Do you have hazardous waste or a potential biohazard on your property? If you're unsure whether to call a professional hazardous waste or biohazard disposal service, the answers to our frequently asked questions will help you decide.
1. What is classified as hazardous waste or a biohazard?
Federal (OSHA) regulations deem all bodily fluids to be a bio-hazard. Any and all blood, tissue, or fluids are considered a potential source of infection and contamination.
2. What are the sources of hazardous waste and biohazards?
Biohazards are a common result of situations like homicide, suicide, accidental death, and decomposition. However, sewage spills and accidents that include bodily fluids, both human and animal are also sources of potential biohazards and hazardous waste.
3. Why are biohazards and hazardous waste dangerous?
In cases of a death or accident where blood is present (biohazard), there's a risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens (BBP) and biohazards ranging from viruses like HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis A & B, Salmonella, Ecoli, Tuberculosis, Cholera, Influenza A, H1N1, and more. (According to the CDC, 1 in 24 people has either Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV.)
Because of these potential hazards, it's crucial that anyone entering the area have proper equipment (PPE) and training. So, it's recommended you do everything you can to stay out of the affected area, and instead, opt to hire a professional clean-up service.
4. Why do I need professional hazardous waste or biohazard disposal?
A trained professional will know which special protective equipment and expertise are needed to prevent illness or infection while ensuring all contaminates are properly cleaned for the long term.
Improper treatment of blood and bodily fluids can lead to further health and safety risks, including outbreaks, and structural damage to the property in question. If a blood spill is only spot cleaned and treated with a topical solution, the affected area is not truly disinfected.
At best, cleaning the surface suppresses the lingering bacteria. But at worst, it leaves behind entire sections where blood or fluid pools beneath carpets or floors. In this case, unpleasant odors and bacterial growth are likely.
A proper biohazard cleanup and remediation service will mitigate or remove these concerns.
5. How do I choose a professional hazardous waste or biohazard disposal service?
The American Bio-Recovery Association (ABRA) is the only third-party non-profit organization dedicated to the education and certification of technicians and companies in the Bio Recovery Industry.
When choosing a hazardous waste or biohazard disposal service, look for their ABRA Certification. This will mean their specialists are properly trained in bio-recovery, as well as hazardous waste clean up and disposal.
Clean Earth Restorations hazardous waste and biohazard disposal service
Clean Earth Restorations is one of the few companies in California that is certified by the American Bio-Recovery Association (ABRA)
Our cleanup specialists are highly trained in the tools and techniques needed to bring your property back to clean, safe, and inviting conditions.
Note: if you're waiting to hire a professional service due to insurance concerns, don't delay any further...
We'll handle your insurance for you
Clean Earth Restorations is a preferred vendor with many major national insurance carriers and can deal with them directly—while on the job.
Assuming you’re covered for the damages, we'll work with your insurance to get your claim processed in the most efficient manner possible.
So be sure to call us first.
And to simplify the recovery process even further...
We handle everything else
We pride ourselves on helping our community members move past unfortunate biohazard situations by offering comprehensive service.
Clean Earth Restorations provides most, if not all, ancillary services you may need after a biohazard or hazardous waste situation, including:
Call us today for a free consultation at 619-284-4239. We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
- Aftermath Services—Death and Crime Scene Cleanup for San Diego, Other sources of bio-hazards, https://info.cleanearthrestorations.com/blog/aftermath-services-death-and-crime-scene-cleanup-for-san-diego, Robyn Sukatski
- San Diego Death & Crime Scene Cleanup | Clean Earth Restorations, What are biohazards, https://cleanearthrestorations.com/crime-scene-cleanup-san-diego/
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- Aftermath Services—Death and Crime Scene Cleanup for San Diego, Why hire a professional (ABRA cert), https://info.cleanearthrestorations.com/blog/aftermath-services-death-and-crime-scene-cleanup-for-san-diego, Robyn Sukatski
- American Bio Recovery Association, ABRA, https://www.americanbiorecovery.org/