Recent Biohazard Posts

SERVPRO - Biohazard Cleanup Professionals

10/18/2016 (Permalink)

When it comes to cleaning up an area in the aftermath of a traumatic event, it’s likely a task you wouldn’t even know where to begin tackling. More importantly, if blood or other bodily fluids are involved, it creates an unsafe environment for you to be around. This is why Rhode Island property owners and property managers turn to SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island for professional biohazard cleanup.

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island completes many types of disaster clean ups of emergency cleaning services and helps to reduce the risk of health hazards and property damage. Having SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island clean up the scene in a timely and efficient manner benefits clients in the following ways:

Heath Safety: Being exposed to this kind of hazardous condition can result in serious health problems if not handled correctly. Bodily fluids have the potential to pass on a variety of diseases to someone who isn’t trained in their proper disposal. 

Appropriate Materials & Equipment: Professional biohazard cleanup services utilize the right kind of cleaning materials and equipment to make certain the scene is thoroughly decontaminated. It takes higher strength cleaning products to ensure all hazards have been removed.

Relieve The Burden: Biohazard cleanup situations not only pose a threat for physical damages, but there is the emotional aspect to consider as well. Cleaning up after a loved one means reliving the trauma over and over, which no one should have to go through.

Whatever the circumstances that led to the need for biohazard cleanup, it’s imperative that a professional be called to take on the job as quickly as possible.

Contact SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island at (401) 949-9955 or visit this link.

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Four General Categories of Biohazardous Waste

7/14/2016 (Permalink)

Did you know? According to The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, there are four general categories of biohazardous wastes based on the physical form of the waste. Included are:

Solid Biohazardous Waste (Non-Sharps)

  • In the research lab or field environment, this includes any non-sharp items that is contaminated with human or animal diagnostic specimen material.

Liquid Biohazardous Waste

  • Included are bulk quantities of blood, blood products, and body fluids from human and animal research contaminated culture media.

Biohazardous Sharps

  • Any device that is sharp enough to puncture the skin and that is contaminated with a biological material that is an infectious disease or environmental release risk.

Pathological Waste

  • Included are all unfixed human organs, tissues, and body parts except for teeth.

No matter the form, no singular type should be left untreated and unsecured in areas that are accessible to the public. SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island would like YOU and other members of the community to be safe and aware of the consequences surrounding biohazardous waste(s). If you have any questions, or would like to contact a representative with an inquiry regarding biohazardous cleanup, please give us a call at (401) 949-9955 or visit our website.

Content derived from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. For more information, please visit biosafety.utk.edu/waste/.

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Biohazard Cleanup/Restoration and What Can We Do?

2/20/2016 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, we love our community and want to make sure that everyone who helps contribute to Rhode Island being one of the greatest places to live in the United States of America are safe at all times. One hazard that should never be taken lightly is on the subject of bio hazardous waste.

Although hazardous waste can take many shapes and forms, it is important that when you come across them at home, work, or even on the streets, that you are very careful and immediately look to contact SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island. Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences and should never be dealt with by anyone who is not properly trained to remediate the situation. Our workers are trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Some of the many cleanup and recovery services that we have dealt with include:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanups
  • Accident cleanups
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

These types of emergencies should not be taken lightly and they most definitely require quick and efficient attention. SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island understands just how serious these issues are and are trained to handle them with the upmost care and concern. If your home or place of business requires any bio hazardous cleaning, please give us a call at (401) 949-9955 or visit our website!