When a crime occurs in your home, a loved one is experiencing a hoarding situation, or any biohazard is present in your home, it is crucial for experts to step in. Whether addressing blood-borne pathogens, medical waste, or other biohazardous materials requiring decontamination, professional biohazard cleaning protects the health of people, communities, and your family. Our Biohazard remediation services include the cleanup and disinfection of any biohazard situation, including hoarding, chemical spills, or any other contamination scenarios. Our cleaning treatments are customized to meet each home’s unique needs while minimizing impact on residents and complying with authorities at crime scenes.
ATI is armed with state-of-the-art equipment such as thermal imaging for potentially dangerous substances or moisture, vaporized hydrogen peroxide for cleaning, ultraviolet light for non-invasive disinfection, and highly effective Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered disinfecting agents against multiple and aggressive hazardous materials. Our approach to biohazard decontamination fully complies with local, state, and national regulations.
When handling biohazard cleaning at a crime scene, ATI works closely with authorities to preserve evidence and be compliant with investigative processes. In any situation where biohazardous waste is removed, our certified technicians are trained in the correct disposal process, sending them to state-approved facilities to be thermally destroyed in accordance with local and state regulations. Depending on the project, our teams may document activities following regulatory guidelines and industry standards, including logs and reports for homeowners for insurance or compliance requirements, and to stay compliant with law enforcement as needed.
Our technicians always utilize OSHA-compliant personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and the safety of residences and families adjacent to the biohazard site. Biorecovery and biohazard waste removal are just two components of the wide variety of services that we offer for biohazard issues including hoarding, animal waste, unattended death, crime scene, and bodily fluid clean up.
Our biohazard cleanup teams use CDC and EPA approved solutions that will thoroughly clean any medical waste, bodily fluids, animal waste, trauma scene, or in an otherwise biohazardous situation. Our trained technicians will also properly dispose of sharps, soiled garments, bed linens, bandages, or any other infectious material that has the potential to contaminate. Appropriate PPE will be utilized when tackling these projects.
If there is a chemical spill on the property, the team will wear PPE to protect themselves from harmful contaminants in the air and on surfaces as they work, which prevents cross-contamination. Chemical spills can require a variety of specialized cleaning materials and techniques geared toward the specific chemicals involved. ATI technicians strictly follow OSHA, CDC, and EPA guidelines to address chemical spills.
A biohazard can include chemical spills, water damage, a violent crime, or an unattended death on your property. For multifamily units, addressing comments or complaints from tenants relating to odor or pest issues might help uncover a biohazard issue linked to a situation like hoarding. For public institutions, such as a school, hospital, or government building, a routine OSHA inspection can uncover biohazards in a structure that will need to be remediated immediately.
Yes, most insurance will cover a biohazard cleanup. However, every insurance policy is different in what it will cover, so be sure to review your policy to ensure you have the coverage relating to biohazardous agents.
A biological agent is any infectious organism that constitutes a potential hazard to humans or the environment.
Yes, cleanup of blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) is a biohazard. These hazardous substances are removed, confined, stabilized, or in any other manner; with the vital goal of minimizing potential dangerous health effects
As outlined in NFPA 704: materials are identified hazards they pose by the severity of these three principal categories (health, flammability, and instability). Our team of highly trained Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) professionals carry out the act of handling, removing, packaging, and transportation of hazardous materials.