Recent Biohazard Posts
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
PPE is worn by professionals to reduce the exposure to biohazards and other hazardous materials that could cause illnesses or injuries. Our SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus team will don PPE for various reasons and:
PPE helps to:
- Protect workers from threat of viral pathogens in area
- Protect area from potential contamination by our workers
- Protect from harmful contaminants in water or particulates in the air during our fire restoration & water mitigation work
Especially during the Corona Virus Pandemic, our team is out in the field cleaning and sanitizing multiple businesses using our specialized cleaning and disinfecting products and need to be in full PPE attire the entire time. Our products are safe when used appropriately by a pro & according to label directions. PPE isn't to protect workers from disinfectants, but to help protect the space from workers. PPE helps protects workers if there are suspected/known viral pathogens present.
SERVPRO of Chesterfield Biohazard Cleanup
Biohazard cleanup is also known as crime scene cleanup or trauma scene cleanup. SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities Plus' biohazard professionals provide this supportive service for victim’s families. During an emotional period for the customer, SERVPRO biohazard professionals have developed a keen sense of how to interact with the customer by providing a level of service victim's families need in a difficult situation. While the police and other responders may spend limited time with the family members, SERVPRO cleaning professionals work around the family longer, by performing the cleaning and restoration of the scene. By performing the cleaning and restoration, SERVPRO helps the family make a step beyond the tragedy, to hopefully carry on with their lives. Our staff is trained in all facets of property damage restoration, from training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
We Cleanup Biohazards
Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Chesterfield is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.
Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.
Common Biohazard Encounters
Sewage Backups – Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. We remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.
Bloodborne Pathogens – We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO of Chesterfield Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.
Crime Scene Residues – From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, SERVPRO of Chesterfield professionals can clean and restore your property and contents.
Arson and Vandalism – From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, SERVPRO of Chesterfield professionals can clean and restore your property and contents.
Continuing Education Course: Deodorization & Biohazard Cleanup
Yesterday, SERVPRO of Chesterfield hosted a free Continuing Education Course for local insurance agents and adjusters. Most insurance professionals are required to earn a certain number of credits each year to uphold their licenses and be educated on certain topics that pertain to their daily experiences.
The agents were educated by a SERVPRO Corporate instructor on two topics including deodorization and biohazard cleanup. SERVPRO representatives brought in equipment that is used during the process of deodorization and cleaning up biohazard situations. Air foggers, cleaning and sanitation liquids, PPE (personal protective equipment), face masks, and other supplies were put on display and demonstrated by the instructor.
The instructor went into detail explaining our services that pertain to biohazard cleanup such as: sewage backup, crime scene residue, suicide/death accidents, homicide cleanup, blood cleanup, animal waste/remains, chemical spills, etc.
It was a very informative day for our local insurance professionals filled with educational facts and interesting discussions.
SERVPRO of Chesterfield is always happy to provide these courses to our local agents and educate them on the detailed processes SERVPRO takes to handle any type of disaster, accident, or malodor.