Recent Biohazard Posts

Biohazard Blood Cleanup in Pine Grove

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

Technician in yellow suit with gloves and respirator Our SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville technician fully suited in personal protective equipment (gloves, respirator) to handle this biohazard.

Has your property been exposed to either biological or chemical containment that can lead to severe health issues? Biological contaminants can range from coronavirus, sewage backups, crime scene residues, suice/death accidents, homicide cleanups, blood cleanup, animal waste/remains, and hoarding situations. Chemical containment can range from chemical spills, to meth lab cleanup and tear gas cleanup. 

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville recently had to handle a biohazard blood contamination. A customer in Pine Grove called SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville to . After the scene has been released by police, we have our estimators perform an inspection to assess the affected area. For many biohazards, our branch recommends filing a claim with your insurance to cover for the mitigation work. Our office and production team communicate with your insurance and provide a scope of work on the removal of affected materials. Once we receive approvals, our team of technicians can begin to perform the work while wearing PPE (personal protective equipment).

With biohazard blood cleanup, our team typically dispose of or clean the contents, if possible. Following with the set up of containment and removal of any affected materials. If the bloodborne pathogens have traveled, our team will ensure to follow and sanitize the affected areas. 

Should you ever encounter any form of a biohazard, give SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills a call at 916-933-3890. We are readily available to assist you in your time of need.

Biohazard: SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville is always here for you

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

Do you have a biohazard? Don’t know what to do? A fast and effective solution is just a phone call away. Available around the clock, 24/7, we are here for you with whatever kind of house cleanup you may need after a death.  We handle the following types of biohazards: sewage backups, crime scene residues, homicide cleanups, blood cleanups, hoarding scenes, chemical spills, and more! Our staff here at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville have years of experience cleaning up biohazards, so we can tailor our work to fit your exact needs. Give us a call today at 916-933-3890!

Biohazard: If you live in the El Dorado County area, call us to arrange for an inspection and quote

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

male wearing gloves, mask, shoe covers ppe suit, biohazard inspection nearby near me, near cameron park near placerville We are available 24/7 for any type of biohazard cleanup. Call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville. Our staff are respectful/compassionate!

We all want to see our loved ones live in a clean environment and our property investments protected and so we make sure our biohazard cleanup work is of the highest quality. Compassionate and discreet, our staff are always available to answer your questions and clean out any property.

If you live near the El Dorado County area, in the following cities: El Dorado Hills, Placerville, Cameron Park, Pilot Hills, Shingle Springs, Rescue, and Diamond Springs, call us to arrange for an inspection and quote for a hoarding scene and/or biohazard cleanup. Our staff are always respectful of every person, their belongings, and we work hard to keep prying eyes away. With us, you can rest easy knowing we will put you first. Call us at 916-933-3890.

Biohazard in Sutter Creek

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

What is a biohazard? For SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville, a biohazard exposure can be biological or chemical, which in turn can affect your health.

Common biohazard scenarios we receive are:

  • sewage backups
  • bloodborne pathogens
  • illegal drug manufacturing labs
  • and more!

Other scenarios can be crime scene residues, suicide or death accidents, hoarding scene, animal waste, tear gas clean, and blood cleanup.

We recently received a call for a biohazard in Sutter Creek. This customer had a suicide happen within their home. Once the biohazard scene has been released by police authorities, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville can step in to assess the situation and perform biohazard services.

For suicides and deaths, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville typically gut the entire room the incident happened in and properly dispose of all biohazardous materials. Some items we can test with a liquid blood detector and clean, but every situation is different and each item cleaned or salvageable will vary.

Call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville if you need biohazard services which may involve sewage backups, suicides, deaths, or blood cleanup. We are available 24/7 at 916-933-3890.

Biohazard: Cleaning Out Clutter or a Hoarded House After A Death

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

male wearing ppe equipment for biohazard near El Dorado Hills near me Many biohazard situations, but a hoarding scene can be just as environmental unsafe for anyone. Call us, 916-933-3890, we want you to be safe.

A hoarded or cluttered home can come in all shapes and sizes with different types of items within. What they usually have in common is they nearly always include different biohazards such as urine, feces, pests, and rotting food. When the person living in the home dies, what is left inside must be dealt with as soon as possible.

At SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville, we specialize in cleaning out cluttered or hoarded homes. Do not put yourself or others in danger by cleaning out the home and biohazards yourself. With respect and compassion, we will quickly clean out the entire home and will leave your home biologically and environmentally safe. You will then be able to sell it, rent it out, or have another family member live there.

Give us a call, and we will guide you through the process from beginning to end. 916-933-3890.

Tips For Choosing The Right Biohazard Cleanup Service

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Always Choose Trained Professionals! Here at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville, we are trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly.

  • A biohazard cleanup situation is usually traumatic: no one should have to deal with the personal impact of cleaning up after the traumatic loss or injury of a loved one. Professionals like SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville can get a situation cleaned up quickly, compassionately, and discreetly.
  • A biohazard cleanup can be unsafe: Federal regulations classify all human and animal remains, including blood, urine, feces, vomit, and bodily fluids, as biohazards. This is because they have the potential of carrying life-threatening pathogens such as Hepatitis B and C, AIDS, HIV, MRSA, Tuberculosis, and many more. The safe cleanup and removal of bio-hazardous materials involves extensive analysis, detailed work, and the use of state-of-the-art cleaning and odor removal technologies.

In many cases, homeowners insurance can cover part or all of the cost of traumatic biohazard cleanup. You can minimize or eliminate your out-of-pocket expenses by working with licensed and bonded professionals such as SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville who will deal with insurance companies regularly, saving you one more headache in this already difficult process.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Fingerprint dust
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Medical waste spills
  • Needle cleanups
  • Hoarding situations
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Do you need biohazard cleanup? Call Us Today 916-933-3890

Types of Biohazards

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

Biohazard is a broad term which essentially means that biological materials can pose a threat to living organisms. For any property, biohazards can pose serious harm to ones well being. Not just to yourself, but to anyone who frequently enters the building. 

Did you know there are different types of biohazards?

  • Blood biohazards is high risk. This can include blood or other bodily fluids. Bloodborne pathogens and fluids can lead to diseases if not cleaned properly. 
  • Animal waste is another biohazard. Disposing of waste properly is the safest way to go.
  • Microbiological waste biohazards are common in medical labs such as needles, glass slides, and scalpels.

Biohazards are a threat no matter what. If you have been exposed to a biohazards, call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville to clean it up safely and dispose of it properly. We are available 24/7 at 916-933-3890.

Frequently Asked Questions About Biohazards

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

Q: How is a biohazard cleanup different from a regular cleanup?

A: Biohazard cleanup involves a much more detailed process. All potentially hazardous materials including blood, urine, feces, vomit, etc. need to be disposed of in a proper manner. Contaminated materials cannot be disposed of with regular waste or trash. Also, biohazard cleanup requires the removal of all contaminated porous materials such as carpet, pad, drywall, clothing, and cloth or leather furniture. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville adheres to all federal and state rules and regulations associated with the removal and disposal of contaminated waste.

Q: Can I just use my regular cleaning or janitorial service for biohazard cleanup of blood or bodily fluids?

A: No, not unless your regular cleaning or janitorial service has been properly trained and equipped to handle biohazard cleanup and waste such as blood or bodily fluids, and has a legal place to dispose of the recovered biohazardous waste. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville has well-established bloodborne pathogen protocols in place and existing relationships with medical waste disposal services.

Q: Who pays for bio-recovery services?

A: In many cases home, business or auto insurance will pay for bio-recovery services. Ultimately, the property owner or tenant may be responsible for the cost of the service if not covered by insurance. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville works with insurance companies every day and has been responsible for multiple death and trauma events being covered by the homeowner’s insurance company.

Q: Why would I need a biohazard cleanup?

A: Biohazard cleanup services are needed for a variety of reasons including blood, urine, or feces contamination, crime or trauma scenes, death scenes, hoarding, needle cleanup, etc. ‘Biohazard’ is a general term for materials that could potentially be hazardous to human health, animal health, or the environment. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville is highly trained to identify different situations and assist you in the best and most expedient way possible.

Biohazard: An Unattended Death Cleanup in Diamond Springs

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

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There are some instances where people may pass away surrounded by loved ones, or at least one person aware of the passing shortly after it happens...but what about those who pass away by themselves without anyone knowing about it for days, weeks, or even months?

These things do happen. When this situation occurs, the person is found by a family member or a friend who has gone to check in on them, or the smell of the decomposing body has alerted nearby neighbors to the issue.

When an individual dies, the body begins the decomposition process. The body tissue begins to break down and fluids follow the force of gravity into whatever layers are below the body. This can be:

  • Fabric
  • Furniture
  • Flooring
  • Interior building structure

The lengths these fluids travel will be dependent on the speed of the decomposition process, and the time it took for the body to be discovered. Regardless, the building is uninhabitable and unsafe until every small amount of fluid has been removed and the area is thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated by a biohazard trained professional. We, at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville, are trained to safely remove biohazard content, handle biohazard cleanup, and restore the property to a safe and clean environment. 

For the loved ones left behind or the owner of the rental property, we understand that dealing with the cleanup of an unattended death can be damaging to your health and emotionally traumatic. In these moments, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville is here for you with professional unattended death cleanup any time of day you may need us. We operate 24 hours for biohazard services. With compassion and respect, we will carefully remove all unsalvageable items that cannot be cleaned and meticulously clean everything we can save. We will then make sure every amount of fluid has been removed in whatever structural layers it has flowed into, then clean the entire area to make sure the space is restored and safe. Lastly, we use specialized SERVPRO products to remove any lingering odor. 

So, call us today, at 916-933-3890 for any biohazard-related needs or a death cleanup. We are available 365/24/7.

Why Wear Personal Protective Equipment During A Biohazard?

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

male wearing protective equipment like gloves, mask, and shoe booties A customer called us for a biohazard in Camino. Different biohazard jobs require different sets of PPE. Call us 916-933-3890 for more information!

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is worn by professionals to reduce their exposure to biohazards and other hazardous materials that could cause illnesses or injuries. Our SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville team wears PPE for various reasons.

Suits, waterproof boots, shoe covers, respirators, and gloves are all considered personal protective equipment. Suits can be several different colors (mainly blue, white, and yellow) and are used for different purposes. White suits are typically used for dust and debris protection during mold remediation, Coronavirus cleanup, or light general viral or bacterial cleaning. Blue suits are used for heavier contamination, but are not waterproof. Yellow suits are waterproof, non-breathable, and chemical resistant. These suits are used during chemical cleanup and blood or medical waste cleanup. Respirators are used at all times in hazardous cleanup situations. The staff at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville uses full-face respirators with HEPA and organic vapor and gas filters to protect themselves from hazardous odors, gases, blood dust, and splashes.

PPE helps to:

  • Protect workers from the threat of viral and bacterial pathogens in the area.
  • Protect area from potential contamination by our workers.
  • Protect from harmful contaminants in water or particulates in the air during our fire restoration and water mitigation work.

Especially during the Coronavirus pandemic, our team is out in the field cleaning and sanitizing multiple businesses using our specialized cleaning and disinfecting products and need to be in full PPE the entire time. Our products are safe when used appropriately by a professional and according to label directions. PPE helps protect workers if there are suspected/known viral pathogens present. Call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville should you need a biohazard cleanup! 916-933-3890 any time of the day or night. We handle: sewage backups, crime scene residues, suicide/death accidents, homicide cleanups, blood cleanup, accident cleanup, hoarding scenes, animal waste/remains, chemical spills, tear gas cleanup, and meth lab cleanup.

What Needs Biohazard Cleanup?

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville is well known for water damage remediation and fire damage remediation; however, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville also cleans up after a trauma event. Trauma scenes and crime scenes are considered ‘biohazard cleanup’. Biohazards include blood, vomit, and feces from both humans and animals.

Biohazardous materials are risky to your health and possibly to the environment. Biohazards come from biological microorganisms found throughout the body and bodily wastes. Medical waste such as needles, prescription drugs, and blood-contaminated items are considered hazardous as well and should be treated in accordance with bio-hazard cleanup protocols. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville has the highest-trained staff and strictest cleanup protocol in the Sacramento area. Our company received training through the American Bio-Recovery Association, and was taught by the owner of the company that handled the Boston Marathon Bombings and Pentagon Anthrax cleanup. SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville’s adherence to such high standards ensures the safety of you and your family, as well as our employees’ safety.

SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville is licensed through the State of California to clean up and transport hazardous waste. It is important to use licensed professionals because they conduct safe cleanup, removal, and disposal of biohazardous waste. Licensed professionals are also subject to review of their bloodborne pathogen protocols and job site safety by CalOSHA.

In the event that you or your loved one is a victim of a crime or experiences a trauma, you want someone you can trust. A company will be coming into your home, or the home of your loved one, so be sure the professional you choose is the best.

Common Concerns Of A Biohazard Emergency For Your Business

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

Biohazards are considered extremely dangerous and can affect the health of you, your staff members, and your customers. Majority of the calls SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville received for biohazards are from sewage backups or flood water. 

Our team of highly trained technicians at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville have the training, the personal protective equipment, and industry equipment to safely clean and get your business back up and operating again.

Here are the common concerns in a biohazard emergency:

-Is it safe to stay inside your business? No, stay out of the affected areas because exposure to the contaminants can cause health problems

-Turn off the HVAC system to prevent further spread of contaminants in the building

-In the event of a sewage backup or flood water, do not attempt to remove the water yourself

This is the time to call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville at 916-933-3890 for all your commercial biohazard needs, from flood water to sewage backups. We consider these emergency and should be dealt with as soon as possible to prevent further damage. We are available 24/7 for any biohazard emergency you may have!

Biohazard: Death Cleanup Mattress Removal in Pilot Hill

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

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When a loved one has died in their home alone, the body begins to decompose after a period of time. If the person has passed on the mattress, the surrounding materials around and below the bed and body can be contaminated by the bodily fluids. Death on a mattress results in discarding the mattress as medical waste. Doing so will prevent the fluids from infecting anyone else.

Discarding a biohazardous mattress at a dump site is grounds for heavy fines and/or legal actions. Health regulations are violated. To protect yourself and others, please give our team at SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville a call and let us take care of the matter for you. We will come pick up the mattress and any other affected bedding and legally transport it with all needed licenses and permits as medical waste to be burned at a medical waste disposal facility. Call us today at 916-933-3890.

Biohazard: Types of Hoarding to Cleanup

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

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Hoarded homes do not look all the same. There can be many different types of hoards. Hoarded items can include but certainly are not limited to:

  • food
  • trash
  • clothes
  • toys
  • paper
  • animals

Some of these types of hoards take more people to clean them out than others and take more time to complete the task at hand. When we provide an initial inspection and estimate for a hoard cleanout, we always take the type of hoard into account. So give us, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville, a call to take care of your biohazard hoarding, at 916-933-3890.

Biohazard: Death in Cameron Park home

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

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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.