Improper Crime Scene Cleanup Hidden Threats
Violent crimes can occur anywhere, even near your Bayville home. No one wishes to encounter such a devastating experience but unfortunately that’s the reality of our world. The aftermath of a tragic experience can be just as overwhelming and traumatic as when it occurred, but it’s crucial to act quickly. The first step is to always contact the authorities and report the incident so they can investigate the situation. After all evidence has been gathered and the necessary emergency services have been performed, the scene needs to be cleaned up professionally. Ensuring the proper crime scene cleanup procedures is vital in protecting the public from the dangers of blood borne pathogens.
Here are a few consequences of improper crime scene cleanup:
- Health and Safety Risks: Improper crime scene cleanup posts a number of health risks for those that come into contact with the area. The scene is loaded with bacteria, pathogens, and viruses that cause infection and disease when not handled properly. Anyone that comes in contact with the scene is at risk. These blood-borne pathogens can cause the following: HIV, Hepatitis B and C, MRSA and Clostridium. It is of high importance to remove all of the biohazards with products and equipment from a professional biohazard cleanup company. Doing so will help maintain the health and safety of those on the property and restore it to the original condition.
- Permanent Property Damage: Biohazards and bloodstains need to be removed in a certain period of time or permanent damage can be caused to the property. If blood stains are left to long it can settle into the carpet and cause permanent stains. Blood stains can also weaken the structure of the house eventually leading to deterioration.
- Unpleasant Odors: The smell after a crime scene is anything but pleasant. Unfortunately, no house hold cleaning agents will work if biohazards, blood or bodily tissues had the opportunity to seep into the floor. Even after the standard cleaning has taken place, the strong odor will linger for days. If you want these odors fully removed it has to be done by a professional. Ozone machines, industrial strength deodorizers and foggers are used to fully remove these odors. Only this type of equipment is available to professional biohazard cleanup companies due to safety procedures.
- Improper Disposal of Biohazards: The best place for this is at a licensed medical waste facility. Biohazards need to be properly disposed of due to the risk of infections or diseases.
The cleaning of a crime scene is an important aspect in beginning the healing process. It is vital to contact a trusted professional biohazard cleaning company. SERVPRO of Toms River is available 24/7 to respond to all biohazard emergencies and restore the scene to the original condition.