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Biohazard Cleanup and Crucial Tasks Experts Perform to Decontaminate and Disinfect Homes

Any traumatic event at your home can be quite distressing for everyone in the family. Whether a blood spill or any other incident, a traumatic event can result in infection and disease if any of its contamination spreads to other parts of your home. To prevent biohazards from spreading, you need to hire an experienced firm such as ServiceMaster Metropolitan for biohazard cleanup so that the necessary steps can be taken to completely disinfect and decontaminate your home in West Milford, NJ, and North New Jersey.

In the following, we explore steps that experts take to disinfect homes from contagious viruses.


Biohazard Cleanup and Involved Tasks


Cleaning and Disinfection

Biohazard cleanup technicians carry out specific tasks to make sure all contaminated surfaces are cleaned and disinfected in the correct manner. Let’s explore the details of the tasks that are performed.


  • If experts suspect that body fluids such as blood, urine, feces, vomit, and so on are carrying the virus, then they take immediate steps to clean as well as disinfect the impacted surfaces.
  • Experts also completely isolate the location where the biohazard contamination was found. This isolation is maintained until total decontamination is achieved, and it also reduces the risk of contamination for people living or working in the space as well as for technicians carrying out cleanup work.
  • Experts make use of their experience to select the appropriate techniques and they avoid implementing methods that tend to worsen the situation. For example, experts avoid using pressurized air and water sprays since this equipment may well spread bio-aerosols into the air.


Selection of Disinfectants

Technicians understand that disinfecting surfaces where non-enveloped viruses are present is harder than disinfecting those with enveloped viruses. Consequently, experts select disinfectants approved by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for disinfecting surfaces where non-enveloped viruses occur.

Interestingly, a strong disinfectant that is able to get rid of non-enveloped viruses proves to be effective in destroying enveloped viruses as well.


Biohazard Waste Disposal

Biohazard cleanup technicians make sure that waste generated during cleanup is properly disposed of. Experts ensure that standards related to disposal of blood-borne pathogens are followed (as specified in Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA] guidelines). In addition, guidelines provided by Department of Transportation (DOT) with respect to the handling of hazardous materials are adhered to while disposing of such waste.

In summary, biohazard cleanup is a complex task during which several regulatory guidelines need to be followed to ensure the contamination does not spread to other locations and everyone involved is kept safe. Technicians also need to dispose of the waste according to government regulations.

ServiceMaster Metropolitan utilizes its experience to properly perform biohazard cleanup tasks and return your home to the condition it was in before the traumatic incident.

Simply get in touch with us on our customer support number at (855) 560-7999, and our team will reach your home in West Milford, NJ, or north New Jersey to analyze the situation and develop a plan of action before cleanup work is carried out. We will get you through this traumatic event as quickly and safely as possible.

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