Recent Biohazard Posts

Have Rodents Moved in to your Chatham Home?

3/4/2024 (Permalink)

Rodent droppings Rodent droppings are a Biohazard and can be a very messy job that is best left to the Professionals at SERVPRO.

Spring fever has officially struck here on Cape Cod. The excitement for nicer, warmer Cape Cod weather is noticeable this time of year. It’s the time of the year when unseasonably warm days have us yearning for the upcoming spring and summer season. However, these oddly warm days are smattered between stretches of freezing temperatures, reminding us of the winter headaches that are still upon us.  One such headache are the rodents that have taken up residence in your vacant home over the cold winter months.

Those who return to their Chatham vacation homes often must call an exterminator, as they’ve discovered rodents are living in their basements and crawlspaces. After an exterminator has done their job, there is still a list of biohazards left behind that require attention. Rodent droppings, urine, contaminated insulation and contaminated furniture are all on that list.

If rodents have damaged your basement, attic, crawlspace or any part of your home, call in our Team of professionals at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod.  Our state-of-the-art equipment and professional cleaning products will clean and disinfect your home leaving it fresh smelling, non-toxic and ready for Spring & Summer fun! 

CALL US TODAY AT 508-778-7378

Rodent Season is Here in Your Brewster Home!

10/27/2023 (Permalink)

Mouse causing rodent damage Keep your eyes peeled in your Brewster home for rodent damage.

They may be cute but they are DESTRUCTIVE!  Tis' the season for mice & other rodents to look for winter shelter and a food source for the cold months ahead.


Mice enter homes through cracks and holes found in walls, floors and foundations. Due to their body shape, mice are capable of fitting through areas much smaller than appear likely. Homeowners commonly do not recognize mouse holes until other signs of infestation appear. If you have a rodent infestation in your Brewster home, rest assured you are not alone! Each winter, mice and other rodents invade an estimated 21 million homes in the United States. 

  • **CHECK your basement, garage, attics and crawlspaces for rodent droppings, wet insulation or odor.** 

What To Do If You Suspect A Rodent Issue In Your Brewster Home:

1. Find and Eliminate Entry Points. All it takes is a tiny hole for a rodent to enter your home.

 2. Set Mouse Traps. Mouse traps can help you catch and remove mice from your home.

 3. Remove Food Sources. Mice will eat anything, including pet food, that they can access. 

Some more severe rodent issues may require a professional pest control company to come in, evaluate and treat.  

Once the little buggers are gone...CALL SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod at (508) 778-7378 and let our highly trained technicians clean and disinfect your home after these adorable but unwanted visitors. 

Why Homeowners Should Leave Pest Cleanup to the Professionals

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

When homeowners discover pest infestations in their homes, their first instinct is usually to call an exterminator. This is definitely the right thing to do, but after the exterminator is gone, the job is far from over. Droppings, urine, damaged insulation, damaged infrastructure and many other unignorable issues are still left to be resolved. Another instinct homeowner have is to clean up and repair after all the pests are removed. However, for the sake of the property owner and the property itself, this is not likely to be the right thing to do. Rodent infestations are a very specific biohazard that must be treated as such.

So, what does SERVPRO do differently from homeowners and competitors? First, SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod is trained to safely remove animal related biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations. Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices. Also, anytime animals stow away in your home, it’s more than likely that your insulation needs to be replaced. Trust SERVPRO to clean or replace your insulation fast, easily, affordably and efficiently. If you’re in need of a pest cleanup, call SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod at 508-778-7378 to set up your free estimate.

Dealing with a Harmful Waste Incident: The Signs, The Dos, and The Don’ts

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

Sewage backup in a bathroom If you suffer from a sewage backup like in this Orleans property, call the cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod

We deal with all sorts of emergency restoration and remediation jobs here at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod, even the ones people don’t like to talk about. We’ve seen and carefully dealt with harmful waste incidents at numerous homes and commercial buildings. These backups can range anywhere from large, noticeable intendents that professional crews have to trudge through, to unnoticed sewage seepages under floorboards or crawlspaces. By staying vigilant in spotting the signs of sewage buildup, you may be able to spare yourself from a messy and potentially harmful sewage disaster. Here are some of the more subtle signs of a backup:

  • Multiple drain backups
  • Multiple drain clogs
  • Improperly flushing toilets that can’t be plunged
  • Excessive water bubbling when draining water
  • Increasing foul waste-like odors

 If you find yourself with a sewage backup in your home or office, follow these helpful dos and don’ts:


  • Stay away from affected areas
  • Treat all fluids as if they were contaminated
  • Call emergency services if the situation is life threatening


  • Attempt any kind of cleanup
  • Touch any items that may be contaminated

If you fall victim to a hazardous sewage backup, don’t hesitate to call the cleanup professionals at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod. From Mashpee to Provincetown, we’re on guard 24/7 for all of your emergency cleanup and restoration needs. Call us at 508-778-7378 to set up a free estimate or get an emergency cleanup crew within 24 hours.

A Thank You to the Community from SERVPRO

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

We here at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod would like to thank everyone in our community for coming together and doing their part to create a safe environment during the current outbreak of Coronavirus. Across Cape Cod, these efforts can help immensely and should not go unnoticed. Restaurants have closed their dining rooms, schools are going completely digital, Police and Fire Departments are protecting the community despite the new risks, and our very own neighbors are practicing social distancing and other precautions. Countless other business and organizations are sacrificing time and resources in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Whether your business or organization wants to reduce the risk of spreading this disease or needs help getting back to the cleanliness needed for fully operating in the future, SERVPRO is here to help. SERVPRO has all the right tools for your cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting needs. Our team uses hospital-grade disinfectants that meet the CDC requirements for cleaning certain pathogens and viruses, which have also been approved by the EPA. We also use proper personal protective equipment for the safety of both your team and ours. SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod wants to help you take necessary sanitation precautions during these uncertain times.

We’re proud to serve this strong and persevering community and offer our sincere gratitude to all those whose efforts continue to keep us safe and unified. If you need to put your best foot forward to ensure cleanliness, SERVPRO is here to help.

Coronavirus: Disinfect, Sanitize, Proactive Cleaning

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

COVID-19 Stop the spread of germs with a proactive cleaning for your home or business - we are here to help!

At SERVPRO® of Mid-Outer Cape Cod, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 / Coronavirus situation. We have professional, trained, and certified technicians ready and able to handle any specialty cleaning needs for your business. We can clean, sanitize, and disinfect your structure, surfaces and contents to help reduce the spread of viruses and pathogens.

Our team uses hospital-grade disinfectants that meet the CDC requirements for cleaning certain pathogens and viruses, which have also been approved by the EPA. We also use proper personal protective equipment for the safety of our team and yours.

We at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod and are taking the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak very seriously and are here to help with any of your cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting needs.