Recent Biohazard Posts

COVID-19 we can help

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

covid- 19 MAP locations with confirmed COVID-19 cases

SERVPRO of Tracy is here to help stop the spread, Call us for hospital grade cleaning services.

209.834.0200

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and now with this new virus (named SARS-CoV-2).

The SARS-CoV-2 virus is a betacoronavirus, like MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV. All three of these viruses have their origins in bats. The sequences from U.S. patients are similar to the one that China initially posted, suggesting a likely single, recent emergence of this virus from an animal reservoir.

Early on, many of the patients at the epicenter of the outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China had some link to a large seafood and live animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. Later, a growing number of patients reportedly did not have exposure to animal markets, indicating person-to-person spread. Person-to-person spread was subsequently reported outside Hubei and in countries outside China, including in the United States. Some international destinations now have ongoing community spread with the virus that causes COVID-19, as do some parts of the United States. Community spread means some people have been infected and it is not known how or where they became exposed. Learn more about the spread of this newly emerged coronavirus.

Biohazards Cleanup

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

Backseat of a car with dirt and human waste on it Car seats heavily soiled with human waste

SERVPRO of Tracy received an emergency call to do a Biohazardnad cleanup, remove needles and deodorize  for this particular car. Cleaning up after needles and human waste is removed isn't something that anybody wants to deal with. Because bloodborne pathogens could be harmful to humans.

Calling a professional cleanup company such as SERVPRO of Tracy is recommended, because we know how to clean, disinfect and restore the affected area. We have highly trained and certified technicians to do these kinds of biohazard jobs.

We cleaned, disinfect and deodorized this car to our customer satisfaction. All the biohazard materials collected and disposed off in a regulated facility.

SERVPRO of Tracy's trained technicians can also clean trauma, crime scene cleanup and any kinds of biohazards sites wherever is needed.

Any questions please call SERVPRO of Tracy @ 209-834-0200

What is an Ozone Generator?

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

This Ozone Generator is the most modern, technically advanced Ozone Generator system on the market today.
  • Here at SERVPRO of Tracy, we handle Ozone Generators which are one of the most common ways to quickly remove airborne contaminates and odors from homes, offices, and even cars.
  • The same molecular process that makes ozone generators so effective is also what makes them dangerous.
  •  When inhaled, ozone can damage the lungs. It can take up to 60 minutes after the generator cycle ends for the ozone to be neutralized, making it safe to breathe.

What is an Ozone?

  1. Ozone is a molecule composed of three atoms of oxygen.
  2. Two atoms of oxygen form the basic oxygen molecule.
  3. Ozone generators create O3, (ozone) which disburses into the space to be treated. Nature creates O3 as a natural cleaner during thunderstorms, and from sunlight striking the earth’s atmosphere.
  4. Have you ever taken a walk after a thunderstorm and experienced the clean, fresh smell in the air? That's O3, or ozone cleaning the air.
  5. After removing the source of the odor, use the ozone machine to oxidize remaining organic odors. Ozone can be especially helpful in fire or smoke damage restoration.

We here at SERVPRO of Tracy use our ozone machines in these type of jobs, large and small. After drying the area fully and removing any organic matter, set the unit as a high as possible. Ozone is heavier than air and will fall. Set up an air mover to help circulate the ozone. Once completed, you must ventilate thoroughly for it to be safe. Call us on 209-834-0200 for more information.

Our van is fully equipped for your needs.

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Inside of one of the SERVPRO OF TRACY van with equipment. Give us a call on 209-834-0200

Here at SERVPRO OF TRACY, our vans are equipped for any kinds of water or fire damage in an emergency.

Our crews are professionals and highly trained for any kinds of disaster 24 hours a day - seven days a week.

Most importantly, a restoration effort reduces the after-effects a blaze can have on the health of those who return in. If a homeowner does not have the property restored by a professional, the results can be found later on down the line. To an untrained eye they might believe the issue has been fixed, they experience the remaining impacts of indoor air pollution for numerous months later on in the form of increased respiratory discomfort.  

SERVPRO OF TRACY are leading experts in fire restoration. They are trained to help remove your belongings as well as cleaning and storing them until your property has been restored to its original condition.