Biohazards can result in many different health problems, and if any biohazard incident occurs, you need to immediately take steps to prevent the spread of contamination. You can rely on experienced biohazard cleanup firms in Media, PA, to carry out an effective cleanup. In this post, we look into how that remediation process works.
Biohazard Remediation and Associated Tasks
The Cleanup Zone
Before any cleanup work is performed, biohazard cleanup experts create a demarcation zone so that people do not cross the location where a biohazard incident has occurred. Usually, an area that spans a 25-foot radius is used for creating the cleanup zone.
Technicians use equipment approved by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for performing disinfection. Such equipment includes nano-crystallization-based steam vapor machines that do not require chemicals.
Also, technicians utilize equipment like the Adenosine Triphosphate Meter, which assists them in quantifying cleanliness achieved in disinfected locations.
The Right Disinfectants
Technicians utilize appropriate disinfectants and coagulants to make sure proper decontamination can be carried out at a location. Disinfectants used include sterilants, tuberculocidal disinfectants (registered by the EPA), and bleach solutions.
The disinfectants are chosen depending on the kind of biohazard that is to be cleaned, the type of surface, the nature of soiling, and the location. Moreover, biohazard cleanup experts follow standards as specified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for the cleanup of bloodborne pathogens.
In addition, appropriate sanitizers and sterilants are selected that have been proven to be effective as anti-microbial agents.
Experts decide about usage frequency for disinfectants by considering different factors that include the:
- Location where cleanup work is to be carried out
- Type of biohazard soiling that has taken place
- Kind of surface that requires cleanup
Process for Disposal of Waste
Risk of contamination exists until the time biohazard wastes are properly disposed. Biohazard cleanup experts follow required procedures to properly categorize regulated waste and to dispose of such waste in the appropriate manner.
Regulated waste includes:
- Blood as well as other possibly infectious materials
- Items contaminated by blood, which may release contamination when they are handled or compressed
- Contaminated sharps such as needles
One of the important aspects of waste disposal is the use of appropriate containers. Points taken into consideration when selecting containers include whether:
- Containers get closed properly and are able to fully prevent any kind of protrusion or spillage
- Containers are constructed in such a way that they prevent leakage during handling, transportation, storage, or shipment
Professional Expertise in Biohazard Cleanup Matters
Technicians at ServiceMaster by ARTec in Media, PA, have years of experience in performing biohazard remediation work in different situations. Call us 24/7 at (610) 626-9002 for professional help.