It is vital that professional biohazard cleaners 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 may contain pathogenic diseases. A biohazard is a biological substance that poses as a threat to humans and animals. When people come in to contact with a biohazard there is always a risk of transmission from these deadly viruses and diseases. Viruses are contracted through air, insects, direct contact and also contaminated surfaces. Examples of diseases that can be contracted are:

  • Ecoli
  • Ebola
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis

For a Clean Up After Death or a Trauma & Crime Scene clean, in circumstances where a weapon has been used, it is not uncommon to find that each room has been contaminated with blood. With this in mind, it takes specialist equipment and experience to ensure that all areas are cleaned thoroughly and efficiently to ensure that no biohazards remain.

Clean Up After Death for an unattended death is another situation that can present complications with a biohazard decontamination service. When a body has been left undiscovered it doesn’t take long for the decomposition stage to begin. After weeks or months the bodily fluids will have left the body starting to soak into the surface underneath the deceased person.  This can effect furniture, flooring and even through to the floor boards which may need to be removed in some circumstances. If there are residents living below the property, the fluids may even start to seep through to the ceiling and is partnered with a foul smell and often many flies in and around the contaminated room. Our teams carry out the Clean Up After Death service carefully making sure that the area is safely decontaminated, removing furniture, floor boards and flooring if necessary. Unfortunately if the bodily fluids have contaminated any porous material such as wood, the only option is to remove it altogether. If this step of the process is not completed an infestation of maggots and flies is inevitable leading to further pest control services being required.

For further information on our Clean Up After Death service, please contact a member of our friendly office team on 020 3640 8247 at any time or, if your enquiry is not urgent, email us at [email protected].