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:
- Sewage backups
- Crime scene residues
- Homicide cleanups
- General Blood cleanup
- Accident cleanup
- Hoarding scenes
- Animal waste/remains
- Biological Chemical Spills
- Tear gas cleanup
- Meth lab cleanup
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