Why is Proper Disinfection So Important?

With spring finally here and beautiful warm days in abundance, many people are jumping straight into spring cleaning at home after a long winter indoors. While traditional spring-cleaning chores include dusting, vacuuming, organizing, and wiping down hard to reach areas, it may not be sufficient in cleaning areas if you or someone in your household has had an infectious disease or if there was any blood spill due to an accident, accidental death, or crime scene. 


In circumstances like these it’s important that you go the extra mile to ensure that you properly disinfect any areas that may be contaminated or seek out help from a professional biohazard cleaning company if you need it. Below are a few reasons why proper disinfection is so important.


Toxins and pathogens can be hard to detect


Germs and microorganisms can be virtually impossible to trace and detect. Since these are most often invisible to the human eye, it’s incredibly impotent that you disinfect any surface or area that may have become contaminated. According to the CDC, disinfecting kills any remaining germs on surfaces and reduces the spread of germs.


Health hazards should be taken seriously


Health hazards posed by blood, bacteria, and infectious diseases can be serious. In cases of a communicable disease, a death, or an extreme accident where blood is present, there is risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens (BBP), infectious outbreaks, and structural damage to the affected property. More often than not, these pathogens are invisible and go undetected, making the disinfection process a challenging task for those who are not properly trained or experienced.


Risks of not properly disinfecting an area


When blood spills or contaminated areas are simply spot cleaned and treated with a topical solution, the affected area has not been properly disinfected. At best, this cursory surface cleaning has merely suppressed the lingering bacteria. At worst, it may have missed entire sections where the blood or fluid have pooled underneath carpets or floors.

Not properly disinfecting an area can be risky and potentially cause two main issues; the likely return of unpleasant odors, and/or the growth of additional bacterial colonies. Both of these risks can leave you with an uncomfortable environment and potentially in danger of passing the germs on.  


Calling the professionals in to help


It’s important to know when to ask for professional help with properly disinfecting your space. Professional biohazard cleanup companies like Xtreme Cleaners have a remediation process that is a proven disinfection approach that mitigates the risks and concerns of not properly disinfecting an area. 


Our team at Xtreme Cleaners is trained in handling sensitive situations and contaminated environments with care. We have a comprehensive process for assessing the biohazard impacts of any contaminated environment and performing the decontamination work to restore a home to a safe condition. For more information and to learn how we can help, give us a call today at 1-800-524-9591.