Biohazard and Sewage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
Biohazard contamination can be very hazardous and you should never attempt to clean it up yourself. Biohazards such as bacteria, toxins or bloodborne pathogens may be present. These contaminants can pose serious health risks if you do not take proper precautions to prevent exposure.
SERVPRO of Mobile County, as the only company in the state of Alabama to hold certification in biohazard cleanup, knows how to handle every situation! From sewage loss to trauma and crime scene cleanup, our technicians are IICRC Certified in the removal and disposal of biohazard contaminants.
We follow all guidelines as set by OSHA and the EPA regarding proper PPE (personal protective equipment) and procedures for donning and doffing equipment to prevent cross contamination and protection of our employees. We also use hospital grade EPA approved solutions to effectively disinfect and sanitize surfaces to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
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After any biohazard or sewage contamination in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:
- Is it safe to stay in the house?
- Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences.
- Flood water can contain sewage, pesticides, and other contaminants.
- Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
What to Do After a Contamination
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
- Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
- Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.
What Not to Do After a Contamination
- Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
- Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
- Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
- Don’t use television or other household appliances.
- Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.
24 Hour Emergency Service
Biohazards like flood water or sewer backups should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of Mobile County has water damage restoration specialists and has specific training and expertise to safely remediate biohazard contaminants.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Grand Bay
- Bayou La Batre
- Mount Vernon
- Dauphin Island