Most people are used to cleaning up common household spills and accidents. They are easy to handle. However, there are some that involve cleaning up matter that could be biohazardous as they contain bloodborne pathogens. Biohazards are unseen to the human eye. Attempting a biohazard cleanup on your own often presents dangers. Hence, it’s important to know when you can clean something on your own and when you need a biohazard cleaning professional.
Understanding what biohazards are.
Biohazards can include human bodily fluids and human waste, animal waste and animal infestations, microorganisms, viruses, and much more. Other biohazards include fungus and mould spores, industrial chemicals and waste from laboratories.
Exposure to some types of biohazards can present a bigger risk than others. Bloodborne pathogens such as parasites, bacteria, viruses, and obligate intracellular organisms like rickettsia (which can be transmitted to humans via the bites of fleas, lice, ticks or mites) are some examples. These blood borne pathogens can be present in bodily fluids, blood and any other potentially infectious materials. These pathogens are capable of causing diseases like E. Coli., Salmonella, Tuberculosis and Lyme disease in people.
Some other common biohazards such as sputum, nasal secretions, sweat, vomit, urine and faeces are not considered potentially infectious.
Common situations that require a biohazard cleaning specialist.
A biohazard cleaning is far more intensive than a regular cleaning. It is imperative that nothing is overlooked or missed.
The expertise of a biohazard remediation specialist is required in the following common situations:
Trauma scenes – A tragic event like a death, suicide and unattended death, involves bodily fluid and blood cleanup.
Hoarding – At a hoarder’s home some of the commonly found biohazards are mould, vomit and excrement (urine and faeces).
Animal waste and infestation – Any property infested with cockroaches and rodents, animal faeces and urine, blood and dead animal carcasses should be treated as a biohazard.
Presence of harmful bacteria and viruses – Viruses and superbugs are found in scientific institutions, hospitals and labs. These institutions need to implement strict measures to reduce contamination risks.
Contact a biohazard remediation specialist as soon as possible for places affected by viruses like the Coronavirus and outbreaks of diseases like MRSA, cholera and influenza.
Accidents and crime scene cleanup – A homicide is one of the worst things that can happen in a family, business or community. When faced with the aftermath of a violent crime or serious accident at home or at an organisation, you need the services of a professional biohazard cleaning company.
Drug residue and Meth labs – Meth residue and stains left from a meth lab are extremely dangerous and should be treated as biohazards. Hazardous chemicals, equipment used for meth production as well as any waste, should be removed and disposed of properly. The property should also be decontaminated and sanitised.
Water and Fire incidents – Smoke and fire damage at industrial, commercial or residential properties can be very stressful. It involves not only the biohazard cleaning, but also odour removal, water damage restoration and fire damage restoration. Water and fire damage at a property will cleaning the place efficiently. Mould Remediation may also be required in some cases.
Biosite Cleanup is here for you.
A biohazard cleanup has to follow regulated series of procedures and must be carefully planned. For any situation involving biological contamination, Biosite Cleanup, theexperts in biohazard cleaning and biohazard remediation should be contacted immediately.
The biohazard cleaning crew at Biosite Cleanupensures protecting people from exposure to infectious pathogens. Our technicians are highly qualified and experienced in dealing with biological contaminants. Our teams are also required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times during the cleaning process.
Biosite Cleanup are biohazard cleaning and remediation specialists. Our areas of operation are Goulburn, Canberra, Batemans Bay and surrounding areas of NSW.