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Feb 28, 2016
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I had a customer call about cleaning up a room where patient had shit on carpets and walls.
Is that considered Biohazard and if so
Is it required a Special company clean that up.
If it something I were to do what would be the proper safety procedure's and charge for 1 room.
Does it price more by the hour.
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rob allen

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That’s a close call. Let’s ask @Scott W
 
Feb 28, 2016
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I know what your saying
But then I was thinking how many times have I cleaned up carpet that has dog shit in urine in it or many times old people places that I'm sure could have not been dog urine but human urine.
We just never knowing unless the customer tells us what it is.
 

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Its definitely a biohazard, id clean it.
 

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Human fecal matter can contain pathogenic bacteria and must be treated as biohazardous waste. Traditionally, bio cleanup companies charge for labor (which is substantially higher than that of regular carpet cleaning), cost of PPE and chemicals/antimicrobials, and waste disposal.

We've all handled feces and urine from animals (which is significantly less dangerous in most cases, as only a handful of commonly-found species like bats and pigeons are capable of transmitting disease to humans through their waste; cats can transmit toxoplasmosis but this is more of a concern for women than for men), and quite often from people as well. And I hear a lot of guys say "Oh, it never hurt me, I don't need to do all that hazard-gear junk," but you only have to be wrong once to suffer possible permanent health issues.

Keep in mind that some viruses and bacteria can remain dormant in fecal matter for days, weeks, even months. So it's not 'safe' just because it's dried.

Please be careful and pair up with someone who has training and experience with biohazardous waste if you're going to get into something like this.