WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A BIOHAZARD CLEANING SERVICE?

Biohazards explained

Biological hazards, or biohazards, is the term used to refer to substances that pose a risk to human health or the environment arising from biological work, especially with microorganisms. These could be chemicals, hypodermic needles and bodily human or animal waste, for example blood and faeces. Biohazard cleaning is a skilled and specialised job. When most people think about biohazards, the most common thing that comes to mind is industrial or chemical waste. However, these examples of biohazards only tell half the story. Any waste or situation that can potentially damage health, or wellbeing can be considered a biohazard.

Why it’s important to always leave biohazards such as sharps to the experts

Any type of trauma clean, crime scene cleanup or cleanup of squatted properties should always be managed by specialists.  Trained experts can not only clean and decontaminate the site itself but also ensure the long-term environmental protection in the aftermath.

Hazardous waste poses a range of dangers to health including airborne pathogens, which can cause potentially fatal illnesses. Attempting to clean this yourself not only puts others at risk but also, without the right equipment and training, you also put yourself at risk to serious health conditions.

Needles, syringes, and blades are always referred to as sharps.  They can be found in waste bins, public toilets and empty properties taken over as squats. Sharps pose a high infection risk if they puncture exposed skin as wounds allow highly infectious blood borne pathogens including Hepatitis B and HIV to be passed to the individual.

The safe and controlled removal of needles, syringes and other sharp objects is extremely important.  This type of waste will carry harmful diseases and if not removed and disposed could cause serious infections.  It’s important to note that sharps should never be disposed of in public litter bins or household waste as it extremely dangerous to other people and also animals and the environment.

What to expect from a licensed expert in biohazards

Professional biohazard cleaning companies will have technicians who are fully trained and protected against contamination, and are capable of returning an infected area back to public use discreetly and efficiently.

They will:

  • Carry out a full risk assessment before starting the clean up.
  • The risk assessment then identifies the specialist equipment needs to remove the waste safely.  
  • Once all of the waste has been removed, they will then apply the right chemicals to ensure that any traces of the substance are completely erased
  • Restore the area to its pre-accident condition making it environmentally safe.   
  • Contact the relevant authorities to ensure that hazardous substances are disposed of properly

How to find a biohazard cleaning specialist

Whether the biohazard scene is at a business premises, residential property, or in a public area, it is vital that you protect yourself (and staff, or members of the public) from contamination.

A trained and professional team will recover the property, school, or public place quickly, and if you are a business, ensure loss of revenue is kept to an absolute minimum.

CPL  has more than 19 years of biohazard cleaning experience. We have qualified experienced teams who are up-to-date with the latest legislation and have access to the specialist equipment required.

How to find a biohazard cleaning specialist

Whether the biohazard scene is at a business premises, residential property, or in a public area, it is vital that you protect yourself (and staff, or members of the public) from contamination.

A trained and professional team will recover the property, school, or public place quickly, and if you are a business, ensure loss of revenue is kept to an absolute minimum.

CPL  has more than 19 years of biohazard cleaning experience. We have qualified experienced teams who are up-to-date with the latest legislation and have access to the specialist equipment required.

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