Because violent crime and serious accidents are generally out of the ordinary, most people don’t make plans for them. Even when they do, few of them consider what steps they will take after the crisis itself has passed. Depending on the type of emergency, followup might necessitate the services of a skilled remediation company like Aftermath. So when is it a good time to call a professional cleanup service?
After Homicide or Suicide
A homicide or suicide in your home is a traumatic event; it can also be a messy one. Blood and other bodily fluids can contaminate many aspects of the scene, including floors and walls, doors, and even personal possessions. Furthermore, the problem can be compounded by law enforcement and investigators after the event. Anything from tear gas to forensic chemicals might be present, and many of these substances can be hazardous. That’s why it’s important to have the area quickly cleaned and thoroughly sanitized by professional trauma cleaners.
In Case of Unattended Death
In some cases, a death may occur without anyone discovering it. Days, weeks, or even months can pass. Decomposition of a corpse begins very quickly, and in some cases the presence of a body can start to affect a room within hours of the event. This can result in strong odors, stains, and dangerous bacteria, all of which are considered biohazards.
Whenever Communicable Diseases are a Risk
Diseases such as Hepatitis B, C. diff, and Salmonella are highly dangerous and potentially life threatening. If the incident involves a serious illness, avoid putting yourself and your family at risk; ordinary cleaning methods may possibly spread the contamination further. We make sure that when we step into your home, we are ready to protect your family as well as ensure that our employees remain safe while they do their jobs. Aftermath technicians are trained to use specialized PPE to protect themselves from potential hazards on the job; they are also informed of local and federal rules that impact the cleaning and disposal of materials from the site of a biohazardous situation.
In Industrial Areas
The need for clean-up isn’t just restricted to the home. Accidents happen in workplaces too, and industrial accidents can lead to biohazards that put everyone at risk. A professional cleaning company will comply with regulatory standards such as lock out tag out, and will help get things running smoothly again.
The situations described here characterize the majority of the cleanups performed by Aftermath technicians. However, they by no means encompass all the circumstances we’ve encountered over the past 20 years of business. When in doubt, we strongly urge you to reach out to us. We’re available 24/7 every day of the year. Just call 877-872-4339. Service is available nationwide in most areas.