Cleaning up Blood - Things You Need to Know

Blood Cleanups - we aren't talking about a child's scraped knee or a bloody noise, but situations where there is a crime scene, such as a homicide or assault, undiscovered death or suicide. Once you have taken care of the victim and impacted family, it is time to turn to securely clean your property and remove any reminders left behind.

There are very specific and highly regulated laws for blood cleanup and the disposal of impacted items.

 

Blood Transmits Disease

You may not know a completed medical history and, for this reason, you might not know if someone has hepatitis or HIV. These and other viruses can remain active and present on surfaces long after visible blood or bio is gone. For instance, certain strains of E coli can survive, under certain conditions, anywhere from four days to four months. MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant virus can live outside the body for weeks. Norovirus can be transmitted by simply touching a contaminated surface. 

 

Also, remember that rubber gloves and bleach might not fully protect you during cleanup. Our Bio-One Raleigh technicians use hospital-grade chemicals.

 

Not wearing proper protective gear or following protocols puts you at risk, as well as anyone who enters the space.

 

Maid And Housekeeping Service Can't Help

These services are a great option for getting out tough stains and general cleaning, however, cleaning up blood is not safe for anyone without proper training. In addition, sometimes cleaning blood out of carpet or other materials is not possible. And a wood floor may appear clean on the surface but if you don't test to see if blood has seeped through the wood to the sub floor, the sanitizing and odor remediation is not complete. Attempts to improperly clean may just spread pathogens to other areas of the property.

 

Still Think You Want To Give Blood Cleanup A Try

You can throw out a bloody bandage or tissue without a problem, however, a large blood cleanup project will require specialized disposal. You have to have the specific training and knowledge, plus the right equipment and permission, to safely dispose of biohazards such as blood and bodily fluids. Biohazard companies such as Bio-One Raleigh maintain the proper licenses and our process reflect the highest standards in rules and regulations.

 

Many serious health hazards are invisible to the naked eye. An area may be free of stains and other signs, but this doesn't mean that all biohazards have been removed. Hire a professional trauma cleaning company to be completely confident the area is clean and sanitized. Companies like Bio-One Raleigh utilize specialized testing techniques to ensure the highest standards.

 

Contact us for more information or to schedule a free consultation. Call Bio-One Raleigh today, 24/7/365, and you will speak with one of the owners directly.

Karen & Rick Jacobs are the owners of Bio-One Raleigh and Raleigh Hoarding. We offer trauma, mold and hoarding cleanup services including biohazard, blood cleanup, suicide/homicide, feces & bodily fluid, animal waste, undiscovered death, and mold testing & remediation.

 

We proudly serve North Carolina’s Triangle and surrounding areas including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Pittsboro, Holly Springs, Clayton, Carrboro, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Hillsborough, Mebane, Morrisville, Wake Forest, and Wendell; as well as the following counties; Wake County, Durham County, Cumberland County, Guilford County, Orange County, Chatham County, Harnett County, Johnston County, Nash County, Franklin County and Pill County. We also provide services to Greensboro and other areas throughout North Carolina.

 

 

Bio-One Inc. is the world's first crime scene cleaning franchise. Nationally respected and locally owned, Bio-One has earned its reputation through being trusted to handle the Mandalay Bay mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017, the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida in 2016, and consulted on the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012. In 2019, Bio-One was once again included in the best and most comprehensive franchise ranking list – Entrepreneur Magazine.

 

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