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Five Things You Need To Know Before Cleaning Up Blood

Wine_glass_towerImagine that you are hosting a party and one of your friends volunteers to assist you in the kitchen. They are polishing a wine glass when the glass shatters and cuts them in a vulnerable place such as the wrist, leading to serious bleeding.  Fortunately, you are able to get your friend immediate emergency care. But aside from an unplanned visit to the hospital, what other steps should you take following an incident like this?

Accidents can happen to anyone, even the most vigilant. If an accident happens in your home, your first concern will be for the victim, followed by the desire to take care of your property and clean any mess left behind. A good rule of thumb is that you can probably clean up a blood spill smaller than the size of a plate without help. For anything larger, however, there are many reasons why hiring a professional blood cleanup company is a good idea.

  1. Blood Transmits Diseases

It’s not common to interrogate house guests about medical history. You might not know if someone has hepatitis or HIV. In some cases, children can be born with diseases. Rubber gloves and some bleach might not fully protect you during the cleanup. It is important to be sensitive to the person who was injured and contact a professional cleaning service that is trained in cleaning biohazards.

  1. A Housekeeper Might Not Properly Clean the Area

The best housekeeper knows how to get out tough stains. However, cleaning up blood is not safe for people that do not have the appropriate training to address biohazards. Don’t put your family or others at risk with an improper cleaning. Furthermore, sometimes cleaning blood out of carpet or other materials is not a good idea. It can contaminate carpet cleaning equipment and spread pathogens to other areas of your home.

  1. Biohazards Must Be Properly Disposed of by Law

You can throw out a bloody tissue without a problem. However, a large blood cleanup project will require specialized disposal to prevent health risks. It’s not as easy as taking an old cell phone to a company that properly disposes of electronic devices. You have to have specific training and knowledge, plus the right equipment and permissions, to safely dispose of biohazards such as blood and bodily fluids.

  1. Don’t Risk Further Trauma After an Accident

It’s not easy to see a loved one get hurt. People have different reactions to traumatic events. Protect yourself after addressing a bad accident by leaving the area until it is cleaned by a professional trauma cleaning service. Get help for lasting issues associated with trauma when you are ready. Don’t take the chance of making things worse by attempting a gruesome cleanup project on your own.

  1. Specialized Testing for Pathogens Is Necessary

Many of the most serious health hazards are invisible to the naked eye. Though an area may be free from stains and other obvious signs, this does not mean that all biohazards have been completely removed. Hire a professional trauma cleaning company to be completely confident that the area is clean and sanitized. Companies like Aftermath utilize specialized testing equipment to ensure the highest possible standards in the industry.

Contact Aftermath Day or Night for Blood Cleaning Services

Contact Aftermath anytime for professional trauma cleaning services. Help keep your loved ones safe, and avoid any lasting problems associated with cleaning up blood.

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