When it comes to biohazard cleanup tasks, we find that many people tend to underestimate the severity of each situation. Of course, this is likely due to the variety of primetime television shows nowadays that depict their own versions of what this industry is like. Viewers believe that it’s as simple as what they see but take it from us – it’s not nearly as glamorous. Walking into any sort of biohazard cleanup job without the right training, and without taking the proper precautions, could actually leave you in a very dangerous position.
It’s because of this that we must insist that you always, always, always hire a professional cleanup company for any type of biohazard cleaning requirement. However, if that’s not enough to convince you, consider the following:
1. Much of the work that a professional biohazard cleanup company will take on includes crime and trauma scene decontamination, which can include the cleanup of human blood, body fluids and decomposing bodies. Stop for a second and think about the emotional weight of that. What many people don’t realize is that when it comes to the cleanup of crime scenes, suicides or any sort of accident where a fatality is involved, the images don’t disappear after all is said and done. As a possible friend, family member or coworker of the deceased, we encourage you to take a step back and let us take over.
2. Say for instance that the fatality happened at your place of business. Absolutely do not ask a member of your cleaning staff to take care of it. Not only should you refer to point number one, but you should also keep in mind that your standard cleaning crew is not going to be trained in biohazard cleaning. It’s more than likely that they would not be able to clean the affected area properly, which will only lead to further contamination and exposure to bloodborne pathogens, such as Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
3. If by chance, you decided to disregard our second point and a member of your cleaning staff was exposed to bloodborne pathogens, you could be looking at a hefty lawsuit. With the general public being fairly knowledgeable about the risks of exposure to biohazards, it would be pretty difficult to claim that you were not aware of the risks when you asked them to tend to the chaos.
In the end, what it all boils down to is that tending to a biohazard scene without specific, professional training just isn’t worth it. Don’t take any chances – call in the professionals at Anubis SceneClean Inc. today.