Sometimes, life throws you curve balls. And sometimes, those curve balls change your life, forever.
At Eco Bear, we service the San Leandro, California area and neighboring communities, offering biohazard clean up services at a fair price. You can count on us to handle your situation involving biohazards with the utmost dignity and respect. And because customer service ranks high on our priority list, you can trust us to show up on time, and to get the job done right, the first time.
Biohazards: What They Are
To start off, it will help to have a general understanding of what a biohazard is in the first place in order to determine the need for a cleaning professional when dealing with these types of elements.
In a nutshell, a biohazard can be classified as any biological compound that poses a hazard to human health. They often involve microorganisms that can infect human beings, and as such, are of major concern when it comes to the human population.
Coming In Contact With a Biohazard
So, how do people come in contact with biohazards? The ways are many.
In reality, people come into contact with biohazards daily, whether they realize it or not. Because bodily fluids like saliva, urine, semen and vaginal secretions are all considered biohazards, it is easy to come in contact with these elements, especially when it comes to certain lines of work.
Blood, the most common type of biohazard, is also of major concern when it comes to the transmission of disease and other life-threatening ailments because it carries the pathogens of it’s possessors. As such, anyone coming into direct, or even indirect, contact with the infected persons blood may be doomed to pick up the same disease or ailment as the person infected with it.
How a Professional Can Help
Now that you know the seriousness of biological hazards, it should be easier to acknowledge the need for professional help whenever large amounts of a particular biohazard is present. Blood that permeates an area that is more than a dinner plate in terms of size should always be left to professional treatment.
Moreover, situations involving used needles, excessive amounts of urine, and even wastewater and feces, should never be tended to alone.
Because a biohazard cleaning company in San Leandro, California will have professional-grade cleaning products and high quality equipment at their disposal, you’ll be much better off leaving the hard work to the pros.
What’s more is that neglecting to enlist professional help can expose you to many harmful pathogens, germs and disease, all of which you have the potential to spread from one person, or animal, to the next.
Know the Risks
So, what exactly are the risks involved with biohazardous waste? HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are all known blood-borne pathogens easily transmitted through blood and other blood-containing compounds. These compounds include the bodily fluids already mentioned, like saliva, urine, vaginal secretions and semen, because each of these elements have the ability to carry trace amounts of blood in them.
But it isn’t only blood-borne pathogens that pose a risk to human health. Diseases like C.Diff, Salmonella, E.Coli and even COVID-19 can all be transmitted through direct or indirect contact with the aforementioned biohazardous wastes.
Feces and Wastewater
When sewage backup, water main breaks, or other unsavory plumbing events occur, they can put your household, business and the occupants of a structure at major risk. Rather than trying to handle the situation yourself, you should always seek professional care, as disinfection in this scenario is extremely important for the health and well-being of everyone involved.
When the Situation Calls, We’re on Our Way
When a situation involving biohazardous waste suddenly appears, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our offices are open 24-hours a day, seven days a week to help handle even the toughest and most difficult issues.
Call us for situations and circumstances involving any of the following:
- Crime Scene Clean Up
- Homicide Clean Up
- Sewage Backup
- Suicide Clean Up
- Unattended Death
We also offer disinfection services related to COVID-19 to aid in stopping the spread and to ensure that your home or business remains a happy, healthy and safe place to be.
Have a question? We’ve got answers. Call us for help regarding a situation involving biohazards that you don’t see here and we will do our best to get your questions asked, fast. Call us or visit online at Eco Bear, today.