Recent Biohazard Posts

Biohazard: Death in Cameron Park home

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

yellow covered suit with face mask ppe suit near me biohazard ppe gear near by biohazard cameron park bio in el dorado placer A customer called SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville for a biohazard death in their Cameron Park home. We take proper care throughout the process.

When a loved one of yours or a tenant in your property dies, someone is responsible to ensure that the home is both cleaned, and all biohazard contents are fully removed. Without the emotional trauma of a death, this task alone can be overwhelming, daunting, and dangerous. Without the proper biohazard training, the job can take a long time and areas can be overlooked and missed, ultimately, creating an unsafe environment to live. 

Our trained professionals at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville are here for you with compassionate and empathetic biohazard cleanup after a death whenever and wherever you need us. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for biohazard cleanups. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville has the experience in dealing with all kinds of situations, and we will handle your property with care and fast service. We are here for you.

The biohazard services we offer are: deaths, homicide cleanups, mattress removal, crime scene residues, sewage backups, blood cleanups, animal waste, hoarding scenes, and more!

Whether you need us to clean up bodily fluids out of a bedroom, remove an infected mattress, or to clean out an entire hoarded home, we are there to solve every problem, no matter how big or small. Call us, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville at 916-933-3890 for biohazard services!

Hoarding cleanup in Placerville

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

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Our most recent biohazard was a hoarding cleanup in Placerville. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville wants you to understand that a hoarded home full of trash can be a health issue for those who are presently living in the home, and those who live nearby. Ranging from rotten food, paper, unused items, such a house is deemed uninhabitable, and hoarding is considered a biohazard. Cleaning a home is a needed step, but prior to getting garbage bags, we would like to share with you three pieces of advice.

  • Hoarded trash should be cleaned out by professionals, those who are trained on proper hoarding remediation. 
  • There may be items that can be sorted out and salvaged
  • Hoarding trash is more than a physical problem

This is where SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville comes in, helping you with biohazard cleanup services such as sewage backups, animal waste/remains, hoarding scenes, blood cleanup, suicide/death accidents, and more! Just give us a call today at 916-933-3890 to find the best course of action to take for each biohazard incident.

Calling A Biohazard Professional For Your Biohazard Cleanup Needs

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

Life sometimes gets messy, and dealing with a biohazard such as trauma and crime scene cleanups make it more chaotic, so now what? Maybe you are dealing with a situation where there was a large blood loss, or even a death in the family and you need help. You find yourself hopping on Google to search for companies who may take on this kind of work and find that there are a handful of reputable and qualified companies such as SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville to help! At first it almost seems too embarrassing to reach out to strangers about your unique cleaning needs, but then you notice some of the pictures and work posted by us on Google, Yelp, and Facebook, and begin to realize that we have cleaned and dealt with many situations like what you are experiencing. You know you must take the leap of faith and get the problem addressed, so you decide to call us at 916-933-3890. 

When you finally build up the courage to connect with us and talk, a faint feeling of relief will overcome you knowing that you found someone who really understands your needs to successfully start and complete your project.

So, what exactly is the process from the time you call to the time you hang up? 

First, the basics: you're going to want to provide us with your information:

  • your full name (or the name of the person of which you are representing or the owner of the property) 
  • the address that needs our services
  • phone number
  • email

Second is, it would be helpful to briefly explain a little about what you need done and what may have caused you to require our services. 

Finally, to determine cost, payment, and terms: an in-person inspection would be required to get an estimate for services. You should know that most of the time our services for trauma and crime scene cleanup is covered under home, auto, or business insurance. Why pay for it if you don’t have to? This is when it is a good idea to connect with your insurance provider and let them know what you are experiencing, confirm your coverage with them, and potentially even file a claim. You can even mention to your provider that you have a company that handles biohazard cleanups, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville, that is guiding and helping you through the process. 

Once the service appointment and method of payment has been established, we would send you the work authorization for your signature. Now you’re in the books, and ready for our team to come in and do what we do best! Aside from the cleaning and decontamination process, we will document the cleanup in order to provide it as proof of the condition of the property prior to cleaning, and that it was in fact cleaned according to the scope of work. This will be essential to submit to an insurer as proof that the claim was legit, and the work was done. After the job is complete and the invoice is paid, we can also issue you a certificate of satisfaction that will ensure to any curious parties that you did in fact have your property professionally remediated by SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville.

We treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect, so call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville today at 916-933-3890.

Coronavirus Cleaning in El Dorado County

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO House logo SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville is Here to Help in El Dorado County.

Amid the recent scare regarding the Coronavirus outbreak all over the country and specifically here in Northern California, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville is your trusted bio-hazard cleanup company. Not only does SERVPRO have a national team working with the Centers for Disease Control developing and updating viral disinfection protocols, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville specifically has worked with the State of California Office of Emergency Services, Amador County Health and Human Services, and El Dorado County Health and Human Services on previous projects similar to this. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville has teams standing by with approved EPA-registered disinfectants and CDC-approved protocols for preventative cleaning, known contact, and confirmed Coronavirus COVID-19 cases. Below you will find an excerpt from SERVPRO’s protocol. Call our office today with any questions!

Our proactive cleanup protocol involves a customer that is requesting facility or structure cleaning and disinfection and the customer states that there is NO active known threat of SARS-CoV-2 contamination or exposure. Please note that these are general guidelines only. Building and spaces greatly differ. Each location will require individual planning, complete with on site inspection with necessary personnel.

  • The CDC encourages cleaning of high touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum. These same surfaces are mentioned in the CDCs guidance for commercial spaces as well.
  • Cleaning removes the soil and dirt that harbors the infectious agents, while disinfecting kills the remaining environmental pathogens. Cleaning is a necessary first step in disinfecting a surface. Both cleaning and disinfecting must be a part of the scope of work.
  • Due to potential respiratory exposure to particulates, at a minimum a N-95 respirator should be worn by all cleanup personnel. Additionally, all cleanup personnel should wear nitrile gloves and goggles.
  • Some materials cannot be cleaned with detergent and water without being damaged. For this reason, paper and paper products are not able to be cleaned and/or disinfected.
  • Non-porous materials like hard surface floors, cabinets, countertops, doorknobs, and plumbing fixtures can be disinfected. 
  • All used gloves and disposable respirators should be bagged within the work area.
  • For business purposes, the CDC recommends routine environmental cleaning. This should include routinely cleaning all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs; and provide disposable wipes so that commonly used surfaces (for example, doorknobs, keyboards, remote controls, desks) can be wiped down by employees before each use.

Trauma Remediation

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Most people know the SERVPRO brand as the leading water damage, fire damage, and mold remediation experts. Did you know that SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville also offers bio-hazard, crime scene, and trauma remediation services? SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills is a registered Trauma Waste Practitioner with the State of California and is certified by the IICRC to handle blood and human waste cleanup. This is a unique service we provide to the residents of El Dorado, Sacramento, and Amador Counties. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville has the knowledge and experience to handle any issue. Trust us, we have seen it all. If you have questions, please give our office a call at 916-933-3890 and we will happily go over our protocols and your options. Losing a loved one is never easy, but SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills is Here to Help.

Crime and Death Scene Cleanup

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Whether it is suicide, accidental death, homicide, or natural causes, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville knows how to handle your every death and crime scene cleanup situation. We are licensed through the State of California to handle losses like these. We understand the ins and outs of the delicate nature of death and are honored to be chosen to help you in your situation. There are many different companies out there that perform death and crime scene cleanup, but there are none better than SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville. We bring years of military training, bio-hazard training, blood-borne pathogen protocol training, and compassion to the table. Experiencing the death of a loved one or a friend can be traumatic, and we want you to be able to not have to worry about the cleanup. Most people try to clean it up themselves, but it is better to leave it to the professionals. Just call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville and we will make it "Like it never even happened."

What do you do about blood?

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

The question we always get is, "How do you get blood stains out?" Well, there are several ways, but the main question is why are there blood stains? Most homeowners or family members cannot grasp the full extent of the damage that blood can do. We at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville have products that detect blood and when coupled with our knowledge and experience, we can see the full picture and can recommend removal or cleaning based on the material and the level of damage. We know that this is a difficult situation for our customers and we want to make sure that we make it as easy and stress-free for them as possible.

When you encounter a situation where there is blood or bodily fluids, don’t clean it up first, call us at 916-933-3890 so that we can help you

Sewage backup in Placerville

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Sewage Backup

If you experience raw sewage coming up through your toilet, shower drain, sink, etc., no matter where it’s coming from, it’s never pleasant! This homeowner was away for the weekend and came home to discover the house smelling a bit “funky”. With a quick sniff around the home, the homeowner was able to discover her entire downstairs basement was flooded with toilet paper and questionable liquid about 3-4 inches thick! In these types of situations, please give SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville a call for our top of the line emergency services! We dispatch in record time to keep secondary damage to a bare minimum. Our customers mean everything to us – so when you call because you’re experiencing chaos within your home due to sewage backups, expect SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville to be there ready to work until the job is cleaned up beyond your expectations.

Biohazard, Crime scene, etc.

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard cleanup. Crime scene cleanup.

“Sewage backups and black water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals remove the sewage, contaminants and moisture, disinfecting as they clean. SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected and deodorized.” –

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville not only completes black water cleanup for biohazard, we also conduct the following cleanups:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Methamphetamine Labs
  • Crime Scene Residues
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

Call the experts today at (916) 933-3890 for your biohazard restoration and mitigation. We have the expertise and tools necessary to complete the job in a timely and effective manner. Not only are we experts in cleanup, but we also know that biohazard mitigation can be very sensitive at times. Our staff is trained to handle these types of situations in the most sensitive way possible.

Biohazard and Crime Scene Cleanup in El Dorado County

4/25/2016 (Permalink)

Crime and death scenes are an unfortunate reality of everyday life. It is always saddening, but SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville is here to help.

Our technicians are certified with the American Bio-Recovery Association and have the proper training and equipment to handle any situation. Our technicians also undergo sympathy training and only perform this aspect of our work as a choice. We offer every technician in our employment an option to perform or not perform these types of jobs, to make sure that we respond to your needs in the most empathetic way possible.

We know that this is a difficult time for you and your family. We understand the unfortunate nature of these situations and you can be assured that we at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville will conduct our business professionally and quickly. We want you to feel secure and comforted in your time of need.

Not only are our technicians fully trained in handling biohazardous materials such as blood, viruses, bacteria, bodily fluids, etc., but they are also educated in disease pathology. We ensure that our technicians are equipped with the best personal protective equipment and supplies to keep them safe, as well as keeping you and your family safe.

Call our office at (916) 933-3890 today, and let us be the first step in recovering from your loss.