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Blood Cleanup Done Right

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Cleanup of Blood Stains Done with Empathy and Care

A blood spill of any type is considered a biohazard. The personal nature of such a spill makes it more difficult for the homeowner or renter as well as the restoration company called in to remediate it. It is not enough to just spray down the contaminated area and then wipe it up.

Blood clean-up in Vermilion County needs a full-service agency. The company you choose must be trained in not just EPA and state cleaning procedures, but one that recognizes the personal component as well. SERVPRO technicians understand that there was most likely a sensitive situation which led to this and they must respect not only the residents but the person or persons who are no longer present. 

Removing blood stains and congealed, pooled blood require special cleaning agents designed to neutralize pathogens. Trauma examples include HIV, Hepatitis A, B, and C along with other infectious diseases not found in other biohazards. To accomplish this, we use one or more of the anti-bacterial agents in our chemical inventory. 

In addition to the pathogen threat, conventional cleaning agents do not always react well with blood or other bodily fluids. Even if they do successfully clean the surface of floors or walls, there is usually a stain or ring left to indicate where the spill occurred. Such a remainder does not meet our standard of cleaning, and if there is a stain after we finish cleaning, we often recommend repainting or removing and replacing the affected section of drywall, floor or ceiling. 

No matter the cause of the spill, we understand that it is a personal matter. None of our technicians will ask for details beyond what we need to clean and restore your home to its original state. We want to make certain that no one on our team inadvertently says something to the press or your neighbors. 

Clean up after any biohazard is not easy. When it involves a personal issue, the requirement for discretion is almost as important as cleaning up the affected area itself.  SERVPRO of Vermilion County wants to help in any way we can as we return your home to its normal condition. If you need us, call today at (217)443-0077.  [JB]