Recent Biohazard Posts

Hoarder Damage Cleanup Services in Youngstown, OH

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Our team of professionals has what it takes to restore properties impacted by hoarder situations.

This master bedroom was the result of a hoarder situation. This bedroom was packed with contents, infested with ants and had significant odor. SERVPRO of East Mahoning County was called in to clean up the aftermath! 

After the cleanup, sanitizing and haul away services were finished, SERVPRO of East Mahoning County performed the necessary demolition, design & reconstruction services to restore this home and it's charm.  
Our customer was elated as we turned what was once a stressful situation into ease. 

Our team of trained professionals will treat your family with respect, compassion and care while helping bring restoration from damage including hoarder living conditions.

If you would like additional information on our cleanup & restoration services, please give our office a call at 330-536-7477. 

Check out our certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification by clicking here.

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Methamphetamine Lab Cleanup

12/6/2017 (Permalink)


Owner Katie Dobson was featured on WKBN to explain proper procedures for drug cleanups.

Drug cleanups should be conducted by professionals to avoid any dangers or overdoses. The article discusses different incidents where the substance is absorbed through the skin.

Proper Cleanup

Our certified technicians perform their cleanup while wearing a hazmat suit for protection.

SERVPRO realizes many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. We follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

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Meth Lab Cleanup

1/9/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO offers many services big or small, normal or unexpected. We specialize in biohazard cleanup which includes sewage, crime scene, accident, hoarding, animal waste, chemical, meth lab, and more. Meth labs can be found in your Youngstown area. SERVPRO realizes chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine leave harmful residues throughout the location where meth was being made. We are trained professionals who follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all of the surfaces affected. A meth lab location must first have all obvious dangers removed such as chemicals, equipment, drugs, and other illegal items. Then the whole area is cleaned and if necessary the land and waters are also cleaned. After this has been done, the location will then again be inhabitable.

For any biohazard cleanup contact us at (330)536-7477 and check us out on Facebook.

Biohazard Emergency

9/12/2016 (Permalink)

Sewer backups and flood water are biohazard contaminants which can be very dangerous and can affect your homes and businesses. The biohazard can pose health risks; it is important to call certified professionals, like SERVPRO employees to take care of the sewage with their high quality products to achieve efficient results. Stay out of the affected areas after the contamination has taken place. If the situation is extreme or life threatening call emergency services and turn off the HVAC system. Try to not leave affected wet fabrics on the floor and hang them instead. Dispose of all book, magazine, or any other objects which may leave color residue on the carpets or floors. Biohazards like flood water or sewer backups need to be considered as an emergency because if you wait it can lead to extreme hazards.

Professional Care

9/9/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is trained to safely remove bio-hazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations. It is important to have professionals take care of bio-hazard situations to prevent any health risks because if failure to correctly remove bio-hazards can contribute a dangerous environment. The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other bio-hazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances. We provide cleanup and recovery services for many bio-hazard situations. These include the following:

Sewage backups

Crime scene residues

Suicide/death accidents

Homicide cleanups

Blood cleanup

Accident cleanup

Hoarding scenes

Animal waste/remains

Chemical spills

Tear gas cleanup

Meth lab cleanup

Bio-hazard Clean Up

9/7/2016 (Permalink)

Sewage can cause contamination if not controlled by professionals when it enters your home or office. Harmful microorganisms that enter your structure can be properly cleaned, deodorized, and sanitized by the SERVPRO team. They professionally eliminate the bacteria from your home or building and bring your structure back to a safe environment. SERVPRO has a highly trained team of qualified professionals who use advanced equipment. We have numerous products specifically for odor removal and are capable of neutralizing unpleasant odors thoroughly. The process of identifying and eliminating odors can be tricky unless you are a certified professional like the SERVPRO team. Not only are we qualified for sewage control and odor removal, but we have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

Air Ducts and HVAC

Biohazard and Sewage

Trauma and Crime Scene

Carpet and Upholstery

Drapes and Blinds

Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors

Odor Removal and Deodorization


3 Water Stages

8/29/2016 (Permalink)

Sewage backups should not be taken light considering that can be very dangerous by causing severe illness. The contaminated water and bacteria could lead to infectious diseases if not taken care of immediately. There are three different types of stages of water, three being the most hazardous. The first stage is clean water which is usually from a broke water line, but this stage can quickly turn into stage two or three if untreated. Stage two is usually from toilet or dish overflow and is considered gray water. Stage two may include bacteria and viruses and needs to be treated immediately to prevent stage three from occurring. Stage three water is extremely hazardous and contained with unsanitary water filled with bacteria; if this water is ingested it could lead to life-threatening illness or death and all contact to this water should be avoided. We are a 24/7 hour service and if any emergencies like this occur we are able to help here at SERVPRO.

Death Cleanups

8/29/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO specializes in efficiently removing any bodily fluids that could potentially impose health concerns. There have been many incidents where a body has been left unattended to decompose for days. We have a highly qualified staff who are trained to clean, decontaminate and freshen the structure. Our SERVPRO employees are experienced in crime scene residues, suicide/death accidents, homicide cleanups, blood cleanup, and accident cleanup. With our high quality products and experienced staff we will rejuvenate your home, “Like it never even happened.”  Let us take care of your unfortunate incident immediately to prevent serious illness from the unsanitary atmosphere that contain bacteria and viruses. Taking action instantly is extremely necessary to avoid danger to your health; our special training and equipment focuses on cleaning these environments.

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can Restore your Boardman Home or Business

7/22/2016 (Permalink)

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of East Mahoning County

SERVPRO of East Mahoning County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.