Recent Biohazard Posts

Collectors House

12/11/2017 (Permalink)

Kitchen/Living room combo

At SERVPRO of Palm Springs we called on to deal with some very interesting projects. We have to deal with what we politely term as a collector’s house. These are projects that not only have a lot of physical work that is required but can also pose emotional problems for the client. We try and maintain a sense of caring and understanding, as well as focus and professionalism.

In this picture we see a shot of a person’s kitchen and living area, a large amount of personal items have been accumulated over the years and have affected access as well present additional work for the project. In this case we had a water damage that could not be mitigated until we cleared out all of the items. The hard part is that a technician does not know what is of value and what can be disposed of. Sometimes the owner has attachment to items that have no apparent value to others but still must be sorted and catalogued.

These jobs are not for the novice providers as they present some of the most challenging work that a vendor can undertake.

Power outage concerns

9/29/2016 (Permalink)

What happens in the 'fridge when the power goes out?

At SERVPRO of Palm Springs and Indian Wells we encounter a variety of clean-up situations.

In this picture we see a shot of a refrigerator at a residence where the power had gone out. Once the organic material comes to room temperature mold and decay set in. You can also experience pest infestation.

This home was a rental property and the incident was not reported until a resident in a neighboring unit complained of odor issues.

If you happen upon this scenario, Do NOT OPEN THE FRIDGE!!!  This will break the seal and release a huge amount of off-gassing.

We typically shrink-wrap the unit, lay down protective covering on the floor, and dolly to a disposal vehicle.

Sometimes these units can be saved, but that service is cost-prohibitive.

Call SERVPRO, "Like it never even happened".

Hospice Cleaning

9/27/2016 (Permalink)

Hospice Clean-up

At SERVPRO of Palm Springs and SERVPRO of Indian Wells we are here to help with any size disaster.

In this photo we see a shot of a residence where a lovd one has moved on.

During the hospice portion of persons life , the home can fall into a state that requires poffessional attention.

It is not uncommon for this process to be an emotional and physical overload for some.

We are here to help any aspect of the cleaning job. We provide disposal services for any of the contents that are to hard to handle.

We also clean the structure in accordance with the IICRC standards that are set forth for our industry. We are here to help with any size...or type...of disaster.

SERVPRO, "Like it never even happened".

Bio-Hazard clean-up at Casino

8/15/2016 (Permalink)

HEPA filtration to minimize or eliminate odor issues, Containment to keep it under control.

At SERVPRO of Palm Springs and SERVPRO of Indian wells; One of our local casinos was affected by a septic issue that created a very foul odor throughout an entire floor of the building.  

When a hospitality facility has a concern which may impact there customer base, they need to know that it will taken care of quickly and effectively.

SERVPRO was able to setup containment barriers to encapsulate the affected area. We sealed of the venilation to stop further spead of OV particles. We then set up HEPA filters and negative air to improve the air-quality.

Once the area was sealed, cleaned and stabilized: it was ready for the Casino's maintainence staff to alleviate the remaining issue.

We can fix the problem ourselves or work with others to do it as a Team

SERVPRO, "Like it never even happened!"