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How to Prevent a Sewage Backup in Your Home

Last month, we discussed the 4 most common causes of sewage backups. This month, we are sharing ways that you can prevent a sewage backup in your home. Dispose of grease, fats, and oils properly – What happens to grease and oil when they cool down? They solidify. If you pour grease down your kitchen…

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4 Common Causes of Sewage Backups

4 Common Causes of Sewer Backups

No one wants to think about sewage backups, but they are all too common. Once sewage overflows into your home, it is not safe for you to clean it up. Sewage water is full of contaminants, ranging from viruses and bacteria to pharmaceutical drugs, mold, pesticides and other biohazards. The 4 Most Common Causes of…

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Suicide Cleanup: Why you should always hire professionals

suicide cleanup

Cleaning up after a suicide is both physically exhausting and emotionally overwhelming. It also requires a degree of training that the average layperson doesn’t possess. We have numerous articles about why you should always hire a professional to clean up a decomposed body: Death and Decomposition Cleanup Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting – What’s the difference?…

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What is hoarding disorder?

According to the Mayo Clinic, hoarding disorder is: a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs. Hoarding is very different from collecting.…

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Hoarding Cleanup Health Risks

Most people see hoarding as a problem of too much stuff, but did you know that hoarding can be dangerous to your health and a serious safety issue? Hoarding dangers can include, but are not limited to: Mold and mildew growth Structural damage to the home Rodent and bug infestation Airborne bacteria from animal or…

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Collection of Untreated Waste in Alabama

We recently posted an article on our blog titled: Biomedical Waste Cleanup. That article is a good place to start if you are looking for an overview of what biomedical waste is and how it can be safely treated and disposed of. The article you are reading now is a followup to the previous article.…

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Sept 20: Discovery Middle School

Presented by the Huntsville Police Academy: what they have learned to help protect students, teachers, and staff. Sponsored by Alabama Bio-Clean General Information Flier Tentative Agenda    

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Biomedical Waste Cleanup

What is biomedical waste? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines medical waste as: All waste materials containing blood or other potentially infectious material which could drip or flake generated at health care facilities, such as hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, dental practices, blood banks, and veterinary hospitals/clinics, as well as medical research facilities and laboratories. The Medical…

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Keeping Your Family Safe from Biohazards in the Home

Biohazards in the Home bacteria

This article is meant to assist you in identifying biohazards in and around the home in order to keep your family safe. Being able to spot a potential hazard is key to distinguishing what is safe to clean up on your own, and what must be handled by a professional. Knowing the best and safest…

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Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting – What’s the difference? 

There is a big difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. If your home or business has been exposed to dangerous pathogens, it is imperative to know the difference so that you can make sound decisions. An area can look spotless, but can actually be teaming with bacteria and other harmful pathogens. Cleaning: visible soil, dust,…

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