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Archived Biohazard Blog Posts

How Hoarding is Considered a Biohazard.

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

Biohazard cleanup in Albuquerque NM

Are you or someone you care for experiencing hoarding problems?

To the surprise of many, hoarding does not stop with newspapers, boxes, clothing, and Knick knacks. Some people hoard food, garbage, chemicals, flammables, medications, and even feces, urine, and other bodily fluids.

Hoarding Health Risks

-Poor sanitary conditions: The poor personal hygiene and lack of healthy meals compromise the hoarder’s immune system and make him/her more susceptible to illness

-Poor Air Quality: The large amount of dust and ammonia from decaying products cause serious indoor air quality issues. 

-Pest Infestations: the rotting materials and decomposing items provide an excellent source of food for cockroaches, ants, rats, flies and other critters.

-Mold Problems: The stale air, and high level of humidity from the clutter.

Hoarding can also cause: Physical Injuries, Fire Hazards, and structural Damage.

You might not know....

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Stage 3 water damage

You may have not known that SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque also cleans-up Biohazard situations. Biohazards are consider Stage 3 water which is sewage water,  and mold remediation. When there is a biohazard Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times.

The proper PPE is considered.

  • N-95, half mask, full-face (For respirators you must have the HEPA filters for mold, and need an Organic Vapor and HEPA filters for category 3)
  • Eye Protection
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Full body suit (Tyvek)

For biological Contamination Safety SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque knows that they need to keep customers, kids, and pets from work area, and make sure that all At-risk people should be evacuated until job is complete.

SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque understands how to handle biohazards properly such as how to dispose waste water in accordance with the local and state laws.

Don't forget to call SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque at (505)503-8627 for all your Cleanup and restoration needs.