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Commercial Storage and Shipping Container Biohazard Cleanup

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

pallets and materials inside of a commercial shipping container in Dallas, Texas SERVPRO of North Irving offers biohazard cleanup services for commercial storage and shipping containers. Call today for a complimentary estimate.

Decontaminating Storage and Shipping Containers

Dallas Fort Worth is a hub for international transactions.  With our proximity to Houston, it’s a common occurrence for DFW to receive international shipping containers filled with just about anything.  With the hazards of travel, it’s common for shipments to arrive with issues that require professional cleaning services, including biohazardous cleanup. 

We’ve seen commercial storage and shipping containers arrive with:

  • Mold growth.  This often happens when something wasn’t packed correctly and humid air was able to enter the container.  The result is mold growth inside the container and on everything packed in it. Our franchise is a licensed Texas Mold Remediation Contractor, and we have experience cleaning after molds of all sizes and types. 
  • Spills.  The spill could be liquid or solid.  If it’s difficult or hazardous to clean, we can help. 
  • Food spoilage.  Sometimes a shipment of food spoils and creates a terribly smelling and biohazardous environment.  We will remove and dispose of the rotted food and sanitize your container to remove all food remnants and smells. 
  • Hazardous materials and biohazardous waste.  We can clean your container and its contents even when the cleanup contains pathogens that are dangerous for a human to contact.  We specialize in biohazard cleaning. We’ve cleaned many types of hazards including infectious disease, bodily fluids and waste, bloodborne pathogens, viruses, and more.

Call for a Complimentary Quote for Cleanup Services

Give us a call for a free decontamination quote.  Let us know the best time for us to stop by and check out your container, and we’ll be there.  Schedule any time by calling (972) 986-7677

Shipping and Storage Container Cleanup Procedure

Your shipping container can either be cleaned on your property, or you may drop off your container in our cleaning facility.  We recommend dropping your container on our property to avoid the possibility of cross-contamination with your other shipments. 

The first step is to clear the shipping container of all the materials inside of it.  The materials have to be cleared so we can have full access to every surface inside of the container.  This gives us the best chance to properly sanitize and decontaminate it.  

If the materials inside of the container are contaminated themselves, we will clean each of them individually.  In situations where the materials are packed on pallets, they will be unpacked, cleaned, and reassembled on a new pallet.  All materials will temporarily be stored in one of our warehouses while the container itself is sanitized. 

With all the materials decontaminated and packed, we’ll decontaminate the shipping container itself.  Once the container has been tested and reads free of microbial contamination, the cleaned pallets and materials packed inside. 

Then, we’ll give you a call and let you know your shipment is ready to be picked up at your convenience.  

Weekday, Weekend, After-Hours, and Overnight Cleaning Available

It may not be possible for you to drop off your shipping container at our cleaning facility.  If this is the case, we’ll ask when the best time for cleanup is. We’re available 24-hours a day, including holidays.  

Many of our clients choose an after-hours time to avoid the cleanup interfering with their regular business operations.  Whatever your situation is, we’re happy to work out the best time for you. 

Testing Microbial Levels -- How We Know It’s Food-Grade Safe

Shipping containers are hard surfaces, which makes it feasible for our technicians to reach a food-grade safe level of sanitization.  After the container is clean, we test its surfaces to verify our results. The best way to do this is by using ATP testing.

ATP stands for adenosine triphosphate, which is found in all living cells.  Everything alive has ATP, and the greater the ATP level, the greater the microbial contamination.  The goal is to receive an ATP score of zero, which marks a perfectly clean, food-grade safe surface. 

The results of our ATP testing will be available to you after cleanup. 

We will use the disinfectant that will be the most effective against your type of contamination.  Our preferred cleaning agent is SERVPROXIDE, a proprietary cleaning agent created by SERVPRO. SERVPROXIDE is EPA registered and effective against bacteria, mold, and also meets CDC requirements for cleaning certain types of viruses and pathogens.  The Safety Data Sheets for all of our chemicals are available and can be shared upon request. 

We Are the Trusted Leader in Biohazardous Cleaning

SERVPRO of North Irving has over 30 years of experience cleaning and restoring properties and belongings.  We are headquartered in Dallas, Texas just minutes from Downtown. Our certified technicians and restoration experts can arrive anywhere in North Texas and surrounding areas quickly to help.  

Give us a call or contact us online for a free estimate to decontaminate your shipping container. 

We’re here to help. 

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