Biological cleanup can be necessary for a number of reasons, from chemical contaminants or biohazardous material to mold and other fungi. Exposure to these types of materials can be hazardous to those living in the home, and can pose serious health risks to people and pets. Failing to immediately clean up and remove biohazardous material creates a dangerous environment for all. The first step when you know you have potentially hazardous biological contaminants in your home or building is to call a biohazard clean-up and restoration company.
There are many scenarios that can lead to biohazardous material getting in your home. This can include trauma or crimes, malfunctioning plumbing, chemical spills or mold growth. Specialized training and professional teams are required to deal with most biohazardous scenarios to prevent additional injury or contamination. If you have any of the following situations, contact your restoration company for immediate clean up:
In Montana, one of the biggest biological hazards in your home is mold growth. Mold is part of the natural environment, and spores are almost always floating through the air, both inside the home and out. However, mold may begin to grow indoors when the spores land on surfaces that are wet in warmer locations. This is a common problem in Montana, as snowy winters give way to warmer springs and summers.
Mold can cause health problems as they produce allergens and irritants, as well as potentially toxic substances called “mycotoxins,” in some specific scenarios. Inhaling or touching mold may cause reactions, including: sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, skin rash, throat or mouth irritations, increase asthma attacks or additional health issues. If you experience any combination of these symptoms, contact a mold clean-up professional to address the issue.
Biohazardous emergencies don’t happen at convenient times or during business hours; often, you won’t know you need a biological clean-up team until the moment it happens.
That’s why the team at Allied Property Restoration is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information or to start your clean-up process, contact us today.