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Harmful Waste and How to Handle It

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

Many times, the situations we encounter as professionals at SERVPRO of Catonsville are caused by clean water. However, we are often called to clean up situations involving contaminated water or harmful waste.

What is Harmful Waste? Harmful Waste is encountered in situations involving anything from sewage, bloodborne pathogens, deceased humans or animals, bodily fluids, and more and should be treated with the utmost caution.

What should you do in the case of Harmful Waste?


  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.


  • Attempt cleanup of any kind.
  • Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.

In any Harmful Waste situation, you should always call a professional, such as SERVPRO of Catonsville, for advice and safe, proper cleanup.

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