Biohazardous and Infectious Disease Cleanup Processes: What to Know

The need for biohazardous and infectious disease cleanup isn’t a topic that comes up for most people every day. But when you do need to know how to respond, it’s often an emergency—and not everyone can respond as well under trying circumstances as compared to when they are prepared or have easy access to information about what to do. In this post, we share the information you need on what to do when biohazard cleanup or infectious disease cleanup is needed, including: The definition of biohazard cleanup The definition of infectious disease cleanup How NOT to handle these types of situations How to handle blood cleanup/bodily fluid cleanup How to clean up after an unattended death occurs How to manage infectious disease cleanup Commercial cleanup Choosing a professional cleaning company If you have questions about this type of professional cleaning for your home or business, you can contact us online.…

Infectious Disease Cleanup and Containment in Virginia

Total Decontamination for Your Commercial or Residential Property Stopping the potential outbreak of infectious disease is not a task to attempt on your own. At Advanced Bio Treatment, our expert technicians will quickly respond to your home or facility, inspect and assess the scene, and execute a comprehensive cleanup and disinfection plan tailored to your needs. Whether your Virginia residence, business, medical facility, or other property has uncontained biohazards or even the possibility of their presence, we are ready to help right away. Call now for our infectious disease cleanup services, including: Commercial businesses and facilities: We know how important it is to return your property to a clean, safe condition so that you can get right back to business. Advanced Bio Treatment offers 24/7 availability to handle any emergency at any time. We work quickly to restore your business to safety and minimize disruption and downtime. Residential cleanup: If…

Infectious Disease: What is MRSA Infection?

What is MRSA Infection? "The Superbug Staph" We at Advanced Bio Treatment have come across various infectious diseases in-which we have had to decontaminate, because it's our job to provide and perform these Biohazard cleanup services, in order to keep you and your family safe. If you have ever wondered: "What is MRSA Infection" or "What does MRSA stand for?" or even the answer to the question: "How is MRSA Infection Spread? We have compiled some information on the MRSA Infection. MRSA infection comes from a bacterium: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, which has developed a resistance to commonly used antibiotics that killed the bacterium until recently. Its name describes its characteristics: “Methicillin” is the antibiotic that once destroyed the bacterium. “Staphylococcus aureus” is the name of the staph bacterium that is common in the nose and on skin. What makes MRSA infection so dangerous is the fact that the bacterium has developed…

What You Don’t Know About Blood-Borne Pathogens

OSHA defines blood-borne pathogens as “infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans” (https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/bloodbornepathogens/). They include the deadly Hepatitis B and C viruses and also HIV. The Hepatitis B virus can live for up to a week on a contaminated surface. Hepatitis C can live for up to 4 days outside the body. Blood-borne pathogens are transmitted via blood and other bodily fluids when the blood or fluid makes contact with the bloodstream of an uninfected person. This contact happens when blood and bodily fluids touch the broken skin or mucous membrane of an uninfected person. “Broken skin” can be as tiny as an insect bite or pinhole puncture created by a needle or any sharp object. It can be simply the damaged skin of a sunburn or blister. Mucous membranes exist in the eyes, nose, and mouth. They also exist in the female genitals. Some of…

The Zika Virus: What You Don’t Know Can Have Devastating Consequences

As summer winds down, deadly mosquitoes still thrive and multiply in places like Florida, where it stays hot all year in the southern part of the state and until December or January in the northern part. Don’t let the calendar or cooler temperatures make you complacent. Mosquitoes carry Zika, a serious infectious disease that causes many birth defects in unborn babies, the most serious and most common of which is microcephaly. According to the CDC, 2,722 cases of Zika have been reported in the United States. In US territories, that number is a staggering 14,059. Of the nearly 3,000 stateside cases, Florida has over 500 Zika cases, and all of them were transmitted in the Miami-Dade County area, more specifically, in the Wynwood and Miami Beach neighborhoods. If you live in or travel to these areas – or any high-risk area – you are at risk of contracting the Zika…