Recent Biohazard Posts

When You Lose a Loved One

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard When You Lose a Loved One SERVPRO of Palo Alto effectively takes care of biohazards

Experiencing the loss of a loved one can be emotionally devastating, as we all know. SERVPRO of Palo Alto understands the challenges that occur for families during these difficult times and promises to be there throughout the entire process.

Some of the most traumatic situations may be a suicide, death, or crime scene. When such incidents occur, a human body begins to decompose almost immediately, causing an overwhelming situation that may become a health hazard.

SERVPRO of Palo Alto has trained professionals to address and effectively clean biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations. Not effectively cleaning biohazardous substances may result in an uninhabitable home with the effects of airborne bacteria, odor, and biohazard material.

SERVPRO of Palo Alto provide cleanup services to individual families, property managers, and other commercial accounts. For peace of mind, call SERVPRO of Palo Alto at 650-800-3448 to get expert help in biohazard cleanup. We will be there for you.

SERVPRO of Palo Alto Can Clean Up After the Loss of Your Loved Ones: Biohazard Cleanup after Death

10/15/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Palo Alto is experienced to deal with very challenging situations on a daily basis providing emergency services for water, fire, mold and sewage cleanup. One of the most challenging is trauma cleanup and biohazard removal after crime scenes, death and suicide. One of the most extreme, is the death of a person who has not been found for days or even longer. For the family involved, this can be a traumatizing experience. 

Considering what happens to the body after death as the decomposition process starts immediately, the entire situation can be disturbing and overwhelming. Additionally, the health hazards of the trauma scene are serious and cleanup should only be left up to professionals. A decomposing body can affect the home's safety and can be deemed uninhabitable with the effects of airborne bacteria, odor and biohazard materials. 

SERVPRO of Palo Alto has certified professionals who are experienced to safely cleanup and remove affected materials. We follow proper regulations and protocols to remove personal property and structural elements, such as flooring. 

We provide cleanup services to individual families, property managers, and other commercial accounts. Call SERVPRO of Palo Alto to get expert help in biohazard cleanup.

SERVPRO of Palo Alto Can Fix Your Vandalism and Biohazard Situation

8/13/2015 (Permalink)

Biohazard SERVPRO of Palo Alto Can Fix Your Vandalism and Biohazard Situation Carpet damaged by acid vandalism in a Palo Alto apartment.

In the unfortunate event that your home is vandalized, broken into or damaged by intruders, SERVPRO of Palo Alto can help clean up your property and remove and potential hazards left behind. SERVPRO has been called several times to do emergency board-ups throughout the bay area, but recently we were called to clean up an interesting apartment break-in to a property in Palo Alto.


Most recently SERVPRO of Palo Alto was called after a home had been vandalized and a fire extinguisher had been sprayed throughout the 1500 sqft home. SERVPRO professionals cleaned the entire home with our dry cleaning methods, as well as used air purifying equipment to address all the particulates in the air.


At another home, the intruders had one thing in mind--to damage the apartment in it's entirety with acid. They left all the carpets burnt and the entire apartment damaged by pouring acid all over the carpets, vinyl floors, and appliances. This place was a disaster, and the chemicals used were a hazard.  


SERVPRO crews worked for three days to remove all the flooring remove all the appliances and clean and sanitize the property to leave it safe for repair. Since the acid was very hazardous, crews were suited in full PPE (personal protective equipment), which included tyvek suits, respirators and heavy rubber gloves. Additionally, we installed a large negative air fan or air scrubber to clean the contamination caused by the acid. We removed all the contents and disposed of them according to safety guidelines and regulations.


In addition, SERVPRO professionals are trained to provide cleanup for the following situations:



  • Suicide/death accidents

  • Homicide cleanups

  • Blood cleanup

  • Accident cleanup

  • Hoarding scenes

  • Animal waste/remains

  • Chemical spills

  • Tear gas cleanup

  • Meth lab cleanup


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SERVPRO of Palo Alto can respond immediately to your commercial water damage emergency regardless of the scope or size of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale events and disasters.


Whether your water emergency occurs in a big-box store or a small office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.