What is Biohazard Remediation?

By | 19th October 2019

Biohazard remediation is a term which is used for forensic cleanup of blood, bodily fluids and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). It is also referred to as forensic clean up. It is also applied to Crime Scene cleanup.

Biohazard remediation refers to the removal, cleaning, and disinfection of blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially harmful pathogens in affected areas after a death, accident, or communicable disease.

You may recall a scene from resident evil movie part 1 where in the end a team of people come to the scene to disinfect the virus. Resident evil movie parts are a great example of biohazards.


Crime scene cleanup includes blood spills following an assault, homicide or suicide, tear gas residue, vandalism removal/cleanup.

Crime scenes are only a portion of the situations in which biohazard cleaning is needed. There can be many instances where biohazard cleaning is needed for example in pathology, hospitals to name a few.

Such type of biohazard remediation is needed in incidents related to accidents, suicides, homicides and decomposition of after unattended death, industrial accidents, infectious diseases contamination, animal

Biohazard Remediation
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Crime scene cleanup includes blood spills following an assault, homicide or suicide, tear gas residue, vandalism removal/cleanp.

With concerns about Ebola contamination in the United States, crime scene cleanup companies like Cleaning Guys of Texas and Bio Recovery Corporation of New York have been contracted by government to clean more than just crime scenes. [1][2]

  1.  “Bill for cleanup of Ebola-tainted apartment: over $100K”USA TODAY. 9 October 2014.
  2. ^ “Bio-Recovery Leads Cleanup of Ebola Spaces in New York”Bloomberg.com. 24 October 2014.