How to remove hazardous waste from your premises.
As the private landlord of a residential tenanted building or the manager of a housing association, there may be occasions where you have to deal with hazardous waste that previous occupants have left on your property.
This is naturally not an ideal situation for you.
Particularly as you may not know what to do next.
Thankfully, at ServiceMaster Restore, we do.
As experts in damage restoration, we know how to safely dispose of dangerous materials and restore your premises to their original condition.
Chiefly, all hazardous waste should be handled cautiously and disposed of quickly, as they can be dangerous for your health.
So, if a tenant has moved out and left hazardous waste, how should you deal with it?
Types of hazardous waste
Hazardous waste covers a wide range of unpleasant substances.
The types of hazardous waste we’ve come across in vacant residential properties include:
- Drug paraphernalia, such as needles and syringes (sharps)
- Human and animal waste
- Bodily fluids
- Rotten food
Carry out a risk assessment
Before beginning any clean-up, undertaking a risk assessment is necessary to determine the type of waste and how to dispose of it.
Removing hazardous waste will require the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) and the proper biohazard cleaning and sharps removal equipment.
Clear and clean the property
The first step must be to sanitise and clear the property of all waste.
Then the property will require a deep clean to prepare for the next occupant.
Use a professional restoration and cleaning service
Given the health risk and specialist nature of waste clearance cleaning, we recommend using a professional restoration and void cleaning company like your local ServiceMaster Restore.
They will have the skills and the equipment to remedy the waste effectively and safely.
The sooner your property is restored, the sooner you can let it to new tenants.
At ServiceMaster Restore, we provide restoration and waste removal services to housing associations, private landlords, and environmental health departments.
Our teams are fully trained in all aspects of hazardous and biohazardous waste removal, including the safe collection and disposal of used needles and sharps.
We can also remove fridges, freezers and mattresses requiring unique disposal.
With the waste cleared, we carry out a deep clean and decontamination.
We can also provide fogging, where very fine droplets of disinfectant are sprayed throughout a room to disinfect it thoroughly, or Ozone treatment, which removes unwanted odour and kills mould, vermin and microorganisms.
Contact ServiceMaster Restore
If your property has suffered damage from hazardous waste, contact your local experts at ServiceMaster Restore to help with the clean-up.
With fast response times to callouts in emergencies and preventative solutions to mitigate the reoccurrence of issues, whatever the damage, we will be there for the aftermath.
In an emergency, call 0845 762 6828 or find your nearest ServiceMaster Restore business to see how your local experts can help.