Common Questions about Biohazard Remediation
1. What is biohazard remediation?
Biohazard remediation is necessary for situations such as crime scenes, unattended deaths, hoarding, mold growth, sewage backups, and infectious disease outbreaks.
2. What types of situations require biohazard remediation?
Biohazard remediation is the process of cleaning and decontaminating an area that has been contaminated by biological hazards such as blood, bodily fluids, and other infectious materials.
3. How much does biohazard cleaning and remediation cost?
The price of biohazard cleanup depends on the extent of the contamination and the project's unique characteristics and complexities. On average, the cost ranges from $3500-5000. Often times, the cost is covered by insurance. Some costs can also be covered by state and local programs.
4. Is biohazard remediation dangerous?
Biohazard remediation can be dangerous if not handled properly. It is important to hire professionals who have the proper training, equipment, and protective gear to safely clean and decontaminate the affected area.
5. What should I do if I discover a biohazardous situation?
If you discover a biohazardous situation, it is important to stay away from the area and contact a professional biohazard remediation company immediately.
6. How long does biohazard remediation take?
The length of time it takes to complete biohazard remediation depends on the extent of the contamination and the size of the affected area. We would be happy to give an estimate based on the specific situation.
7. What happens to the contaminated materials after biohazard remediation?
Contaminated materials are properly disposed of according to local and state regulations. This may include incineration, autoclaving, or other methods of sterilization and disposal.
8. Can I clean up biohazards myself?
It is not recommended to clean up biohazards yourself. Proper training, equipment, and protective gear are necessary to safely and effectively clean and decontaminate the affected area. Attempting to clean up biohazards without the proper equipment and training can lead to further contamination and risk of infection.
9. What certifications should I look for when hiring a biohazard remediation company?
When hiring a biohazard remediation company, look for certifications such as the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) bloodborne pathogens training certification. These certifications ensure that the company is properly trained and equipped to handle biohazard remediation.
10. How can I prevent biohazardous situations?
To prevent biohazardous situations, take precautions such as practicing good hygiene, wearing protective gear when necessary, properly disposing of waste and sharps, and avoiding contact with bodily fluids or contaminated materials. In cases of hoarding or other situations that may lead to biohazardous conditions, seek professional help to address the issue before it becomes a hazard.