England 14/11/2012 – Despite the recession, some industries have done well biohazard cleaners are one such industry
Biohazard services are not something that many people even give a second thought to. However, they are a very important cleaning service. They provide services that are very specialist and help to keep society safe.
There are many situations where a biohazard team is needed to quickly deal with spillages such as chemicals. One that jumps immediately to mind is a road accident involving a lorry carrying a cargo of hazardous materials.
However, most people think of hazardous materials as being materials and products like acids, explosives, or gases. In reality, the services of specialist hazard cleaning teams could be needed even in some accidents involving a vehicle carrying products to a supermarket. If that lorry happens to be carrying a mixture of cleaning products that are damaged during the accident the different products mixing together can create a chemical hazard situation, which needs special skills to clean up safely. Changes in health and safety laws mean that more and more situations require the services of specially trained clean-up teams.
Many of these specialist-cleaning firms also offer services such as forensic cleaning. The police use them on a regular basis to deal with crime scenes once they have finished processing them. On occasion, these crime scenes present a biological hazard because there is a body involved, which may have partially decomposed. The police also use them, on a regular basis, to remove drug-related materials, sharps, and other dangerous items.
Councils are amongst their other regular customers. Biohazard cleaners provide cleanup services after the death or suicide of residents in council homes. They also clean up squats and homes where the occupants have allowed the property to become contaminated with either animal or human excrement.
Fires and floods require biohazard clean up
Recently, firms, such as Monthind Clean, have been kept extremely busy with another kind of biohazard cleanup. Recent floods have meant that their services have been in great demand. Frequently, flood damaged properties are contaminated by sewage, so the services of a biohazard team are needed to remove the risk of serious infections and make the property safe for the builders to work on.
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