Cleaning a location containing biohazard risks can be a difficult task because the cleanup professionals need to take extra care to avoid contamination. Our aim here will be to review the details of disinfectants used by biohazard cleanup professionals in Prairie Village, KS, during cleanup tasks, and the correct procedures for disposing regulated waste.
Use of Disinfectants in Biohazard Cleanup
Types of Disinfectants
There are different disinfectants utilized by professional disaster restoration firms to decontaminate infected surfaces, including:
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered tuberculocidal disinfectants
- Bleach solution (diluted)
- EPA registered disinfectants that are useful against diseases such as HIV and HBV
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved high-level sterilants as well as disinfectants
Factors Used for Deciding – Selection of Disinfectant | Usage Frequency
Several factors are taken into consideration by biohazard cleanup professionals to decide which disinfectant is to be used and the usage frequency:
- Type of surface that requires cleaning
- Particular location where task of disinfection is to be performed
- Kind of soiling
Procedure for Disposing Regulated Waste
To begin with, let’s go through the definition of regulated waste, and then we’ll look at the process biohazard cleanup companies need to follow for disposing regulated waste.
What is regulated waste?
When certain types of waste require special handling, it falls in the category of regulated waste. Such wastes consist of:
- Things contaminated by blood or “Other Potentially Infectious Materials” (OPIM), and it’s likely these things would release contamination if they’re compressed
- Liquid or semi-liquid blood, or OPIM
- Sharps, which have been contaminated
- Things that are caked with dried blood or OPIM and may release contamination at the time of handling
How is regulated waste is to be disposed of?
It’s necessary to dispose of regulated waste in proper containers, so biohazard cleanup firms need to keep note of the following details while selecting containers:
- Containers must be constructed so they can be properly closed and/or sealed to prevent spillage or protrusion of contents while the containers are handled, transported, stored, or shipped
- The containers need to be labeled or color coded as per regulatory standards
The waste should be put into the right type of container and then disposed of as per regulatory standards.
If your home or commercial property in Prairie Village, KS, is facing a biohazard exposure, it’s necessary to take immediate action.
Contact ServiceMaster DSI for the task of biohazard cleanup as our professionals have the required certification, experience, and technical ability to conduct this challenging work.
All you have to do is give us a call on our emergency helpline number, (800) 954-9444, and our experts will reach the site and begin cleanup immediately.