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Your Business and Bio-Hazards

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

Here is a group of SERVPRO employees in Tyvek suits entering a large facility for a biohazard cleaning.

When accidents happen at your business or commercial property, the effects can be severe. When the accident involves bio-hazards, you have to be extra cautious to make sure everything is cleaned up and restored properly.

A bio-hazard is defined as “a biological agent or condition that is a hazard to humans or the environment.” Some bio-hazards include pathogens, blood, bodily fluids, animal waste and sewage. You should never attempt to cleanup bio-hazards on your own, because of the health hazards involved. Call SERVPRO of Farmington instead! 

Our expert professionals have the specialized training and equipment that is necessary to properly cleanup bio-hazards and prevent the risk of further contamination.

While every situation is different, there are several steps that are common to most bio-hazard cleanups. So that you know what to expect if you’re in need of bio-hazard cleanup assistance at your business or commercial property, here’s a step-by-step guide:

Assessment and Establishing Safety Protocols

The process typically begins with an assessment in which we determine the extent of the risk and damage and decide on the appropriate cleanup response.

Before beginning any cleanup, you must establish proper safety protocols. Sometimes an area might need to be quarantined with bio-tape and plastic sheeting. It’s important to follow the right safety measures to prevent further contamination.

Discarding Contaminated Items

The next step is to remove any contaminated items or materials from the scene that can’t be salvaged. Items are typically secured in specialized bio-hazard bags before being removed from the premises.


Once the area has been cleared, it’s time to disinfect and deodorize the area, often done in multiple steps using several different commercial- or hospital-grade cleaners that have proven to be effective and safe for bio-hazard cleanup. Deodorizers are also used to keep odors from developing as time passes.

If you require help with bio-hazard cleanup and restoration for your business or commercial property, just call our team at SERVPRO of Farmington at 573-756-5191.

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