It’s natural to want to begin cleaning up after an accidental traumatic event happens inside a home, but you may not think about the dangers of blood cleanup. There are many reasons why it’s safer to leave the cleaning process up to a team of biohazard experts. Not many people are aware of all of the potential biohazards there with spilled blood and all of the diseases, as well as pathogens, you could be exposed to during a cleanup. Blood is tricky to completely clean up as well, due to how easily blood moves around and soaks into other surfaces.
To keep your family safe from the dangers of blood, and to ensure the affected area is completely cleaned, working with a team of blood cleanup experts is ideal to limit your exposure to the dangers of blood cleanup.
There are many risks that come with cleaning up blood. Blood can carry a lot of dangerous pathogens, like Hepatitis, HIV, West Nile virus, and ebola. A blood borne pathogen is a type of disease that lives in the red blood cells and transmits when there’s contact with the live red blood cells. Some of these pathogens can cause severe symptoms and can turn into lifelong illnesses, if there is positive transmission.
Our team at Scene Clean takes your safety and our safety seriously, which is why we follow all of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for cleaning blood. We enter the area wearing a full list of personal protective equipment, including boots, gloves, a suit, and masks. Most of the personal protective equipment (PPE) is disposed of after the cleanup is complete. All of our boots go through a thorough decontamination process once we leave the scene.
Mold and Mildew
Since blood is a liquid, it can easily soak into surrounding areas. Family members are often surprised at how far a small spill of blood can move around a room. It can soak into hard-to-reach areas that would normally be undetectable by untrained cleaners.
If all of the blood in an area isn’t cleaned up, it’ll stay soaked into porous spots and still remain a biohazard. Even dried blood poses the same health risks as wet blood. Any missed blood that trickled into sub-flooring, underneath tiles, or into walls can allow mold and mildew to grow. That’s why it’s so important to have a team of professionals completely sanitize and disinfect the areas, to ensure there isn’t another biohazard introduced to the affected spot.
Emotional Dangers of Blood Cleanup
Even if it was an accident, a traumatic event happened in the area where you’re requesting a blood cleanup. Cleaning up the blood of a loved one can be an emotionally taxing job and can leave larger psychological wounds that you may have to deal with for years to come. The cleaning process for blood is a lot of work and can cause additional emotional stress. As a result, you may miss something in the cleanup process that could later cause additional emotional damage to you, damage to your health, or physical damage to your home.
To save yourself of any additional exposure, bring in a team of biohazard experts who will take care of the cleanup for you.
Keep Yourself Safe From the Dangers of Blood Cleanup
There are many state and federal protocols for cleaning up blood for a reason. While our team at Scene Clean hopes you’ll never need us, we believe you shouldn’t have to handle cleanup alone. We care about your safety and emotional wellbeing, which is why we’re available to help 24/7. Our team is dedicated to prompt, efficient, and fast service, so you don’t have to worry about anything else.
Reach out to Scene Clean today to keep you and your family safe from the dangers of blood cleanup.