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What To Do When You Have A Trauma Or Bio-Hazard Situation

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

What to Do When You Have a Trauma or Bio-hazard Situation

Biohazards can occur from trauma and crime scenes, deaths and accidents, as well as decomposition as well as various disease outbreaks. SERVPRO of Oldham/Shelby has the training and expertise to handle these situations professionally and discreetly, returning the property to safe, pre-contaminated condition.

Call our 24-hour Emergency Services line 502.241.6861 and we'll be on our way fast. Until we arrive to your Kentucky property, you can minimize dangerous exposure and speed the restoration process by following these tips.

  • Isolate the area of the event, but do not re-enter the area.

  • Immediately remove any contaminated garments, including shoes, after leaving the area. Place them in a plastic bag or other sealable container. Leave them at the event area.

  • Do not move anything outside of the event area.

  • Avoid any contact with contaminated materials.

  • If you have come into contact with contaminated water, the wash affected areas immediately.

  • Prepare an inventory of all items, equipment, clothing, etc. that may have been affected.

  • If there was a liquid spill, and you can reach it without endangering yourself, cover it with absorbent paper towels.


11/22/2016 (Permalink)

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Oldham/Shelby Professionals are trained to safely clean and remove biohazardous substances and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Oldham/Shelby Professionals are here to help transform any unsafe environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding, or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances. 

SERVPRO of Oldham/Shelby Franchise Professionals provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

-Sewage backups

-Crime Scene residues

-Suicide/death accidents

-Homicide cleanups

-Blood cleanup

-Accident cleanup

-Hoarding scenes

-Animal waste/remains


Common Biohazard Scenarios


Sewage Backups

Sewage Backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits- these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. SERVPRO of Oldham/Shelby removes sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and helps ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

Blood borne Pathogens

SERVPRO of Oldham/Shelby Professionals removes and disposes of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting accidents, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO Franchise Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

24 Hour Emergency Service

Biohazard emergencies don't always happen during regular business hours, and that's why SERVPRO Of Oldham/Shelby Professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Need Biohazard Cleanup?

Call Us Today at 502.241.6861


Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

11/21/2016 (Permalink)

Sewer backups should be considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause serious illnesses. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean contaminants like sewage.

Toilet Overflow or Sewer Backup? Call SERVPRO of Oldham/Shelby/Trimble/Henry at 502.241.6861

Water damage can be classified by the three types of contaminated water. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will inspect your home or business to determine the appropriate plan of action for the type of water encountered.

The Three types of Contaminated Water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

Category 1 water is from a clean source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet. If not treated quickly, this water can turn into category 2 or 3, depending on length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants.

-Water from a clean source like a broken water line

-If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness. Examples include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

-May contain bacteria and viruses

-Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contract should be avoided. Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

-May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes

-Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

24 Hour Emergency Service

Water contaminated with sewage backup should be considered an emergency situation and dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are water damage restoration specialists with specialized training, equipment and protective gear to safely restore your home or business.