When your home has been the scene of a crime or accident, it can be incredibly overwhelming to say the least. Not only can the emotional effects of the incident be difficult to navigate, but many people don’t realize that handling the cleaning and disinfecting of your space becomes your responsibility as the homeowner.
Since police officers, fire departments, funeral homes, and coroners do not clean up accidents and crime scenes, hiring a professional biohazard cleanup company is the best way to ensure you and your family are safe and sound when you return to your home. Still not convinced why you need to seek outside professional help in these scenarios? Keep reading to learn the importance of working with professional biohazard cleanup services.
Biohazardous waste can be dangerous to your health
Easily, the most critical reason you should get help from professionals when it comes to cleaning a potentially contaminated space is that biohazardous waste can pose a threat to your health. If you were to come into contact with hazardous materials like blood, bodily fluids, animal waste, and/or microbiological waste without the proper PPE (personal protective equipment) you could run the risk of contaminants posing a threat to your health and wellbeing.
Waste like blood could be contaminated with blood borne pathogens such as HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, etc., which are unable to be spotted by the human eye. Infectious diseases are another example of biological hazards that can be spread easily if proper infection prevention and control measures are not implemented when cleaning and decontaminating a space. Examples of infectious disease hazards include seasonal and pandemic influenza, norovirus, Ebola, tuberculosis, and more, according to OSHA.
Cleaning a contaminated space can be overwhelming
Dealing with crime scenes and the place of death can be extremely emotional, especially if it is your home or if someone you know has been affected. Cleaning and disinfecting these contaminated spaces can be taxing and is not a job for the faint-hearted. Professional biohazard cleanup companies are experts in handling any job with the proper sensitivity and discretion.
Not everyone has the proper PPE on hand
PPE is equipment worn to minimize exposure to biohazards that can cause serious injuries and illnesses. Different examples of PPE can include gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, masks and eyewear, hard hats, respirators, coveralls, vests, and even full body suits.
While you are likely to have a few face masks and/or latex gloves lying around your home as a result of the safety precautions required due to the COVID-19 pandemic, very few people have the proper PPE on hand to clean a space that has been contaminated by biohazards. Professional biohazard cleanup companies are experts on assessing a space / situation and selecting the type of PPE that is necessary, so that their team is safe and secure when cleaning and decontaminating.
Biohazard cleanup help in Louisiana
At Xtreme Cleaners we are proud to be a professional biohazard cleanup company with a team of experts who are specifically trained in cleaning, handling, and properly disinfecting contaminated spaces. We work quickly and efficiently as soon as we enter a contaminated space so we can efficiently clean and disinfect a room or area. We know accidents can happen at any time which is why we are available 24/7 to provide families in Louisiana the support they need after a traumatic event.
Since we have decades of experience working with families in crisis, we pride ourselves in approaching every situation with the utmost care and respect. By working thoroughly and quickly to restore your home back to its original or better condition, we are here to help you every step of the way so you can gain peace of mind all potential contaminants are gone. If you or someone you know needs professional help cleaning up a contaminated space in Louisiana, give us a call at (800) 524-9591.