Biohazards come in many shapes and sizes, and honestly, may not be at all what you think. While many may have a preconceived notion of what biohazards actually are, the reality is that there are biohazards all around us, and they can present themselves at unsuspecting times.
That’s why, when situations arise that may be putting you, your loved ones and even your pets in danger, we at Eco Bear can help. Our well-trained biohazard cleaning company in Palm Desert, California will arrive on the scene with the cleaning tools, resources, training and compassion needed to handle even the most gut-wrenching scenarios, any time of the day.
“Bio” means life, and a hazard is a dangerous obstacle. Together, this term describes a situation in which a person’s life or health is at risk due to the biological matter, liquid or substances around them. Biohazardous materials include used needles, blood, feces, human tissues, vomit and much more.
The Effects of Contact With Biohazards
Intentional or not, contact with biohazards can render severe consequences, including the loss of life. There are bloodborne pathogens responsible for life-long diseases including that of HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, as well as viruses, including COVID-19, that can easily be contracted through contact with biohazardous liquids and substances.
Other effects that exposure to biohazardous materials can render include:
- C. Diff
The Importance of Properly Cleaning Biohazardous Materials
Because biohazards contain germs, viruses and other microorganisms, the remedial process concerning a situation involving such substances is crucial.
Staff will need to use the correct processes to first remove the hazards from the environment and will need to follow suit with proper cleaning and disinfection techniques.
Remember, the longer that biohazards sit, the more of a risk they become, especially in the case of contact with porous materials, such as carpet, upholstery, towels and more. Thus, remedial efforts will need to take place in a timely fashion, by one who is both skilled and knowledgeable.
Why Independent Cleaning Measures Aren’t a Good Idea
Oftentimes, because many people don’t realize what exactly constitutes as a biohazard and why they are so dangerous, they often don’t take the precautions necessary to ensure that they, as well as those around them, don’t become infected.
This can manifest itself in a variety of ways, but often includes direct handling of dirty or soiled objects, such as used needles, cleaning up blood, feces or vomit without gloves, and more actions that put the person attempting to remediate the situation at a higher risk for contracting a disease or illness.
Rather than take the risk, those attempting to clean a biohazardous area should not only take the proper precautions necessary to ensure their own health and safety, but should also consider whether or not they should be involving themselves in the clean up process at all.
Of course, financial instability is a common factor in why many aren’t willing, or able, to hire remedial professionals, and trust us, we get it. But at the same time, the risks for handling blood, feces, dirty needles and the like are high and could leave you with a life-long illness, or maybe even worse.
To avoid the potential of contracting an illness or virus through improper handling of biohazardous waste or materials, we always recommend involving professional help. If the situation involves blood, and the amount of blood affecting the area is larger than a dinner plate, professional help will most certainly be needed.
Bear in mind too, that, for most people, you aren’t able to tell whether or not a person has a bloodborne disease just by looking at them. For this reason, all biohazards should be treated the same, even among family.
If you do decide to go ahead and tackle a smaller biohazardous situation on your own, you must be sure to wear the appropriate personal protective gear. This might include gloves, shoe coverings, and even goggles, to prevent splash back.
Even then, the risks still linger as bacteria, viruses and the like can be easily spread throughout an affected structure, whether the structure be residential and commercial. For this reason, we at Eco Bear almost always recommend involving a professional biohazard cleaning company in Palm Desert, California for added security and peace of mind.
Because you may not be accustomed to what scenarios are be denoted as “biohazardous”, we’d like to take a second to inform you on the many scenarios in which biohazard professional help may be required.
The following are a few of the most common biohazardous scenarios:
- COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Clean Up
- Sewer Backup
- Suicide Clean Up
- Unattended Death Clean Up
- Homicidal Clean Up
- Crime Scenes
- Accidental Death
- Animal Waste Clean Up
- Meth Lab Clean Up
- Hoarder Clean Up
Why Trust Eco Bear
Eco Bear has a long-standing reputation for being a skillful, efficient and knowledgeable biohazard cleaning company in Palm Desert, California and the neighboring areas. IIRC-certified and available 24-hours of the day, Eco Bear is dedicated to using only the most efficient tools, equipment and strategies to effectively clean, disinfect and restore areas affected by biohazardous material. Give us a call or contact us by email, today.