Recent Biohazard Posts

Arson Fire Marijuana Dispensery

1/10/2023 (Permalink)

fire Fire

SERVPRO San Gabriel responding to a post arson fire in the city of Paramount CA.  

Ever since CA legalized cannabis operations there has been a significant increase in clandestine operations both in the growing and selling of Marijuana.  Several factors have contributed the spread of illicit growing and sales. 

Non existent penalties: Cities and municipalities are no longer treating marijuana as high risk criminal activity. Illicit growers are now incentive by the none existent enforcement and penalties by police and courts. 

Additionally with the high taxes associated with legal grow operations, dispensaries are incentive to buy from cheaper growers who circumvent taxes and oversized by clandestinely growing marijuana.

SERVPRO of San Gabriel is the premier remediation and restoration provider in Los Angeles for Marijuana remediation and Restoration.

We clean up sewage spill in Los Angeles, CA

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

We cleaned up a sewage overflow in elderly persons home is Los Angeles CA. It was a very messy job, fecal matter was discharged. Extra care was required in order to clean, decontaminate and repair this property.  

Sewer backups should be considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes. SERVPRO Professionals have specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean contaminants like sewage.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

Category 1 water is from a clean source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet. If not treated quickly, this water can turn into category 2 or 3, depending on length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants

Category 2: "Gray Water"

Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness. Examples include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

Category 3: "Black Water"

Category 3 water is grossly contaminated. Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

24 Hour Emergency Service

SERVPRO of San Gabriel's Professionals are available 24 hours a day. Our specialists are always here with specialized training, equipment and protective gear to safely restore your home or business.

Toilet Overflow or Sewer Backup?

Call us 626-478-0286 We can help

Bloody mess in El Monte, CA

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

A family with a newborn baby had a major scare the end of 2020. One afternoon the wife and daughter of the man that called SERVPRO San Gabriel had been home alone when an intruder broke into their home carrying a machete saw that he had on and running. This intruder came in through the back door of the house, and ran throughout the entire property. He got his blood everywhere. From the ground, the walls, the bathroom, the baby's room, crib and bedding. I would be disgusted and terrified being a new parent and having this blood all over my child's belongings. With that being said, these homeowners and new parents contacted SERVPRO of San Gabriel. We arrived as police were finishing their report and removing the intruder from the premises. When SERVPRO of San Gabriel arrived they began to remove and dump all affected contents in proper biohazard waste containers. After removing affected contents technicians began tearing out and removing affected areas and followed up with a decontamination job. The homeowner was extremely pleased with our work and has actually referred us. "Thank you SERVPRO San Gabriel, I'm very pleased with the work .. THANK YOU!"

Biohazard Safety

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of San Gabriel specializes in biohazard, water, fire mitigation and restoration. Biohazard contaminants should be considered very dangerous as they can pose a serious health risk. Sewer backups and flood water are two common biohazard scenarios that can affect homes and businesses. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore this type of contamination.

In case of a biohazard incident, please do not leave any items or personal possession in the contaminated water. SERVPRO of San Gabriel do not want to have any cases of cross contamination, since all biohazard cleanups are considered cat.3. Exposures to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. It will be safe if homeowners evacuate from the contaminated area.

Accident is not controllable and if anything happened, please call SERVPRO of San Gabriel if your house got any concerned of Biohazard issue. SERVPRO of San Gabriel is always ready and glad to help home owner to clean their frustration.