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What is biohazard remediation?

Posted by Jackson Short on Sun, Aug 25, 2019

Biohazard remediation is also known as crime scene clean up. It is the job of a professional certified remediation company to come in after a crime scene has occurred and properly clean the area. This situation is both emotionally sensitive and hygienically sensitive. Proper professionalism and processes must be followed to ensure a successful biohazard remediation.

biohazrd remediation scene with cop car

Biohazard remediation refers specifically to the cleaning, disinfection, and removal of bodily fluids, blood, and other potentially harmful pathogens (microorganisms that can cause disease) from an affected area. These areas can be caused by deaths, bad accidents, or possible disease outbreaks. Due to the sensitivity of the scenes, only certified professional biohazard remediation companies should be called for the task.

The recovery scenes risk high exposure to bloodborne pathogens (infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease) and therefore should only be handled by professionals. Proper equipment, training,  and qualifications are needed to make sure the areas are controlled and problems do not emerge. 

The proper biohazard remediation recovery process follows the steps of assessing the situation, controlling the area, setting up for the clean up process, and removing any signs of the scene (especially anything that could be potentially dangerous, such as harmful pathogens). After the removal step the process goes into the next stage of cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing (this step is highly important) the affected area using certified and industry rated disinfected. Then the final stage of verifying the area is properly disinfected, deodorized, and potentially dangerous pathogens are removed.

The most important thing to understand about biohazard remediation is that improper handling of the removal and disinfecting of blood and bodily fluids can lead to potentially very dangerous situations. Possible situations range from possible outbreaks to structural damage to the property. 

If you are in California or Florida the professional remediation service will need to have the proper licences to preform biohazard remediation, so make sure you ask when hiring your professional company of choice. In the other 48 states don't have as much regulation but you should still investigate to find out if they hold licenses and certifications from the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as they offer a certification for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). 

If you need a proper biohazard remediation and crime scene clean up or would like to find out more information about specifics regarding the process, please call us at 619-284-4239 or fill out a contact form at cleanearthrestorations.com and we will contact you. Also, you can click on the button below and get more information regarding biohazard remediation when facing a death or crime scene.

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