Recent Biohazard Posts

Is Human Waste a Biohazard

5/11/2023 (Permalink)

Biohazardous human waste SERVPRO of Point Pleasant provides cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. Call us today at 732-202-3001.

The definition of Biohazard waste according to Wikipedia is “Biohazard waste is a biological substance that poses a threat to the health of living organisms, primarily humans. This could include a sample of a microorganism, virus or toxin that can adversely affect human health. A
biohazard could also be a substance harmful to other living beings.” Human feces may
potentially contain a variety of pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Cornell has provided us with a list of these pathogens, but here is just a few of many that human feces can carry:

  • Salmonella
  • E. coli
  • Hepatitis A
  • Shigella
  • Candida
  • Yersinia

These diseases are dangerous and sometimes can be life threatening, therefore human feces is
considered a biohazard.

Recently, we received a call from the Sheriff of Brick Township. A landlord had reached out to them originally because their rental unit was left in a disastrous manner and they were seeking help. The tenants had moved out, and the landlord discovered the walls, carpets and most areas of the house covered in human feces. Their contents and garbage was also left behind. SERVPRO of Point Pleasant came in and performed an emergency biohazard cleanup.

When it comes to a situation like this, hiring a professional is your only option. If you’re in need
of cleanup and restoration services, contact our professionals today at 732-202-3001.

Who Cleans Vandalism from Graffiti in Bricktown?

2/13/2023 (Permalink)

Vandilism inside the property on the doors and walls This door has vandalism from graffiti inside the property before it was removed. SERVPRO of Point Pleasant removed, cleaned & sanitized the property.

Graffiti is never a good look for any business. When you experience graffiti damage it is important to act quickly. The quicker it is removed, the less likely it will leave permanent damage to your property. Every graffiti medium is different so each of those could require a different chemical composition to remove it effectively without damaging the surface. Even with the most common graffiti medium, spray paint, there’s a thousand different chemistries that causes many different interactions. 

Will high pressure remove the graffiti?

  • High pressure will normally cause more damage than it actually helps and it may actually damage the surface in the process.

At SERVPRO of Point Pleasant, we have been mitigating graffiti damage in Brick for years. We have the advanced training to clean and restore graffiti from many types of surfaces, including:

  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • General cleaning and graffiti removal 
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal

When your Brick business suffers vandalism from graffiti, SERVPRO of Point Pleasant is available 24/7 at 732-202-3001 to make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Is a Sewer Backup Bad for My Point Pleasant Home or Business?

2/3/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Point Pleasant provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by for any size biohazard cleanup.

A sewer backup creates a stressful and emotional situation for any Point Pleasant home or business owner. In some cases, there are not only safety concerns but also concerns over significant property loss. Proper and a quick response to this situation can significantly minimize property damage.

What is a sewer backup?

A sewer backup occurs when sewage and/or dirty water (called wastewater) comes up a drain, sink or toilet. This usually happens when there is a blockage in the sewer pipe that is preventing wastewater from freely flowing. If this occurs, sewer backups need to be stopped and cleaned immediately to eliminate any sort of exposure to harmful bacteria and viruses. “Sewer systems connect entire communities and carry the wastewater to a treatment facility where it is treated and returned to the environment,” according to Lentz Wastewater Management Inc

What causes sewer backups in Point Pleasant?

There are several reasons why a sewer backup occurs, but the two main categories would be:

  1. There is a blockage and it is preventing the sewage from flowing, or there’s just too much wastewater for the system to handle. If something is blocking the pipe or otherwise preventing wastewater from flowing, eventually that wastewater will back up into the drains inside your home. Particularly older homes are more susceptible to damaged sewer pipes, but there are many things that can cause a blockage. Like flushing items that should not be flushed – wipes, grease, oils, fats, etc.
  2. Heavy rains can also be the cause of sewer backups. Particularly for homes connected to municipal sewer systems. There are wastewater systems in most cities and separate the rain water and the sewage. Some cities have a combined sewer system that carries sewage and rain together. During heavy rain fall, the sewer system can get filled with rain water and it forces the water and sewage up into the home systems that it’s connected too. Which result into a sewage backup.

It’s one thing to have a flooded basement full of water; it’s quite another to have one full of backed-up sewage. Sewer backups aren’t necessarily the most destructive thing that can happen to your house, but they are definitely one of the most disgusting. These situations should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible to prevent any further damage to your property. Consider your personal protection-the raw sewage can be extremely dangerous and filled with gases, viruses, bacterial, and fungi. SERVPRO employees have all the PPE (personal protective equipment), proper training and products to tackle such biohazard cleanup jobs. There is no disaster cleanup service that the experts of SERVPRO of Point Pleasant can’t tackle. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate reaching out to us. We know how to contain the situation and neutralize it. Call 732-202-3001 today for all your sewage cleanup needs

What is the Cleanup Process after an Unexpected Death in Brick or Point Pleasant?

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Point Pleasant Truck We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained technicians are standing ready to respond to these incidents.

An unexpected death, such as a violent crime or suicide, may leave behind bio-hazards such as: pathogens, bacteria, viruses, and other contaminations, that you or loved ones could run risk of coming into contact with. What are bio-hazards and pathogens?

What are biohazards?

Biohazards are biological agents, such as infectious microorganisms that or conditions that constitutes a threat to humans.

What are Pathogens? 

Pathogens (or also known as an infectious agent) are bacterium, viruses, or other microorganisms that can cause diseases.

What is SERVPRO of Point Pleasant’s Cleanup Process after an Unexpected Death?

  • Assess the area, including the amount surrounding area of hazardous material.
  • Isolate the impacted area to prevent further spread and prevent cross-contamination.
  • Clean all signs of blood or biological material and safely discard contaminated materials.
  • Disinfect impacted areas with proper cleaners specific to your specific job requirements.
  • Remove any remaining or lingering odors.

Our crime and trauma cleanup professionals know how hard it can be to understand and process the loss of a loved one. We can walk you through the entire process so you know what to expect while showing empathy and understanding. If you are faced with the aftermath of an event that has left a large amount of blood or other contaminations, call the cleanup experts at SERVPRO of Point Pleasant at (732) 202-3001. We will help you and your family prevent further unneeded, additional trauma. We provide cleanup for the owners of both residential and business properties in Point Pleasant and Brick.

Summertime Sewage Removal at the Jersey Shore

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Summertime at the Jersey Shore is the time for getting out in the sun, enjoying fresh air and swimming at the beach. The last thing you want to come home to find after a wonderful summer day is the smell of sewage. When you left in the morning, there was no sign of the disaster to come. Unfortunately, this family in Lavallette, had exactly that experience this summer.

Sewage poses a serious health risk to any humans and animals living in the home, so anything it touches must be cleaned, disinfected, or discarded. Sewage can cause extensive property damage and severe health problems and, on top of that, it is extremely difficult and unpleasant to deal with because it requires a lot of time and effort, as well as specialized disinfecting products and purification techniques. Immediate cleanup of the affected area can help minimize the future damage and can prevent mold growth.

This photo shows that special training and equipment is necessary to clean this type of contamination safely. At SERVPRO of Point Pleasant, we consider sewage cleanup to be an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home to pre-sewage condition.

SERVPRO of Point Pleasant Specializes in Biohazard Removal of Blood and Bodily Fluid for Ocean County, NJ

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Point Pleasant Specializes in Biohazard Removal of Blood and Bodily Fluid for Ocean County, NJ

Biohazards, such as blood and bodily fluids, can endanger anyone who comes in contact with them. The earlier these fluids are removed by a professional biohazard cleanup company the safer for everyone. If they are not taken care of quickly and appropriately, they could transmit diseases.

If a crime or accident scene involves blood-borne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers, don’t put yourself, your family or your patrons at risk, call SERVPRO of Point Pleasant. We have the specialized training, protective equipment, and experience to safely cleanup and restore your property. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

If you need removal or cleanup of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death in Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, Bayhead, Brick or Mantoloking, call SERVPRO of Point Pleasant, your locally owned and operated biohazard restoration company.

Our job at SERVPRO of Point Pleasant is complete and total restoration of the affected area for you and your New Jersey property.

SERVPRO of Point Pleasant also offers other biohazard cleanup services including:

  • Suicide/death accidents

  • Homicide cleanups

  • Blood cleanup

  • Accident cleanup

  • Hoarding scenes

  • Animal waste/remains

  • Chemical spills

  • Tear gas cleanup

  • Meth lab cleanup

  • Crime scene residues

  • Sewage backups

Call SERVPRO of Point Pleasant at 732-202-3001 or visit SERVPRO of Point Pleasant.


Biohazard Cleanup Emergency for Your New Jersey Property

4/10/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard cleanup at this home in Manchester, NJ

Biohazard Cleanup Emergency in Your New Jersey Property



In the unfortunate event that you experience a biohazard emergency in your home or business in New Jersey, you will need immediate, professional, biohazard cleanup.



SERVPRO of Point Pleasant is in the business of ensuring that you, your family, your home and property gets the protection it needs from potential biohazards after an unforeseen event. Our technicians are trained in decontamination and sterilization. We are ready to respond to any biohazard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



Through our years of on the job experience along with extensive training, we are equipped to handle all types of biohazard cleanup including:

  • Sewage backups

  • Crime scene residue

  • Suicide/death accidents

  • Homicide cleanups

  • Blood cleanup

  • Accident cleanup

  • Hoarding scenes

  • Animal waste/remains

  • Chemical spills

  • Tear gas cleanup

  • Meth lab cleanup


If your New Jersey home or place of business requires any biohazardous cleaning, please give us a call at 732-202-3001 or visit our website.