The reliable professionals at Local Trauma Clean can provide biohazard remediation services, decontamination, and sanitation of homicides, suicides, hoarding, accident or crime scenes including Fentanyl and other illicit drug lab and vehicle remediation.
What is a Biohazard?
A biohazard is defined as harmful viruses, bacteria or any infectious biological agent that presents a risk to people and animals either through infection or environmental exposure.
To many, biohazard remediation (commonly known as, crime scene cleanup) sounds like standard cleaning. In reality, the two services couldn’t be more different. Biohazard remediation refers to the removal, cleaning, and disinfection of blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious materials in affected areas after a death, accident, or communicable disease outbreak. Because of the high exposure risk to blood borne pathogens, biohazard remediation is a specialty service that requires proper training, equipment, certification, and licensing.
Where are Biohazards Found?
Anywhere and everywhere! At your job, at your dentist’s or doctor’s office, at your children’s school, or any public place.
Some Examples of Biohazards Are:
- Human blood and blood products: This includes items that have been contaminated with blood and other body fluids or tissues that contain visible blood.
- Animal waste: Animal carcasses and body parts, or any bedding material used by animals that are known to be infected with pathogenic organisms.
- Human body fluids: Semen, cerebrospinal fluid, pleural fluid, vaginal secretions, pericardial fluid, amniotic fluid, saliva, and peritoneal fluid.
- Microbiological wastes: Common in laboratory settings, examples of microbiological wastes include specimen cultures, disposable culture dishes, discarded viruses, and devices used to transfer or mix cultures.
- Pathological waste: Unfixed human tissue (excluding skin), waste biopsy materials, and anatomical parts from medical procedures or autopsies.
- Sharps waste: Needles, glass slides and cover slips, scalpels, and IV tubing that has the needle attached.