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Chattanooga Blood Cleanup Done Right

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Cleanup of Blood Stains in Chattanooga Done with Empathy and Care

SERVPRO Understands Cleaning Up Blood Carries Certain Procedures

A blood spill of any type is considered a biohazard. The personal nature of such a spill makes it more difficult for the homeowner or renter as well as the restoration company called in to remediate it. It is not enough to just spray down the contaminated area and then wipe it up.

Blood cleanup in Chattanooga needs a full-service agency. The company you choose must be trained in not just EPA and state cleaning procedures but recognizes the personal component as well. SERVPRO technicians understand that there was a situation which led to this and they must respect not only the residents but the person or persons who are no longer present.

Removing blood stains and congealed, pooled blood requires special cleaning agents designed to neutralize pathogens. Examples include HIV, Hepatitis A, B, and C along with other infectious diseases not found in other biohazards. To accomplish this, we use one or more of the anti-bacterial agents in our chemical inventory.

In addition to the pathogen threat, conventional cleaning agents do not always react well with blood or other bodily fluids. Even if they do successfully clean the surface of floors or walls, there is usually a stain or ring left to indicate where the spill occurred. A remainder like these does not meet our standard of cleaning, and if there is a stain after we finish cleaning, we often recommend repainting if possible or removing and replacing the affected section of drywall, floor or ceiling.

No matter the cause of the spill, we understand that it is a personal matter. None of our technicians ask for details past what we need to clean and restore your home to its original state. We want to make certain that no one on our team accidentally says something to the press or your neighbors.

Clean up after any biohazard is hard. When it involves a personal issue, the requirement for discretion is almost as important as cleaning up the affected area itself. SERVPRO of East Chattanooga wants to help in any way we can as we return your home to its normal condition. If you need us, call today at (423) 326-1406.

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The Effects Of Biohazards On Your Chattanooga Area Home

5/1/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Cleanup in Chattanooga Relies on SERVPRO

Chattanooga Area Properties Receive Empathetic Clean Up from SERVPRO After Biohazardous Incidents

Untreated biohazards and residues found on your property put your family in danger, while also posing serious threats to the structure of your home. Human waste, bodily fluids, animals, insects, and hoarding can all result in costly repairs.

The results of biohazards on your Chattanooga property make biohazard cleanup services vital to your homes recovery. It may be hard to imagine, or something you want to avoid altogether. However, when decomposition begins, whether it is from an accidental refrigerator mishap, or a case involving unattended death, nature takes over.
Corrosion leads to damages; damages lead to rot; rot leads to corrosion, and the circle continues. Animal droppings often contain various types of acid, including human feces, while animal and human urine contain varying amounts of ammonia. These chemicals often lead to additional damages, especially when left unattended for too long.
Simply having a pet or accidental deposits on your property does not pose much of a problem, they are something you can clean up yourselves. However, when you consider situations concerning the unattended death of a pet hoarder, sewer backups, or instances of massive animal infestations, the effects become more of a concern.
Out of every incident, SERVPRO responds to; hoarding can be the most damaging to the structure of your home. Hoarding gives way to circumstances involving neglect and decay, exposing your home to rodent infestation, rotten food sources, sanitation issues, and critical fire hazards.  
Virtually everything handled by SERVPRO’s biohazard cleanup teams consists of odor or stain causing residues. Everything from a crime scene to sewage overflow, cause odors and stains to become a huge problem. Getting rid of these odors often involves removing the source, leading to reconstruction, cleaning, and deodorization services to get the job done right.  
Expertly trained technicians at SERVPRO deal with many cases involving biohazard cleanup. Our technicians train hard and receive quality IICRC and corporate certifications to ensure you get the help necessary to return your home to a quality pre-damage condition. As part of our community, we strive to relieve the trauma and emotional stress of our neighbors, as we restore the property.
Get the help you need today, call SERVPRO of East Chattanooga for assistance with biohazards on your property, we are here to help. (423) 326-1406