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Biomedical Waste Recovery and Disposal

CASE 2: HOARDING CLEANING

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The deceased rested in the bedroom of a home affected by heavy hoarding and filth.  The project began with the initial assessment of the contaminated environment.  The primary biological contaminated area consisted of a significant amount of blood and body fluid in the middle of the front bedroom where the 1st responders knocked down a brick wall to recover the body.  

 

After the initial assessment and development of the waste removal plan, all applicable PPE was applied and then the entire area was treated with the primary disinfectant Shockwave.  The disinfectant was applied countless times during this remediation process.  During the dwell time needed for the disinfectant application, a review was performed in the collateral area to better define the biological contamination plume and for quality control.  The decomposition area on this project was in a front room. 

The scope included placing the personal salvageable items in a segregated, concentrated area in a portion of the home in order to remove contents/trash and manipulate contents in preparation for disposal.  These actions were to relieve the home from condemnation from the local health department.  

 

After the mobilization of all resources needed to begin capturing the large volume filth and trash, technicians then gather what is needed to be disposed of while putting aside items that have questionable salvage value.  As the project progresses, the technicians will continue to apply layers of hygiene restoration fog to continue to improve the affected environment.  

 

Medical waste, such as needles, are placed in a sharps container, and then down inside the medical waste disposal box.  The house had no power and the occupant was receiving power from a neighbor through extension cords that stretched across the yard.    

 

Once the capture of the trash and Segregation of salvageable items was complete, the brick wall that was taken down in order to remove the body had a window built inside of it to restore security to the structure.  It is difficult to communicate in writing how poor the hygiene was in the home.  

 

Feces were in plastic bags tossed into recess areas.  To combat odor and assist in restoring hygiene, the entire structure was treated with an atomizing fog of Get The Odor Out. The base ingredient of this product is Stabilized Chlorine Dioxide (2000 PPM, EPA listed light-duty bactericide).  

 

This atomizing fog was reapplied throughout the project to combat dust and particulate, in addition to, restoring biological hygiene as a bactericide.  The personal protective equipment used on this biohazard remediation project was PureShield high risk gloves, plastic face shields, various respirators, and KleenGuard Ultra Bloodborne pathogen rated suits.  The inputs on the project were 133 hours of technician labor, 20 gallons of disinfectant, 12 gallons of odor neutralizer, 4 gallons of biological fluid indicator, and 37 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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We provide biohazard medical waste pickup for compliant disposal for your dental surgeon, dentist, doctor, funeral home, or clinical practice. And unattended death cleanup.

 

Your needles and sharps containers may be locked and included in the medical waste box contents for destruction in the Carrollton, Addison, Farmers Branch, TX area.

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