Biohazardous waste isn’t something to take lightly, though most don’t realize how serious attention to this matter can be.
Indeed, biohazards are labeled as “hazards” for a reason, as they are organic biological compounds that often threaten the very existence of human life.
Does that sound extreme?
Biohazards can render harmful and harrowing effects on people that come into contact with them by passing along harmful illnesses, viruses and pathogens that often prove life-threatening.
Diseases like HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Salmonella, E.Coli, Gastroenteritis, Syphilis and even COVID-19, are all plausible illnesses that could be contracted by careless or accidental exposure to biohazardous waste.
One of the best ways to protect yourself against being exposed to a biohazard is to prepare to avoid them, even before they crop up. But before delving into the details of how to do so, it is important to identify what constitutes as a biohazard in the first place.
As already stated, a biohazard is any biological compound that threatens human health. Surprisingly, nearly all bodily fluids, not just blood, can be deemed as such.
Other bodily fluids and matter besides blood that are considered biohazards include:
- Vaginal Fluids
Now that you know how to identify a biohazard, let’s dive into how to effectively avoid them.
It is imperative that you prepare for situations in advance to protect yourself from surprise happenings. There may be times when you will want to assist a person who may be in a life-threatening situation, or who may have incurred an injury, but there is blood, or other fluids, involved.
When this happens, it can help to have gloves and other protective gear around so that you can tend to the matter, safely.
Workplaces tend to be stocked with these types of items, however, home owners should be just as diligent to ensure that they have these sorts of items on hand.
Sometimes, it isn’t a matter of helping a situation, but rather avoiding a situation that has already transpired.
Whether you experience a sewage backup in your home or business or a an emotionally jarring event such as suicide, homicide, or a crime scene, you’ll want to steer clear of the situation and notify the proper authorities. Afterwards, you will always want to enlist the help of a biohazard cleaning company in Daly City, California ensure that all biohazardous materials and waste is removed in a way that is respectful, safe, effective and sanitary.
Disinfection and COVID-19
A touchy and sensitive topic, COVID-19 has infiltrated the United States, and as such, must be addressed.
At Eco Bear, we use high-quality equipment and effective cleansers to rid potentially affected environments of the COVID-19 germ.
According to ongoing research, it has been proven that the COVID-19 virus can last as long as a couple of days on a surface, and sometimes, even longer. As such, it is imperative that potentially infected surfaces be disinfected, as well as whole structures, including vehicles, when needed.
Looks can be deceiving as not all diseases and illnesses manifest themselves to the naked eye. Diseases like HIV, AIDS, and even the present-day coronavirus, aren’t always distinguishable by looks alone. For this reason, it is crucial that you handle the biohazardous waste of any person the exact same way, even if the person in question is a friend or a member of your family.
By taking the protective steps necessary, you can stop the spread of viruses and illnesses, while still attending to the needs of your loved ones, friends and relatives.
Sewage Back Ups and Plumbing
There are times when plumbing issues get the best of us and we end up having fecal matter that should be flowing through our pipes, flowing through our homes and businesses, instead.
When this happens, you must contact a trained professional to remove the feces and wastewater, to sanitize and disinfect the area and to remediate any water damage that was incurred, immediately.
By neglecting to pay close attention to these matters or even taking on the clean up alone, you put yourself, and others, in grave danger by increasing the risk of spreading harmful germs and bacteria throughout the infected structure.
For these reasons we implore you never to go about the clean up of any space infected by biohazardous materials alone. Always contact your local biohazard cleaning company in Daly City, California for help, instead.
Eco Bear Is Here to Serve You
At Eco Bear, we’ve made it our mission to provide impeccable service to all who need it. Available every day of the week and every hour of the day, our team is committed to getting you the help you need, no matter the time or day. Call us or contact us online at Eco Bear to address your next biohazardous situation.