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Biohazard and Sewage Emergency Tips

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard and Sewage Emergency Tips Biohazard contaminants should be considered very dangerous as they can pose a serious health risk.

Biohazard contaminants should be considered very dangerous as they can pose a serious health risk. Sewer backups and flood water are two common biohazard scenarios that can affect homes and businesses. SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City and Wyoming County has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore this type of contamination.

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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.

Sewer Main Break in Wilkes-Barre, PA

9/19/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Sewer Main Break in Wilkes-Barre, PA Biohazard Cleanup from a sewer main break in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (570) 714-0090

Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination.

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Wyoming County / Kingston Township will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

24 Emergency Service

Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.

Meth Lab Cleanup in Wilkes-Barre, PA

7/17/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Meth Lab Cleanup in Wilkes-Barre, PA SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township on site of a Meth Lab in Luzerne County, PA.

Our SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township team was recently called to a Methamphetamine Lab in Luzerne County to begin cleanup. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Wyoming County / Kingston Township is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations. With specialized training and experience, our cleanup company can resolve these circumstances. 

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township realizes many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. We follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces. Upon our completion at the job site, the location will once again become livable. 

24 Hour Emergency Service

We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

For any biohazard cleanup, contact us at 570-714-0090. 

Professional Crime Scene Cleaning in Wilkes-Barre, PA

6/9/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Professional Crime Scene Cleaning in Wilkes-Barre, PA Biohazard Cleanup in NEPA.

Cleaning up a crime scene is grisly work, but it needs to be done. It should be done by professionals no matter what. You may be wondering why that is, so we’re here to explain. There are actually several reasons why you should always call in a professional to clean scenes of murder, drug-related damages, or any other major crime. Are you ready to learn more? Well, let’s get started!

Crime Scenes carry sensitive information.

Once the police force has thoroughly investigated the crime scene, the area may be covered in residues specific to a crime scene. Tear gas residue, fingerprint gathering dust, and other police specific things may remain once the investigation is over. Cleaning them is not always as simple as a little scrub either. Cleaning up a fire extinguisher’s remains is also no picnic. These things are better left to the professionals.

Crime Scenes can be dangerous.

A crime that resulted in major injury or death can often leave behind hazardous waste that can pose a danger to you. Blood can carry many pathogens and should never be handled by anyone who doesn’t know what they are doing. Not to mention the fact that blood stains are difficult to clean. There are also special protocols for the removal of many crime scene elements including blood and harmful chemicals. We can also handle any leftover meth lab issues. These are particularly dangerous scenes, so please let us handle it. It’s for your safety.

Crime Scenes can be emotional.

Whether or not someone you know was involved in the crime scene doesn’t necessarily indicate whether or not it will have an emotional impact. These circumstances tend to be difficult for all people involved. So, when it comes time to cleaning the area, you may be better off allowing a third party to come in and take away some of your burden.

SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township 

Contact SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township if your crime scenes do need cleaning. We offer a full range of cleaning services for jobs of all shapes and sizes. We follow OSHA and EPA codes so that we can take your mess and make miracles happen. When we leave your home or business, your life will be back to normal. For more information on SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township's Services, call 570-714-0090. 

The Importance of Professional Cleaning for Crime Scenes

10/30/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard The Importance of Professional Cleaning for Crime Scenes Bio Hazard Clean Up

Cleaning up a crime scene is grisly work, but it needs to be done. It should be done by professionals no matter what. You may be wondering why that is, so we’re here to explain. There are actually several reasons why you should always call in a professional to clean scenes of murder, drug-related damages, or any other major crime. Are you ready to learn more? Well, let’s get started!

Crime Scenes carry sensitive information.

Once the police force has thoroughly investigated the crime scene, the area may be covered in residues specific to a crime scene. Tear gas residue, fingerprint gathering dust, and other police specific things may remain once the investigation is over. Cleaning them is not always as simple as a little scrub either. Cleaning up a fire extinguisher’s remains is also no picnic. These things are better left to the professionals.

Crime Scenes can be dangerous.

A crime that resulted in major injury or death can often leave behind hazardous waste that can pose a danger to you. Blood can carry many pathogens and should never be handled by anyone who doesn’t know what they are doing. Not to mention the fact that blood stains are difficult to clean. There are also special protocols for the removal of many crime scene elements including blood and harmful chemicals. We can also handle any leftover meth lab issues. These are particularly dangerous scenes, so please let us handle it. It’s for your safety.

Crime Scenes can be emotional.

Whether or not someone you know was involved in the crime scene doesn’t necessarily indicate whether or not it will have an emotional impact. These circumstances tend to be difficult for all people involved. So, when it comes time to clean the area, you may be better off allowing a third party to come in and take away some of your burden.

SERVPRO of Chambersburg

Contact SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township if your crime scenes do need cleaning. We offer a full range of cleaning services for jobs of all shapes and sizes. We follow OSHA and EPA codes so that we can take your mess and make miracles happen. When we leave, your home and your life will be back to normal. For more information on SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township's Services, call 570-359-2393!