Biohazard and Sewage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

Water Tips  |  Fire Tips   |  Biohazard Tips   |  Mold Tips

Biohazards are dangerous and need to be handled with care and prudence. These biohazard contaminants should be treated with the utmost caution as they can pose a serious threat to your health and well-being. Both sewage backups and floods commonly affect properties and are considered black water and are hazardous. Our team often responds to hoarding situations as well as death-related losses. Here at SERVPRO of Vero Beach, our team has the training and the know-how to deal with hazardous damage. Our crews are provided with personal protective equipment such as Tyvek suits, respirators, eye protection, and more as well as specialized equipment and products to properly your home or business after one of these tragic losses.

Need Biohazard Cleanup? Call Us Today – (772) 770-0501

After any biohazard or sewage contamination in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences.
  • Flood water can contain sewage, pesticides, and other contaminants.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

24 Hour Emergency Service

Biohazards like flood water or sewer backups should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of Vero Beach has water damage restoration specialists and has specific training and expertise to safely remediate biohazard contaminants.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Vero Beach
  • Wabasso
  • Sebastian
  • Indian River Shores
  • Orchid Island
  • Winter Beach
  • Gifford