Whatever the situation, there’s no denying that dealing with trauma is hard. When you’re left to cope with a traumatic event, your judgment may be clouded and you may feel overwhelmed. You may want to do whatever it takes to clean up the mess as quickly as possible, or you may feel like you don’t know where to begin.
Trauma cleanup isn’t just messy. It can be dangerous – in the physical cleanup of the affected areas and in the aftermath if it is not properly remediated.
As a general rule of thumb, if you’re faced with a trauma cleanup, call on professional services to help. They are specifically trained and equipped to thoroughly and safely handle these kinds of situations.
What Counts as “Trauma”?
You may wonder when it’s appropriate to call on professional trauma cleanup services, or if their services apply to your situation.
Trauma cleanup services typically include circumstances such as:
- Suicide or homicide
- Unattended deaths
- Blood spills
- Industrial accidents
- Tear gas removal
But again, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you’re unsure what to do, it’s best to turn to professional care to make sure your home or place of the event is completely disinfected and free of any potential health hazards.
Why Use a Professional Service?
Depending on the trauma, you could be exposed to dozens of dangerous health hazards in your home or wherever the incident occurred.
Any bodily fluids or other biological waste needs to not only be properly cleaned but also disposed of in a waste facility specifically for hazardous material.
Professional cleanup technicians are specifically trained and certified to respond to any type of trauma, to follow government regulations for hazardous waste removal, and to ensure adherence to high standards of safety.
The cleaning requires special equipment and cleaning agents, both for protection and thorough disinfection. Using hospital-grade disinfection tests, cleanup technicians have the tools, training and experience to make sure there are no lingering health threats.
The sooner you call, the better. Leaving a trauma-related situation can significantly heighten the health risks from exposed bloodborne pathogens to the chemicals released in your home.
You should not attempt to clean up after a trauma on your own. Cleanup companies have seen anything and everything and will be able to treat your situation with the compassion and professionalism needed to recover. Getting professional help will make the cleanup not only easier but also safer.
Aftermath is a professional trauma cleanup service that has been helping families after traumatic events since 1996. With rapid emergency response, Aftermath technicians are ready to quickly return your home to a safe and livable condition while giving you the respect and care needed during a difficult situation.