Biohazardous materials (also referred to as biological hazards) are those substances that could cause a health risk to living organisms if they remain at the scene. Due to the risk they pose, they shouldn’t be touched or cleaned by an unqualified person because they won’t just put themselves in danger but could spread these materials into the wider community.
There are a number of different types of biohazardous materials, including toxins or viruses (that come from a human or animal), samples of a microorganism, and medical waste. Some of the life-threatening contaminates include intestinal parasites, salmonella, and E.coli. And, if blood is present at the scene, there’s the added risk of HIV.
Our team of certified technicians are trained to deal with hazardous materials, and follow the rigorous standards that are put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). All government regulations and industry standards are adhered to, as well.
This means we’re able to deal with a biohazard quickly and effectively, cleaning and disinfecting everything thoroughly while taking care to restore items that are salvageable. Sometimes, this may mean discarding some personal belongings or contents due to the presence of contaminates.