Residential Biohazard Cleanup
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Biohazards – Blood and Bodily Fluids (Including feces, urine and other bodily fluids)
Biohazardous materials can include chemicals, viruses and bacteria, blood-borne or other types of pathogens, as well as bodily fluids and soiled personal items. Special precautions must be taken with biohazardous materials during the entire cleanup process, including transporting it from the site and proper disposal.
Biohazards can cause serious health problems for anyone coming in contact with them, which is why cleanup should always be conducted by certified, trained professionals. Proper cleanup involves special equipment and chemicals, protective safety wear and skilled techniques by trained and licensed pros.
You should never attempt to clean up a trauma or accident site on your own, as exposure to any biohazardous substance or environment is extremely dangerous.
Feces, urine, blood and other bodily fluids can pose serious health threats, as they’re all known carriers of numerous diseases and should always be considered a biohazardous risk. Some of the bacteria transmitted can include, Salmonella, E coli, Hepatitis A, B, and C, HIV, C-diff, Pinworms, Roundworms and many other parasites.
Without proper training and equipment, these diseases can be easily transmitted during cleanup or decontamination of an area. If you contract a disease in this manner, you may not even realize it, and it can sometimes take years for signs or symptoms to show up.
You should never risk coming into contact with any animal waste, human waste or bodily fluids of any kind. Call the 911 Knoxville Decon Services professionals at 865-505-1600 and let us take care of it for you.
Level 1 Biohazard – Minor bacteria and viruses as well as non-infectious bacteria. (Example – chicken pox)
Level 2 Biohazard – Bacteria and viruses that cause mild disease or are difficult to contract. (Example – hepatitis, Lyme disease, mumps, measles)
Level 3 Biohazard – Bacteria and viruses that can cause fatal disease BUT we have vaccines and treatments to deal with them. (Example – anthrax, West Nile virus, SARS)
Level 4 Biohazard – Bacteria and viruses that can cause fatal disease AND we don’t have a vaccine or treatment method. (Example – Marburg virus, Ebola virus)
We disinfect through the Level 3 Biohazards.
Unattended Death or Suicide
Loss of a loved one is painful and something for which no one is ever truly prepared to experience. Unexpected loss can be even more devastating. Every 911 KDS technician is taught to always remember the emotional trauma that accompanies a physical one.
Going through the nightmare of losing a loved one is hard enough. It’s even worse when no one was there at the time of death. These are the times you need compassion and understanding the most.
If you’ve lost a loved one, we feel your pain. Having lost family members ourselves, we understand better than most what you’re going through. We’ll do all we can to help and best serve you during your time of deep emotional upset.
Trauma or Heavy Machinery Accident
A traumatic event or accident involving heavy machinery in your home or business can be emotionally devastating. In some circumstances, particularly in the workplace, it can also mean potential financial losses as well.
Our technicians are carefully trained to make sure cross-contamination of other areas is prevented and to eliminate any trace of blood or other biological substances that may compromise the health and safety of your home or business.
When heavy equipment or machinery is involved in an accident, we’re able to apply the same decontamination and disinfecting protocols to the equipment involved, and we strive to make sure our rapid response time keeps any interruption of business to a minimum.
Infectious Disease Cleanup
Every biohazard situation has the potential to include the possibility of infectious diseases, which increases the danger of a cleanup operation. Infectious diseases like MRSA, C Diff, Staph and others pose a serious threat to your health. They’re highly contagious, very easily transmitted between humans and can cause significant harm to your health, even causing death in some cases.
It’s vital that infectious disease cleanup is ALWAYS performed by highly skilled, trained professionals who have the proper equipment, safety gear and chemicals to handle such a dangerous cleanup situation.
When someone’s personal vehicle is involved in an accident, a crime, a suicide or some other tragic event, the cleanup operation can be quite challenging. The same is true when the vehicle is an ambulance or police cruiser, as they must be frequently decontaminated. Buses, RVs and commercial trucks can also be involved in circumstances that require professional cleanup operations.
Vehicle cleanup carries the same risks as biohazardous cleanups in a house or commercial facility, but are even more difficult and should never be attempted by anyone but trained, licensed professionals.
Discovering mold growing in your home or business is like finding a faucet that leaks. It’s only going to get worse the longer you let it go untreated. Unlike the leaky faucet, mold can also adversely affect your health.
Symptoms of mold exposure can mimic those of allergies, like watery eyes, coughing or headaches. Over time though, the symptoms get worse and you can find yourself suddenly facing significant health issues such as pneumonia, bronchitis, pulmonary edema or other respiratory issues.
Odors in your home or business can also carry health risks. Any potentially toxic odors should be eliminated and the area thoroughly disinfected. At 911 Knoxville Decon Services, we find the source of the odor and make sure any and all residual traces of harmful pathogens or allergens are removed.
Rodent Droppings and Other Animal Waste
Animal droppings are the source of many diseases, easily transmitted through feces, urine and even saliva. This includes the waste from common household pests such as mice, rats, pigeons or other birds, as well as other animals like bats, raccoons, skunks and squirrels.
Diseases can be transmitted from the waste of the animal or from the parasites the animal carries. Some bacteria or other pathogens are airborne and can easily transmit diseases to humans as well as any pets you may have. Even the food and water in your home or business can be affected if the waste is left untreated for too long.
Even droppings that have been there a long time and appear dried out can still contain deadly parasites, bacteria and other pathogens that are capable of transmitting diseases.
The technicians at 911 Knoxville Decon Services are thoroughly trained in the proper removal of rodent and other animal waste. Incorporating technology into professional techniques, our highly skilled team locates and identifies animal waste biohazards.
Once it’s located and identified, all waste is removed from the contaminated areas and properly disposed of. The areas are then thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
OSHA Compliance Cleanup
OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Until 1970, there were no standard regulations for safety in the workplace or protection against potential health hazards. Passing the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 ensures that working conditions are always safe and healthful. 911 Knoxville Decon Services maintains 100% OSHA compliance in every cleanup operation.