Biohazard and Sewage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Knowing Your Limits with Biohazards

It might be hard for many homeowners to accept that their expertise and abilities in cleaning might be beyond the scope of the work when bio-threats exist. While there are merits and using strong chemical agents like chlorine and bleaches to clean up after specific biohazard events, this is not always suitable for the situation, nor does it provide the extensive level of cleaning expected of professional services. For cases as delicate as traumas, pathogenic threats might not always be addressed with traditional cleaning practices.

What Are Conventional Biohazard Threats?  

There is no sense in scare tactics when this type of cleaning is necessary. In many situations, the events that warrant the dispatch of our biohazard recovery team pose a threat to the wellbeing and safety of those exposed, this does not come with upselling services that you do not need. Specific situations require biohazard cleaning, including:

  • Drug lab cleanup
  • Crime scene cleanup
  • Sewage backup
  • Trauma recovery
  • Chemical spills

While homeowners want to be involved in protecting their properties, there is little that can be done early to help without appropriate personal protective equipment. 

What Can You Do? 

The best advice is to contact professional services as quickly as possible. We have mitigative strategies to prevent the spread of pathogenic threats and protect your property with our quick response. In most cases, the best approach for house occupants is to vacate until suitable and appropriate cleaning completes.

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After any biohazard or sewage contamination in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences.
  • Flood water can contain sewage, pesticides, and other contaminants.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

24 Hour Emergency Service

Biohazards like flood water or sewer backups should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach has water damage restoration specialists and has specific training and expertise to safely remediate biohazard contaminants.

SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach proudly serves Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, and surrounding areas.