Cleaning up a blood spill goes far beyond the surface and what can be seen and is not about the stain as if it were coffee but rather the risk of infection now and in the future. Often times when there is a situation causing a blood spill our immediate reaction is to clean it up for aesthetics and to prevent stains. Cleaning up after a death or accident with a significant blood spill involves far more than making sure the stain is gone from the surface it landed on. Even your own blood has far more bacteria, viruses, and potentially dangerous diseases than you realize, let alone the blood of another person whose medical history is unknown. In fact, a surface can look completely clean but still harbor immense amounts of dangerous spores and contaminates which can harm you and those you care for if not properly cleaned and decontaminated with the appropriate solutions.
Bleach: Virus & Bacteria
Though bleach has long been thought of as the best solution to sanitize a variety of surfaces, it does not, in fact, clean everything and often leaves begins a residue from the contaminated that can be dangerous. There are even several types of infectious disease, virus and bacteria that can survive a bleach solution, especially when the surface is porous or not smooth which can harbor bacteria that may reemerge at a later date and infect others.
Dangers of Bleach
Bleach is extremely corrosive to numerous materials such as wood, wool, fabric, and leather, among many others. The solution may kill much of the bacteria but it will severely damage the carpet and furniture you put it on, sometimes making an object or material unusable. In fact there are no decontaminates certified by any government agency that can kill biohazard contaminates on fabric.
When bleach is used in a professional setting, all people in the area are required to use gloves and a face mask in a well-ventilated area. If a person isn’t protected, bleach will irritate the eyes, throat, lungs, and skin. It can be even more damaging when mixed with other cleaners. Though the substance is sold in numerous stores, it’s not safe to use without the proper protection and is harmful to the environment when we put it out in the air or down the drains. Bio SoCal uses EPA registered chemicals that are plant based and safe for people and pets, which not only clean but decontaminate a level above what bleach and an untrained cleaner can accomplish.
Bleach Has to be Properly Applied
There are several types of bleach which can truly clean blood and all the ensuing bacteria and diseases from a surface. However, even if you have the correct type, the bleach has to be mixed with the correct amount of water, properly applied to whatever surface you’re cleaning, and left on the surface for the right amount of time in order to kill all organic matter. Don’t leave it to chance because you will not know if you completely cleaned and decontaminated the affected surfaces.
Call a Biohazard Cleanup Company for Quality Blood Removal
If you are trying to clean up blood from a surface, it is best to call a biohazard cleanup company to clean and decontaminate the area affected by the blood. Bio SoCal uses products that will kill bloodborne pathogens without damaging surfaces of your furniture or floor. A professionally trained cleanup crew will know exactly what solutions to use for various types of surfaces and how to apply them for maximum effectiveness. They will then properly disposed of all biohazards to ensure your safety and the safety of those who will come into contact with the area for years to come. With a professional blood clean up company, you can rest assured that all dangers have been removed and the area is truly clean.
Need Blood Cleanup Services?
If you need help cleaning up blood of other bio hazardous materials, give us a call. Available 24/7, we at Bio SoCal can come to help you with a quick clean up solution.