Our #1 goal is to protect you in whatever circumstances you’re facing. In a biohazard cleanup scenario, contaminants – exposed sewage, blood borne pathogens, chemicals, gases, and more – can pose a serious threat to you and your loved ones. Moreover, the cleanup process can add trauma to an already difficult situation and pose even greater threats to those involved. Trained professionals, like Jenkins Environmental Services’ technicians, can protect you in the cleanup process and save you from the emotional trauma of continual exposure to the situation and scenario.
The Risks of Biohazard Cleanup
In an environment where biohazards are present, the individuals exposed face many potential risks, including:
- Respiratory difficulties
- Staph bacteria, including MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus)
- E. Coli
- Hepatitis B & C
- Hanta Virus
- Chemical burns
Suffice to say, attempting to clean environments where biohazards have been introduced is too risky without the help of a trained professional. Doing so poses threats not only to you but to those individuals who will inhabit or work in the environment following the situation at hand.
Common Types of Biohazard Cleanup Scenarios
We respond to a wide variety of common and not-so-common biohazard cleanup scenarios. Here are a few of the most common.
Sewage Backup: It goes without saying that sewage backup can pose significant health risks to those exposed to it. But, what few realize is that sewage backup should be considered an emergency. Ingestion of contaminated water can lead to serious illness and/or death. The moment a sewage backup happens and individuals are exposed to water contaminated by bacteria, fecal matter, and/or urine, it’s time to call in a professional.
Hoarding Situations: While many consider hoarding situations to be simply a social stigma, it can be much more dangerous than most realize, especially if pets are involved in their creation. To minimize the spread of Staph bacteria (i.e. MRSA), the Hanta virus, tetanus, E. Coli, and more, a trained and certified cleanup service provider is often a must to prevent mounting risks and damage to individuals and property.
Blood Borne Pathogens: Whether an accidental injury scenario, a crime scene, or a suicide, any scenario that exposes blood, tissue, or bodily fluids is a dangerous one. Bodily fluids can spread HIV, Hepatitis B & C, MRSA, and more, often causing more trauma and even casualties. During the cleanup process, these threats can be compounded as individuals are exposed and contaminated bodily fluids are removed and transported.
Other types of biohazard cleanup scenarios include:
- Sewage Backup
- Natural Disasters
- Trauma Scenarios
- Hoarding Situations
- Environments where tear gas has been used
- And more
What to Do Following a Biohazard-Exposure Situation
If you are facing any of these scenarios or are exposed to biohazards in any form, it’s important to take immediate steps to reduce the risks involved:
- If someone is facing life-threatening injuries or has been exposed to dangerous biohazards, call your local emergency service provider.
- Stay out of the affected area.
- Do not attempt to remove water with a household vacuum cleaner.
- Turn off the HVAC system in the case of sewage backup.
- Treat all bodily fluid as dangerous.
- If water damage is present, do not turn on any ceiling or wall fixtures.
- If water damage is present, don’t use televisions or household appliances.
- Call Jenkins Environmental Services
Our Technicians Can Help You
A whole new generation of dangers has emerged: chemical spills, meth labs, drug resistant germs, and hoarder homes all represent a risk to your well-being. Many of these issues were non-existent a decade ago. With the emergence of new dangers, a demand for specialty remediation has grown.
Jenkins Environmental Services is uniquely positioned to assist or advise with these complicated and potentially dangerous situations.
Our trained technicians are able to match specialized cleaning methods, disinfecting agents, and safety protocols with the task at hand. Safety is our number one priority with events such as these, so stringent guidelines are followed.
Jenkins Environmental Services works diligently to ensure the property is returned to a “safe state.” We work closely with protocols and testing by registered and certified industrial hygienists to provide measurable and verifiable results. If you are in need of biohazard-cleanup services, call Jenkins Environmental Services for help.
Locations We Serve:
- Atlanta, Georgia
6325 Regency Parkway, Suite 850
Norcross, GA 30071
- Aurora, Colorado
3370 Peoria Street, Unit 204B
Aurora, CO 80010
- Austin, Texas
2324 Ridgepoint Drive, Suite F
Austin, TX 78754
- Baltimore, Maryland
6920 Tudsbury Road, Suite K
Baltimore, MD 21244
- Charlotte, North Carolina
7606 Whitehall Executive Center Drive, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28273
- Columbia, South Carolina
6904 North Main Street, Suite 108
Columbia, SC 29203
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
4260 Buckingham Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
- Dallas / Ft Worth, Texas
3012 Avenue E East
Arlington, TX 76011
- Fredericksburg, Virginia
109 Juliad Court, Suite 105
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406
- Houston, Texas
1424 N Sam Houston Parkway East
Houston, TX 77032
- Lakeland, Florida
5300 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 8
Lakeland, FL 33811
- Raleigh, North Carolina
2205 Westinghouse Boulevard
Suites 102 & 103
Raleigh, NC 2760
- Richmond, Virginia
340 Hill Carter Parkway, Suite F
Ashland, VA 23005
- Rockville, Maryland
7670 Standish Place
Rockville, MD 20855
- San Antonio, Texas
4710 Perrin Creek, Suite 340
San Antonio, TX 78217
- Seattle, Washington
11807 North Creek Parkway South
Bothell, WA 98011
- Sterling, Virginia
22980 Shaw Road
Sterling, VA 20166
- St. Petersburg, Florida
2840 46th Ave N
St Petersburg, FL 33714
- Virginia Beach, Virginia
533 Byron Street, Suite E
Chesapeake, VA 23320