There’s news about a deranged man on the loose and the police have advised people to lock their doors and windows to prevent him from entering the house. You hear a noise in the middle of the night and your mind immediately goes to the worst possible scenario. You dial the police, and as you are relaying your information on the phone, you hear incessant barking followed by a gunshot. After a few minutes, everything is quiet. You wait upstairs until the police arrive and then make your way to the living room. It’s an upsetting sight with blood all over the carpet and your dog dead in the center. There’s a blood trail that follows outside the house. Your wife comes downstairs and seeing the mess, she vomits.
While the police are busy investigating, you are worrying about how all this blood will be cleaned. You might not know this but such episodes of invasions are quite common and most of them lead to blood spilling. Luckily, many companies now offer the services of trauma cleanup, which allows you to rest stress-free while the professionals clean your house.
Emergency Trauma Cleanup
If feel squeamish at the sight of blood, then we suggest remaining in the other room while the professionals do their job. There are plenty of articles available online that tell you how to clean blood, but we highly recommend against this.
There are numerous blood-borne pathogens that put you at risk of contacting diseases such as AIDS, HIV, Hepatitis C, and more. This is why it is important to stay in another room and keep your children out of the house.
- Supplies that Professional Cleaners Use
- Biohazard disposal containers to prevent contamination
- Personal protective equipment (PPE): biohazard suits, gloves, shoe coverings and respiratory masks
- Proprietary cleaning agents
- Portable ATP Biological Fluorescence Detector, which allows the cleaners to detect any hidden blood stains
- Commercial solvents
- Plastic bio-tape and sheeting
There’s a procedure that the cleanup crew follows for blood or vomit removal. This allows them to maintain a high cleaning standard and assure the homeowners that everything is done according to the ANSI/IICRC S540.
Professionals use special cleaning agents that effectively scrub, wipe, sanitize, and freshen up the site where blood was spilled. By wearing PPE, they prevent cross-contamination. Some of your furniture might be unsalvageable because the blood went in too deep. Every step taken during the cleanup is in compliance with the OSHA and IICRC guidelines.
Here are six steps that all professional clears take to ensure your house is remediated:
- Assessment: Cleaners walk through the house to determine which areas should be cornered off.
- Bio Removal: All visible body fluids, blood, and other materials are removed.
- Preparation: Everything from furniture to carpet, dirt, and dust are removed to disinfect the crime scene.
- 3-Step Bio-Wash: Disinfecting, cleaning, and deodorizing.
- Extraction: The surrounding area that might have been affected is subjected to a 3-step bio-wash.
- Site Breakdown: Equipment is disinfected and biohazard containers are properly disposed.
These six steps are the reason why the crime scene needs to be professionally cleaned up. You do not have the right equipment to clean such a mess and if even a drop of blood is left behind, you don’t know how it will affect your health.
STOP Restoration is a company that offers cleaning and restoration services. Their biohazard cleanup method is in compliance with all the OSHA standards. Their services are available in Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, Anthem, and many other areas. Make a quick call to S.T.O.P. at 702-803-3094 for their cleaning service.