Recent Biohazard Posts

Where to Turn for Automotive Biohazard Cleanup

12/19/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Fort Lauderdale North Can Restore Automotive Biohazard Damage

What is an Automotive Biohazard and How Does one Occur?

An automotive biohazard occurs when an organic fluid, most commonly blood is introduced into a vehicle, usually the cabin area. This can lead not only to a difficult stain to clean, but a potential hazard for the vehicle owner.

There are many causes for an automotive biohazard. The first and most obvious cause of an automotive biohazard is one everyone prays will not happen to them, an automotive accident. Most people don’t have a real plan for how to recover from a car crash, despite the fact that 27,000 accidents occur every single day. Most of these result in minor damage, and only 0.3% result in a fatality.

Everyone knows the immediate plan, call the police, file an insurance claim and wait for the damage to be repaired. But what if the damage is not something that a mechanic is trained to handle, like blood or other organic material? Even a minor injury from an accident can cause blood stains inside a vehicle.

There are other reasons a car may be contaminated with a biohazard as well. A minor injury can cause quite a lot of bleeding, and emergencies that don’t require an ambulance often cause some staining of blood in the car used to reach the ER. A woman entering labor, also, would need transportation to a hospital and cay cause an automotive biohazard.

What to Do if Your Vehicle is Contaminated

A biohazard contaminated vehicle needs more than just a simple cleaning, it needs a dull decontamination of the organic material. Organic material can be difficult to clean, and also needs to be properly sanitized to ensure safety for the vehicle owner. Enter SERVPRO. Our highly trained Automotive Biohazard Remediation Specialists will not only clean the staining, but also make sure there is no risk of bacterial infection or other dangers left inside your vehicle. Click Here to learn more about SERVPRO’s biohazard cleanup system.

What is Biohazard Remediation?

8/9/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazards are anything that originates from organic matter (something that is, or once was, living) or produced artificially that poses a health hazard to living beings (e.g. humans and pets) or has the capability to alter or interrupt cell growth or reproduction. A couple examples of biohazards are sharps or other such medical waste, human blood or tissue, sewage, etc. Biohazard remediation is not an uncommon call for us at SERVPRO Ft. Lauderdale North, and it is something we are professionally qualified to handle, should the need arise. 

We make sure that any dangerous biological matter or odors are completely eliminated so that any harmful pathogens this matter harbors cannot be spread. Damages from a biohazard remediation call can include trauma or crime scenes, death/decomposition, hoarding removal, and filth removal. It's important to call professionals such as SERVPRO Ft. Lauderdale North as soon as possible to have these biohazards removed from your home or property. Biohazards can effect everyone- not just the immune compromised- and are often deadly.

Never attempt to clean up biohazards yourself! If you have any question in your mind or think it may be dangerous to handle, call in a qualified professional immediately. Attempting to clean a biohazard yourself is not only dangerous for your health, but can make it easier for illness to spread to places that otherwise would not be contaminated. Our professionals come out with the proper protective suits and professional-grade chemicals and tools to get the job done in a safe and effective manner. 

Yeah, We Do This!

7/27/2016 (Permalink)

Sewer backups are more than downright gross -- they are potentially dangerous. Sewage and other forms of "Black Water" are "grossly contaminated" and can contain pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful agents. We strongly encourage customers to refrain from tackling these jobs themselves. Sometimes hiring a trained, certified professional is well worth the investment -- most importantly for your health!

Category 3: Not a Hurricane

7/27/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale North and Plantation recently performed a water restoration and clean up at an apartment that experienced category 3 water damage. Category 3 water damage is when Feces, urine, and toxic chemicals are found in the water contaminating the home. In this particular water damage job, the contaminated water from the bathroom seeped through the carpet and reached heights as high as the bed. Category 3 water damage is considered to be a bio-hazard due to all the toxicity found in this type of water. This is something that we at SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale North and Plantation can take care of and make it look “Like it never even happened”.

Whether its water damage, fire damage, mold damage or even bio-hazard remediation, small scale or a large loss, you can rely on SERVPRO of Fort Lauderdale North's qualified Mold,  Fire and water damage specialists to give you peace of mind knowing we'll arrive faster to your disaster and make it "Like it never even happened". Call us anytime at 954-733-1006