Improper Crime Scene/Blood Cleanup123

Due to the risk of serious, and potentially fatal, health illnesses contracted by persons improperly handling bio-hazard waste, the cleanup process should always be performed by a licensed, certified and insured bio-hazard cleaning company. Hiring any contractor not trained in blood cleanup, could result in improper cleaning techniques being used, and thusly costing more in the long run, and possibly allowing those within the dwelling or commercial space to become ill. Suicides, murder, belatedly discovered bodies, crime and trauma scenes require cleanup by biohazard cleaning professionals. The blood, bodily fluids, bone fragments, and bodily tissue involved can transmit harmful pathogens to those who come into contact with these biohazard materials. 

Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms such as viruses or bacteria that are carried in blood and can cause disease in people. There are many different bloodborne pathogens, including malaria, syphilis, and brucellosis, and most notably Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). In the United States, 1 out of every 24 people have Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV. Many bloodborne pathogens can live for extended periods of time. Pathogens in HIV can last up to 4 weeks, whereas Hepatitis B pathogens can last up to 7 days which is 3 more than Hepatitis C. The pathogens within MRSA can last for several months.​

Since blood and bodily materials are frequently found in crime and trauma scenes, it’s critical that blood cleanup companies abide by all regulations to avoid risks to their health. OSHA compliance regulations protect biohazard cleanup employees from liability and prevent injury. Crime and trauma scene cleanup companies must meet not only the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, but several more, including Hazard Communication, Personal Protective Equipment, Lockout/Tagout, Heat Illness, etc. All biohazard waste must be disposed of properly to prevent the spread of disease. The EPA as well as local, state, and federal regulations must be followed to ensure the safety of the general public. Improper waste handling can incur major fines to the biohazard cleaning company, as well as loss of business operating privileges.

While blood primarily may seem to be a surface only issue, experienced and trained blood removal companies fully understand the dangers of what is unforeseen beneath the surface. Blood and bodily fluids can seep in between the floorboards, through the grout, and make its way to the sub-flooring. This could lead to an infestation of disease causing pathogens, unbearable odors, insects and damaged structures. An experienced blood removal company will ensure the visible and non-visible areas to which need cleaning and decontamination will be done thoroughly, leaving nothing to chance.

If such an issue should arise in your home or business which requires immediate action, you can trust us. Our professionally trained and certified staff at MSI have the advanced skills to handle any potentially infectious material removal like blood cleanup. We not only understand the severity of the blood cleanup process, but also the sensitivity and discretion needed when dealing with such situations. We take every precaution and make every possible effort to keep your affairs private, while showing you the compassion you deserve. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to handle any type of bio-hazard cleanup job, and bring an unmatched level of service and experience so you can rest assured your job will be done quickly, and in a cost effective manner.

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