Blood and Trauma Clean Ups require much more than just removing smells and the appearance of stains; also requiring thorough cleaning, deodorising and sanitising throughout the property
When the person has died from a fatal trauma, such as in the case of a murder or accident, there will likely be blood and biological matter distributed around a wide area that provides a significant risk of contamination from blood borne pathogens. Often, Blood and Trauma Clean Ups require much more than just removing smells and the appearance of stains; also requiring thorough cleaning, deodorising and sanitising throughout the property.
Blood-borne pathogens are transmitted via blood and other bodily fluids when the blood or fluid makes contact with the bloodstream of an uninfected person. This contact happens when blood and bodily fluids touch the broken skin or mucous membrane of an uninfected person. Broken skin can be as tiny as an insect bite or pinhole puncture created by a needle or any sharp object. It can be simply the damaged skin of a sunburn or blister. Mucous membranes exist in the eyes, nose, and mouth. Some of the people most at risk for contact with blood-borne pathogens are first responders, medical and healthcare workers, housekeeping personnel, and anyone who shares a needle.
Blood Spill Clean-Up in Adelaide Misconceptions
Some common and potentially disastrous misconceptions Crime Scene Cleaners Adelaide have come across in our day-to-day business activities:
I don’t have to wash my hands after removing protective gloves.
False. Gloves can have tiny pinholes that you cannot see. Also, the simple act of removing them can transfer blood-borne pathogens to your skin. Always wash your hands thoroughly after removing gloves that have come in contact with blood and other bodily fluids.
Dried blood on a surface is not dangerous.
False. Many blood-borne pathogens can live for days outside the body. Dried blood is every bit as dangerous as fresh blood.
If I don’t see any blood at an accident scene, I do not have to worry about blood-borne pathogens.
False. Other bodily fluids carry blood-borne pathogens and also have concealed blood in them and can be as infectious as visible blood.
I can place items soiled with blood in securely tied plastic bags and dispose of the bags with my regular garbage.
False. Items contaminated with blood and bodily fluids are considered regulated waste and must be disposed of in properly labelled containers or special biohazard bags and then safely transported to an approved facility.
Blood and Trauma Clean Ups Adelaide
Most of us never expect to come in contact with blood or bodily fluids, or with the deadly pathogens they can carry, in our day-to-day lives. We therefore are simply not prepared to protect others or ourselves. That’s why we recommend that you leave the clean-up of any accident site, especially if it is large or publicly accessed, to a professional communicable disease clean-up company like Crime Scene Cleaners Adelaide.
Why Choose Crime Scene Cleaners Adelaide for your Blood and Trauma Clean Ups?
- Crime Scene Cleaners Adelaide use only professional-grade equipment, hospital-grade disinfectants, and OSHA-approved PPE (personal protective equipment).
- Our technicians are experts in their field, and know how to eliminate all risk of personal injury, cross-contamination, and infection.
- We know how to sanitise and decontaminate an accident site that involves blood and bodily fluids and restore it to a safe, clean environment.
- Crime Scene Cleaners Adelaide know what can be safely cleaned and disinfected and what can’t.
- We know how and where to look for hidden blood-borne pathogens that you cannot see.
- We have the knowledge and equipment to safely package, remove, and dispose of materials that cannot be safely decontaminated.
- Our entire Forensic and Biological Remediation team is experienced and expertly trained to perform all these tasks for you.