Recent Biohazard Posts

Post Accident/Death Clean-up

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

Biohazard authorized personnel only sign written in English and Spanish SERVPRO Is Here To Help With Biohazard Trauma Cleanup

SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County gets called to many different scenarios every week. We have helped clean up after broken pipes, kitchen fires, chemical spills and septic tank back-ups. One type of clean-up that we deal with but often goes unnoticed but takes special care and requires a special crew - the clean up & disinfecting and deodorization after a death or suicide.  

SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County recognizes this is an unplanned and unfortunate circumstance that no one is prepared to handle, but we are here to help. Our company treats each case with confidentiality, dignity, respect and compassion.  Our trained team of professionals follows OSHA and EPA protocols to transform the environment back to a clean and safe area. We work directly with the family and clearly communicate the process to ensure their satisfaction. We sympathize that these particular jobs often need to be done quickly and safely and strive to complete them within the expectations and timeline of the family.  

With these sensitive situations, you can be confident that SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County has the ability to help you through your difficult time so you can focus on other details. Call us and let us help you and your family through this stressful time. 262-542-0900

Tales from the Toilet

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

dark residential basement covered in stinky sewage  Sewer Damage

"Ooooh that smell
Can't you smell that smell
Ooooh that smell
The smell of death surrounds you"

Yes these may be just popular song lyrics from Lynyrd Skynyrd, but how real are those words? When issues with septic back up happen, this is not something you want to do as a DIY weekend project with your spouse. Let the professionals at SERVPRO take care of you. We have the equipment needed to get the job done in a timely and hassle free manner. 

Believe it or not, flushing toilets only began in the late 1800's, and while we are fortunate enough to live in a time that allows us to drain the waste into a city sewage system, that doesn't always mean that it is one hundred percent foul proof.

Pay attention for the first signs that you may have an issue:

  • Uncommon Sounds. The sound of constantly running water signals trouble in the sewer line. ...
  • Moist Floor. Floors that feel spongy or moist underfoot are telltale signs of sewer leakage. ...
  • Unpleasant Odors. ...
  • Cracks in Your Home. ...
  • Landscape Growth. ...
  • Rats Problem. ...
  • Higher Water Bill.

Depending on your perception, Life is like a sewer, what you get out of it is what you put into it (Tom Lehrer). And sometimes it actually STINKS!