Recent Biohazard Posts

COVID-19 - Keeping Yourself Safe

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

Image of a COVID-19 cell against a black background COVID-19 cell as we know it.

With the buzz about COVID-19 we wanted to share some information from the CDC to keeping yourself safe.

Protecting Yourself

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more
  • Use hand sanitizer that contains, at a minimum, 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid close contact

Protecting Others

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Immediately wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or coming into contact with others
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick and must be around others

If you have further questions regarding COVD-19 please feel free to refer to the link below. This is a link for the CDC.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Churches Are Not Immune

7/19/2016 (Permalink)

Day Care Interrupted By Sewage Backup

Churches are not immune from the varieties of water losses that afflict resident's and other commercial structures.

Recently, we have been involved with three large churches each experiencing a serious water loss. One had a large mold situation in their education building. Another had a lift pump failure on their sewage discharge system, and, the other had a fire suppression system failure in their bell tower. Each loss was significant and impacted the operation of each of the churches.

Do not think that losses such as these cannot or will not happen at your church. You must always be vigilant.

Some helpful hints:

1. Have the church's sewage system inspeacted by a certified plumber at least once a year. If your church operates a Day Care, semiannual inspections would be appropriate.

2. If your church is plumber with fire prevention suppression systems, they should be tested annually. Make sure that the heat sensors can tolerate the level of heat that we have been experiencing recently.

3. If your church has any stand alone structues it would be wise to keep the structure air conditioned and/or heated, depending on the season. This will minimize the opportunity for mold to get started.

More to follow in the days to come.