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Archived Biohazard Blog Posts

ERVPRO® Biohazard Cleaning Services: Ensuring Safety and Peace of Mind

3/26/2024 (Permalink)

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Biohazard situations require specialized expertise and equipment to ensure thorough cleaning and disinfection while minimizing health risks. At SERVPRO, we offer professional biohazard cleaning services to safely and effectively remediate hazardous environments and restore affected properties to a safe and sanitary condition.

Our Comprehensive Biohazard Cleaning Solutions

SERVPRO provides comprehensive biohazard cleaning services for a variety of situations, including:

  1. Crime Scene Cleanup: Our technicians are trained to handle the cleanup of crime scenes, including bloodborne pathogens, bodily fluids, and other hazardous materials, with compassion, sensitivity, and professionalism.

  2. Trauma and Accident Cleanup: In the aftermath of accidents, suicides, or traumatic events, our team responds quickly to clean and sanitize the affected area, removing biohazards and restoring the space to a safe and livable condition.

  3. Hoarding Cleanup: Hoarding situations often present unique challenges, including biohazards such as mold, bacteria, and animal waste. SERVPRO specializes in compassionate and discreet hoarding cleanup, prioritizing safety and sensitivity throughout the process.

  4. Drug Lab Cleanup: Properties used as drug labs can be contaminated with hazardous chemicals and substances. Our technicians are trained to safely clean and decontaminate these environments, ensuring the safety of occupants and restoring the property to a habitable condition.

  5. Sewage Cleanup: Sewage backups and spills pose significant health risks due to the presence of bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. SERVPRO technicians are equipped to safely remove sewage and contaminated materials, thoroughly clean and disinfect the area, and restore it to a safe and sanitary condition.

Why Choose SERVPRO for Biohazard Cleaning?

  • Certified Technicians: Our technicians are certified and trained in biohazard cleanup protocols, ensuring that the cleanup process is conducted safely and effectively.

  • Safety and Compliance: We adhere to OSHA, EPA, and CDC guidelines for biohazard cleanup, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.

  • Discretion and Sensitivity: We understand the sensitive nature of biohazard cleanup and approach each situation with compassion, discretion, and professionalism.

  • Advanced Equipment and Techniques: SERVPRO utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and specialized cleaning products to thoroughly clean and disinfect biohazardous materials, ensuring a safe and sanitary environment.

  • 24/7 Emergency Response: We offer 24/7 emergency response services, allowing us to quickly mobilize and respond to biohazard cleanup situations, minimizing risk and preventing further damage.

Contact SERVPRO for Professional Biohazard Cleaning Services

If you're facing a biohazard situation, trust the experts at SERVPRO to handle the cleanup safely, effectively, and with compassion. Contact us today to learn more about our biohazard cleaning services and how we can help restore your property to a safe and healthy condition.

Unmasking the Dangers: Recognizing Biohazards and the Vital Role of SERVPRO

11/24/2023 (Permalink)

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In the realm of safety and well-being, few things are as crucial as identifying and addressing biohazards swiftly and effectively. At SERVPRO, we are steadfast in our commitment to protecting your health and ensuring a safe environment for all. In this enlightening blog post, we shall uncover the hidden dangers of biohazards, reveal how to recognize them, and emphasize why seeking professional help from SERVPRO is of paramount importance.

Understanding Biohazards:

Biohazards are substances that pose a threat to human health or the environment due to their potential to contain infectious agents, toxins, or harmful microorganisms. They can manifest in various forms, each harboring its own unique peril:

1. Blood and Bodily Fluids:

Instances involving blood, bodily fluids, or tissues, whether due to accidents, crimes, or medical procedures, can give rise to biohazards. These materials may contain pathogens that can transmit diseases.

2. Infectious Disease Outbreaks:

In times of infectious disease outbreaks, biohazards are a lurking peril. Contaminated surfaces, medical waste, or the presence of individuals infected with contagious illnesses can all contribute to biohazard exposure.

3. Sewage Backups:

Sewage backups are not only unsightly and odorous but also laden with biohazards. The contents of sewage contain harmful bacteria and pathogens that can pose serious health risks.

4. Hoarding Cleanup:

Hoarding situations can lead to biohazards due to unsanitary living conditions. Accumulated waste, rotting food, and pests can create environments ripe for contamination.

5. Animal Waste:

The presence of animal waste, be it in a residential or commercial setting, can introduce biohazards. Animal excrement may carry harmful bacteria and parasites that can endanger human health.

Recognizing Biohazards:

Now that we have unveiled the forms biohazards may take, it is crucial to understand how to recognize them:

1. Discoloration and Stains:

Biohazards can manifest as stains or discoloration on surfaces, fabrics, or furnishings. These may appear as reddish-brown, yellow, or greenish-black markings.

2. Foul Odors:

Unpleasant and persistent odors, especially those emanating from specific areas, can be indicative of biohazardous contamination.

3. Visible Contamination:

Obvious signs of contamination, such as visible blood or bodily fluids, animal waste, or sewage, should raise immediate concern.

4. Unsanitary Conditions:

Areas characterized by extreme clutter, rotting food, or pests are likely to harbor biohazards.

Why Seek Professional Help from SERVPRO:

In the face of biohazardous threats, the intervention of professionals like SERVPRO is not just advisable; it is paramount. Here's why:

1. Specialized Training:

SERVPRO technicians undergo rigorous training in biohazard cleanup. They possess the knowledge and expertise required to safely and effectively handle biohazardous materials and situations.

2. Advanced Equipment:

We are equipped with state-of-the-art tools and personal protective equipment designed for biohazard cleanup. These resources enable us to perform thorough decontamination and restoration.

3. Discretion and Compassion:

Biohazard situations often involve sensitive and traumatic events. We approach such cases with compassion and discretion, recognizing the emotional toll they can take on individuals and families.

4. Compliance and Documentation:

SERVPRO adheres to all local regulations and industry standards for biohazard cleanup. Our meticulous documentation ensures transparency and accountability throughout the process.

5. 24/7 Availability:

Biohazard emergencies can occur at any time. SERVPRO is available 24/7, ready to respond promptly and efficiently to restore safety and cleanliness.


Biohazards are concealed dangers that can threaten your health and the well-being of those around you. Recognizing them is crucial, but equally vital is seeking professional help from SERVPRO to ensure a safe and thorough cleanup. Your safety and peace of mind are our top priorities, and we stand ready to assist you in times of need.

What To Do If You Find A Biohazard On Your Commercial Property

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

Biohazards, or biological and chemical contaminants, can pose serious dangers to your health and well-being. Not only do they create unhealthy and dangerous environments, but they put people at risk, which is why it’s integral to deal with biohazards properly in the event that you find one on your commercial property. Biohazards include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

As you can see, many of these scenarios are glaringly hazardous to general health and safety, and you must be sure to call professionals to deal with the biohazard right away instead of attempting to manage it on your own. The sensitive nature of biohazards means that reverting to do-it-yourself cleanup may pose dire consequences, so it’s best to contact experts like SERVPRO of Maitland / Casselberry instead.  

Common biohazard scenarios include sewage backups, bloodborne pathogens, and illegal drug manufacturing labs/meth labs, which all pose emergencies that require immediate responses. Give SERVPRO of Maitland / Casselberry a call at (407) 388-0404 and we’ll send trained technicians to safely dispose of the biohazard as quickly as possible. 

We’re available 24/7, 7 days a week, and even on holidays to respond to biohazard emergencies that put you at risk. Don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help.