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What you need to know about Biohazard

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Cleanup Services

SERVPRO of San Mateo and its compassionate restoration professionals provide biohazard cleanup, decontamination, and restoration services for tragic, traumatic, and emotional events. We are sensitive to your needs and offer biohazard cleanup for unattended deaths, homicides and suicides, blood and bodily fluids, trauma and crime scenes, and illegal drug laboratories.

Your privacy is important to us and we strive to be as discreet as possible throughout biohazard decontamination and restoration. To keep you safe, our local biohazard remediation and cleaning teams wear all required personal protective equipment to prevent cross-contamination.

Let us give you peace of mind in an emergency. With 60-minute response time, our compassionate and dependable specialists will clean up your disaster discreetly. We can even bill your insurance directly.


Biohazards include any substance that poses a health risk to human and other living organisms. Common biohazards include medical waste, drug paraphernalia and supplies, blood and bodily fluids, biological material, and toxic chemicals. We strongly recommend that you do not try to clean up biological hazards on your own, as there is a potential risk of spreading contaminants.


Our goal is to restore your home or business to its original, livable condition. We begin by removing and disposing of potentially infectious and hazardous materials according to industry standards and government regulations. Our biohazard cleanup specialists then decontaminate and sanitize all affected areas and items. Unfortunately, it may be necessary to discard some porous materials contaminated by hazardous materials.

Blood and Bodily Fluid

Situations involving blood and bodily fluids pose a risk for spreading bloodborne pathogens, bacteria, and viral contaminants. If not properly cleaned and disinfected, these biological hazards may spread diseases or present health risks. We use industry-standard biohazard remediation and cleanup procedures to decontaminate, sanitize, and restore your home or business after a traumatic accident or event.

Unattended Deaths

Our biohazard teams provide complete cleanup and decontamination services after an unattended death. An unattended death involves someone who has died alone but is not found immediately. Elderly or ill individuals who live alone are most susceptible to passing away alone, but unattended deaths also include sudden accidental deaths, suicides, overdoses, and homicides. In the wake of an unattended death, our compassionate technicians will properly clean, sanitize, and deodorize the scene.

Suicide and Homicide

Suicides and homicides are tragic and emotional events. Let our trained and compassionate cleanup crews professionally clean and disinfect affected areas to prevent contamination.

Crime Scene

Crime scene cleanup can be extremely distressing and emotional. Our professional cleanup teams use professional disinfectants to clean and restore your home or business after a traumatic experience or tragic event.

Illegal Drug Labs

We clean up illicit drug production labs including those used to produce or process methamphetamine, fentanyl, and heroin. The chemicals used in the production and processing of illegal drugs are volatile and may cause explosions or fires. Even the residues left behind can be dangerous and toxic. Our biohazard remediation and cleanup professionals follow all state and federal regulations for the cleanup of illicit drug labs.


Biohazard cleanup and remediation is about restoring your life in the aftermath of a tragic event or traumatic experience. Our compassion and professional crews are here to guide you through the remediation process. We document the scene and all work to simplify your insurance claims process and can even work directly with your insurance company. Your privacy is important to us and we are unobtrusive and discreet as possible.

After an assessment, we protect your property against cross-contamination before beginning the cleanup process. Next, we remove hazardous contaminants and properly dispose of them in accordance with local regulations. Then we clean, disinfect and deodorize the affected areas.

Cross-Contamination Prevention

Your safety is our primary concern, so we use industry-standard cross-contamination protocols to prevent the spread of hazardous contaminants.

Removal and Disposal

We then remove and safely dispose of hazardous contaminants, including biological material, blood, and bodily fluids. Depending on the circumstances, it may be necessary to remove affected flooring or other structural materials.

Clean, Deodorize, and Disinfect

Using professional cleaners and disinfectants, our technicians remove traces of blood, bodily fluids, and biologic material.

Local Professionals

Our crews are local, trained professionals with years of experience in biohazard cleanup, decontamination, and restoration.

We always offer 24-hour emergency service and a 60-minute response time. Let our compassionate and dependable restoration specialists give you peace of mind in an emergency.

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