Verminous House Clearance Dangers Health Risks & Hazards To You & The Environment

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All verminous properties carry serious health risks to anyone who happens to come into contact with such waste. Verminous properties also pose an Environmental hazard.

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As a result, anybody responsible for creating verminous waste or allowing it to develop can be prosecuted. Heavy fines and even imprisonment can result from verminous waste not being treated. Even those responsible for removing and disposing such waste – like house clearance companies – can be prosecuted if the waste isn’t disposed of correctly.

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A lot of verminous house clearance work we do is on behalf of local councils and the Environment Agency who for whatever reason have been unable to get those responsible for verminous properties to either remove the waste themselves or by using an experienced, licenced and insured house clearance company like Nationwide House Clearance.

The people responsible for verminous properties left unattended, almost always get taken to court and either end up getting heavily fined or in extreme circumstances even imprisoned.

What constitutes a verminous property?

Any property that contains any of or even all of the following can be classed as a verminous property:

  • Animal or human tissue
  • Blood and body fluid, either human or otherwise
  • Feces – human or otherwise
  • Drugs and medications
  • Dressings and swabs
  • Rotting and decaying food waste
  • Rotting and decaying waste in general
  • Clinical waste
  • Drug related paraphernalia such as syringes and needles

Basically any property that represents a potential health risk to you or anyone else or a hazard to the environment (or both) is potentially a verminous property.

What health, environmental risks and hazards may be caused by verminous properties?

Any property which is infected by verminous waste may be infected by vermin also, i.e. rats, mice and pigeons. Such infestations will almost always leave traces of some or all of the diseases listed below in one form or another.

  • Salmonella
  • Tuberculosis
  • E.Coli
  • Foot and mouth disease
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Psittacosis
  • Histoplasmosis

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Some of these diseases cause FATALITIES, while others may make you very ill. For example Histoplasmosis is a disease that is caused by a fungus which grows in pigeon droppings. This disease can be caught through spores which can’t be seen by the human eye. These spores circulate through the air and the effects of this can cause fatigue, fever and also chest pains.

Salmonella is carried by rodents and can cause diarrhoea, headaches, stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting and a fever. Salmonella can also kill!

Diseases like Weil’s disease is a bacterial infection that is carried in the urine of rats. Infection is caught through direct contact with actual urine or anything polluted by it. The bacteria can enter people through any cut, or via the mouth, nose, or eyes. Of all the people who catch Weil’s disease 15% will die!

Verminous waste such as syringes and needles pose risks of Hepatitis and HIV which can also lead to AIDS and of course death!

Decaying and rotten waste can also cause eye, skin and stomach infections as well as lead to gangrene itself.

So there you have it, verminous properties are extremely dangerous to man and the environment. Thankfully, all members of Nationwide House Clearance, from the management to the guys who carry our the clearance of verminous properties, are fully vaccinated against such diseases that can result from verminous properties and regularly receive health checks.

Furthermore when we carry out a verminous property clearance we wear full protective clothing, footwear, gloves and eye and face masks if needed. We value our health just as much as we value the environment.

Nationwide House Clearance is an approved contractor for the Environment Agency and are fully licenced and insured. We are an environmentally responsible company, who are also health and safety conscious. We dispose of all verminous and clinical waste in the correct and safe way.

If you need a verminous property cleared, instead of putting your own health and others at risk, why not call in the experts.

We clear all types of verminous properties containing any of or all of the following:

  • Clearance of any decaying animal carcasses
  • Clearance of any decaying food waste
  • Clearance of any animal or human feces, including vomit
  • Cleansing and disinfecting of interior surfaces and contaminated areas
  • Removal of any contaminated wall covering and carpets
  • Clearance and disposal of any contaminated furniture
  • Clearance and disposal of any decaying waste in general
  • Clearance and disposal of any blood, human or otherwise
  • Clearance and disposal of any syringes, needles or drug paraphernalia
  • Clearance and disposal of any outside verminous rubbish adjoined or adjacent to the property

Nationwide House Clearance have been clearing verminous properties for over 20 years now and know what to do. We do not just go into the property and start removing anything and everything as we would with a standard house clearance.

We work closely with YOU to determine what can be salvaged and what cannot be salvaged. We typically operate on a room by room basis and like to clear one room first which we then use as a base to store all salvaged items.

Items that may have some monetary or sentimental value, such as old photographs and albums, important legal paper work, jewelry & other important items.

Over the years we have found or salvaged from verminous and cluttered properties items such as wedding rings, war medals, car log books, money, passports and a whole host of things that were valuable and personal to the customer.

If you are in need of a verminous or cluttered property clearance call Nationwide House clearance, we really are the experts. That’s why the Environment Agency themselves use us and of course various local authorities.

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