Recent Biohazard Posts

Popcorn Ceiling Collapses

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

hazardous asbestos Ceiling collapses after water damage in an upstairs unit leaks to the lower unit.

Water intrusion can happen when you least expect it. This photo shows water damage to a ceiling caused by the unit above. The water came down and the weight forced the ceiling to collapse. As you can see, the ceiling was textured with popcorn texture. In many situations popcorn texture contains asbestos. The professionals at SERVPRO were able to clean up the mess from the drywall collapsing as well as contain the asbestos fibers that were knocked loose by the damage.  SERVPRO offers asbestos and mold abatement services.  SERVPRO specializes in containing hazardous materials and thoroughly removing any airborne fibers by use of negative air chambers.  Asbestos is extremely dangerous and can cause many health problems in the human respiratory system. With proper containment and negative air machines, the professionals at SERVPRO can tackle any abatement project.

Hoarding, It's No Joke

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

hallway filled with garbage, lint, boxes, and trash bags Statistics show 1 out of 7 homes are hoarders

Hoarding Is More Common Than You Think

Did you know that statistics show that 1 out of every 7 homes are hoarding homes?  We were called into this property to restore it after the owner had passed away. Hoarding is a disorder that can be accompanied by extreme filth and  infectious bacteria. 

Hoarding can cause many serious health effects, as most hoarding homes are unsanitary. Those affected by this disorder often times will not throw away any trash, old food, used toilet paper, and many other dirty items that can cause many serious health issues. 

SERVPRO provides the perfect clean up and biohazard services needed to recover a hoarding affected home and bring it back to its original shape. Our team removed all items within the home. We also sanitized the home with high professional grade bacterial disinfectants.