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A Detailed Look Into the Steps Involved in Biohazard Cleanup in Fairfield, NJ

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

The cleanup of biohazards requires special expertise. Cleaning professionals need to pay special attention to various factors in order to perform such a task in the right manner. Today we will be looking at the steps that professionals need to follow for biohazard cleanup, particularly as it relates to vomit and diarrhea, in Fairfield, NJ and throughout northern New Jersey.

Steps in Biohazard Cleanup

  • Isolation
  • Residue Cover Up
  • Use of PPE
  • Disinfection
  • Cleanup
  • Repeat Disinfection

Step I: Isolate the Area

The first task consists of isolating the area in a twenty-five-foot radius around the scene of the incident. The main aim here is to stop people from walking through the area where the spill occurred.

Step II: Cover Up the Residue

Generally, microscopic particles get carried away in the air after illness-related events such as vomiting or diarrhea, and as such it’s necessary to cover the spill to prevent the problem from spreading into a larger area.

Different nonporous materials such as plastic sheets, paper towels, paper sacks, and garbage bags can be used for this purpose.

Step III: Wear Personal Protection

Cleanup professionals need to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as shoe and hair covers, gloves, and face covers so as to prevent coming into direct contact with the spill.

Step IV: Disinfect the Spill Site

The fourth step involves the actual disinfection procedure at the spill site. Cleaning professionals should remove the material covering the spill and fold it in such a way that the surface that was in direct contact with the spill is completely covered. After that, the covering material should be put into a biohazard-labeled bag for disposal.

Cleaning professionals will then spray disinfectant over the spill area and sprinkle coagulant over the spill. It’s important to wait for a specified kill time, as explained on the product’s packaging, so that it works as expected.

It will also be important to disinfect other surfaces that may have been affected by the spill. For this purpose, cleaning professionals will need to use paper towels and disinfectant to wipe off affected surfaces.

Step V: Clean Up the Spill

This step involves scraping the residue and putting it into the biohazard-labeled bag, tying the bag, and placing it into a normal black garbage container.

Step VI: Repeat the Disinfection Process

The final step consists of spraying the disinfectant onto the site of the spill and letting the area dry out. Many disinfectants have cleaning agents, so they can perform both the task of disinfecting the spill site and the task of cleaning it.

If you’re looking for a professional firm to perform biohazard cleanup in Fairfield, NJ, and across northern New Jersey you need to get in touch with ServiceMaster Metropolitan at 1.855.560.7999.

Our professionals have the necessary equipment and cleaning supplies to take care of such tasks with ease. Just give us a call and our technicians will reach the spill site to assess the severity of the problem and start cleanup work.


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