It is so important that professionals are called in to carry out a thorough clean after blood has contaminated an area. But why is this?
Blood is a biohazard due to the fact that it can contain pathogenic diseases. A bio hazard is a biological substance that poses as a threat to human beings and animals. When we come in to contact with a bio hazard we are at risk of catching deadly viruses and diseases. Viruses are contracted through air, insects, direct contact and also contaminated surfaces. Examples of diseases that can be contracted are:
In circumstances where a stabbing has taken place it is not uncommon to find that each room has been contaminated with blood. With this in mind, it takes a sharp eye and experience to ensure that all areas are cleaned efficiently and make sure no biohazards have been left behind.
Unattended deaths is another situation that can present complications with a biohazard clean up. When a body has been left undiscovered it doesn’t take long for the decomposition stage to begin. After weeks or months the body fluids will have left the body starting to soak into the floor and through the floor boards. If there are residents living below the fluids often start to seep through the ceiling and is partnered with a foul smell. Our teams carry out the clean carefully making sure that the area is safely decontaminated, removing floor boards and flooring if necessary. Unfortunately if the bodily fluids have soaked into porous material such as wood, the only option is to remove it altogether. If not removed an infestation of maggots and flies is inevitable, meaning that further pest control services will be required.
For further information on our clean up after death service, please contact us on 02036408247 or email us at [email protected]