Recent Biohazard Posts

Trauma and Crime Scene Clean Up

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Trauma or crime-scene clean-up can be a difficulty task with many hazards that require specialized skills.  In addition to the obvious health risks that may be encountered on such a job, there is also many times an emotional element that must be dealt with in a professional and empathetic manner.  At SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile, our technicians have undergone extensive training and received IICRC certification in the safe and effective removal of bio hazards.  Our team members keep up to date with all OSHA, EPA, federal and state regulations to effectively remove contaminants and ensure they are disposed of in a safe and responsible manner.  We also spend an extensive amount of time training our technicians on dealing with our customers who are often undergoing one of the most traumatic experiences of their lives.  It's about more than the nuts and bolts of clean-up.  It's about doing a job that needs to be done and taking care of those that need us most!

Professional Hoarding Services

3/15/2017 (Permalink)

When discovering a hoarding situation at a home of a family member or friend, it is necessary to find the right professional help to assist with the dilemma. You need a company that specializes in cleaning services from packing to biohazard cleaning. SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile is first call you should make. Here are the top reasons why you should hire SERVPRO.


Ensure Safe Removal of Items


Hoarders typically collect excessive amount of items, including newspapers to trash. As these items pile up in a home. This can create a serious safety hazard, plus offer an environment for unwanted pests. It is best to hire a company with knowledge to remove the debris in a safe manner.


Avoid Contact with Hazardous Materials


Hoarder homes become a breeding ground not only for pests, but for possible unsafe pathogens. During a cleanup, proper protective equipment should be worn to protect the body. SERVPRO has the necessary tools to safely complete the job.


Perform Complete and Thorough Cleaning


SERVPRO has the knowledge and resources to restore the home to a nearly pristine condition.  By doing so, the company will provide a safe living environment for all that reside in the home.


We will make it, “Like It Never Happened.”

Sewage Cleanup

1/5/2017 (Permalink)

 

Did you know that SERVPRO also cleans up sewage backups?

Sewer backups should be considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause serious illnesses. SERVPRO Professionals have specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean contaminants like sewage.

Water damage can be classified by the three types of contaminated water. SERVPRO technicians will inspect your home or business to determine the appropriate plan of action for the type of water encountered.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

Category 1 water is from a clean source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet. If not treated quickly, this water can turn into category 2 or 3, depending on length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness. Examples include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided. Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup