Why Proper Biohazard Remediation is So Important
A biohazard is a biological or chemical substance or situation that is dangerous to human beings and the environment. Biohazards in crime and trauma scenes can exist anywhere human body fluids are present. Traces of blood and other body fluids can seep into subflooring and other porous materials, and thus remain on the scene although invisible to the human eye.
Using a commercial cleaning agent is not enough to truly kill and disinfect a site where biohazards are present. Biohazards can carry potentially dangerous bloodborne pathogens, such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C, or C. diff, so its absolutely crucial to use precautioni, proper equipment, and safe procedures when approaching crime or trauma scene cleanup. The safest solution is to contact a professonal, who is trained in biohazard remediation, to properly disinfect the site and restore it to a livable condition.
Burns Environmental is an Expert in Biohazard Remediation
Burns is a biohazard remediation company, treats all sites as if they are hazardous. The remediation process begins with technicians putting on personal protective equipment (PE) to prevent contact with potentially dangerous biohazardous substances.
Once technicians have taken steps to protect themselves, biohazard removal and remediation can begin. Technicians contain the affected area to prevent further contamination beyond the site. Technicians remove visibly stained items, which may require cutting away affected carpet, removing personal items unable to be saved or other items unable to be remediated. Then, biohazard bags that are clearly marked are used to remove soiled materials.
Once large items are removed, technicians begin rigorous cleaning procedures and structural remediation. They disinfect surfaces using proprietary cleaning agents and methods to ensure no biohazardous materials remain. Once cleaned, technicians conduct adenosine triphosphate (ATP) testing to see if any organic matter is left on a surface. Technicians repeat the process if needed.