Recent Biohazard Posts

SERVPRO Cleans Bio-Hazards

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

In a hoarder house, you can never be sure what type of biohazard you might run into

SERVPRO of Santa Barbara is in the business of cleaning up.  That means that we do clean up for insurance claims that result from fire or water related losses but additionally, we do clean-ups of both crime scenes and bio-hazards.  Often when we are contacted to clean up a crime scene, there is a trauma that relatives are having to deal with.  We understand that these can be emotional times and we work hard to be professional, compassionate,  and discreet. Our goal is to sanitize the affected locations so that further complications do not arise.

Trauma Scene Waste Management practitioners, such as SERVPRO of Santa Barbara, must be registered in the State of California with the Department of Public Health in order to legally dispose of any materials impacted by human blood or human body fluids resulting from the scene of a serious injury, illness, or death.  Our staff are all trained in the correct procedures required to work in an environment that has been exposed to trauma. Because safety is a primary goal, each SERVPRO employee is fitted with their own personal full-face respirator and will be wearing personal protective gear.

SERVPRO of Santa Barbara has experience with all of the different types of bio-hazard clean-up.  We can help with sewage back-ups, rodent feces, suicides, crime scenes, unattended bodies, and hoarders.  For each of these situations, our professional technicians have the training, the equipment, and the mental preparation to step in and take care of unpleasant and potentially harmful materials.

Feel free to call us any time at 805-963-0606.

When the unthinkable happens SERVPRO wants to make it as painless as possible.

10/20/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Santa Barbara can do crime scene / Bio Hazard cleaning.

SERVPRO of Santa Barbara not only does fire and water clean-up, we also do crime scene (biohazard) cleaning. This is usually one of the hardest times for families and loved ones and we understand that. We will work hard to be compassionate, discreet and quick. Our goal is to clean the area so that it is safe for everyday contact. 

SERVPRO is a licensed Trauma Scene practitioner with the Department of Public Health in the State of California and is contracted to legally dispose of biohazard materials properly.  SERVPRO employees are trained in the proper precautions necessary to safely work in compromised areas.  All SERVPRO employees are fitted with custom full-face respirators and use personal protective gear in order to maintain a safe work environment.  

This SERVPRO franchise has experience in many different types of bio-hazardous cleaning.  Just some of the examples of this type of work include sewage back-ups, rodent feces cleaning, accidents involving blood, and hoarder situations.  In each of these situations, SERVPRO of Santa Barbara comes equipped with the necessary experience, as well as the proper equipment and cleaning supplies, needed to get your life back to normal as quickly as possible.

If needed SERVPRO of Santa Barbara can offer repair services as well to bring the property back to preloss condition.

Rodents Cause Health Hazards in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez homes

9/25/2015 (Permalink)

Rat infestation Has Anyone Seen a Rat?

SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Can Decontaminate Your Property After a Rodent Infestation

As many homeowners know, a rodent infestation can be very problematic. In addition to causing health hazards, rodents can adversely affect the structural integrity of your residential or commercial property.  The local team of experts at SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez are trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations. Equipped with the recommended safety apparatus and specialized cleaning products, we can help change these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

Rodents Can Invade Your Property
Many rodents can cause damage to your property.  Homeowners are surprised to find rats, squirrels, raccoons, bats, birds, mice and other rodents invading their property in search of warmth, water, and food. These creatures can contract and transmit numerous diseases. Additionally, they can introduce parasites that carry disease into your home. Rats and other invaders tend to breed rapidly and are capable of squeezing through spaces that appear much smaller than their bodies.

Disease Information
It is never advisable for a homeowner to handle a rodent. Many of these creatures have large teeth and can transmit bacteria, diseases, and viruses through saliva, urine, and feces. In the event that you find a rodent on your residential property, it's important to call a qualified pest control company to identify and remove the rodent.  (Once a licensed pest control company has rodent proofed and removed the live rodents, SERVPRO of Santa Barbara can come in and clean the mess they left behind) In many cases, the presence of one invader is an indication that the home has been subjected to an infestation.

Prevention Tips
There are numerous prevention tips you can implement to decrease your home's susceptibility to an infestation. One effective strategy is to keep food sources away from open areas. Garbage and small crumbs can become food for rodents, as can dry goods like cereals and grains. Make sure that these items are kept sealed away in glass containers to decrease the likelihood of contamination. Also make sure that you store your vegetables and fruits properly. This means that you should never leave waste on your counters and sinks. Also note that cardboard objects can be attractive to rats and other pests because they chew them up and use the material to make nests. Since this is the case, make sure that you're not leaving cardboard material out in the open.

Call SERVPRO of Santa Barbara For Cleanup and Restoration
It's not surprising that many homeowners seek quick solutions that can help eliminate the unwanted creatures. In many cases, residential property owners attempt to limit or eliminate the presence of rodents with repellents like mothballs or essential oils. These homemade treatment measures are not effective in combating a rodent infestation. Rather than attempting to complete a do-it-yourself rodent removal project, we recommend that you call a high quality Santa Barbara pest control company. Due to the potential health risks, some homeowners insurance may pay for cleanup and restoration. Check your policy provisions with your insurance agent.

Cleaning up after an infestation of rodents is not as easy as it may seem. The decontamination of a home or business due to infestation can be dangerous. Specialized experience and training is important when choosing a qaulified cleanup company to resolve these problems. Protect the safety and health of your family, friends, customers, and business by having hazardous materials properly removed by the professionals at SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez. If you have any questions about rodent cleanup in the Santa Barbara, Goleta Santa Ynez Valley or Lompoc area, call us at  805-963-0606.