Recent Biohazard Posts

Biohazard Cleanup

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Many studies have shown there's a great risk with raccoon fecal matter, especially when it comes to possible exposure with baylisascaris procyonis.

We are commonly known as the Fire & Water damage restoration business... But did you know that SERVPRO of Cedar Mill / Oak Hills has an expertise with biohazard cleaning?

This includes a broad range of tasks that we're capable of providing. Examples of biohazard materials may include handling blood, proper disposal of bodily matter, to working with animal feces. 

Wait... ANIMAL FECES??? 

Some waste, such as raccoon fecal matter, may sometimes actually contain unwanted parasites that many people don't consider. One that particularly stands out is a dangerous parasite called Baylisascaris procyonis. This is a seriously dangerous roundworm that poses a threat to health and safety. The primary host to this roundworm is within raccoons, and the waste that comes from the raccoon is truly hazardous. This is why we urge great caution, and encourage leaving matters such as this to experts. 

At SERVPRO of Cedar Mill / Oak Hills, we have trained professionals that are qualified to handle biohazard materials such as this. Biohazard incorporates more than just blood, and we always enjoy educating the public on what may pose as a risk to handle. Call us at (503) 619-6198 if you have any biohazard concerns!

The importance for proper Crime Scene cleanup

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Crime scene cleanup isn't an easy task, and usually involves a high degree of emotions and an approach that requires professional equipment and training. Without proper care, there is a greater risk of spreading contaminants or creating more damage severe damage to the property. 

When your home or office becomes a site for a crime scene, your instinct may be to clean the area. Whether this includes wiping down contaminated areas to prevent bloodstains, or trying to take the situation into your own personal hands. This not only interferes with investigators, but it also poses a huge risk for your own personal health.

Contaminants such as body matter and blood need to be handled with great care and diligence. Our technicians who have the proper training, approach each situation with a great degree of compassion and support. We strive for professionalism and care when these situations happen. If you come across the unfortunate scenario of a crime scene, whether it's in your home or business - Have the confidence that SERVPRO of Cedar Mill / Oak Hills will treat the situation with respect and diligence. 

The four most common Biohazards

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

When we talk about Biohazard Cleanup, SERVPRO of Cedar Mill / Oak Hills possesses the experts and equipment to bring your situation at ease. Today we are going to cover the 4 most common types of biohazard. It's critical to ensure you dispose of any biohazard waste properly. But what exactly are the four commonly known types?

Microbiological waste:

Microbiological waste is any laboratory waste that contains or has been contaminated with an concentrated, infectious agent. This might include specimen cultures, discarded live viruses, and stocks of etiologic agents. These are less common for SERVPRO of Cedar Mill / Oak Hills.

Human Body fluids:

The most common type that is experience from our franchise, is the human bodily fluids. If you guessed things such as blood contaminates, saliva, secretions, amniotic fluid, or even pleural fluid... Then you've guessed correctly! Our trained technicians handle every scenario with respect, professionalism, and diligence. 

Animal Waste:

Any animal carcasses, body parts, or bedding material which an infected animal may have previously used is classified as Animal Waste. Even if you have slight doubt about an infected animal, even being feral, it's critical to handle every situation with care - and leave this to the experts! 

Pathological Waste:

This constitutes as any and all human body parts, organs, and tissues that may have derived from an individual. Handling these situations with care and diligence is paramount for the well being of yourself and others. 

If you have a situation that requires Biohazard cleanup, you can confide in SERVPRO of Cedar Mill / Oak Hills to be there quickly - and make things seem "Like it never even happened." 

Crime in Portland

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Like any city, there's going to be some places around the local area that consists of more crime than others. We've seen some pretty unfortunate events, and take diligent care when it comes to crime scene cleanup.

The odds of being a victim in a violent crime are reduced when you come into the outskirts of the city. However, it's still important to know your resources if something was to happen. We encourage safety in every scenario, and hope that these events never happen to anyone. But in the scenario of needing biohazard cleanup, we can work with blood and other biological bodily fluids. We understand the hardships people go through, and provide the experts and knowledge to ensure the job gets completed right the first time. Don't ever hesitate to reach out to us, and have the confidence that we'll be there from start to finish - with the highest professionalism to see things become right again. 

What does "Biohazard" mean with SERVPRO?

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Whether you've experience an unfortunate suicide, or are up against a case that requires blood cleanup, we've got you taken care of. It's daunting times to have this situation, but it's bound to happen at some point or another. Exposure to chemicals or biological contaminants could pose a serious risk to your health, and it's critical to make sure you've got the experts to help. That's why we have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore this type of contamination.

We've seen cases that can range from hospice care, to funeral homes. Not every biohazard cleanup has a tragic story behind it. But regardless, we treat every case with professionalism and sincerity. If you ever need assistance, it can be confusing on who to reach out to. But with SERVPRO of Cedar Mill / Oak Hills, we'll make sure to have your back every step of the way. Give us a call at (503) 619-6198, and be sure to check out more on our biohazard services! 

Crime Scene Cleaning

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Crime scenes are sites of devastation, and when they are discovered they immediately, become whirlwinds of chaos and confusion as police and investigators arrive. But once the professionals are finished with their work, it falls to property owners or loved ones left behind to arrange the cleaning and decontamination of the premises—regardless of the tragedy or mental anguish they may have experienced.

At SERVPRO of Cedar Mill / Oak Hills, we understand the emotional impact witnessing a crime scene can have on those nearby, as well as the difficulty involved in handling the result of a traumatic event safely and respectfully. For this reason, we specialize in the fast, methodical, and compassionate restoration of all crime scenes and accident sites. Armed with professional equipment, we work quickly to decontaminate, sanitize, and permanently remove all traces of the event—including odors, stains, and infectious particles—to ensure the safety and health of those nearby.

24/7 Quick Response

Crime scenes don’t wait for weekday business hours, so neither do we. That’s why SERVPRO of Cedar Mill / Oak Hills is available 24/7. We offer on-demand crime scene clean up services, helping property owners respond quickly to biohazards, suicides, accidental death, or other situations. 

Technicians are positioned to be ready in the Beaverton, Hillsboro, Cedar Hills, and Portland area. 

Compassionate and Respectful Services

Death cleanup, whether the death was unattended, accidental, or a murder, can be a difficult emotional process for those involved. That is why we strive at each and every occasion to act in a way that is respectful, compassionate, and sensitive to the needs of our clients. We handle the entire crime scene cleaning process with utmost discretion, interfacing directly with applicable insurance companies and keeping our clients informed and up-to-date throughout the process.

If you need a biohazard removed or a crime scene dealt with in the Portland Metro area, SERVPRO of Cedar Mill / Oak Hills is ready to respond. Give us a call at (503) 619-6198, or learn more at our Biohazard Cleanup page