Do You Know Which Type of Bioremediation You Need?
Whenever you have hazardous pollutants in a home, business, or outdoor environment, you need to hire professional cleaners to come in for one of two types of hazardous cleanup which are both called “bioremediation.” Though they go by the same name, these two types of bioremediation are vastly different and require different training, licenses, and equipment.

If you are in a situation needing bio remediation and are looking to hire a company to come to do this highly specialized work, it’s important to understand the differences between them.

Biological Hazards Bioremediation

The first kind of bioremediation is the cleaning up of biological hazards such as bodily fluids, blood, feces, urine, and vomit. Situations, where you may need a biohazard remediation company to come to your home or business to clean up dangerous materials, include:

  • crime
  • suicide
  • unattended deaths
  • industrial accidents
  • hoarding
  • rodent infestations
  • sewage backups

In these situations, bio hazardous materials seep into the surrounding areas as they absorb and stain porous materials such as wood, drywall, fabric, carpet, and paper. Once contaminated, there is no way to salvage most porous surfaces and they must be legally disposed of as bio hazardous waste. Non-porous surfaces such as metal, plastic, and tile have to be cleaned, decontaminated, and sanitized before they may be used again.

Professional bio hazard cleaners use industrial-grade cleaners, personal protective gear, and professional equipment to carry out these tasks. They also know not only how to clean what is on the surface, but also what to look for in the places you can’t see where mold, bacteria, odor, and disease grows unseen, becoming a dangerous health hazard for anyone coming into contact with the area for years to come. Only by using a professional bio hazardous cleanup company to complete the area can you be sure your home or business is truly safe to use.

Environmental Pollutants Bioremediation

The second kind of bioremediation is when professionals trained in microbiology alter the air, soil, or water in a polluted environment by introducing new microorganisms that naturally process and break down the specific pollutants or by encouraging the growth of other specific microorganisms if they are already present to do the same. Events where this kind of bioremediation may be needed includes:

  • chemical accidents
  • groundwater contamination
  • sewage runoff
  • soil contamination
  • oil spills

No matter what the situation is, by using living microorganisms, bioremediation cleaners can drastically reduce the amount of pollutants in an area while also limiting their impact on the surrounding environment.

Choose the Right Kind of Company for Bioremediation

Each kind of bioremediation requires special training, permits, and licenses. Only specific companies are able to treat the environment and others have the skills necessary to clean up bio hazardous waste. If you need bio hazardous for how to handle your specific situation.


If you have a situation needing quick and compassionate service or if you have any questions about bio hazardous cleanup, give us a call at (516) 580-3775 and we’ll be happy to help you.