What is involved in safe guano removal?

June 24th, 2018 | in Abatement Services

Guano, or bird droppings, is usually viewed by most people as an unsightly mess and not much else however, guano can pose a health risk as well as being an eyesore. As bird droppings collect on the exterior, the threat of transmissible diseases increases. Fatal diseases such as Histoplasmosis and E.coli have been linked to guano, as well as fungal infections such as Candidiasis and pulmonary diseases such as Cryptococcosis.

If these droppings collect near air intake vents, the diseases can enter the HVAC system and infect people working within the building. Any large buildings, such as schools or offices, can witness the spread of the fungus or the airborne particulate. Buildings must be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent these diseases.

Birds on the roofThe first step in the safe removal of guano is to protect the workers from inhaling any of the particulate. All Enviro-Vac employees are trained in the proper usage of protective clothing, respirators with HEPA filters, eye protection, and strong rubber gloves.

The second is the prevention of the droppings becoming aerosolized, or turned into dust that can be inhaled. Industrial vacuum cleaners, with very effective HEPA filters, are used to bag the matter and remove the environmental bio-hazards from the building and the air around it.

Enviro-Vac is a leading bio-hazard decontamination company with more than 40 years of experience removing bird guano from factories, churches, and all kinds of buildings. Because of this amazing amount of experience, we have the staff and equipment that gets the job done correctly, safely, and at a price point our customers can appreciate. If you’re worried about the bird nestings and guano that are on your buildings, come and talk to us today.

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