Recent Biohazard Posts

What To Do If You Are Faced With A Bio-hazard Loss...

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Tragedy and disaster can happen to anyone at any time and in any place... will you be prepared to confront a loss if it happens to you?

Bio-hazard losses are often the hardest type of loss  to endure and are caused by these events: decomposition/ unattended death, suicide or homicide, crime scenes, trauma situations, biohazard situations, home and/or industrial accidents, animal waste/ remains, hoarding services and forensic investigation chemicals, illegal drug labs and others not listed.  These types of losses should always be contained by professionals as they often require special training. 

Other factors that you should consider when choosing a restoration company or comparing your ability to perform the services needed opposed to contracting the work out.  Some of these other factors are:  Cost of professional labor and equipment, the training and knowledge the technicians posses to effectively and efficiently, there are three different categories of water that need to be understand prior to beginning any services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

SERVPRO of North Calhoun is the Certified in Bio-hazard Remediation Restoration.

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County's Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your North Calhoun County Home.

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

This included Bio-hazard certification.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of North Calhoun County

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. As well as Bio-hazardous conditions.  Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Are you prepared for a Biohazard?

2/15/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County 269-963-3033

Ready plan for Biohazards

We all know life can throw unexpected situations in your direction. The big question is: Are you prepared?

Here at SERVPRO of North Calhoun we will come and perform an inspection with you so that we can help determine a plan should you have a bio-hazard disaster happen at your business. Our professionally trained technicians will create a Ready Plan with you, this way you and your team members will know exactly what to do and whom to contact if faced with a disaster. SERVPRO of North Calhoun County is available 24-hours because we're here to help make it "Like it never even happened." at 269-963-3033

SERVPRO of North Calhoun County is dedicated to helping our customers when disaster strikes and are here to help make it "Like it never even happened." 

Biological hazards and How SERVPRO of North Calhoun Can Help.

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

What are biological hazards?

Biological hazards, also known as biohazards, refer to a risk to human health or the environment due to biological work. This can include samples of a micro-organism, virus or toxin (from a biological source) that can affect the human health. These substances can also be harmful to animals.

Examples of Biohazards:

  • Human or animal blood
  • Human or animal waste/bodily fluids
  • Deceased animals
  • Human remains
  • Used IV(intravenous) needles/syringes
  • Medical Waste
  • Rotting food

According to the Center for Disease Control there are 4 levels of biohazards. Level 1 are agents that pose minimal threat to humans and the environment (ex. E. Coli). Level 2 are agents that can cause severe illness in humans, these are transmitted through direct contact with infected material (ex. Hepatitis, HIV). Level 3 are pathogens that can become airborne and pose serious risk (ex. Tuberculosis). Level 4 are pathogens that pose high risk of life threatening disease that have no treatments (ex. Ebola).

Clean up and Restoration

Failure to properly remove these substances can contribute to dangerous environments that pose serious health risks. SERVPRO of North Calhoun is trained to safely remove bio hazardous substances and dispose of them properly. Equipped with the proper safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can transform these environments back into clean, healthy and safe homes and businesses.

Decontamination of a home or office due to chemical spills, hoarding, sewage backups or other biohazards can be scary and dangerous. The correct training and experience is key when deciding a cleanup company to resolve these situations.

That's why SERVPRO of North Calhoun is here to help make it "Like it never even happened."