A biohazard is any biological substance that poses a threat to human health and existence. As such, a biohazard must be taken seriously and its threats eradicated in order to ensure that structures affected by these elements are habitable and safe.
When unexpected, or even tragic events, transpire, biohazards often become a threat to those in the immediate area. There are many situations that can happen that can render biohazardous waste including events like suicide, homicide, crime scenes, sewage back ups and more.
Compounds like blood, saliva, urine, wastewater, feces and the like are all considered biohazardous, and as such, it will take professional care to rehabilitate the affected environment back to its original state.
Though you may balk at the idea of hiring a professional to take care of some situations involving biohazards, the truth is that going about cleaning certain situations alone is, indeed, risky business.
By attempting to remediate an environment affected by excess amounts of blood, urine, vomit, feces, wastewater or other biohazards, you are opening yourself up to being infected by serious, and sometimes fatal, illnesses and diseases.
Diseases often acquired by direct or indirect exposure to biohazardous waste include:
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
As you examine the aforementioned list of diseases that may be picked up from exposure to biohazardous waste, it is important that you ask yourself if the reason you are attempting do-it-yourself clean up is worth it.
Often times, it is due to financial hardship that people go about remediating situations involving blood, feces and other bodily fluids, alone. However, one must remember that, in the long run, you could be doing your health, and even your home or business, an extreme disservice by attempting D.I.Y. clean up without formal training and the proper equipment.
Eco Bear is a biohazard cleaning company in Salinas, California and neighboring communities that strives to offer the best in service by putting to use proven and effective equipment to help decrease the amount of germs and bacteria in your home or business.
We use only cleaning products that are backed by research while following standard protocol to address secondary damages incurred to the affected structure, such as water damage and mold.
When attempting to do D.I.Y. clean up, you will inevitably cause more harm than good because you won’t have access to the professional grade cleaning products required to ensure an effectual clean.
Moreover, you don’t have the equipment or technology, such as moisture meters, to determine whether or not any water or fluids have permeated the walls, ceilings or flooring of your structure in a way that could compromise the structure’s safety and your health.
It is because of these reasons and more that we at Eco Bear will always recommend you put safety first by hiring a professional biohazard cleaning company in Salinas, California to take care of your biohazard-affected establishments and residences.
Intervention and Protection
While waiting for the authorities or a biohazard cleaning company to arrive, there may be times when you will need to intervene. When you do so, be sure to use proper protective safety gear, and to use discretion when coming into contact with feces, bodily fluids and the like.
Moreover, you should always make sure that it is safe to intervene before you do. An example would be to never step in wastewater that is in contact with electrical outlets or other plugged-in electrical devices, even if you are wearing protective gear, in order to shut off the water or perform another task. Doing so isn’t safe, and you could suffer electrocution in the process.
The Emotional Toll
In addition to the laundry list of aforementioned reasons why we don’t recommend taking to the task of cleaning up a situation involving biohazards alone, comes the fact that doing so could prove emotionally vexing, depending on the situation.
As mentioned, some situations involving biohazards involve the death, or severe injury, of another person. As such, it may be emotionally traumatic for you to clean up after such a situation, especially if the person was a relative or dear friend.
Rather than suffer through a situation like that, allow us to help. Our offices are open 24-hours of the day and seven days of the week to answer the call of even the most disheartening of events.
Looking for a biohazard company in Salinas, California? Call us.