Recent Biohazard Posts

The Art of Vandalism Cleanup by SERVPRO of Toms River

1/10/2024 (Permalink)

Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup by SERVPRO of Toms River 24/7 death, crime scene, suicide cleanup and other biohazard cleanup services are provided by trained technicians of SERVPRO of Toms River.

Vandalism cleanup at your South Toms River home is a terrifying thing to experience and can have a great impact on individuals. With blood and broken glass present, it is important to act promptly. Broken glass can cause injuries if not removed and blood spills can have harmful blood-borne pathogens that may present a health risk. Once the authorities process the scene and complete their investigation, SERVPRO of Toms River can start the biohazard cleanup process.

What does the cleanup process entail?

There are 5 steps in our biohazard cleanup process:

  1. Assess the area, including the amount surrounding area of hazardous material.
  2. Isolate the impacted area to prevent further spread and prevent cross-contamination.
  3. Clean all signs of blood or biological material and safely discard contaminated materials.
  4. Disinfect impacted areas with proper cleaners specific to your specific job requirements.
  5. Remove any remaining or lingering odors.

When vandalism disrupts your life it can be very unsettling. SERVPRO's team of highly trained technicians will act quickly to restore your property and your safety to give you back your piece of mind.

Improper Crime Scene Cleanup Hidden Threats

5/1/2023 (Permalink)

Biohazardous Blood before SERVPRO of Toms River began the cleanup process Biohazardous waste is any type of waste that contains biological hazards, which could be considered a threat to public health or the environment.

Violent crimes can occur anywhere, even near your Bayville home. No one wishes to encounter such a devastating experience but unfortunately that’s the reality of our world. The aftermath of a tragic experience can be just as overwhelming and traumatic as when it occurred, but it’s crucial to act quickly. The first step is to always contact the authorities and report the incident so they can investigate the situation. After all evidence has been gathered and the necessary emergency services have been performed, the scene needs to be cleaned up professionally. Ensuring the proper crime scene cleanup procedures is vital in protecting the public from the dangers of blood borne pathogens.

Here are a few consequences of improper crime scene cleanup:

  1. Health and Safety Risks: Improper crime scene cleanup posts a number of health risks for those that come into contact with the area. The scene is loaded with bacteria, pathogens, and viruses that cause infection and disease when not handled properly. Anyone that comes in contact with the scene is at risk. These blood-borne pathogens can cause the following: HIV, Hepatitis B and C, MRSA and Clostridium. It is of high importance to remove all of the biohazards with products and equipment from a professional biohazard cleanup company. Doing so will help maintain the health and safety of those on the property and restore it to the original condition.
  2. Permanent Property Damage: Biohazards and bloodstains need to be removed in a certain period of time or permanent damage can be caused to the property. If blood stains are left to long it can settle into the carpet and cause permanent stains. Blood stains can also weaken the structure of the house eventually leading to deterioration.
  3. Unpleasant Odors: The smell after a crime scene is anything but pleasant. Unfortunately, no house hold cleaning agents will work if biohazards, blood or bodily tissues had the opportunity to seep into the floor. Even after the standard cleaning has taken place, the strong odor will linger for days. If you want these odors fully removed it has to be done by a professional. Ozone machines, industrial strength deodorizers and foggers are used to fully remove these odors. Only this type of equipment is available to professional biohazard cleanup companies due to safety procedures.
  4. Improper Disposal of Biohazards: The best place for this is at a licensed medical waste facility. Biohazards need to be properly disposed of due to the risk of infections or diseases.

The cleaning of a crime scene is an important aspect in beginning the healing process. It is vital to contact a trusted professional biohazard cleaning company. SERVPRO of Toms River is available 24/7 to respond to all biohazard emergencies and restore the scene to the original condition.

Where to Take Hazardous Waste in Toms River

2/3/2023 (Permalink)

Biohazardous waste onthe wardwood flooring before SERVPRO of Toms River safely removed and sanitized the home This floor has biohazardous waste that needs to be professionally cleaned by SERVPRO technicians.

At SERVPRO of Toms River, customers often ask us where to dispose of items such as
paint cans or thinners after coming in contact with fire or smoke damage. Ocean County Recycling Center is a great facility that accepts a multitude of waste items that are deemed and hazardous
Hazardous waste accepted by the facility include:

  • Aerosols
  • Auto Products
  • Cleaning Products
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Gasoline
  • Herbicides or pesticides
  • Mercury-Containing Devices
  • Paint Thinners
  • Polyurethanes/Polishes
  • Propane Tanks
  • Stains
  • Varnishes

Batteries, used motor oil and propane tanks should be disposed of at the Recycling Center.

If you have other biohazardous materials that you cannot clean yourself such as blood, sewage, human waste, chemical spills, animal waste or animal remains, call SERVPRO of Toms River. Our technicians are trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

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Blood Cleanup and Remediation Services in Toms River

6/29/2022 (Permalink)

Biohazard on carpeting in Seaside Heights NJ SERVPRO of Toms River is your local emergency service for all biohazard cleanups and remediation. Call us today at 732-349-9898.

What actually is a biohazard? 

A biohazard is a biological agent or condition that is a hazard to humans or the environment, according to Merriam-Webster. If it can spread and endanger the public health of a living organism, it is a biohazard.

What is biohazardous waste?

Biohazardous waste (aka infectious waste) is defined as a biological material that has the potential to taint an object or individual that comes into contact with it. In simpler terms, the definition of a biohazardous waste product can be anything contaminated with potentially infectious materials. These may be animal, mineral, medical, bacterial, chemical, or infectious.

Do you know that blood can be a biohazardous liquid?

Biohazardous liquid includes blood and other bodily fluids that are still in liquid form.

  • Human or animal blood
  • Human or animal blood elements
  • Human or animal bodily fluids or semi-liquid material

Who specializes in biohazardous blood cleanup in Ocean County?

SERVPRO of Toms River specializes in blood cleanup and biohazard remediation. Our team of professionals are trained to safely clean and remove biohazardous substances and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHAEPA protocols and all New Jersey health regulations. We carefully contain the area, remove any materials that are not salvageable, and then sanitize those that remain. 

At SERVPRO of Toms River, we understand this may be a sensitive and difficult time for you, so we will treat you and your property with respect. As we work to sanitize and decontaminate your home or business, we will treat your property and belongings like our own.

Call us today at 732-349-9898 for any biohazard cleanup.

What is the Cleanup Process after an Unexpected Death in Toms River?

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Toms River vehicle at a biohazard We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained technicians are standing ready to respond to these incidents.

An unexpected death, such as a violent crime or suicide, may leave behind bio-hazards such as: pathogens, bacteria, viruses, and other contaminations, that you or loved ones could run risk of coming into contact with. What are bio-hazards and pathogens?

What are biohazards?

Biohazards are biological agents, such as infectious microorganisms that or conditions that constitutes a threat to humans.

What are Pathogens? 

Pathogens (or also known as an infectious agent) are bacterium, viruses, or other microorganisms that can cause diseases.

What is SERVPRO of Toms River’s Cleanup Process after an Unexpected Death?

  • Assess the area, including the amount surrounding area of hazardous material.
  • Isolate the impacted area to prevent further spread and prevent cross-contamination.
  • Clean all signs of blood or biological material and safely discard contaminated materials.
  • Disinfect impacted areas with proper cleaners specific to your specific job requirements.
  • Remove any remaining or lingering odors.

Our crime and trauma cleanup professionals know how hard it can be to understand and process the loss of a loved one. We can walk you through the entire process so you know what to expect while showing empathy and understanding. If you are faced with the aftermath of an event that has left a large amount of blood or other contaminations, call the cleanup experts at SERVPRO of Toms River at (732) 349-98998. We will help you and your family prevent further unneeded, additional trauma. We provide cleanup for the owners of both residential and business properties in Toms River and all of Ocean County.

Summertime Sewage Removal at the Jersey Shore

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Summertime at the Jersey Shore is the time for getting out in the sun, enjoying fresh air and swimming at the beach. The last thing you want to come home to find after a wonderful summer day is the smell of sewage. When you left in the morning, there was no sign of the disaster to come. Unfortunately, this family in Lavallette, had exactly that experience this summer.

Sewage poses a serious health risk to any humans and animals living in the home, so anything it touches must be cleaned, disinfected, or discarded. Sewage can cause extensive property damage and severe health problems and, on top of that, it is extremely difficult and unpleasant to deal with because it requires a lot of time and effort, as well as specialized disinfecting products and purification techniques. Immediate cleanup of the affected area can help minimize the future damage and can prevent mold growth.

This photo shows that special training and equipment is necessary to clean this type of contamination safely. At SERVPRO of Toms River, we consider sewage cleanup to be an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home to pre-sewage condition.

SERVPRO of Toms River Specializes in Biohazard Removal of Blood and Bodily Fluid for Ocean County, NJ

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Toms River Specializes in Biohazard Removal of Blood and Bodily Fluid for Ocean County, NJ

Biohazards, such as blood and bodily fluids, can endanger anyone who comes in contact with them. The earlier these fluids are removed by a professional cleanup company the safer for everyone. If they are not taken care of quickly and appropriately, they could transmit diseases.

If a crime or accident scene involves blood-borne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers, don’t put yourself, your family or your patrons at risk, call SERVPRO of Toms River. We have the specialized training, protective equipment, and experience to safely cleanup and restore your property. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances. Our job is complete and total restoration of the affected area for you and your New Jersey property.

SERVPRO of Toms River also offers other biohazard cleanup services including: 

  • Suicide/death accidents

  • Homicide cleanups

  • Blood cleanup

  • Accident cleanup

  • Hoarding scenes

  • Animal waste/remains

  • Chemical spills

  • Tear gas cleanup

  • Meth lab cleanup

  • Crime scene residues

  • Sewage backups

Call us at 732-349-9898 or visit SERVPRO of Toms River.

Biohazard Cleanup Emergency for Your New Jersey Property

4/10/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard cleanup at a Manchester home in Ocean County

Biohazard Cleanup Emergency for Your New Jersey Property

In the unfortunate event that you experience a biohazard emergency in your home or business in New Jersey, you will need immediate, professional, biohazard cleanup.

SERVPRO of Toms River is in the business of ensuring that you, your family, your home and property gets the protection it needs from potential biohazards after an unforeseen event. Our technicians are trained in decontamination and sterilization. We are ready to respond to any biohazard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Through our years of on the job experience along with extensive training, we are equipped to handle all types of biohazard cleanup including:

  • Sewage backups

  • Crime scene residue

  • Suicide/death accidents

  • Homicide cleanups

  • Blood cleanup

  • Accident cleanup

  • Hoarding scenes

  • Animal waste/remains

  • Chemical spills

  • Tear gas cleanup

  • Meth lab cleanup

If your New Jersey home or place of business requires any biohazardous cleaning, please give us a call at 732-329-9898 or visit our website.