Biohazard Cleanup & Disinfection

Aftermath's specialized biohazard cleanup and disinfection process thoroughly eliminates all potentially harmful biohazards and pathogens from affected areas to ensure your property is returned to a safe, livable condition.

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Unlike standard house or business cleaning, biohazard cleanup is a service that requires industry expertise, specialized equipment, and appropriate certifications. Improper cleanup can raise health and safety risks, and cause further damage. This is why Aftermath has developed a 3-step disinfection process backed by more than 20 years of research and experience. We thoroughly wash and disinfect all potentially harmful biohazards from affected areas to ensure our customers’ property is returned to a safe, livable condition.

Why is Proper Disinfection So Important?

In cases of a death or accident where blood is present, there is a risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens (BBP) and biohazards ranging from viruses like Hepatitis to bacteria like MRSA. Statistics from the CDC show that 1 in 24 people has either Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV. Because of these potential hazards, Aftermath has developed and refined a safety-focused, science-based remediation process that protects the health and well-being of our customers, employees, and affected properties. Our cleanup protocols follow OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standards, which include practicing universal precautions and equipping our teams with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). We also provide our customers with PPE if they need to access affected areas. Our goal is minimize exposure risk for all parties involved.

Aftermath understands that the improper treatment of blood and bodily fluids can lead to further health and safety risks, including outbreaks, and structural damage to the property. When blood spills 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. This causes two issues: the likely return of unpleasant odors and the growth of additional bacterial colonies. The Aftermath remediation process mitigates these concerns. We verify our work using ATP tests, which measures cell activity, including bloodborne pathogens. Only when the test registers zero RLU (registered light units) are we satisfied with the level of clean. This test adds technology, measurability, and accountability to our biohazard remediation process.

What is Remediation?

To many, biohazard remediation (and its commonly used alternative, crime scene cleanup) sounds like standard cleaning. In reality, the two services couldn’t be more different. Biohazard remediation refers to the removal, cleaning, and disinfection of blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially harmful pathogens in affected areas after a death, accident, or communicable disease outbreak. Because of the high exposure risk to bloodborne pathogens, biohazard remediation is a specialty service that requires proper training, equipment, certification, and licensing.

Aftermath has designed a 3-step remediation process and developed a line of cleaning agents to protect the health and safety of our customers and their property. For more than 20 years, we have adhered to the highest standards in biohazard remediation to ensure that our customers and employees are fully protected. We stand by our work with a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.

The Aftermath Remediation Process

Assess
Assess

We complete an initial walk-through and OSHA-mandated employee-safety hazard assessment of the scene.

Control and Setup
Control and Setup

We use OSHA’s recommended cross-contamination protocol to control the affected area by securing and separating it from other parts of the structure.

Remove
Remove

We remove all visible traces of blood and biological materials from the affected area. This is the most dangerous step of the remediation process.

Clean, Disinfect, and Deodorize
Clean, Disinfect and Deodorize

After removal, we clean, disinfect, and deodorize affected surfaces using EPA-rated disinfectants.

Verify
Verify

Upon completion, we use adenosine triphosphate (ATP) testing technology to guarantee hospital-level standards of disinfection.

Testimonials

"Dennise was exceptional. She was patient, knowledgeable, hardworking and a pleasure to work with. She assembled an excellent crew who worked hard to ensure that the house was remediated."

Amy M. - Missouri City, TX

"Tom and his team were absolutely amazing and worked through the night so that the family with a special needs child could come back into their home as soon as possible. They were very compassionate. They weren’t all business, very professional. I recommend him and his staff to anyone who goes through a tragedy such as this. God bless them all. "

Erika W. - Fayetteville, NC

"The team was very informative, sensitive to our needs, and very professional and listened to what we had to say. The house is very clean and smells good with no lingering odors. I am very happy with the job that was done and could not have asked for anything better. Wonderful team, fantastic job! Thank you! "

Lisa S. - Raleigh, NC

"I had no clue what to do, especially as I was overwhelmed with grief. Hooper and Weaver in Grass Valley, CA, recommended your company. As it was a Saturday, I honestly expected to have to wait a few more days to have it cleaned. But from the moment I contacted your company, I received both professional & compassionate help. While I would never wish this experience on anyone, it was good to have such a professional company & compassionate people when I needed them. I just want to say thank you to your three employees and let you know that you have some wonderful people working for you."

Jennifer P. - Grass Valley, CA

"Absolutely phenomenal service, I couldn’t have asked for a more professional, compassionate, well-grounded crew to have taken care of me and this job. Paul and his co-worker were outstanding, absolutely heart-felt, kind, perfect people for the job. I will recommend this company whenever I get the chance."

Lauren N. - Cinnaminson, NJ

"Rick, Jay, and Sonny did an outstanding job of meeting or in most cases exceeding our expectations at a very difficult and trying time for our family. I am a close personal friend of the funeral director who gave us your name and have already assured him of their outstanding work for us. Truly an asset to your company and great representatives!"

Janet H. - Neosho Rapids, KS

"Aftermath team made a very hard event much easier. Without them, I do not know how I would have made it through this. Corry went above and beyond my expectations. She was much more than the lead and for that I am more than thankful."

Christopher R. - Tallahassee, FL

"Bryn and Jason could not have been more professional, kind and compassionate at a time when I was devastated by loss. They went above and beyond."

Arden R. - Raleigh, NC

"[The] team members were extremely professional, compassionate, & helpful from beginning to end of cleanup. I’m so very thankful for the time they provided me in answering many questions about the overall process. Based on their conduct, I would definitely recommend Aftermath Services to friends & family in need."

Saundra M. - Eugene, OR

"Tom, Chris, and Keith were very compassionate and caring. They made everything so much less stressful for me! They understood the needs of the customer and went out of their way to make my life so much easier at this difficult time. Wonderful staff!"

Pamela J. - Richmond, VA

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