It can be very difficult for your family to recover from a traumatic event. If such a tragedy should affect your family, your priority should be to take care of those who are grieving. However, any remaining signs of the incident, such as bloodstains, chemicals, or other biohazardous materials, will stand as a stark reminder of the tragedy. ServiceMaster DSI has the tools and experience to perform trauma cleanup in your Leawood, KS, home, removing unwanted reminders and hazardous materials.
Trying to perform trauma cleanup on your own is unsafe and unwise. Today we will look at why it’s important to hire professionals for trauma cleanup instead trying to do it yourself.
Knowledge of Bloodborne Pathogen Standards
The bloodborne pathogen standards are applicable to the cleanup of blood and bodily fluids at a trauma scene. The benefit of hiring professional trauma cleanup technicians is that they are familiar with these standards.
This knowledge helps them take the necessary precautions and use protective gear to prevent exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).
Any attempt to perform trauma cleanup on your own without proper knowledge of the procedure can be hazardous due to the risk of exposure. Moreover, during clean up, the chances of exposure are quite high because many different pathogens present in blood stay infectious for a long time. For example, hepatitis B and C viruses tend to survive for as long as two weeks.
Clear Understanding of the Guidelines for Labeling Bags and Containers
It is important to label containers as per OSHA standards (if infectious wastes, blood, or bodily fluids are kept in such containers) so that the containers can be disposed of in the right manner.
Such knowledge is gained through years of experience and relevant certification. Most people do not have such knowledge and as such will not be able to label containers as required.
Experts also have the required knowledge to follow labeling guidelines such as:
- Labels are to be created with a fluorescent (orange-colored) background
- The text “biohazard” and the symbol for the same must be in contrasting colors
- Labels need to be legible and in good condition
Knowledge of Factors to be Considered When Selecting the Right Disinfectant
There are several factors that trauma cleanup professionals need to consider when selecting the right disinfectant for use during cleanup procedures. These factors include:
- The specific location where trauma cleaning is to be performed
- The type of surfaces where clean up and decontamination will be necessary
If you have experienced any unfortunate traumatic event at your home in Leawood, KS, and are looking for an experienced firm to perform trauma cleanup, you should get in touch with ServiceMaster DSI.
Our experts have the required experience, equipment, and certification to perform such trauma scene cleanup according to industry standards. All you have to do is give us a call at (816) 786-0472 and our experts will reach your home, analyze the situation, and start work.