The COVID-19 pandemic overturned the manner in which many people in Southern California and across the United States (and in many, many countries around the world) lived their lives. The coronavirus pandemic brought into sharper focus how a virus and other pathogens can endanger the lives of people with immunodeficiencies. There are key strategies that can be employed to protect yourself or a loved one with an immunodeficiency. One of the most important of these tactics is immunodeficiency sanitation. 

Basic Overview of Immunodeficiency

Of course, if you’re immunodeficient in some way and to some degree, you have an understanding of what is meant by this condition. With that said, many people with loved ones who are immunodeficient do not necessarily have a full understanding of what is meant by this condition. Thus, before discussing how to protect yourself or a loved one through immunodeficiency sanitation, a brief discussion about this condition is necessary.

A person who has an immunodeficiency is in a state in which the ability of the immune system to fight infectious disease as well as cancer is either compromised to some degree or completely absent. More often than not, an individual’s immune system is compromised because of what medically is known as extrinsic factors. These include an HIV infection, the use of certain medications, the side effect of medical treatment, or an autoimmune disease. 

Comprehensive Approach to Protecting a Person With an Immunodeficiency

When a person has a compromised immune system, a comprehensive approach needs to be taken to protect such an individual’s health and welfare. A crucial element of this comprehensive approach to protecting a person with immunodeficiency is to keep people who may be ill away from that individual. Unfortunately, one of the most commonplace ways in which an infectious disease passes is from person to person contact. 

Another component of a comprehensive approach to protecting a person with immunodeficiency is to ensure that the individual has access to a healthy, balanced diet. Of course, the reality is that all people should eat a healthy, balanced diet. With that said, this type of diet becomes even more important for an individual with a compromised immune system. 

A person with a compromised immune system also faces other issues, potentially including emotional and psychological. As is the case with infectious disease cleanup, professional assistance may be necessary when it comes to emotional or psychological issues or matters.  

A person with an immunodeficiency must also satisfy the other requirements of a healthy lifestyle. This includes ensuring that an individual with a compromised immune system gets an appropriate amount of sleep. In addition, an individual in such a position needs to be certain to get an appropriate amount of exercise. A person with an immunodeficiency must be certain to follow the directives of a doctor.

As will be discussed in detail in a moment, the environment in which a person with an immunodeficiency works, lives, or recreates must also be maintained properly. This includes the necessity for prompt biohazard remediation or infectious disease cleanup if a home, business, or rental property may have been contaminated by a person harboring an infectious disease his or her self. 

The Crucial Need for Immunodeficiency Sanitation 

While following the steps mentioned previously as a part of a comprehensive effort approach to protect a person with an immunodeficiency, special attention must be paid to the matter of premises and object sanitation. The reality is that a good many infectious pathogens have the biological capability for surviving on surfaces and objects for a period of time. As a consequence, a person with an immunodeficiency can be at risk if that individual comes into contact with surfaces and objects that a person with a virus or some other pathogen had a prior connection. 

Thoroughly eradicating an infectious disease is a complicated matter. In order to be accomplished in a safe, comprehensive, and thorough manner, specialized sanitization equipment and disinfecting agents is vital. The reality is these resources are not readily available to the typical home, business, or rental property owner. 

A reputable infectious disease cleanup company is capable of immediately responding to a home, business, or rental property to commence immediately an infectious disease cleanup. In the final analysis, the ultimate objective of an infectious disease cleaning company is to fully restore a home, business, or rental unit to a fully livable condition. The premises once infected by an infectious disease pathogen is returned to a state that is a safe place for a person with an immunodeficiency to live, work, or patronize.

The first step in seeking the assistance of a professional infectious disease cleanup company is to reach out and obtain an estimate for a particular job.

Author

Emily Kil

Co-Owner of Eco Bear Biohazard Cleaning Company

Together with her husband, Emily Kil is co-owner of Eco Bear, a leading biohazard remediation company in Southern California. An experienced entrepreneur, Emily assisted in founding Eco Bear as a means of combining her business experience with her desire to provide assistance to people facing challenging circumstances. Emily regularly writes about her first-hand experiences providing services such as biohazard cleanup, suicide cleanup, crime scene cleanup, unattended death cleanup, infectious disease disinfection and other types of difficult remediations in homes and businesses.