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Behind the Scenes of Biohazard Cleanup in Jersey City, NJ

September 28th, 2018 · No Comments

Biohazard cleanup is a challenging task and only gets more complex when there’s an unattended death in your Jersey City, NJ, home or vehicle. Let’s see how the experts at ServiceMaster Metropolitan manage these complexities.


Biohazard Cleanup When There’s an Unattended Death at a Home

If there’s an unattended death and the body is discovered a few weeks after the death, it increases the complexity of the cleanup work. This includes decomposition of the body which results in biohazards and odors.



The first step our experts take after entering a house where an unattended death has occurred is to use serum indicator.

Serum indicator is sprayed in the room where the unattended death occurred to assess how far body fluids have traveled from the decomposing body and the severity of damage caused by biohazardous waste.

In addition, Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) tests are performed to judge the issues present with respect to the cleanliness of the home.



After completing the assessment, we set up containment. Here, transition as well as clear zones are created for carrying out the cleanup work. Air movers, HEPA air scrubbers, and hydroxyl generators are used to get rid of the odors and the dust.


Trauma Cleanup

ServiceMaster Metropolitan technicians utilize enzyme cleaners to foam the affected areas and then industrial strength scour pads for cleaning the area.

During cleanup, any contaminated items such as bedding and carpets that cannot be cleaned are discarded.

Once cleanup is completed, the house is disinfected with the use of a foamer and then ATP tests are performed to check whether the required cleanliness level has been achieved.


Vehicle Biohazard Cleanup

If there’s an accident or suicide inside a vehicle, it increases the complexity of the biohazard remediation work that’s required to be performed.


The Cleanup Process

Similar to structural remediation, cleanup in vehicles is also a multistep process where several tasks are performed for complete remediation of affected surfaces.

Our technicians begin by performing ATP tests to check for cellular material on different surfaces within the vehicle.

If there are surfaces covered with porous cloth (like carpet floor mats or seat cushions), these surfaces cannot be effectively cleaned. As such, our experts take steps to discard these items before the sanitation and disinfection process is started.

After that a degreasing agent is used to wipe down all surfaces where biohazard material (like blood) is present. When this process is completed, our experts spray a disinfection solution to ensure complete removal of blood-borne pathogens.

The last step involves ATP tests to check if all affected surfaces have been cleaned properly and there are no biohazards remaining in the vehicle.

It’s imperative that you hire professionals for biohazard cleanup due to the high risk of contamination that exists in these situations. The experts at ServiceMaster Metropolitan have the required training and certification to perform these tasks in the correct manner. All you have to do is call us at (855) 560-7999.

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