Biohazard cleanup is a concept that, while familiar in name to some, not many people fully understand when or why it can be needed. To the average person, the idea of biohazardous waste may appear in the form of glowing goop oozing out of bright yellow bins with a skull and crossbones logo on the front. The reality usually involves much less intrigue, but it is just as important to proceed safely and intelligently. There are a few types of biohazardous materials that can impact a home or office environment, so it’s important to know how to identify them, and know when to call in a professional team to ensure your home or workplace environment is cleaned and sanitized effectively without putting anyone at risk.
Biohazard Cleanup: What are biohazardous materials?
Most bodily fluids are biohazardous materials, such as blood, vomit, and saliva. Animals and animal byproducts are also biohazards, such as dead rodents and feces and other waste. The same is true of chemical biohazards, which can include lab cultures and contaminated equipment. And certain sharp and dangerous objects may also be considered biohazardous materials if they require specialized knowledge for proper disposal, especially if they are also contaminated with another substance, such as used needles.
There are many examples of biohazardous materials, but a good rule of thumb is that if you have concerns over jeopardizing you or your employee’s safety during removal, or you don’t know how to clean the aftermath, or you’re unsure of the proper method to dispose of the waste to avoid risking the health and well-being of a janitorial staff, then you should call a professionally trained team.
Biohazard Cleanup: How do I find the right team for the job?
That can depend on the team, and the job. Some teams specialize in certain areas of waste removal, and a specific job may be outside of their area of expertise. The best practice is to call a team, and give them a complete description of your understanding of the problem. Biohazards can arise from a number of scenarios – accidents and injury, drug use, spilled toxic material, infestation, and many other possible occurrences that can happen in both the home and the workplace. Each of these circumstances call for specialized knowledge and a strategy, not just to remove the initial threat but also to ensure the affected area is thoroughly sanitized and cleaned for the safety of those who enter the space after.
If you believe you have a biohazard situation at hand, don’t wait – call our team now. We’ll ask the right questions to get the important information, and work with you to contain the harmful material, and keep you and your team safe. Although something to be taken seriously, with the right tools and knowledge biohazard risks can be neutralized quickly and efficiently, and you can get back to business as usual.