Recent Biohazard Posts

Types of Contaminated Water

9/28/2022 (Permalink)

toilet Avoid cleaning up contaminated water on your own.

Water Damage can be classified into three types of contaminated water. Each type requires a different plan of action that will be determined by SERVPRO experts when they inspect your home or business.

Category 1:

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

Category 2:

  • May contain bacteria and viruses.
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated.
  • Some examples include washing machine overflow or dishwasher overflow.

Category 3:

  • Grossly contaminated and could cause health effects. 
  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes.
  • Water from flooding rivers or a sewer backup.

Water contaminated with a sewage backup is considered an emergency and should be treated as quickly as possible. SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We have experts with specialized training to restore your building to its pre-disaster condition.

COVID Chronicles: New variants, same SERVPRO

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

A grey and red coronavirus can be seen. I bet you're totally not tired of seeing this image, huh?

Ahh yes, the ever-present reminder of 2020: COVID-19. There are a lot of feelings attached to that particular thought (albeit overwhelmingly negative), but it is indeed still with us. What do Delta, Mu, Gamma, and every other flavor of COVID mean to SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights / Rowland Heights? The exact same thing that the original iterations of COVID meant, which is "it is an emerging pathogen or novel virus that can be proactively cleaned and disinfected". 

Our approach to the new forms of COVID hasn't changed much in the past few months. We know that our SERVPROxide product readily disposes of nasty bugs with an astonishingly high rate of success and we have relied on it since March of 2020. When we launched our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned campaign, many businesses took advantage and were very happy with the results. 

As science continues to make new advances on how to best combat this virus, SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights / Rowland Heights will continue to do what we do best: make it "Like it never even happened."

If your home or business is in need of a COVID cleaning or any other type of biological material cleanup, give our office a call today at (626) 833-0774.

Biohazard Cleaning

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

technician in full PPE suit infront of a laboratory Call us today for any Biohazard cleanup

Biohazard cleaning is the process of removing, disinfecting and sanitizing materials and/or structures affected by biohazardous waste such as bodily fluids, blood, chemicals, and other substances that poses a threat to humans, animals or the environment.

Although certification is not a requirement to clean up a biohazard loss, due to its potentially infectious nature, it is highly advisable to hire a company who is trained in OSHA standards to remediate safely and properly. 

Did you know that the final disposal of all biohazardous waste must be in accordance with local state regulations?

 It may seem like you can just mop up the hazardous waste but there are health risks involved if you are not properly protected. If you choose to clean up the mess and dispose of the waste in a regular garbage receptacle, you run the risk of penalties and hefty fines.

We at SERVPRO of Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights are trained and equipped to restore a property from crime scenes, unattended deaths, filth, hoarding and other infectious hazardous cleaning. We are here to relieve the burden of clean up and restore your home back to clean, sanitary and safe conditions.

Sewage needs to be cleaned up properly!

6/15/2015 (Permalink)

Sewage back-ups can happen at any moment and if not cleaned up properly, residents can suffer from E coli contamination.

SERVPRO of Walnut/ Hacienda Heights & Rowland Heights is certified to properly clean and disinfect sewage related losses according to the IICRC S500 Standards. Following the cleanup, the loss will also be properly tested for E coli clearance.