The Importance of Wearing PPE When Decontaminating a Space

The Importance of Wearing PPE When Decontaminating a Space

Regardless of if your home or office has been contaminated due to any type of circumstance like a virus or illness or even an unattended death or accidental death, it’s incredibly important to clean and disinfect the area properly so you can safely return. Health hazards posed by bodily fluids like blood, bacteria, and infectious diseases can be dangerous and should be treated with care. When it comes to safely cleaning and decontaminating a space, it’s vital that you use the proper safety procedures and equipment or hire a professional company who can help.

 

What is PPE?

 PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment and may include gloves, gowns, laboratory coats, face shields or masks, eye protection, pocket masks, and other protective gear. While everyone likely has some form of PPE at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic like masks and gloves, not everyone will have an extensive supply. People who work often in situations where there might be the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens like healthcare workers, law enforcement officers, and biohazard cleaners are often equipped with much more extensive PPE. 

 

What does PPE protect against?

 Wearing the proper PPE when disinfecting a contaminated space is incredibly important because it reduces exposure to bloodborne pathogens and can protect against exposure. Being exposed to bloodborne pathogens, by coming in contact with blood spills and/or bodily fluids, can be incredibly dangerous. That’s why it’s so important to wear the proper PPE like masks, coats, and other protective gear, as it can act as a barrier against exposure and significantly reduce the risk of any harm.  

 

How do professional cleaners clean blood spills?

 Due to the high risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens where there has been blood spillage, the cleanup is a specialty service provided by companies that have the proper training, certification, licensing, and PPE. Proper blood cleanup often requires an extensive remediation process. This process consists of heavy-duty cleaning agents that are formulated to disinfect and protect the health and safety of everyone who enters the space both during cleaning and after.

 Professional cleaners have systematic cleaning methods which allow them to contain affected areas, prevent cross-contamination, remove all traces of blood and biological materials, and disinfect and deodorize so you can gain peace of mind that your home or office is safe to return to. 

 

Benefits of working with biohazard cleaners

 Oftentimes pathogens are invisible or difficult to detect and the disinfection process is much more challenging for those who are inexperienced. While most people know how important it is to be protected and careful when cleaning a contaminated space, it can be challenging to determine how to pick the appropriate protective gear for the job. 

 Biohazard cleaning companies like Xtreme Cleaners have highly trained technicians who are certified in biohazard recovery. Whether it is a crime scene, suicide, homicide, unattended death scene or just an accident with a significant blood spill, trained cleaners have the knowledge, skills, and sensitivity to handle any job effectively and efficiently and are experts at selecting the proper PPE to stay protected. 

Our remediation process is a proven disinfection approach and mitigates concerns such as the likely return of unpleasant odors and the growth of additional bacterial colonies. If you or someone you know needs help decontaminating a space in Louisiana, give our team at Xtreme Cleaners a call at 800-524-9591 and our experts will do whatever it takes to help.