Dealing with biohazards can be nasty business… why not let the professionals handle it?

At Eco Bear, we pride ourselves in striving to be the best biohazard cleaning company in Santa Rosa, California and neighboring communities.

By offering our services 24-hours a day and seven days a week, we commit ourselves to being available to you when you need us most.

So, what exactly are biohazards and why should you almost always enlist the help of a professional to deal with them? The answer may surprise you.

Biohazards Defined

Before we begin to answer the previously posed question, it is important to know what biohazards are and how they are defined.

Biohazards are bodily fluids, feces, wastewater and blood. Moreover, any potentially blood-containing compounds, like urine and vomit, would also be considered a biohazard.

In the formal sense, a biohazard is any biological matter that poses a foreign threat to human health and well-being.

In that sense then, it is easier to understand how bodily fluids and the other elements mentioned would be considered biohazards. These compounds do, indeed, possess the ability to carry diseases from one person to the next, making avoidance of these compounds imperative to protecting human health.

Sickness Isn’t the Only Threat

While you may know that touching another person’s saliva, feces or mucus might make you sick, it is crucial that one has an understanding of just how sick these organic elements can make you.

In fact, coming into direct, or indirect, contact with any of the aforementioned biohazards has the ability to threaten your very existence.

Because biohazards harness the ability to transmit chronic and deadly illness, accidentally or purposefully touching a biohazard puts you, and others, at great risk.

The following are common illnesses associated with coming into direct or indirect contact with feces, wastewater, blood and other biohazards:

  • HIV
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Syphillis
  • Salmonella
  • E.Coli

Why Enlist the Help of a Professional

Going back to the original question posed, it is important to know why professional care is needed at the onset of an event that involves biohazardous waste.

Hopefully by now, you are able to understand the dangers associated with touching biohazardous materials, but that may not mean you’ll use this knowledge in the future. After all, if you put on gloves and a mask when handling biohazardous waste, you should be okay…right?

Well, in some instances that might be true, but by and large, when situations involving large amounts of biohazardous materials are involved, you will need to enlist the help of a professional as soon possible.

Because a biohazard cleaning company in Santa Rosa, California will have access to professional grade disinfectants and equipment, they are better able to address the situation than you would be. Moreover, many cleaning specialists have years of training and experience and will know the proper techniques to use to render your home or establishment clean and habitable once again.

Add to that the fact that some damage, as in the case of water damage caused by septic issues, cannot be seen with the naked eye, you will want to rely on the specialized tools utilized by professionals in remedial care, such as moisture meters, to ensure that all damage is addressed, including those that are hiding beneath surfaces.

The Event Matters

Now, we know what you may be thinking.

Not every event that involves biological hazards is a situation that should involve professional care.

We get it.

However, if the situation involves large amounts of biohazardous waste, such as more than a dinner-sized plate of blood, then you should call for help.

For smaller incidents, however, you may not need professional care, however, you should always wear protective gear and see to it that no splash-back gets into your eyes, nose or mouth.

Additionally, be careful to use the previously described methods of protecting yourself no matter who it is you are coming into contact with. Despite what you may think, some people, even members of your family, may be carrying diseases you know nothing about.

Don’t take the risk. Involve a professional if you aren’t sure.

Enlist Eco Bear, Today

No matter how tough the job, we at Eco Bear are here for you. We specialize in remedial care and offer services for the clean up of challenging circumstances like suicide, homicide, crime scenes, unattended deaths, sewage backups and more.

Give us a call or visit us online to service your biohazard needs, today.

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