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What is Considered Bio-Hazardous?

2/9/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sussex County is well known as the leader in water, fire and mold remediation, restoration and reconstruction.  We are all familiar with the challenges presented when any of these events may occur and why it is so important to minimize the initial and prevent any secondary damage after the fact.  The following are six examples of Bio-Hazard problems that we tackle as well.

  • Human Blood and Blood Products – This includes items that have been affected by blood and other body fluids or tissues that contain blood that is visible.
  • Animal Waste – obviously feces, fluids or decaying carcasses or the nesting or bedding that animal thrive in and may contain pathogens.
  • Human Body Fluids – these include semen, pleural fluid (lungs), cerebral spinal fluid, vaginal secretions, amniotic fluids, pericardial fluid and peritoneal fluid.
  • Microbiological Waste – mostly found in medical or laboratory settings – specimens or cultures and viral pathogens
  • Pathological Waste – Unfixed human tissue (excludes skin), biopsy materials and anatomical parts from medical procedures
  • Sharps Waste – basically this conveys any material or product such as needles, glass, scalpels or IV tubing that has the needle still attached

All of these types of waste should always be handled by a professional; as they are dangerous and can lead to injury, sickness or even death.  SERVPRO of Sussex County is staffed with trained technicians with proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to ensure the safe removal and clean-up required in each case or event.  It should also be stated that we also offer services to remediate areas affected by a deceased individual. 

If you require any assistance with any assistance with the removal of hazardous waste – please call 302-856-9768 or visit SERVPROsussexcounty.com.

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