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What Makes a House a Biohazard?

Biohazard in the home is dangerous to health. There are levels of biohazard waste and different precaution procedures for disposal. Suppose you suspect your house is biohazard contaminated, read on. Here are some things that make a house a biohazard.

What makes a house a biohazard?

  • Blood fluid

Accidents in the home can result in excessive bleeding, leading to heavy blood fluid on the scene. For instance, murder, homicide, assault, or suicide that involves cuts can result in blood, saliva, urine, and other bodily fluid spillages. The presence of blood invites bloodborne pathogens carrying transmittable diseases harmful to humans. In addition, the scene becomes a breeding ground for microorganisms making your house a biohazard.

  • Medical quarantine

Many highly contagious airborne diseases can spread in the house due to confinement, like during the pandemic. Or if you have a sick person in the house, the house can turn into a biohazard home. However, limiting the ill person’s access to other rooms can keep the contagious rate in check.

  • Animal infestations or carcasses

Animals, like rodents, can enter the house and end up dying there. If you go on a long journey, animals may crawl into your lonely home and end up dead. However, the death may not happen in the main house, but it is still a biohazard home. It may be hard to notice the dead animal, and if the remains are left unattended, it can result in a biohazard home. The scene becomes a breeding ground for pathogens, spreading and affecting human and animal health.

  • Sewage backup

Sewage backup results from damaged drainage systems or poor evacuation of waste. The improper disposal makes the home a biohazard home which can critically affect human health. In addition, the disease can spread to neighboring houses.

  • Hoarding

If you are a hoarder or occupy a hoarder’s home, accumulating usable and useless things, your home risk biohazard contamination. Hoarders are often people with mental issues needing professional assistance. A hoarder’s homes have large clutter, making it hard to clean the property. The accumulation of goods has severe health impacts on animals or humans living in the house. In addition, rodents can crawl and die in the clutter emitting odor and dirt. The carcasses may go unattended, creating a biohazard home.

  • Mold or fungus infestations

Water leaks in the house, especially in hidden places like the basement or attic, generate mold or fungus in the home. These infections spread throughout the home, making it a biohazard house. In addition, the spread compromises the house’s air quality, leading to difficulty breathing and other cardio health concerns.

  • Chemical Spillage

Chemical spillage can make a house a biohazard within minutes. These chemicals enter the house through the vents, water supply system, AC ducts, and other physical components. Depending on the quantity of spillage, chemicals like glyphosate, mercury, etc., can enter your bloodstream. If you notice any foreign compound or odor in your house, don’t delay to phone the professionals.

Suppose you notice any of these signs or an unusual odor in the house; call for a house inspection. The inspection will reveal the cause and help reduce the health risk.

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