The Risks of Biohazard Cleanup
In an environment where biohazards are present, the individuals exposed face many potential risks, including:
- Respiratory difficulties
- Staph bacteria, including MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus),
- E. Coli
- Hepatitis B & C
- Hanta Virus,
- Chemical burns,
Suffice to say, attempting to clean environments where biohazards have been introduced is too risky without the help of a trained professional. Doing so poses threats not only to you but to those individuals who will inhabit or work in the environment following the situation at hand.
Common Types of Biohazard Cleanup Scenarios
We respond to a wide variety of common and not-so-common biohazard cleanup scenarios. Here are a few of the most common.
Sewage Backup: It goes without saying that sewage backup can pose significant health risks to those exposed to it. But, what few realize is that sewage backup should be considered an emergency. Ingestion of contaminated water can lead to serious illness and/or death. The moment a sewage backup happens and individuals are exposed to water contaminated by bacteria, fecal matter, and/or urine, it’s time to call in a professional.
Hoarding Situations: While many consider hoarding situations to be simply a social stigma, it can be much more dangerous than most realize, especially if pets are involved in their creation. To minimize the spread of Staph bacteria (i.e. MRSA), the Hanta virus, tetanus, E. Coli, and more, a trained and certified cleanup service provider is often a must to prevent mounting risks and damage to individuals and property.
Blood Borne Pathogens: Whether an accidental injury scenario, a crime scene, or a suicide, any scenario that exposes blood, tissue, or bodily fluids is a dangerous one. Bodily fluids can spread HIV, Hepatitis B & C, MRSA, and more, often causing more trauma and even casualties. During the cleanup process, these threats can be compounded as individuals are exposed and contaminated bodily fluids are removed and transported.
Other types of biohazard cleanup scenarios include:
- Sewage Backup
- Natural Disasters,
- Trauma Scenarios
- Hoarding Situations
- Environments where tear gas has been used,
- And more.
What to Do Following a Biohazard-Exposure Situation
If you are facing any of these scenarios or are exposed to biohazards in any form, it’s important to take immediate steps to reduce the risks involved:
- If someone is facing life-threatening injuries or has been exposed to dangerous biohazards, call your local emergency service provider.
- Stay out of the affected area.
- Do not attempt to remove water with a household vacuum cleaner.
- Turn off the HVAC system in the case of sewage backup.
- Treat all bodily fluid as dangerous.
- If water damage is present, do not turn on any ceiling or wall fixtures.
- If water damage is present, don’t use televisions or household appliances.
- Call Jenkins Environmental Services
Our Technicians Can Help You
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