Biohazard cleanup is the cleanup of chemical and biological substances, liquids, and contaminants that could cause severe health issues in anyone exposed to them. These substances must be removed using established regulatory protocols so that they are completely destroyed. Incorrectly disposing of biohazardous waste could lead to disease outbreaks, so it’s extremely important to work with a company that knows exactly what it’s doing.
That’s where we come in. If you need a biohazard cleaning company in Colton, we can help. We have the expertise, knowledge, and equipment required to do a thorough cleaning that will get rid of biohazardous waste.
What Types of Situations Require Biohazard Cleaning?
There are many different types of situations that would require biohazard cleaning. Just a few of those instances are listed below.
Meth Lab Cleanup
Meth labs are essentially minefields that could literally go off at any moment. They’re filled with highly toxic, flammable, and explosive materials that are usually unstable. Simply being exposed to the chemicals in a meth lab can lead to serious injury and even death. It’s therefore critical that cleanup is handled properly by experienced cleanup crews armed with the right safety equipment and high levels of expertise.
Blood and human waste are considered biohazardous waste and as such need to be thoroughly removed by professionals. Failure to do so could lead to disease spread. Our teams are trained to thoroughly clean the biohazardous material left behind at crime scenes. Decomp also contains pathogens that are harmful to human health, so our teams will make sure that the space is completely cleaned and sanitized.
Hoarder houses are usually filled to the brim with biohazardous waste. In addition to blood and human waste, hoarder houses are often frequently filled with animal remains, animal waste, and other substances that could endanger anyone entering the home or people who live nearby. These homes need to be cleaned properly to protect the home’s current or future occupants as well as the public.
Sewers sometimes back up, causing an extremely unsanitary mess that could quickly devolve into a health emergency. Germs, bacteria, and viruses could enter the water supply. Trained teams need to handle the cleanup so that the biohazardous waste doesn’t cause serious health issues for the public.
Tear Gas Cleanup
Tear gas is an extremely toxic chemical agent that must be completely removed from the air once it’s deployed. Failure to do so could lead to serious health complications for anyone who breathes it in. Our team has the gear, equipment, and technical know-how necessary to help ensure the area where the tear gas was deployed is completely clear of the chemical.
What Are the Steps Involved in Cleanup?
While biohazard cleanup involves very complex steps, following is a basic outline of what happens during the process.
Assess the Situation
Our team will arrive at the site and do an initial walkthrough of the site so that we can make an assessment of the type of biohazardous material we’re dealing with as well as its scope.
Secure the Site
Our team will enter the site and secure it, making sure that it’s sealed off from uncontaminated areas. Our goal is to prevent the spread of any germs, viruses and bloodborne pathogens.
Get Rid of Visible Waste
Our next step will be to remove all visible signs of the biohazardous waste. This means that we’ll do things like wipe away the blood, remove any human waste or tissue, and remove all biological materials. This step is very crucial, and it can also be very dangerous. Our teams have the gear and technical skills to handle this aspect of the cleanup safely and thoroughly.
Deep Cleaning, Disinfecting, Sanitizing and Deodorizing
The next step of the cleaning process is cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing the area. The cleaners we use are EPA-rated disinfectants that are designed to kill and eliminate all biohazardous material. This will help ensure that we get rid of any blood-borne pathogens, germs, viruses and bacteria money well spent that could potentially cause harm to humans if not eradicated.
The products that we use are designed to be able to get deep down into surfaces of all porosity levels. The deodorizers we use are intended to get rid of the deep-down odors that accompany certain biohazardous material like decomp. Odors can be extremely difficult to get rid of, so deodorization is key. This process will include both hard surfaces and soft surfaces.
Once the waste has been collected, we’ll store it in special bins and have the waste properly disposed of. Biohazard waste has to be transferred in special bins and containers so that it doesn’t contaminate any other space or area.
Once the above steps are complete, our team will go through the space and do a final check. We use products like adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to make sure that the now-clean space has achieved top-level disinfection. ATP monitoring measures the amount of organic matter that remains on equipment or on surfaces once cleaning and disinfecting has been done. Our processes can help give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the area is once again safe for habitation.
Biohazard cleanup has to be taken seriously. Reach out to us if you have any questions about the process. We can assess your situation and help you assess next steps.