How to Clean Up a Self-Inflicted Gunshot

When you’ve lost a loved one to a self-inflicted gunshot, cleaning up is one of the last things you may want to deal with. Between emotional grief, talking to police and discussing insurance, you may feel at a loss for what your next steps should be. Aftermath skilled professionals can take care of the cleanup and remove that burden from your shoulders.

How Self-Inflicted Gunshots Get Cleaned Up

You are highly advised to call in a trauma cleaning specialist, like Aftermath to cleanup after a self-inflicted gunshot or any type of trauma or unattended death. This is because not only is it an emotionally taxing time on the family or property owner, but there can be potential diseases and bloodborne pathogens existing within the blood and body remains.

To help prevent potential infection, it is important to consider all body fluids to be a potential health hazard. Blood is capable of carrying diseases and bloodborne pathogens, including HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C, among others. Some diseases that may exist on-site are passed through direct contact or through accidental ingestion (e.g. breathing, consuming). Additionally, body fluids can soak into any porous material, making it difficult for a non-professional to determine if a space has been thoroughly disinfected.

The specialists at Aftermath have special knowledge and training in handling biohazardous material safely. We deeply clean, sanitize and disinfect the affected areas, in addition to any areas that may have come in contact with potentially hazardous fluids. And we have all the necessary permits, training, and experience to handle dangerous material.

If you’re dealing with the cleanup of a self-inflicted gunshot, let us help you. Our specialists are ready day and night, 365 days a year, to help you move forward. Contact Aftermath today.

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