As defined by Wikipedia, biological hazards, also known as “biohazards,” refer to biological substances that pose a threat to the health of both humans and animals. A biohazard threat comes from a variety of sources: medical waste, crime scenes, human remains from death scenes, when sewage backs up into homes or businesses. In addition, biohazards can come from toxins created from biological sources like molds, bacteria, and viruses. All of these situations are considered biohazards because they can make you sick. And not just a little sick either. Biohazards can kill you!
The term biohazard and its associated symbol warns people of potential threat to health. That way people exposed to them will know to take precautions. All biohazard clean up jobs are dangerous. And they require special equipment and training to clean and sanitize the area properly to remove the threat.
Recently, a property manager of an apartment complex in Philadelphia called PuroClean Emergency Recovery Services to clean and sanitize an apartment. In this situation, the call came on a Sunday afternoon when the occupant of the apartment had been found. Unfortunately, the property manager found the resident several weeks after he had expired. As a result, his body had begun to decompose. The situation created a biohazard for the other residents in the building.
Unattended death scene cleanup takes many skills, not the least of which is maintaining and safeguarding the physical and mental health of the crew. Full face respirators, hazmat suits, special hazmat containers, special disposal containers, and heavy duty gloves are all part of the plan. A full debriefing after every death scene clean up is also essential.
So, if you are a property manager, business owner or homeowner in the greater Philadelphia region in need of assistance for biohazard clean up including crime or death scene clean up, sewage loss, or mold removal, remember to call the experts at PuroClean Emergency Recovery Services – we’re only a phone call away at 877-750-7876. We’ll take away the worry and the biological waste and dispose of it properly!