What do blood, urine, feces, saliva and vomit all have in common?
Well, apart from being gross, these bodily fluids have the ability to transfer harmful and infectious diseases from one person to another.
Don’t believe us? There are countless testimonies of people who have contracted unsavory diseases from handling biohazardous materials and waste without following the proper protocol or allowing a professional to help.
When it comes to day to day living, many of us tend to fall into a basic routine. As such, unexpected situations, such as being involved in a crime scene or being a witness to a homicidal situation, can leave us reeling for months, and even decades.
Apart from the emotional toll that these unexpected, and even disturbing, events have on our lives, it is equally important to realize the consequences of having neglected to properly clean up after a situation like that.
Contrary to what some believe, events that involve massive amounts of blood or other bodily fluids should not be handled by close friends and family. In fact, doing so may render emotional consequences, especially in tragic situations, that could be avoided by involving professional help.
Some unexpected situations that might crop up that will require the services of a biohazard cleaning company in Vacaville, California include:
- Unattended Death Clean Up
- Crime Scene Clean Up
- Suicide Clean Up
- Homicide Clean Up
A biohazard is any organic or biological compound that has the propensity to endanger human health.
The reason that bodily fluids are considered biohazards are due to their ability to transmit harmful disease and infection. This is especially true if the body fluid in question contains the blood of its possessor.
Blood serves as a threat because of bloodborne pathogens which pass through the blood of a person to another person through both direct or indirect contact.
Of course, sexual activity or sharing needles with a person infected can put you at risk for contracting a bloodborne illness, but the situation goes deeper than that.
If any of the aforementioned surprise situations crops up, you could put yourself at risk for contracting a serious and deadly disease by having touched, or come into contact with, a person’s blood or other fluids.
So, what are some of the most common biohazardous bodily fluids you should look out for?
- Vaginal Secretions
Why D.I.Y. Biohazard Cleaning Isn’t Recommended
As previously mentioned, there may be times when you may be tempted to assist in the biohazardous clean up of a friend or relative simply because they are close to you.
While we understand the emotional and financial pull towards handling matters involving cleaning up yourself, we at Eco Bear strongly advise against it.
Apart from putting yourself at risk, you also put others at risk by putting an untrained hand to a serious and high-risk situation.
As you attempt to clean up a situation involving mass amounts of blood or other bodily fluids, you run the risk of spreading bacteria throughout the home, business or affected structure, simply by using the wrong techniques.
Remember, professionals are labeled as such for a reason. Equipped with the latest cleaning products and using methods backed by research, a skilled and reputable biohazard cleaning company in Vacaville, California will be able to tackle hazardous jobs with the dignity required and the skill needed. Using high-tech equipment, a clean up team like Eco Bear can diminish harmful germs and pathogens to get the affected environment habitable once again.
If you still choose to clean up the situation on your own or with the help of other untrained relatives and loved ones, you may do so, but bear in mind that you are compromising the health and safety of all around you when you do.
Rather than risk contracting diseases like HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, Salmonella, E. Coli and more, we’d recommend picking up the phone, and enlisting professional help.
Wastewater and Feces
Apart from bodily fluids come the extreme threat of coming in contact with feces.
Of course, there are few people that would voluntarily put themselves at risk for coming in contact with feces and wastewater, but let’s face it, accidents happen.
When your plumbing system goes awry or someone you are caring for loses control of their bowels, you need to know how to protect yourself.
In most cases, especially those involving large amounts of feces or wastewater, professional help is required. Harmful pathogens, germs, viruses, and even COVID-19, can be contracted from exposure to raw sewage and feces.
Rather than take the risk, we implore you to reach out to our team for help in situations like these. For more information, contact us by phone or visit us online 24-hours a day, seven days a week for biohazard clean up in Vacaville, California and neighboring cities.