Blood, Decomposition and Pathogens - SERVPRO Biohazard Waste Clean Up
Biohazard waste is all too often the product of a bad situation.
SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties technicians first and foremost are trained to exercise compassion and professionalism with loved ones and family members having to confront the sanitization and removal of infectious materials. With that said, as a SERVPRO franchise, we are fully California Department of Health and Safety certified and IICRC trained to contain and remove biomedical waste and infectious substances.
Hazardous waste falls within in a broad range of categories: blood, body fluid from trauma and decomposition, tissue, organs and body parts, medical laboratory waste such as used hypodermic needles and surgical instruments along with, chemicals and waste from illegal drug manufacturing. Pet urine and animal fecal matter, rodent droppings, burst sewer pipes and infected storm runoff water and flooding from severe weather provide a well-rounded list of what can be considered biohazard.
Let’s discuss for a moment emergency vehicle decontamination. Police and Fire first responders rushing to provide assistance to the City of Redding and Shasta County residents in need rely on absolutely sanitized emergency vehicles free of previous bloodborne pathogens from a suicide or homicide. We address these public safety concerns by adhering to rigid health standards and medical waste containment. Blood, in particular, carries a host of disease microorganisms including Hepatitis B (Serum Hepatitis), Hepatitis C (HCV), HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis, Bacterial Meningitis and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD).
We work closely with our local EMS and health professionals to decontaminate and sterilize the walls, ceilings and floors of homes. Our technicians utilize the latest biohazard protective suits and package, label and transport these wastes in biocontainment vessels. As one of Northern California’s leading restoration providers we fully understand the traumatic moments just after a death or crime scene and the professional response of timely biohazard clean up.