Recent Biohazard Posts

Mansfield Massachusetts Handling Hoarding Situations

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

Image of hoarding information: Hoarding is a disorder that may be present on its own or as a symptom of another disorder. It's important to understand the disorder if a friend or family member suffers from the disorder so that you can be there and support them!

What is hoarding?

Hoarding is a mental health disorder in which people save excessive amounts of things that other people may find undesirable. They typically have a hard time getting rid of any of these possessions which will then lead to a cluttered home, which can be dangerous to their health and safety, as well as putting strain on relationships.  

When you discover that one of your loved ones has been dealing with hoarding, it's important that you become educated on the behavior, as well as support them in the best way possible. When they're ready to sort through/get rid of their belongings, you can offer them help, and hiring a professional cleanup company can also help. Some hoarding situations pose health concerns, at SERVPRO of the Attleboros, we're highly trained and experienced in cleaning up biohazard and hoarding situations. 

At SERVPRO of the Attleboros we can:

- Remove the clutter and clean up any leftover debris 

- Salvage any items that are salvageable

- Sanitize 

- Deodorize 

and more. 

After we're done, your loved ones home will be livable and safe again! When you call us to help resolve a hoarding situation, we are able to navigate any issues and of course treat everyone with the utmost respect. 

Let us help you and clean up the disaster and try to make your day better

Don't hesitate to give us a call at (508) 223-0505. We're here to help! 

Are you prepared to re-open?

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

Neon "open" sign We can't wait for you to be able to flip your sign to 'open'!! We're here to help you prepare for that long awaited day :)

As we get closer to the day of slowly re-opening (May 18th), it's imperative that you, as a business owner, are prepared to the max! 

This means:

- Sanitizing

- Cleaning

- Organizing

To be able to safely allow your staff and guests back into your business without worry! 

At SERVPRO of the Attleboros, we're available 24/7 to help clean, sanitize, and disinfect your retail store, office, or restaurant! That way, you don't have to worry about when we can get there! If it needs to be on a Sunday, so be it, we'll be there! 

Give us a call at (508) 223-0505 to schedule a cleaning or for more information on how we can help you! 

Taunton Massachusetts 02708 What is PPE?

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

Man wearing full body PPE, full face mask, booties, gloves One of our techs, Scott, wearing full body PPE including a full face mask to protect himself on a sewage loss job.

PPE stands for 'personal protective equipment' 

Our technicians use PPE on jobs such as:

Mold remediation | Biohazard situations | Preventative cleaning | and other

It is an OSHA regulation for our technicians to wear PPE in certain situations. Don't be scared if you see them in the suits, it's for their safety! 

The primary function of PPE is to "minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses." ¹ 

Some hazards our teams may come in contact with include:

Chemicals | Biohazardous materials | Mold & mold spores | Mechanical, electrical & physical hazards | Other fumes 

There are many types of PPE, but when it comes to SERVPRO, our teams can mostly be seen wearing: 

Eye protection | Foot & leg protection (booties) | Hand & arm protection | Other face protection | 

Eye protection / face protection 

You may see our techs wearing goggles or a full face respirator. This is protecting them from inhaling any airborne mold, dust, chemicals, and other fumes. 

Hand & arm protection / gloves 

Gloves protect their skin from any contact with mold, irritating cleaning solutions, chemicals, biological contaminants, and other hazards. 

Foot & leg protection / protective clothing 

Our techs often wear full body suits that include the protective booties at the bottom that cover their shoes, so they don't track any contaminants throughout the property or bring any back to the office or back home with them! 

If you suffer a commercial water damage, fire damage or sewer disaster let us try to make your day better and have Brian come out.

If your Attleboro area home or business

requires mold, water, sewage, biohazardous or fire cleanup or remediation, call the pros at (508) 223-0505, we're here 24/7! 

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram 

We post #MusicMondays, #TipTuesdays, #WisdomWednesdays, and we have #FunFridays! Follow us for your daily dose! 



Biohazard Clean Up - Attleboro Falls

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

Crime scene tape Image:

After the police leave a scene, then the restoration process can begin. A majority of the time, accident scenes will have blood and other biohazardous materials present that post a serious health risk if not taken care of right away. 

Here at SERVPRO of the Attleboros, one of our specialties is dealing with biohazard cleanup. Our crews have all the expertise and tools necessary to comply with OSHA and EPA protocols. Our first priority is always safety. A bio clean up may be at a crime scene, accident, or home. No matter where, our SERVPRO crews will treat your property and everyone on the scene with the greatest respect and empathy in the trying times you may be going through. 

Our crews can clean up fingerprint powder, tear gas, pepper spray residues, and other evidence gathering chemicals. They are also properly trained to remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue, and other biohazardous materials from a crime scene, accident, or death. We will clean, disinfect, and deodorize the area. 

SERVPRO of the Attleboros will make your property as good as new after a crime scene investigation. Call us at (508) 223-0505 if you need trauma or crime scene cleanup, no matter what time of day. Visit our website for more information about our trauma and crime scene cleanup services. 

Follow us on Twitter 

Like us on Facebook

Sewage Cleanup & Restoration in Seekonk, MA

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that sewage backups are more than just a foul-smelling mess? These backups contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes. Be SERVPRO Ready and know what contaminated water is.

There are three types of contaminated water:

Category 1 – Clear Water

  • Includes water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If not treated, it can turn into category 2 or 3

Category 2 – Gray Water

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can result from a washing machine, dishwasher, or toilet overflow

Category 3 – Black Water

  • May contain untreated sewage, chemicals, and microbes
  • Highly contaminated and can cause severe illness
  • Results from water from flooding rivers or sewer backups

Tips & Facts:

  • Only restoration professionals should cleanup sewage backups
  • Don’t run any water down drains until the blockage has been cleared
  • Keep children away from contaminated areas
  • Dispose of or wash any contaminated objects (bedding, clothing, carpets)

At SERVPRO of the Attleboros, our professionals are trained and ready to treat any contaminated water issues 24 hours, 365 days a year. Never hesitate to give us a call or visit our website.

Cleanup After A Norovirus Outbreak

5/9/2016 (Permalink)

It’s important to clean and thoroughly disinfect the air and surfaces after a norovirus outbreak. This highly contagious virus can continue to spread if nothing’s done, leading to more people becoming sick.

The sooner the cleanup begins, the sooner employees, students, and customers can come back to work and school. Without the proper cleaning, the norovirus could begin to spread again. The best course of action is to shut down temporarily and let SERVPRO of The Attleboros put an end to the virus in your establishment.

What Is The Norovirus?

Norovirus is often referred to as the stomach flu or food poisoning but is something different. The symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain. Symptoms may start within 12 hours. Inflammation of the stomach and/or intestines creates a painful situation for anyone affected. No one is immune and germs spread easily between infected people contaminated surfaces and contaminated food and water.

The virus is difficult to clean with normal hand washing, leading to more contaminated surfaces and food. With 21 million people being affected yearly, cleaning is the most important step you can take to prevent the virus from spreading any further than it already has.

Biohazard Cleanup And Restoration

The moment you suspect a norovirus outbreak, you should send everyone home and schedule a biohazard cleanup. Trying to do it yourself could not only leave you sick, but you may miss areas, resulting in a second virus outbreak as soon as people return to your business or school.

At SERVPRO of The Attleboros, we follow all OSHA and health regulations to safely and thoroughly remove and dispose of biohazards. We offer 24 hours a day emergency response to get your norovirus situation under control as quickly as possible. The structure doesn’t matter. We clean all restaurants, businesses, and schools the same.

Cleaning Air And Surfaces

Norovirus isn’t limited just to surfaces. Our trained technicians use specialized equipment and EPA approved disinfectants to deeply clean all surfaces, including furniture and other items within your structure. They also set up special equipment to help clean the air to prevent any airborne germs from re-contaminating surfaces. If containment is necessary, we’ll set up containment areas to reduce contamination.

Everyone’s vulnerable during a norovirus outbreak. The best way to prevent it from getting worse is to call SERVPRO of The Attleboros immediately at (508) 223-0505.