Biohazard Handling Tips

There are certain rules and regulations surrounding biohazard cleanup. That’s why only certified and highly trained restoration technicians should handle biological hazards. We use the most advanced restoration equipment to eliminate contamination and clean any such ordeal. Restoration 1 excels at handling biohazard cleanup and restoration.
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Biohazard Safety Tips

There is no situation in which biohazard contamination is not considered a risk. Even minor biological hazards pose a health risk – numerous diseases, viruses, and infections are passed through blood, bodily fluids, and waste. That’s why only certified restoration experts should handle the damage.

Before a biohazard cleanup crew can arrive, however, you’ll be left with the mess on your own. Here are a few biohazard safety tips to help in the interim.
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After a Contamination

Your primary focus, during any biohazard or sewage contamination event, should be the safety of both yourself and your family.

  • Remain clear of the affected area.
  • Call for emergency service is anyone is injured.
  • Treat all bodily fluids on the scene as if they were highly contaminated.
  • Shut off the HVAC system in case of airborne pollutants or sewage damage.

What Not to Do

As we said, biohazard cleanup is a job best left to the professionals, and no one else. As such, here are a few biohazard tips for what not to do.

  • Never leave wet fabrics in place; hang any furs or leather goods quickly.
  • Do not leave books, magazines, or colorful items on wet carpet or flooring.
  • Do not use a vacuum to clean water, waste, or bodily fluids.
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet or there are biohazard contaminants in the air that could be spread elsewhere.

In the event of a biohazard disaster, we urge you to follow our tips laid out here and call your local Restoration 1 for 24-hour biohazard cleanup. Our certified team will be on your doorstep within an hour of your call.

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