Recent Biohazard Posts

Is it safe to clean up mouse poo in Golden, Wheat Ridge or Evergreen?

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

At one time or another, most people have found they were sharing their home with mice.

What happens when you discover the mice have taken over an area of your home?

Even after the mice have gone, is it safe to clean up what they’ve left behind?                              

Mice and their droppings can carry more than 35 different types of bacteria, virus and other diseases.

Since mice ‘go’ on the move, that stuff can be everywhere! One must use extra precautions when cleaning up where the mice left off. In our dry climate the Hantavirus, carried by some mouse varieties, can be very harmful to humans. It is important to NOT sweep or vacuum the droppings, as this can disturb dust particles and feces, thus the germs and viruses they carry. Do not disturb their nests for the same reason. In instances where they have made your attic their community all contaminated insulation should be removed and replaced.

How then does one go about cleaning up this toxic mess? The purchase of a full respirator (not just a cloth mask) a pair of rubberized gloves, plenty of trash bags, towels and a work outfit you are willing to throw away are the start of what you would need, OR, just ONE thing, our phone number.

Call SERVPRO of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen at 303-279-8055 and let us help you clean up what your unwanted guests dropped. Our team of trained and certified technicians has the proper equipment to handle the hazardous mouse waste.  With one call you no longer need worry about mouse contaminants; we will take care of that for you. We will remove the feces, dispose of it, and apply an antimicrobial treatment to the affected area.

SERVPRO of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen

SERVPRO of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a bio-hazard, fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Cleaning up Biohazards

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

SERVPRO of Golden, Wheat Ridge & Evergreen specializes in bio hazardous cleanup whether it is a sanitation issue, contaminated foods, animal waste, vandalism or family loss. Bio hazardous materials also include blood borne pathogens, hazardous waste or any substance that can be harmful to humans.

Bio hazardous materials should not be removed without specialized protection and equipment. Personal protective equipment can reduce the risk of accidents, sickness or legalities. Our technicians are trained and certified to handle and dispose of bio hazardous materials.

We pride ourselves in making sure that biohazards are completely removed and not just covered up. We realize how important it is your family or business. Here at SERVPRO our technicians are certified and trained to make it “Like it never even happened.”