A Biohazard is any biological agent or waste that can become a threat to humans, animals, or the environment. These can come in many shapes and sizes. A virus, for example, is considered a Biohazard, but then so is blood, or urine or any bodily fluids that may carry a contaminant or a pathogen that could undermine someone’s health. But no matter what biohazard is present, you should always hire a biohazard cleanup Savannah expert.
To gain a better understanding of what biohazards are and what they can do to individuals, it’s important you understand their classifications.
These are substances that can be infectious and affect humans by causing permanent disability or even life-threatening effects.
These substances can be infectious and affect animals but cannot cause permanent disability or life-threatening effects to human beings.
These are biological substances that are being transported to be investigated or diagnosed.
Waste derived from an animal(s) and human(s), or material derived from medical treatment of the same.
There are also different levels of biohazard, ranging from biohazard level 1 to biohazard level 4. Each increasing level encompasses more dangerous elements than the ones below it. Some examples of these include the following:
Bacteria and viruses present a minimum risk where facial and glove protection is required, but nothing more.
Bacteria and viruses can cause mild disease in human beings. Examples of this include the flu.
At this level, we include bacteria and viruses that can cause severe disease or even fatal outcomes to humans.
In the last level, we have the most dangerous elements, those that have no cure and vaccines are not available.
Most violent crimes will leave behind some form of biohazard. It can be in the form of tissue or blood, the remnants of a corpse, and a host of other things that only trained biohazard cleanup Savannah experts should assess.
Dealing with biohazard materials can be very dangerous. A do-it-yourself approach is not recommended as it could undermine your health and that of the people living or working in the affected area. Biohazard cleanup Savannah procedures should always be performed by professionals with the appropriate certifications, training, and experience.
Bio-One of Savannah is among the most trusted in the industry because we care about our clients more than we do about business. We have the most capable and well-trained technicians in the field and adhere to OSHA and EPA regulations to the letter. Our motto is “Help first, business later,” and we operate by that simple principle. This principle has led us to having a great reputation and a clientele that would recommend us any time.
If you require help cleaning up a crime scene, disinfecting, deodorizing, or any other similar services, we can help. We are available 24/7, everyday of the year, so don’t hesitate to contact us if the need arises.
You can call us anytime at 912-755-1211 or visit our website www.bioone-savannah.com/.
The roots of crime- and trauma-scene cleaning companies can be traced to the 1990s, and at that time only a dozen or so companies existed. The industry was widely unregulated and awareness of contamination risks were relatively non-existant.
"I was young and dumb and saw something you only see in movies, so I quickly shut the door, took a deep breath, sat on the couch with the widow and told everyone else to get her out of here and take her to lunch, and we’ll clean this up for her," said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, Founder of Bio-One Inc. "We were just trying to help a lady in her greatest time of need, and that’s for me how I got into the crime scene and cleaning business." Read Nick's story in Franchise Times.
Today, there are hundreds of companies that advertise crime and trauma scene cleaning, and a simple Google search may prove overwhelming when you're experiencing one of the most traumatic moments in your life. To help, we've listed pre-qualifying questions to ask before choosing a crime and trauma scene company.
Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Crime and Trauma Scene Cleaner
There are a number of key questions to ask crime and trauma scene cleaning technicians or business owners to properly root out which one is best for your goals and circumstances.
Last but certainly most important, make sure the business you speak with shows care and compassion for your situation. They should want to do everything possible to support you and your loved ones.
If you are searching for a crime and trauma scene cleaner, Bio-One is here for you. All of our offices adhere to our business motto Help First, Business Second and are available 24/7. Click here to search for a Bio-One team near you.