Human body fluids or tissues potentially containing infectious pathogens, containing or producing recombinant DNA or containing/producing harmful toxins are biohazardous materials. Biohazards also include medical waste such as used needles, bandages, scalpels or even microscope slides. Clothing and personal items covered in biohazardous fluids should also be considered biohazards capable of infecting people with disease-causing microorganisms.
Dangers of Removing Biohazardous Materials
The ineffectiveness of “wiping up” blood, urine and other body fluids using bleach or other household cleaning solutions is compounded by the fact that pathogens, especially viruses, can survive outside the body for several weeks and continue infecting others. For example, two pathogens known for causing severe diarrhea and life-threatening dehydration called norovirus and C. difficile can live for several weeks on fabrics and hard surfaces. The staphylococcus aureus bacteria producing MRSA infections survive even longer on many surface types because MRSA thrives in dry environments.
Chlorine compounds and alcohols you can purchase OTC may not eradicate 100 percent of all pathogens infecting biohazardous fluids and other materials. Prions, bacterial spores, non-enveloped viruses and gram-negative bacteria are all highly resistant to chemicals many people think will effectively kill pathogens. Unfortunately, this is not true.
Los Angeles Residents Depend on Bio SoCal for Biohazardous Materials Removal
Licensed by the California Department of Public Health, Bio SoCal employs certified biohazard removal technicians who will inspect contaminated areas, identify areas at-risk for exposure to biohazards and thoroughly clean these areas with professional-strength, anti-pathogenic solutions. Bio SoCal’s expert crew will also properly remove any biohazardous materials according to state and federal regulations regarding biohazardous waste disposal.
Rely on Bio SoCal biohazard cleaning in Los Angeles to receive the following benefits:
- Confidential, discreet biohazard removal/cleanup
- Removal process covered by insurance
- In most cases, no out-of-pocket expenses
- Immediate 24/7 biohazard removal service
Specially trained to competently manage all types and sizes of biohazard cleanup projects, our technicians consistently conduct themselves in a professional yet compassionate manner that facilitates remediation of situations requiring biohazardous material removal. Bio SoCal’s goal is to get your life and your property back to normal as smoothly and quickly as possible.
Call us today at (310) 773-4599 or contact us by email to discuss your situation and needs with one of our licensed biohazard removal technicians.