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SERVPRO of El Centro offers Biohazard Cleaning

1/2/2023 (Permalink)

warning tape barrier You can call on SERVPRO of El Centro to help with Bio Hazard.

Depend on SERVPRO for Certified Technicians Remediate Commercial Biohazard Contamination in the El Centro Area

A range of different events can cause biohazard contamination in your commercial building. Trauma and crime scenes, long-term dangerous building materials, and events such as sewage spills or fire damage.

Who Is Responsible for Crime Scene Cleanup?

If a commercial building is the site of a crime, injury, or death, once the first responders leave, the cleanup is usually the responsibility of the property owners. This realization can be shocking and worrisome as budgeting for this type of service is not in the typical business plan. Make sure to inform your insurance company, as claims for abatement after trauma or crime are often covered. We are familiar with the documentation needed and always offer to help act as a liaison with your carrier.

What Kinds of Biohazards Can SERVPRO Mitigate and Remediate?

If a traumatic injury or even death is the underlying event, we clean a disinfect the location for the following contaminants:

  • Blood
  • Tissue
  • Other bodily fluids
  • Drug residues

When police or other safety officers responded to a crime in progress and perform a post-crime investigation, the hazardous materials present can also include but are not limited to:

  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Evidence gathering residues
  • Chemicals from illegal substance manufacture

During construction, water or fire damage remediation, and stand-alone inspections, hazardous materials and microbial growth can halt progress because of the presence of:

  • Asbestos
  • Lead, usually as paint
  • Molds
  • Mildew
  • Chemicals discovered or spilled

Can My Housekeeping Staff or Contracted Cleaning Company Handle the Cleanup?

Regardless of the source of biohazardous waste in your commercial space, local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and rules apply during the abatement. The hazardous substances can be injurious to health via skin contact or inhalation. SERVPRO's biohazard technicians earn and are current with all certifications required before we send them to your property. It is unlikely that your day-to-day cleaning staff has the specialized training, equipment, or certification necessary to remediate the scene lawfully.

How Are My Customers and Employees Protected During Biohazard Remediation?

We contain the affected area, sometimes with a series of "clean" to "contaminated" rooms for technician and occupant safety and offloading debris without spreading contaminants. We wrap the workspace with 1.6 mil polyethylene to prevent the dispersal of any airborne hazards during the remediation. Negative pressure air scrubbing technology confines even microscopic particles during the project, forcing them through HEPA filtration for particle capture. Our crew wears personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect their health. We use containment, such as plastic barriers, to prevent the spread of contamination.

Are Permits and Specific Hazardous Waste Site Disposal Required?

Every locale follows protocols to ensure the safety and health of occupants of contaminated buildings, the general public, and biohazard remediation crews. Expecting business owners to become hazardous waste remediation and disposal specialists is unrealistic. Our mission when developing a biohazard cleanup plan for your commercial space includes our commitment to obtaining all needed permits and following appropriate procedures from containment through discarding hazardous substances and materials. You can have confidence that a nightmare of bureaucratic requirements does not follow your stress of needing biohazard cleanup. We are experts and walk you step by step through the process.

Speaking of Stress--Will Biohazard Remediation Cause My Workforce to Relive the Trauma?

We prioritize sensitivity training for our biohazard cleanup crews. The aftermath of a tragedy or the fear inspired by potential exposure to injurious substances or chemicals is incredibly distressing and disturbing. Although we indeed refer you to other professionals for questions about a biohazard scenario's mental or physical health effects, our entire team treats your crisis and the individuals affected with respect and compassion throughout the project.

Are Repair and Rebuilding Services Available?

A long list of structural damage issues can follow the completion of remediation. We hold a California general contractor license and can transition from remediation to helping repair  and build back, including:

  • Wall, ceiling, and floor removal, repair, and replacement
  • Door and window replacement and rehanging 
  • Carpet and pad cleaning, removal, and installation
  • Repairing and resurfacing
  • Furniture repair and cleaning

Crafting a response to a biohazard cleanup emergency is uncharted territory for most business owners. SERVPRO of El Centro and Salton City stands ready to help with certified technicians and the specialized equipment needed. Call (760) 337-5858 day or night to review your options at this difficult time.

Contractor Licenses:

CSLB: 978462

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