A biohazard cleanup, also known as biohazard remediation, is necessary to thoroughly remove, clean, and sanitize an area after exposure to potentially dangerous pathogens. Potentially dangerous pathogens can be found in sewage, flood waters, bodily fluids, including blood, bodily tissues, industrial chemicals, viruses, animal infestations, molds and fungi in homes and commercial spaces. If you experience an event requiring biohazard cleanup, read on to learn more about what to expect from the professionals cleaning and disinfecting the space.
What Types of Problems Require Biohazard Cleanup?
Examples of situations that might require biohazard cleanup in your home, rental property, commercial property, or other property include:
- Animal infestations (feces, carcasses)
- Chemical spills (industrial or workplace accidents)
- Crime scenes
- Hoarding situations
- Mold or fungus infestations
- Sewage leaks
- Traumatic events (homicide, suicide, unattended death)
What to Expect When Hiring a Professional Emergency Cleanup and Restoration Company
The overarching goal of a professional biohazard cleanup company is to restore a space to safety for humans. To that end, complete cleanup services include:
- Establishment of Clean Area
Your professional hazard removal company will establish a pathway and protocol to secure the affected area and protect other sites from cross-contamination.
- Water Removal
If your emergency includes a sewage backup or storm flood, all water will be removed from the space using a variety of pumps. Your emergency restoration company will also design and complete a comprehensive water damage restoration plan to restore your home to its original, safe condition.
- Waste Removal
Biohazardous material must be disposed of in keeping with local and state guidelines. The professional cleanup company will remove, transport, and dispose of all biohazardous waste in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
- Detailed Cleaning & Disinfecting
All items in the affected area will be thoroughly cleaned to remove pathogens. This includes areas that are not regularly cleaned, including walls, undersides of furniture, doorknobs, light switches, and more. All items will be cleaned using specialized disinfectants to ensure that all pathogens have been eradicated.
- Drying & Deodorizing
Specialized equipment such as air movers and injection drying systems will dry any wet areas. Other state-of-the-art devices and technology, such as air purifiers, air scrubbers, and ozone treatments, are employed to remove odors and deodorize the affected areas.
- Remediation Plan
If your biohazardous emergency involves mold or fungal growth, our team of MICRO Certified Remediation Contractors will develop a remediation plan to restore the home to a safe space. This plan will often include personalized recommendations for containment, HEPA air filtration, and the use of EPA-registered products for cleaning.
Biohazardous Cleanup in Southern Oregon
If you’ve experienced a flood, suspect mold is growing in your home, need help cleaning up a hoarding situation, or if a tragedy has occurred, ProKleen can help. ProKleen has provided comprehensive emergency restoration services for more than 25 years. We provide biohazard cleanup, sewage cleanup, and mold removal services in Southern Oregon. For 24/7 emergency service, call 541-857-1818. For non-emergencies, you may send us a message to schedule other services, including fire damage restoration, smoke smell removal, and more.