Biohazard and Sewage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Biohazard Safety Tips

There is no situation in which biohazard contamination is not considered a risk. Even minor biological hazards pose a health risk – numerous diseases, viruses, and infections are passed through blood, bodily fluids, and waste. That’s why only certified restoration experts should handle the damage.

After a Contamination

Your primary focus, during any biohazard or sewage contamination event, should be the safety of both yourself and your family.

  • Remain clear of the affected area.
  • Call for emergency service is anyone is injured.
  • Treat all bodily fluids on the scene as if they were highly contaminated.
  • Shut off the HVAC system in case of airborne pollutants or sewage damage.

What Not to Do

As we said, biohazard cleanup is a job best left to the professionals, and no one else. As such, here are a few biohazard tips for what not to do.

  • Never leave wet fabrics in place; hang any furs or leather goods quickly.
  • Do not leave books, magazines, or colorful items on wet carpet or flooring.
  • Do not use a vacuum to clean water, waste, or bodily fluids.
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet or there are biohazard contaminants in the air that could be spread elsewhere.

In the event of a biohazard disaster, we urge you to follow our tips laid out here and contact us to learn how we can help.

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After any biohazard or sewage contamination in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences.
  • Flood water can contain sewage, pesticides, and other contaminants.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

24 Hour Emergency Service

Biohazards like flood water or sewer backups should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of East Honolulu has water damage restoration specialists and has specific training and expertise to safely remediate biohazard contaminants.

SERVPRO of East Honolulu proudly serves Honolulu, Waikiki, and surrounding areas.