Do I Get to Choose a Biohazard Cleanup Company or Does My Insurance?
When an event such as a crime, suicide, sewage backup, or undiscovered death occurs in your Georgia home or business, your home or property insurance will help pay for any needed repairs and restoration. In these types of cases when bodily fluids, blood, urine or feces are involved, your health and the health of others is at stake so hiring a reputable biohazard cleanup company is essential.
Once you talk with your insurance company about the situation, they will have a recommendation of a biohazard cleanup company for you to use. However, before you call to hire them, know that biohazard cleanup companies vary widely in quality and that the company an insurance adjuster recommends may not be the best one to handle your situation.
Know that when you get a name of a bio hazard cleanup business, you do not have to hire the Georgia company your insurance company recommends. With so much at stake, it is important you do your due diligence and make sure the company cleaning your home or business does exceptional work and will leave your area 100% sanitized, clean, and disinfected.
Things to Consider When Researching a Biohazard Cleanup Company
Whether you are looking at a biohazard cleanup company your insurance company recommends or one you have found through your own research, there are several important aspects you need to look at to make sure the company you use will do the work correctly. The company you choose should be:
- Specializing in biohazard cleanup – When it comes to your safety and the safety of others, choose a company that specializes in biohazard cleanup. A regular cleaning company doesn’t have the training or information needed to handle bio hazardous waste or the right professional equipment or cleaning products to properly, clean, sanitize, and disinfect your home or business. Make sure the company you hire specializes in such work and has years of experience on which to draw from.
- Bonded and insured – Any reputable biohazard cleanup company will have quality insurance of their own in case anything happens as well as being bonded (the company would be able to send you a payment right away to cover any potential damage). To protect yourself, make sure the company you hire has both.
- Discrete – Biohazard cleanup is often a difficult time for the property owner and is not a time for a hired biohazard cleanup company to advertise themselves. A good cleanup business will prioritize your privacy above all else by showing up in an unmarked van with all the staff in plain uniforms.
- Qualified and certified – Biohazard cleanup is a specialty and a person needs specific and thorough training on multiple aspects of the job in order to handle things safely. Whether it’s transporting dangerous material, what materials bodily fluids may have seeped into, or what techniques to use to ensure nothing has been left behind, it’s important a person has been properly taught on how to handle every situation along with having all the necessary licenses and permits.
- Professional – Anyone you speak with at the company should always be respectful of you and your property, and every staff member be courteous, professional, and have integrity.
When it comes to your Georgia home or business and the safety of you and your loved ones, make sure you only hire the very best biohazard cleanup company to handle your situation. Though timely cleanup is important, take your time to make sure the cleanup is done right.
Still Have Questions About Your Particular Situation?
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