Finding needles or drug paraphernalia in and around your property is a very hazardous situation. You should not attempt to rectify this situation yourself as any sharps (needles) or drug related items can carry biohazardous material and potentially contaminated blood.
Needles can often be hidden in properties like ‘booby traps’ and a professional with experience of the situation should be asked to clear any property and/or its outside spaces.
To carry out this task yourself runs the risk of a ‘sharps’ injury and you should consider a professional needles clean up service. The main risk from a sharps injury is the potential exposure to infections such as bloodborne viruses (BBV). This can occur where the injury involves a sharp that is contaminated with blood or a bodily fluid from the user. The bloodborne viruses of most concern are:
- Hepatitis B (HBV)
- Hepatitis C (HCV)
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by a virus that is spread through blood and body fluids. Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect the liver. If left untreated, it can sometimes cause serious and potentially life-threatening damage to the liver over many years. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that damages the cells in your immune system and weakens your ability to fight everyday infections and disease. Treatment is available however there is not a cure for this condition.
Our operatives are professionally trained and equipped with the relevant PPE (personal protective equipment) to ensure that your property is clear and free of any needles and drug paraphernalia and safe to use once again. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and find out more about our needles clean up service, Squat Clearance service or Hoarding Clean Up service.
Contact a member of our friendly office team on 0203 640 8247 to discuss your requirements or email us some photographs of the effected areas to [email protected]. We are able to offer a free, no obligation, quotation for all of your specialist cleaning needs.