Hazardous Waste & Biohazard Services That Protect You, Your Family, Your Facility and Your Staff
The majority of biohazards in existence are only visible through the use of a microscope. Exposure to biohazards can be harmful. The two biggest problems you face are the dangerous elements and possible exposure and not knowing if the deceased is infected with any diseases. Organisms that exist outside the body and in sewage, floodwaters and even some condensation created by air conditioners possibly contain hazards that may be harmful to your health.
In some cases you may see the visible evidence of a biohazardous problem, but not the actual pathogens themselves. Black Water from sewage damage or rising river water carry elements hazardous to your and your family. Many know this information “logically.” However, under stressful situations, people find themselves “smack-dab” in the middle of it as you see on the evening news after major floods. In some cases, people can logically comprehend that flood waters and standing waters pose various health risks, including infectious diseases, chemical hazards, and injuries. However while personally experiencing a catastrophe, their personal loss or experiences sets them into a state of panic, and now they are in “survival mode” and often unable to think of these dangers. So when you see people wading “in it” as the media shares the devastation, year after year, are these people unaware of the dangers? They often have a higher need like life-saving or even a family heirloom?
Clean water sources may also pose a biohazardous threat if left in a structure too long or it comes in contact with certain elements. Any water source or excessive moisture can provide bacteria, fungi, and viruses with a perfect growing environment. If you were to experience this type of loss, an inspection by a certified remediation company should be considered. We all know the saying “Time is Money” and usually the longer these type of problems are allowed to remain, (grow), the unaware hazardous or more severe they become. Delaying to take action or choosing not to take action, could become a threat to you, your staff and/or even your business. Statistics state: “50% of businesses go out of business when a disaster occurs.” The sooner the issues are dealt with, the less expensive is, if dealing with a repeatable restoration company. Build a good relationship with a restoration company who will bring forth honesty and integrity in their work and their billing practices. If you have products in your home or building and they are not properly stored, that poses some potential hazards. This could be as little as some small amount of property damage and could potentially become hazardous to touch or breath. In extreme cases, it could become volatile enough to cause a fire. Even if there was no fire and only presented itself as smoke, those products are likely to emit pollutants which could become a health risk. It would also require experienced/trained technicians to get you back or keep you in business with the least amount of business interruption while minimizing the loss of revenues. I strongly suggest every business owner and/or facility management company find a company who understand your needs and can respond and facilitate them in a timely manner.
Become a partner with your local Large Loss SERVPRO such as SERVPRO of Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lewis Counties prior to an event/loss. If you need help, we are here to help and your business becomes prepared in ways you never knew were available. This is a specialized service to help Building Owners, Property Managers, Business Owners, Mantainence Managers, Insurance Companies/Adjusters/Agents and any other decision makers by partnering with them to control their loss ratios. We do this getting to your next disaster as soon as we get your call.
When we were children in school, we did so many things to prepare ourselves in the event a natural disaster hits. Drill after drill, year after year. When learning to drive, take on a job even soon to be a new parent, we take classes. We do all these things to prepare us for what is to come. Why is it that many companies do not know there is a disaster preparedness process we provide for our premier partners? A simple phone Call to SERVPRO of Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lewis Counties to get your name on a list to learn more about becoming a premier partner and what all that means for you, your building and your clients. If any disaster or building issues come your way, you have a partner who is centrally located, one you can trust to help you through whatever you are hit with. You are not supposed to handle this alone; it can be bigger than you ever imagined. Dealing with any disaster is difficult but dealing with BioRecovey has so many other layers of complexities. We have a staff that is fully trained and certified who are ready to walk and work with you, side by side. We can help speak and work with your insurance company and ensure there are clear lines of communication along the way; keeping you, the decision maker in control.
Before deciding which professional crime scene, BioRecovey service company to use on your property, you need to perform the proper research to determine whether they have the ability to perform to the standards you have paid for within your policy or when needing to make direct payment. Unfortunately, there are still a few companies that attempt to offer these services without the proper training, certifications which make it particularly important for you to verify their certifications and association with national and international organizations such as the IICRC, RIA or ABRA. Doing this prior to allowing them to begin work on your property would be wise. Crime scenes are hectic with so many moving parts and so many people out there claiming they are the expert. We value the well-being of everyone in our community but as with everything in which we employ, “buyers beware.”
We are proud to provide education and training regarding these risks to property managers, maintenance personnel and/or anyone else who needs help understanding how to protect yourself or your property. We have vast experience in how to keep you from becoming contaminated or even spreading” it,” (cross-contaminating). We are here to help. We can train you at our facility with hands-on experiences as well as bring our educators to provide CE credits at your location. We are only a phone call away for your next CE Class and/or Breakfast/Lunch or Dinner-N-Learn at no cost to you.
Contact SERVPRO of Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lewis Counties today for additional information about the many professional services that we can offer to put you, your family, staff and/or facility back on track. On a personal level, we try to help bring in the new normal in the lives we serve. We have staff available 24 hours a day and are here locally, when you need us the most.