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Biohazard & Crime Scene-Remediation & Cleanup

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard & Crime Scene-Remediation & Cleanup After a trauma scene cleanup, can you tell?

Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies, SERVPRO of Chambersburg offer faster, reliable biohazard, vandalism, and crime scene cleanup and remediation services to residential and commercial property owners.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners. Failure to properly handle and safely remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

We are trained to safely and effectively remove hazardous biological substances and prepare water for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations. Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products,  help turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and businesses. SERVPRO of Chambersburg Professionals can help with:

    • Bloodborne Pathogens-  Removal and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. 
  • Arson & Vandalism-  Your local SERVPRO of Chambersburg Professional also provides general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods, and human or animal waste.
  • Sewage Backups & Black Water Intrusions- Sewage backups and clack water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. SERVPRO of Chambersburg Professionals remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, disinfecting as they clean. We ensure the structure is cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Crime Scene Residues

Dealing with Sewage & Contaminated Water

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Dealing with Sewage & Contaminated Water BioHazard should be cleaned up by a professional who is trained.

Plumbing problems are no fun, but the water damage that can affect your property can be a much more serious problem. When you are dealing with sewage damage, immediate cleanup is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the damage. SERVPRO of Chambersburg is available 24 hours a day for sewage removal emergencies, large or small.

While you're waiting for help to arrive make sure that you treat all water-impacted surfaces and furnishings as toxic, until properly decontaminated. Keep children and pets out of contaminated areas and wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

Try your best to seal off the affected area to avoid tracking contaminated material into undamaged areas. Turn off your air conditioning, forced air heat to prevent the possibility of spreading contaminated air throughout your home or business. Avoid using fans to dry the affected area as they can help spread contaminants as well.

Remember that for areas affected by sewage damage, no over-the-counter germicidal products or sprays can fully disinfect contaminated surfaces. To make sure you keep your home or business safe and free of illness-causing germs, contact SERVPRO of Chambersburg immediately to help restore your property.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help! Call Today About Our Sewage Removal Services-781-341-7007

The Importance of Professional Cleaning for Crime Scenes

5/23/2016 (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 Chambersburg 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 Chambersbug’s Services, call 717-261-0310 or visit www.SERVPROchambersburg.com We’re here when you need us!