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Category Three Water: What Is It and Who Should Clean It?

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Category Three Water: What Is It and Who Should Clean It? We are ready to help with your water disaster.

Water Cleanup Service For Clover

Clover South Carolina is prone to flooding during the rainy season. As business owners, this presents a growing concern for not only safety and profitability but the integrity of your property. Thankfully, most insurance companies cover burst pipes and toilet overflow; however, if your business is ever struck by flood water, you may be left with a few questions about water categories, especially category three.

1. What Is Category Three Water Damage?

Category three water damage is typical in large-scale flooding. This natural disaster tends to overflow rivers and overburden sewage systems leading to a dangerous mixture call the black water. At this category level, water is capable of supporting bacterial growth and becomes hazardous for humans and pets to consume or come into contact.

2. Can You Clean Category Three Water Damage Yourself?

No, unless you are a professional, you should not attempt to clean black water yourself. This type of flood water can cause illness and disease and possibly death if touched or ingested. It is not uncommon for this type of water to carry hepatitis pathogens, and you do not need to swallow this water to become ill or a carrier.

3. Who Cleans This Type of Water Damage?

As category three water is dangerous, it is wise to seek the assistance of professionals who hold the appropriate certifications and training to handle and dispose of this type of water. You can check with your local Clover municipalities or York Emergency Management to find restoration specialists capable of this type of work.

Since flooding is a concern for most business owners in this area, and category three flood water presents potential risk from exposure, it is wise to seek assistance from your insurance provider and local government to ensure that you as well as your business remain safe. Do not let the concern over expense come above the concern for your health.

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3 Reasons Your Sewer May Back Up After a Storm In Fort Mill

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard 3 Reasons Your Sewer May Back Up After a Storm In Fort Mill Sewage backup in Fort Mill South Carolina.

Fort Mill Sewage Backup Cleanup Company 

You may not associate heavy waters with a sewer backup. Usually this type of problem is caused by bad plumbing or blockages in your sewer lines. However, when your Fort Mill,SC, commercial building is filled with sewage after a big storm, you may start to wonder what caused this issue.

1. Overwhelmed Sewer Systems: When lots of water enters the ground all over the city, the city sewer system may become overloaded with water. When this reservoir is full, the liquid has to flow someplace else. This can mean the rain water pushes the sewage back up into your building. Installing a backflow preventer can help you avoid this unsanitary problem.


2. Storm-Caused Damage: Storms can cause trees to fall down and other major damage. While this destruction doesn't seem to have anything to do with your sewer backup, it could in fact be the cause. If a downed tree were to break a sewer line, it could cause the dirty water to seep back into your building. Line breaks are a major cause of sewage loss. Having your system inspected regularly can help you spot and fix weakened areas before they become a problem.


3. Rain-Induced Clogs: Black water can carry foreign objects into your sewer line. Heavy rain, for example, could pick up rocks, twigs and lawn ornaments. As the water flows to the nearest drain, the items it carries end up getting stuck in sewer drains and lines. These clogs cause the sewage to start to flow backwards back into your building. It can be hard to prevent this type of issue.

No matter what causes a sewer backup, it is never a fun problem to have. The unsanitary conditions of the water require you to call in a commercial restoration specialist who has dealt with sewage problems in the past. Without help from an expert, you may be unable to completely resolve the problem. If you live in the Town of Fort Mill or the surrounding area and need emergency restoration service we can help. Call us today at 803-324-5780.

For local news on sewage backup in Fort Mill you can find many articles around the web.

Sewage Backup and Prevention Tips

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Backed up sewers can wreak havoc on a home, causing thousands of dollars in damage to floors, walls, furniture and electrical systems. 

Causes of Sewer Backup

Aging Sewer Systems: The Civil Engineering Research Foundation reports that the number of backed up sewers is increasing at an alarming rate of about 3 percent annually. In addition, a recent report from the American Society of Civil Engineers indicates that the nation's 500,000-plus miles of sewer lines are on average over thirty years old. The increase in the number of homes connected to already aging sewage systems has also contributed to rapid increases in sanitary sewer backups, flooded basements and overflows.

Combined Pipelines: Problems also arise in systems that combine storm water and raw sewage into the same pipeline. During many rain storms, the systems are exposed to more volume than they can handle, and the result is a sewage backup situation that allows sewage to spew out into basements and other low lying drains.

Blockages Due to Tree Roots: Shrubs and trees seeking moisture will make their way into sewer line cracks. These roots can cause extensive damage. They may start out small, getting into a small crack in the pipe; but as the tree or shrub continues to grow, so does the root. Tree roots can enter the service pipe at joints and cause blockages. Tree roots can travel a long way, and roots from different types of trees act differently. If city trees are suspected, your plumber can contact the city, and samples of the roots will be used to help identify the trees and who is responsible for cleanup. Sometimes the blockage is a result of a combination of city and private trees. In this case costs are split between the city and the property owner.

Sanitary Main: A blockage can occur in a city sanitary main. If the blockage is not detected in time, sewage from the main can back up into homes and businesses through floor drains. Usually this happens slowly, giving the owner time to call a licensed plumber to assess the damage. If water is entering into your basement at a rapid rate, call the city public works office and report the problem immediately.

Water in Basement: Most basement flooding is not related to the sanitary sewer system. In many cases, soil settles adjacent to the building and, if not corrected, leads to rainwater flowing towards the building and down the outside of the foundation wall. This is particularly true in older buildings, where cracks may have developed in the foundation or floor slab that allow water to enter the basement. The cement floor and basement walls of these structures may have deteriorated to the point that they are no longer waterproof. In these cases, water can show up in a basement that has never had a water problem. This will usually happen after a number of rain storms, when the ground is saturated. Drainage can be improved by making sure that water drains away from the building. Owners may also be able to prevent flooding by water sealing the basement.

Most homeowners may not realize that they are responsible for the maintenance and repair of their house or sewer lateral—the pipeline between the city sanitary sewer main, usually located in the street—and the building. The sewer lateral is owned and maintained by the property owner including any part that extends into the street or public right of way. A cracked or deteriorated lateral or one filled with tree roots can allow groundwater to seep into the system, contributing to the problem.

How to Prevent Backups In Your Lateral and in the City Main

Dispose of Grease Properly: Cooking oil should be poured into a heat-resistant container and disposed of properly, after it cools off, not in the drain. Washing grease down the drain with hot water is unsatisfactory. As the grease cools off, it will solidify either in the drain, the property owner's line, or in the main sewer causing the line to constrict and eventually clog.

Dispose of Paper Products Properly: Paper towels, disposable (and cloth) diapers and feminine products can cause a great deal of trouble in the property owner's lateral as well as in the city main. These products do not deteriorate quickly, as bathroom tissue does, so do not put them down the drain or toilet.

Replace Your Line with New Plastic Pipe: One way to prevent tree roots from entering your line is to replace your line and tap with new plastic pipe. If you have continuing problems with tree roots in your lateral, you may have to have the roots cut periodically.

Correct Illegal Plumbing Connections: Do not connect French drains, sump pumps and other flood control systems to your sanitary sewer. It is illegal, and debris and silt will clog your line. Consult a plumber to correct any pre-existing illegal connections. French drains are common drainage systems, primarily used to prevent ground and surface water from penetrating or damaging building foundations.

Install a Backwater Prevention Valve: A backwater valve is a fixture installed into a sewer line, and sometimes into a drain line, in the basement of your home or business to prevent sewer backflows. A properly installed and maintained backwater valve allows sewage to go out, but not to come back in. Property owners are responsible for the installation and maintenance of backwater valves. The cost to install one depends on the type of plumbing in the building and the difficulty of installation. Check with a qualified plumber.

What to Do If You Experience a Sewer Backup

A sewer backup can lead to disease, destruction of your valuables, damage to your house or business, and can even result in electrical malfunctions. Prompt cleanup of affected property can help minimize the inconvenience and prevent mold or further damage. If you experience a sewer backup situation, immediately arrange for the cleanup of your property. This should include:

  • Wet-vacuuming or removal of spillage
  • Mopping floors and wiping walls with soap and disinfectant
  • Flushing out and disinfecting plumbing fixtures
  • Steam cleaning or removing wet carpets or drapes
  • Repairing or removing damaged wallboard or wall covering
  • Cleanup of ductwork

Swift and Supporting Crime Scene Clean-Up

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Offers Empathy and Professionalism in Restoring Homes After Criminal Activity

It is everyone’s worst nightmare -- your happy home in York County turned crime scene, followed by the challenge of managing the cleanup of the aftermath. Restoring a home back to pre-incident condition requires a series of interrelated tasks, many if not all best completed by our professionals because of hazards and the emotional load in response to the crime.
 
When a crime occurs in a residence not only the consequences of the illegal activity but also the efforts of authorities to find and build evidence for the case can damage surfaces, fixtures, and contents of the home. In Rock Hill, expert crime scene cleanup is necessary for the safety of homeowners. Our technicians have the training, the experience, the products, and the equipment to help you and your family recover from the tragedy.
 
Physical damage to surfaces traces to causes as varied as gunshots, vandalism, crime-fighter efforts to subdue a suspect, and many more scenarios. If death or injury occurred, blood and other bodily fluids pool and soak into carpeting and floors and spray onto walls and ceilings. Pepper spray or tear gas can compromise indoor air quality. Dusting for fingerprinting and other evidence collecting techniques leave residues and staining. SERVPRO employees train for these and other issues and know how to match strategies, cleaning products, deodorization methods, and tools to the damage done.
 
Particular care is crucial to avoid exposure to and the spread of blood and other fluid-borne pathogens. The SERVPRO crew on site is familiar with proper personal protective equipment protocols, cleaning up and disposing of hazardous human waste according to local health codes. Thorough cleaning and effective treatment with EPA registered disinfectants follow to ensure the future safety of your home’s inhabitants.
 
SERVPRO also evaluates the need to clear away and replace damaged building materials if deemed unrestorable. Our goal is to restore, but we are sensitive in these stressful situations to the fear you and your family have that even a small reminder of the crime can make it hard to feel comfort and security in your crime-damaged home. Our crew leads, and office staff work with you, the authorities, and your insurance company to achieve your feeling protected and at home again.
 
Should a crime in your home turn your life upside down, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is ready to assist with great skill and compassion. Call (803) 324-5780 to arrange for a speedy inspection and development of a restoration plan for this challenging circumstance.

Understanding Black Water

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Understanding Black Water Black water or sewage cleanup service is only a call away at 803-324-5780.

When you have water damage or flooding in your home in Fort Mill,SC it's important to know what type of water you are dealing with to ensure proper and safe restoration. The insurance and restoration industries separate flood water into three categories:

• Category 3: "Black water" is the most dangerous of the categories and must be treated carefully by a knowledgeable expert. This water comes from local flooding, such as from rivers or hurricanes, and also plumbing floods that include sewage. It is contaminated with pathogens including bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Other chemical contaminates may also be in the water.
• Category 2:"Gray water" may have some pathogens and can still cause some health danger. A gray water flood is usually sourced from plumbing breaks with soiled water, like a clothes washer or toilet overflow without feces. Gray water can become a black water problem if exposed to the right temperatures and time.

• Category 1: "Clean water" usually comes from a clean pipe break, like a supply pipe or kitchen sink. This water damage is not harmful to humans unless it is not cleaned right away. Over time, this water would become more dangerous and be reclassified as gray or worse.

Black Water Cleaning

Black water cleaning must be meticulous. Immediate response is critical to prevent the development of mold. Once mold does develop, additional remediation efforts are needed to prevent further contamination and spread of mold in your home. Mold reproduces in just 48 hours and colonies in your water damaged home can quickly get out of control.

Cleanup of this type of water damage should also be done carefully. Protective gear is critical to protect skin, eyes and lungs from exposure. Strong knowledge on what to tear out and remove immediately is important to prevent further contamination and allow for proper drying of the remaining structure. Antimicrobials and disinfectant will be needed to remaining materials. Professional remediation specialists are beneficial in managing category 3 flood remediation due to the nature of the hazard and the importance of timely and effective removal. Visit SERVPROrockhillyorkcounty.com for more information on water damage. 

Tips To Safely Remove Sewage Backup In Tega Cay After Heavy Rains

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Tips To Safely Remove Sewage Backup In Tega Cay After Heavy Rains A sewage backup can cause a lot damage to a home or business.

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Sewer backup in Tega Cay following heavy rains is not uncommon. This can result in just a few inches of standing water or several feet of rain water accumulating. Knowing how to remove this water safely and properly is important. You might also consider putting preventative measures in place to reduce the risk of this situation in the future.

Taking Preventative Measures

If you have experienced a sewer backup once, you know it is definitely something that you do not want to happen again. There are a few ways to reduce your risk:

• Install backwater valves on any basement plumbing fixtures
• On the house trap, ensure that all sewer trap plugs fit properly and tightly

Removing Sewage Backup

First and foremost, you want to shut off the electricity and gas in the space that was affected by the backup. Then, the most important part is to get all of the standing water out as quickly as possible. A sump or trash pump might be beneficial for this step in the process. Once removed, start by opening windows and doors and running fans to air out the space.

Any items touched by the backup or black water should be thrown away due to the risk of them being contaminated. Then, start cleaning. Use appropriate cleaning solutions, such as bleach and other disinfectants. Go over all surfaces multiple times, using clean sponges or cloths so that you can avoid cross-contaminating cleaned areas. Once clean, make sure to use another fresh towel to thoroughly dry the area. As you are doing this, be careful not to track sewage or other debris to already-cleaned areas.

It is important that sewer backup is promptly removed to avoid additional problems. Once it is gone and restoration is completed, consider instituting preventative measures to help to decrease the chances of your home experiencing this issue in the future.

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The Risks of Forgoing a Biohazard Clean Up Crew

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard The Risks of Forgoing a Biohazard Clean Up Crew Biohazard crews are extremely important for restoration work!

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Biohazard cleanup crews are extensively trained to handle the decontamination process of your Rock Hill home or business in the aftermath of many biohazard situations. Common scenarios that warrant a professional restoration include sewage backups, chemical spills, blood pathogens and methamphetamine labs.

When your property has been exposed to biological and chemical contaminants, your health is at risk. These situations all leave harmful residues behind, including bodily fluids, such as blood, medical waste, and microorganisms that can harbor viruses and toxins. When not handled quickly, these biohazard materials can rapidly spread infection and disease.

These situations should be considered emergencies that are best left to a biohazard cleanup crew. Biohazard materials can be dangerous if handled without proper training, equipment, and protection. Emergency biohazard cleaning services know how to remove these materials effectively while containing the potential spread of sickness.

If you are dealing with a crime scene, this is another reason to leave the job to a biohazard cleanup crew. These professionals are trained to cooperate with law enforcement in the aftermath of a crime. If you attempt to handle the process yourself, you pose the risk of hindering an investigation through cross-contamination or otherwise meddling with evidence.

These professionals also ensure that your Fort Mill property is thoroughly sanitized, even when everything looks clean. Proper sterilization will make your home or business safe again, and biohazard cleanup crews have access to commercial-grade equipment and disinfectants that you wouldn’t. Our emergency service covers Clover, York, Tega Cay, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, River Hills, Lake Wylie and all of York County.                                                                  

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Need Help With Sewage Or Drain Backup In Fort Mill?

1/26/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Need Help With Sewage Or Drain Backup In Fort Mill? Sewage cleanup is needed here.

Sewage Cleanup Company Ready To Help

Nobody wants to come home and find that a toilet or a drain has backed up and spread nasty water throughout there property. That is what happened to this family in Fort Mill recently. A clog in the lines outside of the home caused major damage to the flooring and crawlspace inside. We had to extract the standing sewage water and remove all of the damaged flooring. Then we clean and sanitize the entire area and began the drying process. Sewage can contain nasty bacteria and should be handled with care. If you have had a backup in your home or business call us today for help. We can also do an inspection to determine how much damage you may have.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

We are a top rated sewage cleanup company for the Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Rock Hill area. For more information about our company you may also visit our Facebook or LinkedIn pages.

Bodily Fluid And Trauma Cleanup

1/9/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Bodily Fluid And Trauma Cleanup We are ready to help with your crime scene cleanup.

The aftermath of a death or suicide can leave family members looking for help. We here at SERVPRO can assist you in your time of need. We specialize in blood cleanup for your residence or commercial property. Our staff is trained to handle and transport bio hazard waste.

Here are some of the bio hazard cleaning services we offer:

-Property cleanup for hoarding

-blood removal and disinfection

-suicide cleanup

-murder cleanup

-natural death cleanup

Call us today to speak with a technician about the type of cleaning service you may need. We will schedule an appointment to do an inspection and provide you with an estimate of charges. We know that crime scene cleaning can be very costly and we want you to know the price before we get started. We will also be willing to work with homeowners on getting the best price for your crime scene or blood cleanup service.

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We can almost always give the best price for bio hazard cleanup service. We can help you get the job done for the cheapest price.

Toilet Overflow Cleanup For Fort Mill

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Toilet Overflow Cleanup For Fort Mill Sewage back up in Fort Mill.

Fort Mill Toilet Overflow Cleanup Company

A clogged toilet can be a problem that usually can be fixed by a homeowner. But when the toilet backs up or the sewer system has a problem thats when it can get messy. This property in Fort Mill had the sewer system backup into her house. The sewage started to flow from almost every drain in her home. When it finally stopped it had covered the entire floor of the property. The city had to come out and clear the line so the problem would not happen again. After that was fixed we began the cleanup process of removing all the standing water and muck that was everywhere. All the floors were damaged and had to be removed. After the demo was done the cleaning and sanitizing began. We had to make sure that every affected area was cleaned well. When the cleaning was finished we started to dry the home out.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

If your toilet or sink backs up give us a call. We can handle residential and commercial sewage backups for all of Fort Mill.

We are a top rated sewage backup cleanup company in the Fort Mill community.

Toilet Overflow Cleanup Company Rock Hill

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Toilet Overflow Cleanup Company Rock Hill Sewage cleanup in Rock Hill

Sewage Water Causes Major Damage

We have had many calls from homeowners in Rock Hill stating that their toilet has overflowed and they need someone to help clean it up. When this happens we know we are in for a messy job. Not only does the nasty water cause damage to the property but the smell can sometimes be overpowering. When you do sewage or also called black water cleanup jobs you must be sure to protect yourself with the proper protection equipment. Black water can contain viruses that can be harmful. 

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

We also handle many other cleanup services for the Rock Hill area like:

- washing machine overflow cleanup

- sink overflow cleanup

- clogged drain overflow

- dishwasher leak or malfunction cleanup

- water heater leak cleanup

We are a top rated sewage cleanup company for Rock Hill South Carolina.

Industrial Accident Cleaning Company

11/23/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Industrial Accident Cleaning Company We are here to help.

Commercial Biohazard Cleanup for Rock Hill, Fort Mill area.

If your business or corporation has a workplace accident involving a workplace suicide, robberies with injuries, homicide or industrial accident involving blood or biohazard material we can help with the cleanup. Our staff is trained on getting things cleaned up properly and quickly so your business may resume operation. 

Accidents can happen anywhere and anytime on a job site or office setting. We can respond to your blood or trauma emergency at anytime of the day. Our staff is always on call and ready to assist. 

If you would like a free biohazard inspection please call us today. We will be happy to come out to your facility and provide you with a estimate on the cleanup costs. We have been told that we are the most reasonably priced biohazard company in the York County South Carolina area.

We are a top rated blood and trauma cleanup company for the Rock Hill Fort Mill area.

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Need a Blood or Trauma Cleanup Company in Rock Hill?

11/23/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Need a Blood or Trauma Cleanup Company in Rock Hill? We are here to help.

Rock Hill biohazard cleanup 

If you have had someone pass away at your residents we are here to help. We know that that there is a lot involved when a family member or friend passes away. The situation is always tense and we understand that patience and understanding for the family members is our top priority. 

If it was natural a death or crime related we can handle the cleanup process for Rock Hill residents. We will do a free inspection and provide you with a estimate for the cleanup.

Here is a list of our biohazard cleanup services for Rock Hill:

- Crime scene cleanup

- Suicide cleanup

- Blood cleanup

- Homicide cleanup

- Death cleanup

- Teargas cleanup

If you live in the Rock Hill area and would like us to give you a free estimate call us today.

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We are a top rated blood and biohazard cleanup company in Rock Hill.

To see more information about our services visit our Facebook page.

Factors to consider when faced with a biohazard cleanup in York County

10/11/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Factors to consider when faced with a biohazard cleanup in York County We are ready to help with any size biohazard cleanup.

Biohazard Cleanup Company for York County

If you are faced with a biohazard cleanup, such as a trauma scene, sewage backup, or hoarding situation, here are some key factors to consider:

Avoid exposure to any contaminants present. There are serious health risks associated with exposure to blood, bodily fluids, animal waste, sewage, and other biohazardous materials. Treat all potentially hazardous materials as if they are contaminated.
Assess ways to secure your personal safety and contain the situation, such as turning off the HVAC system and avoiding standing water or sagging ceilings.


Before attempting to clean up a trauma scene yourself, particularly when it involves a loved one, consider the long-term mental and emotional consequences of doing so. The cleanup process can be emotional and traumatic in itself. Biohazard cleanup professionals are trained to deal with trauma situations with compassion and discretion.


If you would like assistance with a biohazard cleanup, our trained professionals can assess the situation, provide a no-cost estimate, and clean the affected areas and dispose of the waste in accordance with federal and state regulations.

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24 Hour Emergency Service
We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

We are a top rated biohazard cleanup company for York County.

Biohazard Cleanup Company For Rock Hill

10/11/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard Cleanup Company For Rock Hill Call today for biohazard cleanup.

Who to call in Rock Hill for Biohazard Cleanup?

When you need a plan for emergency Biohazard clean up and disinfection, SERVPRO® of Rock Hill & York County has professionals on call.

We are saddened that our wonderful customers occasionally have to find help for bio hazard cleanup, but are grateful that we have the opportunity to help.

Biohazard cleanup may involve bodily fluids, sewage, rodent feces and many other contaminates that have to be handled with care. Our certified professionals use proper personal protective equipment to protect themselves from spreading possible illness.

Please call SERVPRO® of Rock Hill & York County for a free estimate and leave bio hazard clean up to the professionals.

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists
Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

IICRC Training
Employee Certification Training
Initial Franchise Training
e-Learnings
Continuing Education Classes

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
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24 Hour Emergency Service
We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Top rated biohazard cleanup company for Rock Hill and the surrounding area.

We are ready for your emergency biohazard cleanup job.

Need Help With Biohazard and Sewage Cleanup In York County

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Need Help With Biohazard and Sewage Cleanup In York County Biohazard cleanup

Biohazard Cleanup Company Is Ready To Help

Biohazard and Sewage cleanups can involve hidden dangers. It must only be handled by an expert team, with the right training, skills, and equipment to do the job safely. With the assistance of a professional biohazard service from SERVPRO, you can rest assured that your health and the security of your property is a top priority.

There are many reasons why biohazards develop. Several are crime scene residues, chemical spills, animal waste or carcasses, hoarding, and the most frequent, sewage backups. The main point to remember is that certain chemicals and pathogens can lead to unhealthy and dangerous consequences if left untreated in a home or business. If you suspect that this kind of problem has occurred in or around your property, you need to call in the SERVPRO experts quickly to assess the situation.

Once the experts carry out a thorough inspection of the site, they can give you a general assessment. You should not attempt to re-enter the property until you have received clearance from an authoritative source.

The reason eradication and elimination are the primary tactics for biohazard cleanup are because any materials that have come into contact with raw sewage could present a serious risk to health. Within areas deemed ‘unsafe,’ life-threatening organisms like E. coli, salmonella, tapeworm, HPV (human papilloma virus), chemicals, and even HIV and AIDs can lurk if blood is present.

If you experience any breakdown involving sewage in the Fort Mill, Rock Hill area on a scale larger than a small toilet overflow, you absolutely must contact a biohazard removal team right away. In most cases, it is only sewer water that warrants such an immediate reaction, but it is important to be aware that other forms of water damage can become harmful if left untreated.

For example, water from drains and polluted rivers may flood a property and deposit contaminants. This water is not clean; it contains all kinds of bacteria, irritants, and harmful substances and is termed Black Water. This is why you should never wait before you get water damage of any type restored and repaired, even as the contaminated water is quickly removed from the premises.

For businesses, the urgency of biohazard cleanup is particularly pressing. You cannot afford to have your workers or clients exposed to contaminated water, pathogenic agents from a crime scene, or meth lab chemicals. Get in touch with an expert biohazard team from SERVPRO right away. These skilled professionals, wearing Hazmat safety clothing and gear, utilize special equipment for any biohazard clean up in Houston. Immediate mitigation of health related issues and property preservation are the main, initial focal points. Safety always comes first.

24 Hour Emergency Service for Biohazard and Sewage Cleanup

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Crime Scenes and the Importance of Professional Cleaning In Fort Mill And Rock Hill

9/2/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Crime Scenes and the Importance of Professional Cleaning In Fort Mill And Rock Hill Top rated crime scene cleanup company in Fort Mill and Rock Hill.

Crime Scene Cleaning Company In Fort Mill And Rock Hill

Cleaning up a crime scene is grisly work, but it needs to be done. It should be done by professionals no matter what. You may be wondering why that is, so we’re here to explain. There are actually several reasons why you should always call in a professional to clean scenes of murder, drug-related damages, or any other major crime. Are you ready to learn more? Well, let’s get started!

Crime Scenes carry sensitive information.

Once the police force has thoroughly investigated the crime scene, the area may be covered in residues specific to a crime scene. Tear gas residue, fingerprint gathering dust, and other police specific things may remain once the investigation is over. Cleaning them is not always as simple as a little scrub either. Cleaning up a fire extinguisher’s remains is also no picnic. These things are better left to the professionals.

Crime Scenes can be dangerous.

A crime that resulted in major injury or death can often leave behind hazardous waste that can pose a danger to you. Blood can carry many pathogens and should never be handled by anyone who doesn’t know what they are doing. Not to mention the fact that blood stains are difficult to clean. There are also special protocols for the removal of many crime scene elements including blood and harmful chemicals. We can also handle any leftover meth lab issues. These are particularly dangerous scenes, so please let us handle it. It’s for your safety.

Crime Scenes can be emotional.

Whether or not someone you know was involved in the crime scene doesn’t necessarily indicate whether or not it will have an emotional impact. These circumstances tend to be difficult for all people involved. So, when it comes time to clean the area, you may be better off allowing a third party to come in and take away some of your burden.

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24 Hour Emergency Service
We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Sewage Backup Cleanup For Fort Mill

8/10/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Sewage Backup Cleanup For Fort Mill Sewage cleanup in Fort Mill can get messy.

Need help with Fort Mill sewage cleanup?

   Sewage is one of the most dangerous substances to enter homes or buildings. It contains fungi, bacteria and viruses, many of which are disease-causing. Unfortunately, many people fail to understand the hazards that Fort Mill sewage presents, particularly for the very young or very old, or for those with compromised immune systems or respiratory problems.

Here are the key principles homeowners should know about sewage back-ups:

Sewage contains a variety of pathogenic – disease causing – fungi, bacteria, viruses and parasites. Anyone who works on sewage losses must have updated vaccinations, including one for Hepatitis B.

Sewage exposure is particularly dangerous for people with weakened immune systems, including anyone under two or over 60, those who are pregnant, ill, recovering from surgery, on prescription drugs or chemotherapy, or are AIDS victims.

It is not safe to stay in a building that’s flooded with sewage unless the contaminated area can be completely sealed off and placed under controlled air flow so that there will be no cross contamination of unaffected areas.

Highly absorbent sewage-saturated materials, such as carpet, pad, upholstery, bedding, wicker, paper or even fabrics that can’t be washed in hot water (130°F/54°C) for at least 10 minutes, must be contained and disposed of properly.  This goes for sewage-saturated drywall, insulation and several other structural materials too.  There’s simply too great a health risk involved if any of these materials are dried in place and cleaned only.

Only the most highly trained professionals should attempt sewage remediation work.

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What to do When there is Sewage in your Fort Mill Basement

8/2/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard What to do When there is Sewage in your Fort Mill Basement Best sewage cleanup company in Fort Mill.

What to do when there is sewage in your basement

A sewer backing up, or contaminated water backing out of your tub, sink or toilet can be an absolute nightmare for Fort Mill homeowners. The truth is you can’t (and shouldn’t) do very much; sewage contaminated water is dangerous to your health and should be avoided at all costs. If you have water backing up out of toilet, sink or bathtub in your Fort Mill home, then follow these steps and call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County.

Your Game Plan

-Stay out of the area/avoid cross contamination

-Determine the source

-Arrange repair and cleanup services

-Call your Insurance Company

Keep Children and Pets away from sewer-water affected areas

Keep children and pets away the moment the sewer water is discovered, until the clean-up crew and sanitation is complete. Sewage is considered Category 3 water, more commonly known as black water. Category 3 water or Black water is defined by the IICRC as “the worst classification and is grossly unsanitary. It could cause severe illness or death if ingested. It used to be called black water, and sources include sewer backup, flooding from rivers or streams, toilet overflow with feces, and stagnant liquid that has begun to support bacterial growth.” Keep children and pets away at all times and if you yourself must go in the area, wash your hands thoroughly and avoid touching cuts, eyes, mouth or ears with your hands or any item that came in contact with the black water.

Risks of Sewage back up debris

Category 3 water/Raw sewage contains Diseases such as Hepatitis, Salmonella, E.Coli and Parasites just to name a few, would you risk cleaning this yourself without proper training or the tools and chemicals to do it correctly? These disease survive weeks even months if not properly killed. Doing it yourself, or hiring the wrong professional puts you, your family, pets and house guests at a great risk. Call SERVPRO to schedule emergency service to have the job taken care of like it never even happened.

Determine whether the waste is local (as in, from your own home) or from the sewer system also known as “backflow”

Determine the source of the sewage backup – if entering the area seems like it would be dangerous to your health (no proper protective equipment) then just skip on down to arrange services. IF you are able to do some inspecting, then determine the source by the amount and the flow rate. A Local waste product would be from a blockage, tree roots affecting plumbing lines or broken or collapsed lines on your property, this waste would be from your own home but is still considered a category 3. Backflow is when the sewer system in your neighborhood or municipality is overwhelmed, and it reverses in your pipes, causing it to erupt from toilets, sinks and tubs. This waste product is waste from all your neighbors and nearby buildings pouring into your home. This can happen from heavy rainflow overwhelming your municipality’s sewer system, causing it to backflow into your home. Regardless of the way it came in, the sewage needs to be immediately removed and sanitation needs to begin as soon as possible to reduce cost of clean up and more importantly minimize health risks.

Arrange Services with SERVPRO 

Call an Emergency Restoration company such as SERVPRO as we are IICRC Certified and specialize in cleaning up hazardous waste. Most contractors and plumbers do not have the capability to clean up the site after the repairs have been made, or at the very least inadequate equipment – and maynot be approved by your insurance company if you choose to claim the loss.

SERVPRO also has a 1-4-8 policy, which means within 1 hour from notice of loss (When you call), a SERVPRO professional will contact you to arrange services. Within 4 hours of notice of loss, a SERVPRO professional will be onside to start mitigating services. Within 8 business hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to your adjuster by a SERVPRO Professional. If any SERVPRO believes they are incapable of responding within this time frame, they will refer you to a SERVPRO who can so you are not left waiting!

Call your insurance company

Ask your agent if this is a covered loss, and what your deductible will be.  This can be done before or after calling SERVPRO as we accept all insurance plans and you can also pay yourself – whether you are covered or not, this will not affect your ability to receive service.

What to do while the Crew is at work

Once the services have been arranged, and the SERVPRO crew is at work, do your best to keep all equipment running, still keep children out of the area as well as pets and do not be afraid to ask questions. While your plumber is there ask if there are ways to prevent a Sewage back up or back flow from happening again and ask him about installing a Backflow valve.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

3 Reasons To Hire Biohazard Cleanup Professionals In Fort Mill And Rock Hill

7/6/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard 3 Reasons To Hire Biohazard Cleanup Professionals In Fort Mill And Rock Hill Emergency biohazard cleanup is only a call away at 803-324-5780.

When it comes to cleaning up an area in the aftermath of a traumatic event, or crime scene it’s likely a task you wouldn’t even know where to begin tackling. More importantly, if blood or other bodily fluids are involved, it creates an unsafe environment for you to be around. This is why Fort Mill and Rock Hill residents turn to SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County for professional biohazard cleanup.

The local company specializes in many types of emergency cleaning services and helps to reduce the risk of health hazards and property damage. Having them clean up the scene in a timely and efficient manner benefits their clients in the following ways:

  • Health Safety: Being exposed to this kind of hazardous condition can result in serious health problems if not handled correctly. Bodily fluids have the potential to pass on a variety of diseases to someone who isn’t trained in their proper disposal. 
  • Appropriate Materials & Equipment: Professional biohazard cleanup services utilize the right kind of cleaning materials and equipment to make certain the scene is thoroughly decontaminated. It takes higher strength cleaning products to ensure all hazards have been removed.
  • Relieve The Burden: Biohazard cleanup situations not only pose a threat for physical damages, but there is the emotional aspect to consider as well. Cleaning up after a loved one means reliving the trauma over and over, which no one should have to go through.

Whatever the circumstances that led to the need for biohazard cleanup, it’s imperative that a professional be called to take on the job as quickly as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County, or visit their website for a complete list of community cleaning services. 

Sewage Backup Cleanup Company Is Ready To Help In Rock Hill

5/16/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Sewage Backup Cleanup Company Is Ready To Help In Rock Hill Need emergency sewage cleanup for your Rock Hill home or business? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

Rock Hill Restoration

Sewage backup cleanup and removal in Rock Hill is always a messy job. All you have to say is the sewage word and people know exactly what you are talking about. When it comes in contact with your homes flooring or contents is when you have a problem on your hands.

 If a sewage line gets clogged or you just have a random backup is where we come in. We have the tools and knowledge to help you get everything cleaned up and sanitized as quickly as possible. Our technicians have been trained on how to clean up contaminated water and use the proper protection from what may it may contain. Not only does the look of sewage water scare people but the odor will definitely make you think twice about cleaning it up yourself. Most Rock Hill homeowner do call for advice if it is a small problem, but if you feel your over your head with the sewage overflow cleanup, we are ready to help. 

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow in Rock Hill? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

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Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.

Rock Hill Biohazard and Sewage-What to Do?

5/16/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Rock Hill Biohazard and Sewage-What to Do? Biohazard cleanup team is ready in Rock Hill.

SERVPRO Can Safely Remedy Biohazard and Sewage Cleanup in Rock Hill

Rock Hill biohazard and sewage cleanup can involve hidden dangers. It must only be handled by an expert team, with the right training, skills, and equipment to do the job safely. With the assistance of a professional biohazard service from SERVPRO, you can rest assured that your health and the security of your property is a top priority.

There are many reasons why biohazards develop. Several are crime scene residues, chemical spills, animal waste or carcasses, hoarding, and the most frequent, sewage backups. The main point to remember is that certain chemicals and pathogens can lead to unhealthy and dangerous consequences if left untreated in a home or business. If you suspect that this kind of problem has occurred in or around your property, you need to call in the SERVPRO experts quickly to assess the situation.

Once the experts carry out a thorough inspection of the site, they can give you a general assessment. You should not attempt to re-enter the property until you have received clearance from an authoritative source.

The reason eradication and elimination are the primary tactics for biohazard cleanup are because any materials that have come into contact with raw sewage could present a serious risk to health. Within areas deemed ‘unsafe,’ life-threatening organisms like E. coli, salmonella, tapeworm, HPV (human papilloma virus), chemicals, and even HIV and AIDs can lurk if blood is present.

If you experience any breakdown involving sewage in Rock Hill on a scale larger than a small toilet overflow, you absolutely must contact a biohazard removal team right away. In most cases, it is only sewer water that warrants such an immediate reaction, but it is important to be aware that other forms of water damage can become harmful if left untreated.

For example, water from drains and polluted rivers may flood a property and deposit contaminants. This water is not clean; it contains all kinds of bacteria, irritants, and harmful substances and is termed Black Water. This is why you should never wait before you get water damage of any type restored and repaired, even as the contaminated water is quickly removed from the premises.

For businesses, the urgency of biohazard cleanup is particularly pressing. You cannot afford to have your workers or clients exposed to contaminated water, pathogenic agents from a crime scene, or meth lab chemicals. Get in touch with an expert biohazard cleanup team from SERVPRO right away. These skilled professionals, wearing Hazmat safety clothing and gear, utilize special equipment for any biohazard clean up in Rock Hill. Immediate mitigation of health related issues and property preservation are the main, initial focal points. Safety always comes first.

 24 Hour Emergency Service for Biohazard and Sewage Clean Up

Need Rock Hill Biohazard Cleanup Services?
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24 Hour Emergency Service

We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

The Biohazard Solution For Fort Mill And Rock Hill Area

3/18/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard The Biohazard Solution For Fort Mill And Rock Hill Area Need biohazard cleanup help? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

Dealing with a crime or trauma In Rock Hill, Fort Mill area is undoubtedly difficult.  Unfortunately, biohazards can linger at the scenes of these events, creating the potential for new victims if they are not properly eliminated.  You can protect yourself from the physical aftermath of a traumatic situation by calling SERVPRO for biohazard cleanup.

The Purpose

Blood-borne pathogens, various biohazards, crime scene residues and dangerous chemicals often remain even after the initial crime or trauma.  SERVPRO's professional restoration experts trained in biohazard cleanup have specialized training and equipment that allows us to safely remove any toxic material and restore normalcy to the area.  Their expertise is invaluable for people struggling to deal with the repercussions of a variety of unpleasant experiences, including:

  • Crimes and accidents
  • Suicides, homicides, injuries, and death
  • Sewage backups
  • Methamphetamine labs
  • Chemical spills
  • Hoarding
  • Vandalism
  • Animal waste or remains

The Process

When cleansing a scene, professionals create three distinct zones with biohazard tape and plastic sheeting.  The clean area provides a place for them to store their equipment, reducing the risk of cross-contamination.  The buffer zone offers a secure area for them to don their personal protective equipment.  The actual scene that needs to be cleaned is referred to as the control zone.

Once the sections have been established, restoration professionals get to work, eliminating biohazards using a three-step process.  In the cleaning phase, they remove blood, biological materials, dirt, and chemical residues.  They also take out any materials that cannot be salvaged, disposing of them as medical waste.  The sanitization phase comes next.  Here, technicians spray a sanitizing foam over any affected surfaces.  This foaming is repeatedly done until adenosine triphosphate fluorescence testing verifies that the area has been thoroughly sanitized.  In the final phase, technicians use deodorizing agents to remove any odors.

At SERVPRO we understand the emoitional and practical challenges involved in dealing with a crime scene or trauma scene.  Our professional technicians have the empathy and expertise needed to tackle biohazard cleanup and restoration situations in the Rock Hill, Fort Mill area.  Following the protocols established by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), we can remove the risks inherent in these scenes and restore a safe environment in your home or business.  Call  803-324-5780 today to discover more about our services or request professional assistance.

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated assisting the communities surrounding our area.  We take pride in being members of the local communities and are ready to help 24/7.

Need Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? Call Today – (803) 324-5780

When Hoarding Becomes a Biohazard In Clover

3/17/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard When Hoarding Becomes a Biohazard In Clover Call SERVPRO today with questions or help at 803-324-5780.

Need Hoarding Cleanup Service In Clover?

As the public defines clutter it is usually a situation where the homeowner becomes uncomfortable where they live and believes that the home is not organized. As you imagine every clutter issue is different from one person to the next. What one person considers clutter, another person thinks it is organized and acceptable.

There are those situations where clutter becomes extreme to the point where it becomes a safety and health concern. Again every situation is different and what the local government thinks is extreme maybe different from what you think. The bottom line is that whether the local government or you think that the clutter is an extreme situation can lead to an unhealthy situation including bio hazard situations.

The term biohazard seems to have a strong context, but it does describe what can happen when extreme cluttering gets out of control. Let’s talk about some of the bio hazards that may be created when major clutter situations occur.

Biohazard Food Concerns

When you first read the word food, you may have thought you read it wrong. But food is a leading cause of biohazard situations with extreme clutter. Those who have major clutter issues, eventually lose the use of the kitchen and the kitchen appliances. They take the food and eat it in every other room in the house. Instead of throwing the food away they leave the left overs where they ate. One of the theories explained, is the concept that those who clutter have a short span of attention. Something takes them away from putting the food back in the correct place.

The next problem is that the food rots and creates mold issues and draws in mice and rats. The mice and rats leave tons of urine and feces. The feces itself has a deadly disease called Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. This disease is deadly according to the CDC and can actually be contracted by breathing it in.

Safety

Every fire department has complained about extreme cluttered homes. Cluttering can be so bad, that if there is a fire it becomes almost impossible to pull someone out alive. The clutter itself becomes a fire fuel that when lit is impossible to stop. The other issues are the actual clutter following on top of someone and burying them alive. Cases upon cases are documented of people being found days and months later buried in piles of clutter.

Human Feces and Human Urine

A major reason why people clutter extremely is the emotional attachment to what they are cluttering. To part with what they have collected is almost impossible and they will hold on to these items forever without help.

One thing that clutter victims collect is there own urine and feces. Urine is collected in all kinds of bottles and feces stored in plastic bags. These items are stored all around the clutter and underneath piles of stuff.

Clutter clean up with bio hazard

Many families and friends and even professional organizers feel the need to assist in extreme Clover hoarding situations. As they begin the task of removing, organizing and sorting the items they start to smell bad odors. The bad odors they discover come from mold and rotten food and of course rat and mice feces. At this point most friends and family members of clutters hire someone who has certifications and experience.

Need Biohazard or Hoarding Cleanup Services?
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We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Biohazard/Crime Scene/Vandalism Cleanup Company In Rock Hill And Fort Mill

2/29/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Cleaning Services

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments.

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County technicians are trained to safely remove bio hazardous substances and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, SERVPRO located in the Rock Hill/Fort Mill area helps turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices.

Biohazard
Sewage Backups

Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. SERVPRO located in Rock Hill and Fort Mill remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

Bloodborne Pathogens
SERVPRO has responded to suicide cleanups in Rock Hill and Fort Mill to remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO of Rock hill & York County clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Methamphetamine Labs
SERVPRO realizes many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

Crime Scene and Vandalism
Crime Scene Residues
From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, SERVPROresponded toa crime scene cleanup in Rock Hill to help the business get back to normal operations in a few hours. We can clean and restore your property after a crime scene investigation.

Vandalism
SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York county is a premier cleaning company also provide general vandalism cleanup for graffiti and deodorization services for situations involving spoiled foods and human and animal waste.

Need Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? Call Today – (803) 324-5780

Sewage Water Cleanup

2/8/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Sewage Water Cleanup What to do if sewage comes into your home or business.

Fort Mill homes can have sewage overflows.

It happens a lot throughout York County. A toilet may backup and cause dirty nasty water to flow back into the home. If the sound of that doesnt make you cringe, wait till you get a sniff of the nasty odor that comes along next. This type of water is called black water due to it may contain harmfull bacteria. If something like this happens to you and you feel over your head with the cleanup process, call SERVPRO for help. We will make sure to get things under control right away. We have been a top rated restoration company in the Fort Mill area and have the training to get the job done right. For any questions about sewage overflows or just nasty dirty water cleanup for your home or business call us anytime.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Fort Mill Sewage Damage

2/4/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Fort Mill Sewage Damage Who to call after a sewage backup in Fort Mill? SERVPRO at 803-324-5780

Gross, disgusting, icky-who's going to deal with it?

While most people can physically clean up a sewage mess-despite how unsettling it can be-doesn't mean the area will be clean. Just because the mess is done, doesn't mean the germs are. Fort Mill sewage damage jobs are one of our most tedious (yet still performed) services. We follow health protocols, drying requirements, and want to make sure the area is sanitized and odor-free.

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow in Fort Mill? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

In Rock Hill, Removal of Blood and Other Biohazards

1/26/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard In Rock Hill, Removal of Blood and Other Biohazards Blood cleanup can be messy. Need help with trauma or crime cleanup in Rock Hill? Call SERVPRO today for help.

Rely on SERVPRO for Safe Biohazard Removal from Your Rock Hill Property

Blood, bodily fluids, and other Rock Hill biohazards can endanger anyone who comes in contact with them. Even trace amounts so small that they cannot be seen with the naked eye can pose serious health risks. When a site in your home or business has been contaminated, how do you make it safe again? Rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County in South Carolina for top-notch biohazard cleanup and restoration services.

Avoiding Health Risks
Is it necessary to seek professional assistance in cleaning up a location impacted by crime, trauma or death? With the risks posed by blood-borne pathogens and dangerous communicable diseases, cleaning a scene contaminated with biohazards like blood is a perilous undertaking for anyone who lacks the proper training and equipment. It is unpleasant to think about, but blood and bodily fluids are prone to splattering so that minute amounts can affect a wide area. The air at these scenes can be hazardous since small particles can become airborne if dried material is disturbed. Anything removed from the scene must also be disposed of properly to avoid spreading the contamination. Besides, you cannot assume the area is safe again just because the visible traces have been removed. If a space contaminated with blood or other biohazards is not appropriately cleaned, sanitized and restored, these unseen hazards can linger, posing a threat to anyone who enters it. Ultimately, the best way to make sure that a place is once again safe is to use a professional organization like SERVPRO that is experienced in biohazard restoration.

Preventing Legal Repercussions
As if the health risks created by biohazards are not dire enough, failure to have a contaminated space properly cleaned can also have serious legal consequences. The responsibility for cleaning up after a crime, trauma or death falls on the Rock Hill property owner, and there are regulations and laws regarding how biohazards are handled that must be followed. These rules are designed to safeguard everyone, and ignorance is not considered an acceptable excuse for disregarding them. Individuals and businesses that do not follow these rules may find themselves facing hefty fines. They might even be held liable if someone else is injured by their actions. Using a professional team that understands what is required to comply with the various rules and regulations governing biohazards in your area can shield you from both health risks and legal issues.

Focusing on Your Safety
At SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York county, we are committed to the well-being of our customers. Offering emergency services 24 hours a day, we will rapidly respond whenever you request our assistance. Our technicians follow the protocols established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), so you can be confident that they have the expertise and training to remove all biohazards and dispose of them properly. We use specialized equipment that allows us to detect the presence of even a minute trace of a biohazard, and we do not stop until your scene is thoroughly sanitized. As biohazard restoration professionals, we can often salvage items that others might have to discard, and we ensure that any material that does need to be removed from your location is disposed of appropriately.

Dealing with a crime, trauma or death is undoubtedly difficult, but you can depend on SERVPRO for courtesy, empathy, and the quality biohazard cleanup and restoration services that you need. Safety-minded, we are ready to do our part in restoring your space and your peace of mind. If a traumatic event has occurred on your property and you require assistance with the cleanup, contact us now to discover more about our Rock Hill biohazard restoration services and secure our help.

Need Rock Hill or York County Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Why Sewage Backups are More Than Just a Plumbing Problem

1/13/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Why Sewage Backups are More Than Just a Plumbing Problem Have a sewage backup in Fort Mill or Rock Hill? Call us today for help.

Sewer backups bring more than just bad smell and a huge mess. It also exposes the people around to a number of potential health risks because of what it brings with it. Sewage backup is a mix of solid waste; debris, human excrement, and a number of other things that you would not want to come in close contact with. Knowing everything that comes with it, you cannot even begin to imagine the kind of microorganisms swarming all over it.

With these microorganisms found in sewage backup also come a number of different diseases. You can get these diseases through mere skin contact or inhalation, as well as accidental transfer from hand to mouth. Some health risks include kidney failure, blood damage, skin infection, hepatitis, Weil’s disease, and occupational asthma. It is important to prioritize sewage backup prevention and eliminate the aggravation a sewage backup will cause.

Need Rock Hill Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

24 Hour Emergency Service

We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Biohazard / Blood Clean-up - Rock Hill

12/30/2015 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard / Blood Clean-up - Rock Hill Blood cleanup and removal in Rock Hill

5 Myths about Cleaning Blood Spills

When it comes to cleaning blood spills in Rock Hill, there is pressure to get it right the first time. Why? Because blood can harbor serious health risks, and bloodborne pathogens can seep into surfaces and cause potential illnesses, bacterial growth, and foul odors. It can be difficult to effectively clean a blood spill, however, if you do not have the correct information or tools to do so. Below are 5 common myths about cleaning blood spills.

  1. The best way to thoroughly clean a blood spill is with bleach. Bleach has long been thought of as the ultimate sanitizer. Unfortunately, according to Educating Wellness, "Chlorine bleach is a strong corrosive material. It will irritate the eyes, skin, and the respiratory tract by merely inhaling the gasses. The dangers of bleach are even greater when mixing it with other cleaners." Not only is it dangerous to your health, but bleach also has the ability to destroy carpet, furnishings, and other surfaces, and can disturb ecological balance if overused.
  2. Cleaning up a blood spill and sanitizing a blood spill are the same thing. Although these words are often used interchangeably, they mean very different things. Cleaning is simply the process of removing material from a surface, whereas sanitizing is completely ridding a surface of microorganisms and biological material. Remember: Although a surface may look clean, biological material may still be present.
  3. It is impossible to fully sanitize a surface without using bleach. Believe it or not, there are better ways to sanitize blood spills than by using bleach. Furthermore, many of these processes are not toxic to humans, animals, or the environment.
  4. If you are cleaning the blood of a family member, you do not have to take the same precautions as you would if you were cleaning up the blood of a stranger. No matter whose blood has been spilled, you should wear protective equipment like gloves and goggles. Because 1 in 24 people are carrying HIV, Hepatitis B and C, or a host of other pathogens (and are often unaware that they have been infected), all blood should be handled as if it poses a serious health risk.
  5. You are on your own. In the case of a homicide, suicide, or serious accident that happens at home, it is generally the responsibility of the family to clean up the scene afterwards. For many families, this seems like an impossible and trying task. Fortunately, no family has to go through this process alone.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services in Rock Hill?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

24 Hour Emergency Service

We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Rock Hill Residents: We specialize in sewage Cleanup and Restoration!

12/29/2015 (Permalink)

Biohazard Rock Hill Residents: We specialize in sewage Cleanup and Restoration! Sewage backup in Rock Hill can get messy for homeowners.

Sewage is biohazard waste and we can make it, "Like it never even happened."

A mainline sewage backup can happen anytime and you can call us 24 hours a day 365 days a year to take care of it for you. Our certified technicians are specialty training that ensures your home or business is cleaned, restored and free of contaminants. We've been here for years and we have the experience to get you back to normal.  Call us anytime at 803-324-5780

For more information, check out our BBB page: SERVPRO BBB

  • 24 Hour Emergency Services
  • Highly trained restoration technicians
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Preferred vendor to most national insurance companies
  • We bill your insurance directly - one less thing for you to worry about 
  • Rock Hill Suicide / Homicide / Accidental / Natural Death Cleanup

    12/9/2015 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Rock Hill Suicide / Homicide / Accidental / Natural Death Cleanup We respond quickly to your Rock Hill trauma emergency.

    Rock Hill Blood Cleanup

    Any and all deaths can be quite traumatic. SERVPRO understands that Rock Hill crime and trauma scene clean up is the least of your worries. Traumatic experiences can be quite devastating to anyone be it a family member, a friend, employer or landlord. No one should be subjected to deal with the remnants (remains) left behind after a crime scene or trauma scene.

    SERVPRO will respond 24 hours a day to help trauma victims to restore their lives by offering homicide clean upmurder clean up and many other types of crime scene clean up services.

    The staff at SERVPRO will help by decontaminating, removing and lawfully disposing of the potential infectious (disease) waste at these crime and trauma scenes. 

    Need Rock Hill Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? Call Today – (803) 324-5780

    Locally Owned Company with National Resources

    SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Rock Hill, SC community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

    Trauma Cleanup Rock Hill

    12/4/2015 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Trauma Cleanup Rock Hill Blood cleanup in Rock Hill should be done properly.

    Blood and Trauma Cleanup in Rock Hill

    After the Rock Hill police have finished processing a crime or accident scene, the cleaning and restoration process can begin. Many times, crime and accident scenes have blood and other bio-hazard contaminants that pose a serious health risk. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County will respond immediately and has the specialized training, protective equipment, and experience to safely clean trauma and crime scenes.
    We can do trauma cleanup for Rock Hill residential or commercial properties where a health issue for professional cleanup is required. A team in full protective equipment can remove the hazardous materials, disinfected the area and diminish the strong pungent odor.

    Need Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? Call Today – (803) 324-5780

    SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County will respond immediately to your Rock Hill needs.

    Trauma And Biohazard Cleanup In Fort Mill

    12/1/2015 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Trauma And Biohazard Cleanup In Fort Mill We're local and will respond quickly and can deal directly with your insurance company.

    Fort Mill Services

  • Fort Mill Crime Scene Clean Up – Situations resulting from crimes can be difficult. We will proceed with care and compassion to remedy the situation at the property. Many times when covered by homeowners insurance we can make the calls to get you into a hotel for the evening while we perform our duties.
  • Fort Mill Suicide Clean Up – The aftermath of a suicide can be devastating for all involved. Our goal is to ensure that the needs of those associated are respected and that the property is cleaned to remove all signs of the event. When you return to the scene there will be no trace of the event. sometimes it is required that we remove certain items depending on the amount of damage, in which case we provide you with a full inventory of what has been removed.
  • Fort Mill Decomposition Clean Up – Following death, remains are usually treated appropriately and removed from a property. If left for longer periods of time, decomposition can occur at the property, resulting in harmful biological hazards, odors and damaged building material. Our trained technicians will work to remove contaminants, sterilize the environment, eliminate odors and restore the property to a pre-loss state.
  • Fort Mill Blood Cleaning – Following a traumatic event, blood may be present in the environment. Blood spills should be responded to immediately as blood is a potentially hazardous substance. Blood in its immediate state may contain disease from the person it passed from. Over the long term, blood as biological matter, will break down and decompose. This can lead to the proliferation of bacteria, insects and other biological decomposers. Not only will be remove any remnants of blood, but we will thoroughly disinfect the environment, removing all stains and odors.
  • Fort Mill Hoarder Clean Up- We clean all hoarder homes with respect and dignity. We will not make a production of any scene. If the cleanup is part of an unattended death we can perform both with a portion covered by insurance.
  • Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
    Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

    Sewage Backup Damage in Rock Hill

    11/30/2015 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Sewage Backup Damage in Rock Hill Sewage backup is not something you want to have.

    Winter has arrived!  But winter often brings heavy rains and snow, which can trigger sewer backups.  These usually come in through a sump well, washtub and/or toilet in a basement. During storms, the power gets knocked out, disabling the sump pump from protecting your Rock Hill basement.

    The damage can be costly, as the contaminated water or sewage usually destroys everything it comes into contact with. For the thousands of dollars in damage, it would be well worth purchasing the additional insurance coverage.  Typical cost for such a policy addition is $25 to $50 annually.  Costs for an average sewage loss range from $1,000 to $10,000 or more.

    Tips for handling a Rock Hill sewage backup can be found on our website.

    Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    Locally Owned Company with National Resources

    SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we are part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    Blood Cleanup Rock Hill

    11/25/2015 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Blood Cleanup Rock Hill Blood in Rock Hill needs to be cleaned up quickly and safely.

    Blood and Trauma Cleanup In Rock Hill

    When a Rock Hill loss or tragedy occurs, our team is committed to quietly, safely and discreetly restoring your house or the property to its pre-loss condition. Our professional staff at SERVPRO will lessen the distress of the situation by providing our services rapidly and compassionately. SERVPRO will handle the complete cleaning and reconstruction while working directly with your insurance company to minimize the pain and hassles for you and your family.

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

    • Unattended Death Clean Up
    • Natural Death Clean Up
    • Homicide Clean Up
    • Suicide Clean Up
    • Crime Scene Clean Up
    • Trauma Scene Clean Up
    • Distressed Housing / Hoarding Cleanup

    We pride ourselves on our immediate response, on call 24 hours a day, every day, we can respond within 1-2 hours! Your phone call is personally answered by one of our experienced and professionally trained team members. No one expects a tragedy, but when it does strike you can count on SERVPRO.

    Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
    Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    Sewage Cleanup And Septic Backup In Tega Cay

    11/18/2015 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Sewage Cleanup And Septic Backup In Tega Cay Sewage in Tega Cay needs cleaned up as soon as possible.

    Tega Cay Sewage Cleanup

    Sewage cleanup is a dirty job, and not only because of the obvious mess and odor. The real problem is the unseen hazard – biological and chemical contaminants left behind after the visible damage and the smell have been washed away. Whether flood water or a septic malfunction has unleashed the effects of sewer damage on your home or place of business, SERVPRO Restoration Services is the choice for prompt, professional sewer cleanup in the Tega Cay area.

    Because we know sewage cleanup is a time-sensitive project, SERVPRO is open for business 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We can make it out to most Tega Cay jobs in less than an hour, whether flood water causes sewer damage in the middle of the night, or your septic tank overflows during a major holiday or on the weekend.

    Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    Water Damage Caused by Sewage in Fort Mill

    10/12/2015 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Water Damage Caused by Sewage in Fort Mill Sewage Backup Needs Cleanup and Repair

    Steps that are Essential to Effective Sewage Cleanup in Fort Mill

    Proper sewage cleanup, in Fort Mill, is vital and requires immediate attention and action. Performing sewage cleanup encompasses inherent risks along with dealing with water damage to your structure. It is important to ensure that any cleanup is done properly, that is to say, safely and thoroughly. Exposure to bacteria and viruses can lead to serious illness and are often encountered in sewage water. Immediately take action and call a sewage cleanup and restoration company to perform the appropriate measures to manage and cleanup this contamination. 

    SERVPRO determines the type of water for effective sewage cleanup. This determination is done through assessing the category of water as Clean Water, Gray Water or Black Water. Following is a general travel path and procedures for returning your Fort Mill home to its previous condition.

    1.Wear protective clothing.

    2. Inspect the scope of the sewage damage, including the interior and exterior.

    3. Removal of all furnishings and possessions, this includes non-salvageable items such as carpets. Removal of damaged items.  Salvageable items should be removed and properly cleaned. SERVPRO uses an inventory checklist for documentation of salvageable and non-salvageable items. This checklist is the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS.)  

    4. Avoidance of cross-contamination and prevention of the spread of sewage damage to currently unaffected areas.

    5. Extract the actual sewage content, such as porous materials, cardboard, clothes, mattresses, books, upholstered furniture, and sewage water.

    6. Wash the contaminated areas after all damaged contents and sewage water has been removed with specialized industrial cleaners.

    7. Quickly dry the affected areas using high-velocity fans and dehumidifiers.

    8. Go over the areas that were affected by the water damage and sewage with disinfectants to ensure the extermination of bacteria and potential mold and mildew growth.

    9. Check household equipment. Inspect all fixtures appliances, and water supply lines to ensure total decontamination has been successful.

    Why Hire A Professional Sewage Cleanup Service Like SERVPRO?

    Why would you place yourself in personal jeopardy with the above steps for cleanup, decontamination, repair, and restoration of your Fort Mill home? Professional cleanup services are offered by these experts that have experience dealing with sewage and water damage. They have all the equipment needed, and they can provide an efficient cleanup service that will remove all sewage and clean any affected areas. For more information visit online or call SERVPRO.

    Have Storm or Flood Damage?
    Call Us Today (803) 324-5780

    Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

    We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to storm and disaster events. We are proud to be an active member of the Fort Mill community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

    Sewage Water Damage Cleanup In Fort Mill

    9/21/2015 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Sewage Water Damage Cleanup In Fort Mill Sewage flowing to a river, on the way to a house.

    Sewage Water Damage In Fort Mill   

    When you're dealing with sewage water damage in Fort Mill, things can get messy and very quickly. This specific type of problem can be caused by a broken sewage line that may cause a flood. The flood is not an ordinary flood because of the fact that it is pure sewage water (black water) or less contaminated gray water. Special precautions are required to ensure that the cleanup is done as safely and effectively as possible. Sewage water can be incredibly unhealthy and dangerous in a home environment. "Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible" states SERVPRO, a premier water damage restoration company.

    Not only is this type of sewage water damaging and unhealthy on its own, but water damage can also be a result of a broken sewage line. A weather related flood generated by the overflow of a river or stream may contain black water. The health issues that may occur from this unsanitary water calls for the hiring of experts, to safely, and expeditiously, get the job completed. The professionals of SERVPRO have the equipment, training and expertise to get you back into your house.

    At the first sign of a sewage flood, you'll want a professional assessment of the situation.  The experts can determine the best course of action to curtail further water or sewage damage.  It is essential to halt the spread of contamination. After a sewage flood, there are many tasks to be started: water extraction, dehumidifying the interior of the structure, odor removal, mold remediation and more.

    Whether it is water damage from a typical flood or you're dealing with the aftermath of a sewage line break in your Fort Mill home, you need professionals to clean up the mess. They are trained and experienced to deal with these problems, and they have all the essential equipment to get the job done. This is why so many people are making the decision to hire SERVPRO the water damage restoration specialists.

    Need Water Damage or Flood Cleanup Services?
    Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    Locally Owned Company with National Resources

    SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we are part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    How to Deal with Sewage Water Damage In Rock Hill

    9/17/2015 (Permalink)

    Biohazard How to Deal with Sewage Water Damage In Rock Hill Sewage flowing to a river, on the way to a house.

    Sewage Water Damage In Rock Hill   

    When you're dealing with sewage water damage in Rock Hill, things can get messy and very quickly. This specific type of problem can be caused by a broken sewage line that may cause a flood. The flood is not an ordinary flood because of the fact that it is pure sewage water (black water) or less contaminated gray water. Special precautions are required to ensure that the cleanup is done as safely and effectively as possible. Sewage water can be incredibly unhealthy and dangerous in a home environment. "Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible" states SERVPRO, a premier water damage restoration company.

    Not only is this type of sewage water damaging and unhealthy on its own, but water damage can also be a result of a broken sewage line. A weather related flood generated by the overflow of a river or stream may contain black water. The health issues that may occur from this unsanitary water calls for the hiring of experts, to safely, and expeditiously, get the job completed. The professionals of SERVPRO have the equipment, training and expertise to get you back into your house.

    At the first sign of a sewage flood, you'll want a professional assessment of the situation.  The experts can determine the best course of action to curtail further water or sewage damage.  It is essential to halt the spread of contamination. After a sewage flood, there are many tasks to be started: water extraction, dehumidifying the interior of the structure, odor removal, mold remediation and more.

    Whether it is water damage from a typical flood or you're dealing with the aftermath of a sewage line break in your Rock Hill home, you need professionals to clean up the mess. They are trained and experienced to deal with these problems, and they have all the essential equipment to get the job done. This is why so many people are making the decision to hire SERVPRO the water damage restoration specialists.

    Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

    Locally Owned Company with National Resources

    SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we are part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    Dealing With Water Damage Caused by Sewage in Rock Hill

    9/9/2015 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Dealing With Water Damage Caused by Sewage in Rock Hill Sewage Backup Needs Cleanup and Repair

    Steps that are Essential to Effective Sewage Cleanup in Rock Hill

    Proper sewage cleanup, in Rock Hill, is vital and requires immediate attention and action. Performing sewage cleanup encompasses inherent risks along with dealing with water damage to your structure. It is important to ensure that any cleanup is done properly, that is to say, safely and thoroughly. Exposure to bacteria and viruses can lead to serious illness and are often encountered in sewage water. Immediately take action and call a sewage cleanup and restoration company to perform the appropriate measures to manage and cleanup this contamination. 

    SERVPRO determines the type of water for effective sewage cleanup. This determination is done through assessing the category of water as Clean Water, Gray Water or Black Water. Following is a general travel path and procedures for returning your Rock Hill home to its previous condition.

    1.Wear protective clothing.

    2. Inspect the scope of the sewage damage, including the interior and exterior.

    3. Removal of all furnishings and possessions, this includes non-salvageable items such as carpets. Removal of damaged items.  Salvageable items should be removed and properly cleaned. SERVPRO uses an inventory checklist for documentation of salvageable and non-salvageable items. This checklist is the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS.)  

    4. Avoidance of cross-contamination and prevention of the spread of sewage damage to currently unaffected areas.

    5. Extract the actual sewage content, such as porous materials, cardboard, clothes, mattresses, books, upholstered furniture, and sewage water.

    6. Wash the contaminated areas after all damaged contents and sewage water has been removed with specialized industrial cleaners.

    7. Quickly dry the affected areas using high-velocity fans and dehumidifiers.

    8. Go over the areas that were affected by the water damage and sewage with disinfectants to ensure the extermination of bacteria and potential mold and mildew growth.

    9. Check household equipment. Inspect all fixtures appliances, and water supply lines to ensure total decontamination has been successful.

    Why Hire A Professional Sewage Cleanup Service Like SERVPRO?

    Why would you place yourself in personal jeopardy with the above steps for cleanup, decontamination, repair, and restoration of your Rock Hill home? Professional cleanup services are offered by these experts that have experience dealing with sewage and water damage. They have all the equipment needed, and they can provide an efficient cleanup service that will remove all sewage and clean any affected areas. For more information visit online or call SERVPRO.

    Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
    Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

    We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to storm and disaster events. We are proud to be an active member of the Fort Mill community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

    Rock Hill Biohazard Cleanup

    8/28/2015 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Rock Hill Biohazard Cleanup Need Biohazard Cleanup Services in Rock Hill South Carolina.

    Biohazard Cleanup Services Rock Hill South Carolina 

    If you thought cleaning was difficult, imagine cleaning up biohazard waste. This really does take cleaning up a notch. It is not just dust bunnies and smudges on mirrors, biohazard cleanup entails sewage, crime scene, or even harmful residue cleanup. In order to safely and effectively cleanup these kinds of messes, it requires some serious work. If you are in or near the Rock Hill area, contact SERVPRO to do the dirty work.

    Sewage Cleanup Services 

    Sewage backups happen. When they happen, they can leave quite an unpleasant mess--a biohazard mess that needs to be cleaned up by professionals like SERVPRO cleaning services. Sewage not only smells rank but the microorganisms themselves are harmful to the inappropriate locations they have been deposited at. Cleaning and restoration experts know how to remove the sewage and contain it. Furthermore, they know the proper methods to cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing the facility. As soon as the sewage backup and mess are noticed it is best to contact a cleaning specialist right away so that the environment does not remain unhealthy for much longer.

    Crime Scene Cleaning Services 

    Another type of serious cleanup that reaches the biohazard status is a crime or the scene of a traumatic accident. When bodily fluids and/or tissues are exposed or present at a scene, it can be very uncomfortable. It is not healthy for the blood borne pathogens to be present in this state. The potentially pathogenic substances at the scene need to be cleaned up in a professional manner. There is more to it than just scrubbing--safety precautions need to be made so that the facility can be deemed sanitary once again. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals know how to clean, disinfect, and deodorize the facility.

    Illegal Drug Manufacturing Cleanup 

    Another common biohazard site to cleanup are locations where illegal drugs are produced. This has biohazard written all over it. For those in the Rock Hill area, there are professionals who know how to cleanup these biohazard sites by following federal and state guidelines to effectively and thoroughly clean the surfaces where such activities had taken place. Methamphetamines are an example of an illegal drug that people create in a room or a home or garage. In order for that structure to not be condemned afterwards, an expert cleanup company needs to come in and make it not a toxic place once again.

    Don't Chance It, Use SERVPRO Rock Hill Professional Cleaners

    You might be thinking to yourself, "Well okay that sounds like serious work but anyone could do that." And the correct response is, "No, not just anyone can cleanup biohazard waste and deemed biohazard sites." For legal and liability matters alone, it is best to have a professional team come in and cleanup a mess at this magnitude. Many times in these cases, the law is involved. Federal and South Carolina state standards as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA) need to be met when cleaning up biohazard sites.

    Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
    Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

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

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

    Rock Hill Black Water Damage Restoration

    7/23/2015 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Rock Hill Black Water Damage Restoration When floodwater has different contaminating agents, as well as virus that can present severe health risks, it is referred to as "black water."

    Black Water Damage Restoration

    When floodwater has different contaminating agents, as well as virus that can present severe health risks, it is referred to as "black water." In many areas of the United States, flooding is a serious risk, and Rock Hill black water contamination is always possible. Storms, hurricanes, and the thawing of snow can all contribute to floods by leading to rising water from natural bodies of water and causing sewage back-flows.


    If you want to remediate Rock Hill black water contamination that is present in a building, it is best to contact SERVPRO. The task will necessitate a great deal of copious planning, and specialized equipment will be needed. A licensed contractor will have the expertise to assess the situation, as well as clean and dry the necessary locations. The following is a list of steps that should be followed in the case of black water damage:


    1. Make sure that all building workers and other occupants are safe. Anyone who is working will need to don protective equipment, such as eye protection, boots, gloves, respirators, and waterproof coveralls.


    2. The contractor who was hired must thoroughly inspect all of the affected areas to be able to assess the seriousness and nature of any damage, which will have an impact on the remainder of the restoration process.


    3. Excess Rock Hill water needs to be removed as quickly as possible, in order to prevent any further damage. It is also important to remove sewage, contaminated porous materials, and any other waste. Negative air machines, air scrubbers, and other specialized tools may need to be utilized to stop the contamination from spreading. EPA-approved disinfectants will be used on affected surfaces.


    4. Once the contractor has finished sanitizing, a balanced drying system will be put into place to restore damaged areas to their former conditions. Specialized procedures will be used here, as well as specialized equipment and products, including high capacity air movers and professional dehumidifiers.


    In all situations of property damage, including that of black water contamination, contact the local SERVPRO office. These professionals will provide services to restore properties after disasters and minimize the overall losses.

    Our Water Damage Restoration Process

    Since every flood and water damage scenario is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. However, the overall water restoration process remains the same. The steps below detail our restoration process for the typical water-damaged property.

    Step 1: Emergency Contact

    Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

    Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

    Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

    Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

    Step 6: Restoration

    Tega Cay sewage clean up

    1/27/2014 (Permalink)

    Tega Cay is still having problems with sewage back ups and sewage overflows in homes in the area. Just recently a large amont has flowed into Lake Wylie. If you have had sewage in your home call SERVPRO today for professional help.