Helping Families: Biohazard Clean-up
SERVPRO has been helping our communities since 1967 and continues to do so in over 1700 locations. Founded by Ted and Doris Isaacson SERVPRO has always been a family brand. SERVPRO has been helping families by providing necessary services to families in need. Bereaved families are often unprepared for the loss of a passing family member or friend. These families can turn to SERVPRO professionals that are committed to providing a safe, courteous cleanup and restoration service to protect the health of family members and to help preserve their memories of the deceased.
SERVPRO follows the IICRC S540 Standard trauma and crime scene clean up eight principles for trauma and crime scene clean up. The first principle is putting the safety and health of occupants, technicians, and workers first. We want to make sure that everyone is protected and is provided the correct equipment for the task a hand. Principle two is documentation, all unusual environmental conditions that require deviations from standard work practices associated with the removal of human blood, bodily fluids, or OPIM should be documented. Principle three, Evaluation and assessment. A preliminary evaluation may be performed prior to starting the remediation process if a preliminary determination indicates that biological contamination exists. The fourth principle is documentation during remediation, again we just want all work processes documented on our procedures. Principle five is contamination control or making sure the spread of cross-contamination is stopped or lessened. Principle six, contamination removal, physical removal, and proper disposal of the human blood, body fluids, and OPIM contamination Principle seven; Application of disinfectant, ensuring that the contents are safe for use by applying a government-registered antimicrobial. Eighth principle- post-remediation evaluation and verification. Verifying and confirming the cleanliness of contents and performing an evaluation.
These eight principles allow SERVPRO to provide families with safe, courteous cleanup and restoration services. It is our goal to help families in need so to lessen the worries of safety, cleanup, and restoration so that families may preserve their memories of the deceased.