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Biohazard Services in North Central Mesa, AZ
What is a Biohazard?
This past weekend was a busy one for us. Good for us, not so much for our clients. One of the calls we got was from an apartment complex we are a vendor for who had a renter who committed suicide. Now, our industry isn’t the most glamorous industry and a lot of our work comes from emergency issues where our clients deal with present and lingering suffering of loss. The loss of a person’s life is obviously the worst case scenario and one we and our clients take very seriously. It is a very sensitive event. That is one of the reasons we work hard to develop relationships of trust with businesses and residents of the areas we work in.
As far as biohazard events are concerned, a lot of them are due to suicides, but there are a lot of other events which cause the need for professional biohazard clean-up. A biohazard, as defined by The Arizona State University Biological Safety Manual, is defined as:
“Any microorganism (including, but not limited to, bacteria, viruses, fungi, rickettsia, protozoa or prions) or infectious substance, or any naturally occurring, bioengineered, or synthesized component of any such microorganism or infectious substance, capable of causing:
- Death, disease, or other biological malfunction in a human, animal, plant, or another living organism;
- Deterioration of food, water, equipment, supplies, or material of any kind; or
- Deleterious alteration of the environment.”
Other Biohazard Services
Some of the events, other than suicides, that we deal with that are of a biological nature include:
If you think you may have a clean-up issue that is of a biological nature, give us a call and we can help consult you on your options. We’ll let you know for certain whether your issue is bio-hazardous or not. Free information is always good, right?! If your issue is a biohazard issue, we’ll be able to give you your clean-up options for that as well.
This last part of the article is going to be a Suicide PSA. We deal with it more than we would like and anything we can to help on that end is a win for us.
If you have a friend, family member or co-worker that you think may be having suicidal thoughts, or are dealing with issues that could be suicidal, This is a great link to local resources for education and crisis situations. http://www.suicide.org/hotlines/arizona-suicide-hotlines.html Suicide.org is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization. If you are not dealing with a direct issue but would like to donate to help them help others, you can do so here: http://www.suicide.org/donate.html
The decontanination process
Before and after of a Cat Biohazard scene.
" The man had passed away in his home unattended, and he had given up on his life. He had not been throwing things away, and there was just a lot of stuff in there. It wasn't collecting, it was trash," Jen from RESTORATION AND REMEDIATION.
The man's body was in the home nine days before he was found. They said it was a nice warm day well over 80 degrees outside. The body had decomposed so badly that some of the body fluids had gone through the floor and down into the basement walls.
This meant there was a lot of Biohazard work to be done before even thinking about cleaning up the rest of the home. What you see here is cat feces. Everywhere in this house had been affected by Cats. If you have a friend that has a situation that they need to get taken care of. Give us a call SERVPRO is here to help. Just like how we helped this couple.
Biohazard, Crime scene, and vandalism cleanup.
Bloodborne pathogens, Methamphetamine labs, crime scene residues, arson, and vandalism, whenever you're in need just give us a call.
Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies, SERVPRO of North Central Mesa also offers fast, reliable biohazard, crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.
Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.
Here at SERVPRO of North Central Mesa, my family is here to protect you and your family. We are trained professionals that can safely and effectively remove Biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal for the state and local health regulations.
We are equipped with the handy necessary safety equipment and cleaning products. We can help turn your unsafe environments into clean, safe homes, and offices.
We can help you with these issues:
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Methamphetamine Labs
- Crime scene Residues
- Sewage Backups
- Black Water Intrusions
- Mold Mitigation and Remediation
State and local regulations do vary, so we stay on top of things with education, and learning any new laws that could pertain to our services.
Bloodborne Pathogens require removing and disposal of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. SERVPRO of North Central Mesa technicians thoroughly clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.
Crime Scene Residues from fingerprint powder and evidence gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, here at SERVPRO we can clean and restore your property and contents.
Arson and vandalism require a quick response. SERVPRO is recognized as a leader in helping property owners recover quickly from fire and water damage. SERVPRO also provides general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods, and human or animal waste.
Call SERVPRO your local professional today for 24-hour emergency service. Our number is (480) 553-7103 give us a call and see how we can help.
Tips on Body Cleanup
A square piece of carpet was removed with the help of friends of the deceased.
A Husband, a father, and a friendly neighbor had passed. The Home Owner was supposed to go on a trip, and his neighbor was going to take him to the Airport. A couple days before his trip his Neighbor had noticed that his vehicle was still in the garage. During this time he was supposed to be out and about. Once the neighbor had noticed things were not like they should be, she immediately called 911.
The Home owner did live alone, and once his family was notified, they just didn’t know what to do. They grabbed some friends of the family, and tried to clean it up the aftermath themselves. After the cutting out a square piece of the carpet and seeing what they had gotten wrist deep into, they soon there-after called SERVPRO.
If you have a Friend or a Family member pass in your home. Call the Experts, lets us help up you out. Information is always free, and the information a SERVPRO professional can give you is priceless.