At Trauma Clean 24 Seven, we are no strangers to challenging Trauma Scene Cleaning situations. One recent case at student accommodation highlighted the importance of professional cleaning services in maintaining hygiene and safety in public spaces. In this blog, we share the details of a particularly daunting task: cleaning faeces from a toilet in the bathroom.

The Situation and the Challenge

One morning, the facilities management team at a student accommodation was alerted to a severe sanitation issue in one of the bathrooms. Specifically, a toilet in a student accommodation area had been left in a deplorable state, with faeces not only in the bowl but also smeared around the toilet seat, floor, and ceiling. Consequently, the bathroom was rendered unusable and posed a significant health hazard to students and staff.

Given that student bathrooms are frequented daily, it was imperative to address such issues promptly. However, the cleaning staff on site were not equipped to handle such an extreme situation. This incident required not only thorough cleaning but also disinfection to eliminate harmful bacteria and odours. Therefore, our client needed a quick and efficient solution to restore the bathroom to a safe and sanitary condition.

Trauma Scene Cleaning Step In

We contacted us for our expertise in handling biohazard situations. Equipped with specialised cleaning supplies and protective gear, we were prepared to tackle the mess.

Assessment and Preparation

Upon arrival, our team assessed the extent of the contamination. We donned full personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves, masks, and protective eyewear, to ensure our safety during the cleaning process because of the biohazards.

Initial Trauma Scene Cleaning

Our first task was to carefully remove the solid waste. Using disposable cloths and paper towels, we collected and disposed of the faeces in sealed bin bags, preventing further spread of contamination.

Application of Disinfectant

Next, we applied a heavy-duty disinfectant to all affected areas. This included the toilet bowl, seat, floor, and walls. We allowed the disinfectant to sit for the recommended time to effectively kill bacteria and germs.

Thorough Scrubbing

Using disposable scrubbing pads and brushes, we scrubbed the entire area, focusing on removing all visible waste and stains. We repeated the application of disinfectant and scrubbing until the surfaces were clean.

Odour Elimination

To address any lingering odours, we used an enzyme cleaner that breaks down organic matter. This ensured that the bathroom not only looked clean but also smelled fresh.

Final Disinfection

We conducted a final wipe-down of all surfaces with disinfectant to ensure a thorough clean. This included high-touch areas such as door handles and light switches.

Disposal and Clean-Up

All used cleaning materials, including our PPE, were disposed of in sealed bin bags. We followed strict protocols for disposing of biohazard waste because of safety and compliance with health regulations.

The Result

Within a few hours, the bathroom was restored to a pristine condition. The staff were impressed with the speed and efficiency of our service. The bathroom was safe to use, and the unpleasant odours were completely eliminated.

Conclusion

This case study highlights the importance of professional cleaning services in managing biohazard situations. At Trauma Clean 24 Seven, we pride ourselves on our ability to handle even the most challenging cleaning tasks with professionalism and care. If you find yourself facing a similar situation, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help restore hygiene and safety to your environment, no matter the circumstances.

Stay safe, stay clean!

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