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Commercial Biohazard

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

Tech carrying a red can with the biohazard logo on it. Whether it is blood, fluids, or tissue, our technicians have the tools and equipment to detect every spot, splatter, or shard.

At SERVPRO of West Sterling Heights, we understand that any type of exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose some serious health threats and consequences. In a commercial setting, any type of sewage backup, blood cleanup or even chemical spill can place YOU and all the occupants of the area at risk. Upon recognizing the situation, your primary focus should be safety. If you ever have a biohazard, follow these tips to keep you and everyone in your commercial building safe. 

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 

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

Whether it is blood, fluids, or tissue, our technicians have the tools and equipment to detect every spot, splatter, or shard. Biohazard cleanups are the hardest cleanup sites we face as industry experts. But rest assured when SERVPRO of West Sterling Heights has completed the cleaning, your property will be restored to a safe and healthy environment. 

Biohazard Emergency Tips for Your Business

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

Biohazard sign on red garage door. Biohazard contaminants should be considered very dangerous as they can pose a serious health risk to you, your staff, and your customers.

Biohazard contaminants should be considered very dangerous as they can pose a serious health risk to you, your staff, and your customers. Sewer backups and flood water are two common biohazard scenarios that can affect businesses. SERVPRO of Saginaw / Bay City has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore this type of contamination to get your business back up and running! 

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

  • Is it safe to stay in your business? 
  • 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 

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

We Are Here to Help 24/7 

Biohazards like flood water or sewer backups should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of West Sterling Heights has water damage restoration specialists and has specific training and expertise to safely remediate biohazard contaminants.