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Approaching a Biohazard Situation on Your Commercial Property | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

Caution spill on floor After our SERVPRO of South Atlanta team is done cleaning up the mess, you and your team can safely get back to work!

Business owners can expect a plethora of emergencies to break out on a normal workday, but a biohazard situation can be one of the most unexpected. Taking proper measures to ensure everyone is safe when biological or chemical contaminants infest your property should be your first priority. 

You’ll need to know how to handle the situation until we arrive on the scene to clean up the mess. 

When conditions are severe enough, they should not be taken lightly, and you definitely shouldn’t try to clean up contamination on your own. Exposure to elements like a sewage spill or a chemical spill can be extremely hazardous for your health and the health of the employees in your business. 

Here are some things you can do before our team arrives to clean up the mess: 

Keep away from the impacted areas. Whether you’re dealing with the aftermath of a crime scene, a sewage spill or animal waste, it’s important to keep out of affected areas. Once a biohazardous emergency is reported, you should inform your team and instruct them to safely exit the building. 

If personnel are still in the building, ensure that they are evacuated to a safer area away from any contamination. You should make sure to practice an emergency response plan, no matter the scenario, to ensure your entire team knows what to do and where to go during emergencies like this. 

Leave contaminated items in place. You should treat all spills and bodily fluids as if they are contaminated and leave any affected items in place. While you might rush to try and solve the situation at hand by cleaning or moving any items, you should leave them to the professionals to protect the health of you and your personnel. 

This will allow safety experts to determine if these items are still safe to use and if they can be salvaged. 

Report it to professionals. In certain situations, like a crime scene, it’s essential to contact the authorities before attempting to clean up. After the police have finished processing a crime or accident scene, this is when our team can arrive to start the cleanup process. 

We have years of experience cleaning up contaminated buildings with protective equipment, advanced technologies and training in scenarios like this.

We can be on the scene as soon as you are ready to remove any contaminants or sewage and deodorize or sanitize your entire commercial property. Since every biohazard scenario is completely unique, we take the time to inspect every inch of damage and come up with a restoration plan specific to your commercial emergency. 

After our SERVPRO team is done cleaning up the mess, you and your team can safely get back to work! 

When any kind of emergency breaks out inside your business, call upon an experienced team of professionals to repair the damage. Our SERVPRO crew can handle any size damage.

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