A biohazard, also known as a biological hazard, is a biological substance that poses a threat to human and animal health.
Examples of biohazards include:
- Human or animal blood
- Human or animal waste and body fluids
- Deceased animals
- Human remains
- Used drug needles
- Medical waste (used syringes and bandages)
- Rotting food
All of these substances can harbor bacteria (like E. Coli) and viruses (like Hepatitis and HIV) that can cause disease in humans and animals.
Biohazards may enter the body and cause damage if they are inhaled through breathing, ingested through swallowing, or absorbed through breaks in the skin. It is critically important to exercise proper safty precautions when removing biohazards. Additionally, complete removal of biohazards and the odors they create requires the use of advanced sanitizing equipment beyond typical cleaning tools average individuals possess. SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville & Vinton has the equipment and expertise necessary to to safely and completely remove biohazards from your home, office, or vehicle. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville & Vinton for any type of biohazard clean today 337-462-6500.