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Biohazard Cleanup Services in Carson City, NV

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

Crime Scene "do not cross" yellow tape at a Biohazard scene in Carson City, Nevada Crime Scene "Do Not Cross" yellow tape at a Biohazard scene in Carson City, Nevada

Discovering the scene of a major injury or death can be extremely traumatic. Despite the shock, one must remember to call the proper authorities and avoid contact with the scene because biohazard materials can spread infection and disease if they are mishandled. Traumatic situations that involve injury or death can be extremely dangerous and may involve hazardous materials. Violent crimes or scenes of serious accidents likely contain bodily fluids like blood or tissues, and must be handled by certified professionals, helping to prevent any contamination spread.

Law enforcement officials and EMT’s should be the first contacted. Next, a professional such as SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe and SERVPRO of Lyon & Storey Counties should be contacted to safely restore the scene. We are certified to properly clean and sanitize the scene to make it safe. 

If this is a crime scene, our technicians cooperate with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation. It can be very difficult emotionally for friends and family members of the victim to cope with the situation. Our technicians work with the utmost respect and compassion for those who are grieving.

Death, suicide, crime, and other dramatic scenes can be emotionally taxing to handle alone. We provide support such as insurance negotiations, confidentiality and situation sensitivity. See our resource guide at the bottom of this article for some resources that may help in the Carson City, Nevada area.

Learn more about the importance of proper crime scene cleanup here.

Common Biohazard Scenarios

Sewage Backups

Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. We remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

Bloodborne Pathogens

We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO Franchise Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Methamphetamine Labs

SERVPRO realizes many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. We follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

SERVPRO knows Crime Scenes

At SERVPRO of Carson City, Douglas County, South Lake Tahoe, and Lyon & Storey Counties we understand what it takes to properly cleanup crime scenes in Carson City, NV.

Our technicians are highly trained to clean up and remove all types of biohazard materials to restore sewage backups, crime scenes, death scenes, and the scene of a serious accident.  We use the best cleaning products and equipment in the industry. The biohazard cleaning services we provide follow state health regulations as well as the regulations of OSHA.

Equipment like thermal foggers and ozone generators can remove or significantly reduce harsh odors that exist both on the property, and on some individual affected contents that require focused attention, disinfection, and cleaning off-site.

Please refer to our Biohazard Emergency Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (775) 588-2355

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience are key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

Give us a call at (775) 588-2355 and we will be on our way to help.

Resources in Carson City, Nevada for difficult times

Family Crisis Center near Carson City

Grief Counseling & Support Groups

Victims Services

To Obtain Copies of the Death Certificate

Obituaries

Funeral & Cremation Services

Home Remodeling Services

How to Choose the Best Company for Your Job:

Ultimately, it is up to you to assess who will provide the best service. Many companies will likely provide great service. Make sure the company you choose is emotionally sensitive to your type of job. SERVPRO can inform of the time and cost of your job. We are always sensitive to the situation, keep your information confidential, and are certified to handle the job properly.

Find more tips for choosing a crime scene cleanup company here.

When we handle your biohazard job, we do it the right way:

  • Certified technicians who work with compassion and respect
  • Removal of all biohazard materials as well as cleaning and sanitization of the scene
  • Transport and proper disposal of biohazard materials to a licensed facility
  • Work in compliance with local, state, and federal safety standards

If you encounter a scenario involving biohazard materials, whether it be a crime scene, sewage backup, or accidental death, make sure you stay clear of the area and call SERVPRO at (775) 588-2355for biohazard cleaning services.  We can be reached 24 hours a day to respond to biohazard emergencies in Carson City, NV.

We have caring professional team members ready to help in difficult times.

We hope you will never need our biohazard cleaning services, but if you do, we are here to help.

If You Need Biohazard Cleanup, Call Us Today – (775) 588-2355

Biohazard Cleanup from Sewage Blockage and Crime Scenes

9/19/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazardous Material from a Broken Sewer Line in Carson City Is Safely Cleaned up by SERVPRO

Rely on the Trained SERVPRO Experts to Remove Biohazardous Conditions from Your Property

FEMA reports that floods are one of the most extensive water damage problems for a building. Floods cause sewage from sewer lines to back up into homes and businesses through drain pipes. The common signs within your home or business that you have a sewer problem are dirty water backing up out of a drain or the toilet, or a gurgling sound coming from the pipes. Did you know that you are responsible for the maintenance and repair of your building or sewer lines to the exterior? A sewer lateral is a pipeline between the city's main sewer line which is underneath the street of your structure to your interior drainage system.

A sewage biohazard in Carson City can be the result of a crack, age, or blockage from plants and tree roots. Shrubbery and trees with deep roots can grow into sewer lines causing a significant amount of damage. The blockage of an underground sewer line can be the combination of city and private property trees. As a result of this, the costs of its repair is divided between the two entities. If any type of blockage occurs in sanitation lines, it will cause a back-up into your property through the floor drains, most likely in your or first level.
 
What to do when a sewer backup happens in Nevada. Sewer water is defined as contaminant water and any contact with it, even if it is for a short period, is a health hazard. Contact with this type of biohazard liquid can lead to diseases and illnesses, not to mention its destruction of your valuables. Cleaning up sewer water is urgent, and it needs to be done immediately because its secondary damage is mold, mildew, contamination of household items and much more.
 
Steps needed to clean-up a sewage backup in your home or business is best handled by a professional from SERVPRO. Biohazardous materials like feces, blood, chemicals, and bodily fluids must be handled with the personnel suited in HAZMAT gear. A wet vacuum should be used, floors and walls need to be mopped and cleaned, disinfectants must be used, and plumbing fixtures have to be flushed out. Additionally, floor coverings like carpets must be steam cleaned or removed. Repair or remove any wet or damaged wallboards and the ductwork must also be dried and sanitized.
 
When you need emergency help, contact SERVPRO! Our professionals have the training, the protective gear, and specialized equipment needed to clean and remediate biohazard contamination events safely. Concerning crime scene cleanup, call the experienced pros for help. We provide 24-hour emergency services.
 
SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe is locally owned and operated. We are here to help our neighbors, whenever you have an emergency caused by fire, water, mold, or storm damages. When an emergency occurs, don't fret, call us at (775) 588-2355.