Biohazard and Sewage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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A biohazard is any hazard associated with biological substances, wastes and substances like human blood and fluids (or related substances), animal waste, microbiological wastes, pathological wastes and medical sharps.

These biological substances are regarded highly dangerous to public health. For this reason precaution needs to be taken when dealing with biohazard situations. Because SERVPRO teams are pros at professional cleaning our team is able to come alongside your business and regain control of your recently discovered biohazard.

Our teams SERVPRO families and businesses in the greater Arlington Heights and Prospect Heights area. We respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

Below our SERVPRO team has put together tips of what steps you should take if you come across a biohazard mess.

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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.

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Biohazards like flood water or sewer backups should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of Arlington Heights / Prospect Heights has water damage restoration specialists and has specific training and expertise to safely remediate biohazard contaminants.

SERVPRO of Arlington Heights / Prospect Heights proudly serves Arlington Heights, Prospect Heights, and surrounding areas.

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