24/7 Immediate Dispatch

804-410-1800

What to do when you have a biohazard

For the health and safety of others, it’s crucial to act quickly to remove biohazards from suicide, murder, accidental death, and unattended death. Here are your biggest questions answered.

 The 7 Biggest Questions About BioHazard Removal

 

First of all What is Bio Hazard Remediation?

The Definition of BIO HAZARD REMEDIATION: Comprehensive Response and Remediation to situations and structures that are contaminated or suspected to be contaminated with Bio Hazardous Materials. The objective is to return situations and structures to pre-event conditions. It includes remediation of known and unknown infectious diseases and bio hazardous materials, crime and trauma scenes, unattended deaths, unsanitary dwelling and living conditions, hoarding, suicides, mass casualty incidents, bio terrorism, human and biological (sewage, blood) materials.

The Definition of CLEAN: Dr. Michael Barry of the EPA – The removal of Spoil both visible and invisibleDefinition of Forensic Cleaning – The removal of biological contaminants to prepare surfaces bit vertical and horizontal for professional disinfecting.

The Definition of DISINFECTION: The application of an EPA registered, Hospital Grade, Tuburceluocidal Disinfectant proven to kill both gram positive and gram negative bacteria and all known pathogens and inactivate both enveloped and non enveloped viruses.

Tackling biohazards ultimately is microbial warfare.

  1. Why Can’t I Clean Up The BioHazard Myself?

    A question people often ask is what are the reasons to not simply clean up the biohazard mess themselves. Here we answer that question and this is especially relevant when it is a family member, or when it seems like there may not be enough money to hire a company to do the job for you. 

    Blood, bodily fluids, and more all need to be thoroughly cleaned up and fully eradicated. Nobody wants lasting memories cleaning up the biological remains of their loved ones. This is work for a professional like Heroes Restoration Inc.

    Biohazards are hazardous, there are blood-borne pathogens that thrive after a person dies. If the person(s) doing the cleanup work aren’t taking proper precautions, these pathogens can infect those individuals. It’s best to rely on professionals to do the cleanup work and to prevent the potential spread of diseases.

  2. Who Cleans Up After A Suicide?

    Many would immediately assume that it’s either the police, the coroner, or the doctors who would clean up after the suicide. Unfortunately this is simply not the case. Generally the body itself will be taken away, leaving the homeowner or family members to take care of cleaning what remains. Depending upon how violent the suicide was and how long the body was there before being found, there is likely biological waste in numerous places that’s not always easily visible. Biohazardous materials can be embedded within walls, the ceiling, flooring and other less obvious places.

    This is why Biohazard removal experts are so important. Heroes Restoration Inc. painstakingly and thoroughly checks everywhere within the affected area to make sure that there is no remaining evidence of the suicide. We clean up every possible aspect of the suicide, including blood spill and any remaining body tissue.

  3. How Long Does It Take To Clean Up?

    We are sensitive to you wanting your home or property restored to its former glory, with no visual or olfactory reminders of what happened. That’s why we are on site within an hour*, so that we can begin cleanup as quickly as possible to help you move forward.

    The length of time to clean up bio-hazards can vary greatly. There are more straightforward cases which allow us to get in and out in only a few hours. And then there are more complex cases of bio hazards that are spread over a large area, which may take hours, and possibly days, to clean up. 

    The important thing to remember is that Heroes Restoration Inc. – we are your cleanup heroes. The first step is contacting us so that we can assess the damage and have an open conversation about what we can do together to best address your biohazard situation.

  4. Will My Insurance Cover Any of This?

    The short answer is that we are here to champion on your behalf – but as with most things related to insurance, it depends. Some biohazard removal companies will also work FOR you to get insurance benefits that help cover expenses and the costs of replacing damaged items.

    Many homeowners policies will cover some or all of the cleanup cost, since the property is devalued if there is any evidence of a gruesome act still around. What’s not always easy to determine is to what extent, if your insurance allows, that your homeowners policy will cover.

    Our core focus is to make your restoration process as easy and as painless as possible. We are YOUR heroes at Heroes Restoration Inc. and focused on helping you. That means fighting for you to get the help you need, including financial resources to help you address the biohazard cleanup on your property.

    Biohazard clean up and disinfection must happen FAST! The quickest way determine if your insurance will cover cleanup is to call Heroes Restoration Inc. for an assessment. 

  5. Do the Police Clean Up After a Murder?

    No, the police do not clean up after a murder occurs. The coroner will remove the body, and what remains will be the responsibility of the property owner or tenant. 

    The police are on scene to assess and record every piece of evidence when a murder occurs. When finished they leave it all for you to address on your own. This can include fingerprint dust, any emergency technician refuse, body tissues and blood, and so forth.

    At a murder scene, there can be biologically hazardous fluids and debris in many, many places. Depending upon the violence of the crime, body tissue and bodily fluids can be spread throughout the scene.

    Cleaning up after a murder is what Heroes Restoration Inc. is best at, zero trace cleanup. Our expert caring team provides exact methods of cleanup so no one would ever know that a murder had occurred. Fully eliminating the scene from bloodborne pathogens, we offer fast and effective cleanup against biohazards.

  6. Why Is BioHazard Removal A Regulated Field?

    Biohazard removal can be incredibly dangerous. Biological hazards are dangerous to human beings and pets as biological threats to our health and safety.

    To prevent people from the dangers of the biohazards and pathogens, for safety this field is closely regulated and has specific standards that must be upheld by field experts. There are standards in place to help ensure that the technicians working on a particular clean up task are as protected as possible from any dangers to include bloodborne pathogens, diseases, and more.

    The very reasons why this industry is regulated are the same reasons why you shouldn’t undertake removing biohazards yourself. Biohazard removal is dangerous, and unless you are specifically trained biohazard cleanup expert, the risks you take may not be immediately apparent and can be very hazardous.

  7. Are There Any Types of Emergency Biohazard Cleanup You Do not Do?

    You can always call us Heroes Restoration Inc. to find out. Call 804-410-1800 now!

Clean up projects we tackle include:

  • Storm damage clean up services
  • Crime scene clean up services
  • Trauma clean up services
  • Blood clean up services
  • Homicide clean up services
  • Suicide clean up services
  • Unattended death clean up services
  • Natural disaster clean up services
  • Animal waste clean up services
  • Sewage clean up services
  • Hoarding clean up services
  • Vandalism clean up services
  • Industrial accident clean up services
  • Forensic investigation clean up services
  • Storm damage clean up services
  • Crime scene clean up services
  • Trauma clean up services
  • Blood clean up services
  • Homicide clean up services
  • Suicide clean up services
  • Unattended death clean up services
  • Natural disaster clean up services
  • Animal waste clean up services
  • Sewage clean up services
  • Hoarding clean up services
  • Vandalism clean up services
  • Industrial accident clean up services
  • Forensic investigation clean up services
agsdi-time

24/7 Emergency Response

Our heroes are available fast for your urgent water removal and water clean up needs 24 hours daily, anytime year round.
$
agsdi-hand-watch

On Site Within 1 Hour**

With the quickest response time in Central Virginia, our water remediation experts are there in one hour or less**.

$
agsdi-chat-gear

We're Here For You

We work directly with your insurance provider while our water removal experts focus on you and addressing your priorities right away.

$
agsdi-certificate

Certified Expert Heroes

Our professional certified technicians deliver the very best in expert water mitigation and water remediation solutions quickly restoring your property back to normal.
$

Heroes Restoration Inc. Bio-hazard Cleanup

Bio-Hazard and Trauma Clean Up Services with Heroes Restoration Inc. - Call 804-410-1800
  1. Clear Communication

    We clearly communicate what will be done, answering any questions you have so you are confident too.

  2. Biohazard Containment

    We seal off the affected area with plastic sheeting to prevent biological hazards from spreading. We remove only affected items salvaging anything we can to reduce cost.

  3. Biohazard Removal

    We remove all biological hazards using advanced techniques and cleaners. 

  4. Biological & Trauma Restoration

    If any reconstruction is needed, we can completely restore any damages to the area fast often making it better than before.

  5. We Leaving Nothing Behind

    Our team will dispose of all hazardous biological materials to make this process as easy as possible for you.

What Sets Heroes Restoration Inc. Apart

  1. We Work For You, Not The Insurance Company

    We do what is right for you with the least disruption as possible and are not in bed with the insurance companies.

  2. We Care!

    We care about our people, your people, and the (non people) environment. We use eco-friendly cleaners that are safe and effective for a green clean space.

  3. Best In Industry Applications

    We use the most technologically advanced drying and moisture inspection techniques and tools to find ALL of the moisture and really dry out your space.

  4. Most Technologically Advanced Equipment

    We use HEPA filters with the highest filtration equipment possible so that the air in your home is as clean as possible.

  5. Highly Experienced & Certified Experts

    We are certified in mold removal so everything we do is to minimize microbial growth and keep the area in your home as clean, healthy, and safe as possible.

  6. We Guarantee Our Work

    We want you to be as confident in our work as we are, which is why we offer 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Certified Reliable Bio-Hazard Technicians at Heroes Restoration Inc. - Call 804-410-1800

Heroes Restoration Inc.
Bio-hazard and Trauma Cleaning Services

N

Storm Damage Clean Up Services

N

Crime Scene Clean Up Services

N

Trauma Clean Up Services

N

Blood Clean Up Services

N

Homicide Clean Up Services

N

Suicide Clean Up Services

N

Unattended Death Clean Up Services

N

Natural Disaster Clean Up Services

N

Animal Waste Clean Up Services

N

Sewage Clean Up Services

N

Hoarding Clean Up Services

N

Vandalism Clean Up Services

N

Industrial Accident Clean Up Services

N

Forensic Investigation Clean Up Services

Certified Reliable Disaster Clean Up Technicians at Heroes Restoration Inc. - Call 804-410-1800

Why Choose
Heroes Restoration Inc.

Family Owned & Operated

Proudly supporting Richmond VA areas

Best In Industry Experts

IICRC, IEP, IAQA, OSHA, ICRA certified

Clear Communication

Live agents available 24/7 to immediately dispatch help

Eco-Friendly Cleaning

Green 10-Step remediation process

Immediate Response

On-Site within 1 hour**, free estimates

Bill Insurance Directly

Stress-free claims, we work with any insurance company

Family Owned & Operated

Proudly supporting Richmond VA areas

Best In Industry Experts

IICRC, IEP, IAQA, OSHA, ICRA certified

Clear Communication

Live agents available 24/7 to immediately dispatch help

Immediate Response

On-Site within 1 hour, free estimates

Eco-Friendly Cleaning

Green 10-Step remediation process

Bill Insurance Directly

Stress-free claims, we work with any insurance company

Restoration Services

From Residential to Commercial properties, protect your investment by making Heroes Restoration Inc. your first call to stop property damage and start immediate cleanup.

Mold Testing, Removal, and Clean up Services with Heroes Restoration Inc

Mold
Testing & Remediation

Trauma, Unattended Death, Suicide & Homicide Clean up Services with Heroes Restoration Inc

Whole House
Disinfection

Fire Smoke & Soot Cleanup & Restoration Services with Heroes Restoration Inc

Fire, Smoke, & Soot
Cleanup & Restoration

Biohazard & Crime Scene Clean up and Disinfection Services with Heroes Restoration Inc

WATER & FLOOD
Mitigation

COVID-19 and
Heroes Restoration, Inc.

We are open and remain on call to help you! 

Call today to avoid further damage! As an essential business to the community, our certified technicians are available now.

Our heroes provide water damage, disinfection, and bio remediation services to homes and businesses throughout Richmond and surrounding areas. We care deeply about the safety of our team members and the clients we serve, and carefully follow CDC guidelines on social distancing and wearing Personal Protection Equipment on every service call.

Need Help? Call 804-410-1800

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Skip to content