Biohazard remediation sounds like standard cleaning. These two services couldn’t be more different. Biohazard remediation refers to the removal, cleaning, and disinfection of blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially harmful pathogens in affected areas after a death, accident, communicable disease outbreak, or chemical spills.
Vehicle biohazard remediation is necessary when cleanup requires more than a surface wipe down of visible biohazards and debris. Vehicles require a thorough chemical treatment to properly disinfect lingering pathogens and prevent recurring odors.
If situations like homicides, suicides, unattended deaths, or disease outbreaks occur inside a vehicle of any kind, biohazard remediation is needed to thoroughly disinfect the affected areas. This often times requires removal of porous materials inside the car to ensure proper disinfection from any lingering blood, feces, urine, vomit, and other body fluids.
In all situations, Washington Bio Services follows a strict protocol to ensure proper removal and disinfection of biohazardous materials while adhering to local, state, and federal regulations. We understand these are sensitive situations, which is why we provide timely assistance and proceed with discretion and care.
While the American food supply is among the safest in the world, the Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually—the equivalent of sickening 1 in 6 Americans each year. And each year these illnesses result in an estimated 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.
Washington Bio Services has expertise and training to clean the following foodborne illnesses:
Infectious diseases such as influenza, MRSA, E. coli and HIV are caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites. Infectious diseases can be extremely serious and may be transmitted by contact or through bodily fluids.
Infectious diseases are commonly spread from direct contact with another person, from blood and bodily fluids or from soiled objects.
Cleaning an infectious disease environment requires specialized training and equipment so exposure to the disease is limited. Specialized equipment and cleaning agents are used in combination with procedures and processes to protect the professional technicians and eliminate the spread of the infection.
Washington Bio Services has expertise and training to clean the following infectious diseases:
What is Tear Gas?
The term tear gas can be applied to several irritants, including:
According to Med Scope, “The sole purpose of irritants, also known as tear gas, riot control agents, and lachrymators, is to produce immediate discomfort and eye closure to render the victim incapable of fighting or resisting.” What many people do not realize is that the irritants in tear gas can linger long after the missile is fired and individuals flee the scene.
Tear gas residue can seep into furniture, carpet, and hardwood floors, and continue to irritate the mucous membranes of anyone residing in or visiting the property long after the incident. Therefore, it is imperative that all tear gas residue is neutralized and the home or property is restored to a safe and healthy condition.
Cleaning Tear Gas
Tear gas cleaning requires the knowledge and equipment of trained professionals. A professional cleanup company has access to personal protective equipment (PPE), specialized cleaning agents, and the ability to determine whether or not a scene has been completely restored.
The harmful effects of tear gas residue can persist for months if not properly cleaned. No matter how clean you think a site is, tear gas can penetrate every corner, nook, and cranny, and can even be propelled through the HVAC system. Cleaning the tear gas residue that you can see is only half the battle.
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We complete an initial walk-through and OSHA-mandated employee-safety hazard assessment of the scene.
We use OSHA’s recommended cross-contamination protocol to control the affected area by securing and separating it from other parts of the structure.
We remove all visible traces of blood and biological materials from the affected area. This is the most dangerous step of the remediation process.
After removal, we clean, disinfect, and deodorize affected surfaces using EPA-rated disinfectants.
Upon completion, we use adenosine triphosphate (ATP) testing technology to guarantee hospital-level standards of disinfection.