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What to Do When You Need Biohazard Cleanup for Your Home or Business

7/14/2021 (Permalink)

Disasters such as flooding, fire, and storms can cause significant damage requiring specialized cleanup. While most homeowners and businesses know to call remediation specialists such as SERVPRO, not everyone is aware that SERVPRO can also help with biohazard cleanup. Here’s what you need to do when you need biohazard cleanup for your home or business.

What is considered biohazard?

When people hear the term “biohazard”, they think of toxic chemicals or some other toxic spillage. However, the following are all considered biohazardous when it comes to cleanup services by SERVPRO of Phoenix:

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

Any of these situations require professional biohazard cleanup services.

SERVPRO has expertise in biohazard cleanup services

Should you experience any of the situations above, it’s important that you do not try to clean up the situation in your home. Trained biohazard cleanup professionals know how to handle each kind of situation, so it's imperative that you deal with professionals to get the problem handled. If you experience a sewage backup, SERVPRO of Phoenix will come in and remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is thoroughly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized. Should your home or business experience a crime scene, we will remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. We will clean, disinfect, and deodorize the structure. If illicit drugs are the biohazard, we follow federal and state guidelines to professionally clean all surfaces.

We are available 24/7 to help with biohazard cleaning

These kinds of situations are never anticipated, but should your home or business experience a biohazardous situation, contact SERVPRO of Phoenix 24/7 at 480-503-2090 to help get the issue addressed and cleaned up.

SERVPRO Offers a Professional Approach to Cleanup After a Crime Has Occurred

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

The aftermath of a crime needs cleanup to help bring a home or business back to normal. When something as difficult as a crime occurs that causes a biohazard situation, only specially trained disaster restoration company technicians are certified to complete this necessary cleanup job. SERVPRO offers this critical service in our community.

What to do after a crime occurs with biohazard repercussions


It is overwhelming for a homeowner when traumatic event occurred in your home. As the authorities depart from the crime scene there may be a biohazard situation that still needs to be addressed. It’s important to arrange for a biohazardous cleanup  of your home. SERVPRO’s trauma and crime scene cleanup division can assist with this task, following all federal, state, and local rules to keep both residents and work crew members safe until the job is complete. If an injury or death occurred, there might be blood and other bodily fluids and tissues, potentially containing bloodborne pathogens. The procedure used to clean and disinfect surfaces contaminated is prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). SERVPRO ensures that all technicians responding to crime scene cleanup have the appropriate training and certifications. SERVPRO of Phoenix is well-versed in these procedures to ensure a thorough cleaning.
 

How biohazard cleaning is done


The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience are key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

The SERVPRO crime scene teams manage this cleanup as well, taking care to leave your home as close to pre-crime as possible. Throughout any crime scene cleanup our employees demonstrate respect and empathy to those returning to the home. Compassionate and committed to doing their very best, crime scene technicians take pride in the services they offer you.
 
Should you experience a crime or other trauma in your home and need biohazard cleanup, contact SERVPRO of Phoenix at (480) 503-2090.

Bio-hazards, Crime Scene & Vandalism Cleanup

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Phoenix is a recognized leader in the fire and water damage restoration industry, but we also cover bio-hazardous, crime scene and vandalism cleanup for both commercial and residential property.

Biological and chemical substances can be extremely dangerous when exposed to within a home or commercial property. If it’s not professionally assessed and removed, bio-hazard materials can leave you with a dangerous environment for those who live and or work within it.

The certified and experienced technicians at SERVPRO of Phoenix are equipped to appropriately remove bio-hazard materials safely while disposing of them properly per state and local health agency guidelines.

SERVPRO of Phoenix uses advance equipment and techniques that deal with the following:

So, when you are in need of a bio-hazard cleanup, call SERVPRO of Phoenix, 480-503-2090 available 24/7 for your bio-hazardous emergency!

Why Professional Crime Scene Cleanup Is Necessary For Phoenix Residents

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

The residue and debris left in a Phoenix home after a crime tells a story about the traumatic events.

Why Professional Crime Scene Cleanup Is Necessary

The residue and debris left in a Phoenix home after a crime tells a story about the traumatic events. Law enforcement and investigative personnel carefully piece together the evidence, take what they need to prosecute, but then leave the remainder for the homeowner or family to manage. We specialize in assisting with the cleanup and restoration of crimes scenes; let us help.

Assessing the tasks needed for crime scene cleanup in a Phoenix residence is the first hurdle, and it might be the most daunting job of all. Immediately after a crime impacts your life, it is understandably difficult to concentrate, particularly if severe injury or death is involved or you yourself are hurt. It is also unusual for a property owner or family member to have experience in the risks and legal requirements of sorting, collecting, and disposing of crime scene materials and residues. Our crews are capable of planning and completing all aspects of the job.

SERVPRO takes the training and on the job experience of our biohazard crews seriously. If crime scene cleanup does not follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and state and local regulation the health and well being of all who enter your home is threatened. Blood and human waste contain pathogens that can be deadly. Synthetic drugs, even just a mere coating on a counter, impair or even kill the unsuspecting. Tear gas or pepper spray compromise air quality, and the propellants can infiltrate porous materials to irritate continuously far into the future if not removed entirely.

Courses developed to the standards of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) cover all facets of crime scene remediation. SERVPRO technicians master strategies to contain the scene carefully, including partitioning affected areas with physical barriers and employment of air scrubbers if airborne contamination is suspected. The coursework stresses efficient cleaning techniques matched to the substances involved and disinfection using EPA registered antimicrobials. Throughout the process, our employees wear personal protective equipment and bag or wrap the debris in heavy duty plastic for disposal per hazardous waste protocols.

Crime scene cleanup requires equipment, products, and procedures not possessed by the typical homeowner. Reeling from the events happening prior to the need for the remediation, you and your family need to deal with overwhelming emotions and perhaps medical issues. With so much riding on thorough and appropriate cleanup, a certified restoration company like SERVPRO is proud to fill the need.

SERVPRO of Phoenix offers fast, efficient, and compassionate crime scene cleanup for a broad range of tragedies and events that compromise the safety of your home. Call (480) 503-2090 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for immediate assistance at this trying time.

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Professional Help A Necessity For Crime Scene Cleanup In Phoenix

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Crime Scene Cleanup and Sanitation in Your Phoenix Property Is Best Left to SERVPRO

SERVPRO Protects Your Family and Property During a Biohazardous Difficult Cleanup

Some kinds of cleanup are not just more comfortable to leave to professionals. Because of the nature of the substances deposited and the training needed to eliminate them safely, the aftermath of criminal activity in your Phoenix home requires professional attention. Our staff is well trained and our equipment designed to help you through this catastrophe.
 
If the unimaginable happens in your Phoenix home, our crime scene cleanup experts can handle it. Whether a traumatic injury or death results in the need for blood or other bodily fluid removal or vandalism or drug trafficking activity surprises you when you return after a time away, we are ready to restore your home and your peace of mind.
 
The pathogens possibly present when blood and other fluids saturate your carpets, walls, furnishings, and other surfaces and possession must be removed following applicable safety and health codes. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and local health inspection agencies mandate the procedures employed. SERVPRO ensures that all our employees responding to your home are fully certified and experienced in this specialized restoration area.
 
When potent drugs such as synthetic narcotics and opioids or methamphetamines are involved at a crime scene, even casual contact may cause illness or even death. Do not expose yourself or your family to these risks. Let our SERVPRO experts clear your home of these and other dangerous substances.
 
Police enforcement efforts during the event may fill your home with irritants such as tear gas and pepper spray. Evidence gathering materials can stain and damage surfaces, fixtures, and furnishings. SERVPRO crews use efficient cleaning products and methods to eradicate these residues. Deodorization strategies including advancements such as thermal or ULV foggers and hydroxyl or other oxygenation generators are sometimes necessary to return your home to its pre-crime condition.
 
You deserve to be treated with respect and compassion in the aftermath of a crime committed in your home. SERVPRO employees receive sensitivity training as part of their coursework in crime scene restoration. We pledge to be there for you and your family on all levels as we help during this challenging time.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Phoenix for your post-crime scene cleanup needs. We are available 24/7 at (480) 503-2090.

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Trauma Scene Clean Up

1/25/2017 (Permalink)

Trauma Scene Clean Up

Not to mention the emotional trauma of loss, but what do you do in the aftermath when something terrible occurs?  Although everyone’s experience is unique, there are similar but difficult decisions that have to be made every time a loss of this nature takes place.  Generally how one goes about cleaning the affected area is not the first thing that comes to mind.  However at some point this has to be done….and where do you go?  Here at SERVPRO® of Phoenix at 480 – 503 - 2090, we are trained and ready to assist when something like this happens.  We have the equipment, cleaning solutions, deodorization techniques and chemicals to combat all of the relevant issues such as blood borne pathogens.  Our staff has been immunized against Hepatitis and is ready to help you return your home and contents to their pre-loss condition.  Although one never is the same when confronted with this possibility, rest assured there is someone who understands and will help you through this ordeal.