Biohazard and Sewage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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SERVPRO of Clallam and Jefferson CO.

Our service professionals can help in any disaster situation, one of them is Biohazard clean ups. Here are a few examples that we consider to be hazard cleanups:

  • Human deaths, including homicide, suicide, and unattended death (blood and bodily fluid cleanup)
  • Hoarding
  • Animal infestation (rodent feces, dead carcasses)
  • Localized disease outbreaks (C. diff., MRSA)
  • Criminal activity/crime scene cleanup (meth labs, tear gas residue)
  • Mold or fungus infestations
  • Industrial and workplace accidents (chemical spills)
  • Odor removal
  • Vehicle cleaning and decontamination
  • Sewage and black water cleanup

Cleaning a biohazard is far more intensive and hazardous than a regular cleaning! When carrying out a routine cleaning, the occasional missed spot isn’t the end of the word. In fact, many people when doing a general clean of their home commonly overlook places when they’re cleaning, such as switch plates, trim, door handles, and ceiling fans. However when it comes to cleaning biohazards, absolutely nothing can be overlooked or missed. When the risks come from microbes invisible to the naked eye, removing them requires a special kind of know-how.


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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.

24 Hour Emergency Service

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

We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Port Townsend
  • Port Ludlow
  • Sequim
  • Port Angeles
  • Forks
  • Carlsborg
  • Port Hadlock
  • Agnew
  • Diamond Point
  • Bell Hill

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