Biohazard and Sewage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other bio-hazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances. SERVPRO of Des Moines NW are the trained professionals to call and get your Home or Business back to normal. 

Bio-hazard Scenarios

  • Sewage- Sewage backups and water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits,- these damages introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. We remove the sewage, contaminates, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly Cleaned, Disinfected, and Deodorized.
  • Blood Pathogens- We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from Accident, Trauma, Crime, or Death. Trained SERVPRO of Des Moines NW will Clean Disinfect and Deodorize the structure.
  • Meth Labs- SERVPRO of Des Moines NW realizes many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as Methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. We follow Federal and State guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

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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 Des Moines NW has water damage restoration specialists and has specific training and expertise to safely remediate biohazard contaminants.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Des Moines
  • West Des Moines
  • Polk City
  • Windsor Heights
  • Urbandale
  • Ankeny
  • Waukee
  • Adel
  • Grimes
  • Clive