Recent Biohazard Posts

When Your Sewage System Backs Up in Chesapeake

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard When Your Sewage System Backs Up in Chesapeake Sewage Cleanup in Chesapeake

A sewage system backed up in this home and flooded the entire bathroom.  This is called a category 3 water contamination.  The cleanup requires professionally trained technicians and professional equipment.  

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 Chesapeake North 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.

Please refer to our Biohazard Emergency Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

After any biohazard or sewage contamination in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences.
  • Flood water can contain sewage, pesticides, and other contaminants.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

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Rodent Infestation Cleanup

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Rodent Infestation Cleanup SERVPRO® of Chesapeake cleans the infested attic in Suffolk 757-465-9700

In most cases, you may never see a mouse or a rat, unless your infestation is severe.  Such is the case for a local business with rats living above the ceiling and in the walls .  Ceiling tiles had to be removed and replaced, the carpets had to be cleaned and treated to safely remove urine and feces.  

Evidence that you may have a problem is the obvious droppings around drawers, cabinets, or under the sink.  Nesting will produce piles of shredded material, so look for signs of chewing on walls, floors, or food packages.

If you see any of these infestation signs, please take action and precaution.  First,  you need to have the rodents trapped and removed and seal up all point of entry, holes.   This article offers advise on How to get rid of mice.   Once this has been successfully done, then the cleanup process can begin.

SERVPRO® of Chesapeake technicians are trained and qualified to safely clean and disinfect your home or office to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Biohazard and Crime Scene Cleanup and Restoration

5/13/2016 (Permalink)

Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, SERVPRO offers fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.
Your local SERVPRO of Chesapeake Professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove biohazardous substances and prepare water for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations. Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Chesapeake helps to turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices. Our team can help with:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Methamphetamine Lab
  • Crime Scene Residues
  • Arson
  •  Vandalism
  • Sewage Backups
  • Black Water Intrusions
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

Biohazard and Crime Scene Cleanup and Restoration

Bloodborne Pathogens
Our team removes and disposes of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Our team thoroughly cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes the structure.

Methamphetamine Labs
Many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. SERVPRO of Chesapeake follows federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

Crime Scene Residue
Form fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals, to tear gas and pepper spray residues, our team can clean and restore your property and contents.

Arson and Vandalism
SERVPRO is recognized as leaders at helping property owners recover quickly from fire and water damage. We also provide general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods, and human or animal waste.

Sewage Backup
Sewage backups and black water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. Our team removes the sewage, contaminants and moisture, disinfecting as they clean. We help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected and deodorized.

If your home or company is in need of any Biohazard and Crime Scene Cleanup and Restoration, call SEVPRO of Chesapeake at (757)463-9700.