FAQs About Blood-Related Cleanup and Damage
In addition to confusion and unanswered questions, most traumatic events result in significant traces of blood. Blood can carry harmful pathogens, dangerous bacteria, viruses, and incurable diseases. As a result, it’s important to have all traces of the blood safely removed and the area decontaminated by Georgia Clean.
What Is the Cleaning Process for Suicides or Accidents?
Our accident, suicide, and crime scene cleanup process starts with compassion for your family. All of our processes are based on the industry standards to ensure safety for our team and your home. After we arrive at your home and verify the authorities have released the scene, we need access to the property by a facility manager or family member. We collect insurance information, and we begin the remediation process. After we are done, we file the insurance claim on your behalf, so you can manage other matters.
What Happens to the Contaminated Material?
During the cleanup process, the majority of your porous material may have to be disposed as regulated biohazardous medical waste. Common examples of porous items are:
- Box springs,
- And more.
On the other hand, non-porous property, like wood furniture and tile, can be decontaminated saved through our proprietary eco-friendly processes. Our goal is to effectively protect your belongings and the structure.
What Steps Does Georgia Clean Take to Clean Death Scenes?
As leaders in our industry, we take the safety of our people and your family extremely seriously. Everyone on our team will always use full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure everyone’s safety. We have been trained to use regulatory processes and procedures to ensure the task is completely safely and effectively.
How Do You Clean Up a Blood Spill
Considering the wide range of diseases that may be in blood, blood can be very difficult and dangerous to clean. Hepatitis B can survive outside of the body for up to 50 days. Instead of placing yourself and your family at risk, trust the professionals at Georgia Clean to provide a safe and effective solution.
What Type of Equipment Do You Use to Clean Blood?
All of our professionals are equipped with specially designed protective chemicals and equipment to decontaminate the area and clean up blood. In most instances, we can save the structural areas of the home, while removing the blood from anything not porous.
However, cloth-based furniture, carpet, padding, and other porous material will typically have to be removed and disposed. Each situation must be viewed on a case-by-basis because it always depends on the amount of blood and material that has been contaminated. In any case, we will always work to safe all of your belongings we can.
Why Can’t Companies Use Their Janitorial Team?
According to the OSHA Regulation 29CFR1910.1030, employers are required to adhere to strict guidelines. These guidelines explicitly explain the thorough training an employee must complete before they are placed in any position that could expose them to biohazardous material, bodily fluids, or blood. If your business or apartment complex has a blood spill, it’s best to contact the professional team at Georgia Clean for a solution.
Choosing to have your employees clean the area could result in hefty fines and substantial lawsuits if anyone is infected or becomes sick as a result of biohazardous material. Georgia Clean provides around-the-clock availability with 24/7 emergency services.
How Much Do Blood Cleanup Services Cost?
Standard biohazardous waste and blood cleanup services are covered under most homeowner’s insurance policies. Georgia Clean will never ask for any type of deposit or payment upfront. Instead, we will open the claim and file all of the necessary paperwork on your behalf. Our team is highly experienced in ensuring all of your losses and all of our costs are covered under the policy.
How Do I Know If I Need Professional Blood Cleanup Services?
If your home or belongings has been stained with blood as the result of a traumatic event, it’s best to trust us to provide a safe and effective solution. Since blood can carry bacteria, viruses, and several incurable diseases, you shouldn’t place yourself or your family at risk. Our services are most likely covered under your homeowner’s insurance policy, which means you will have no out-of-pocket costs or an extremely small deductible. Call Georgia Clean at 770-629-0786 for safe decontamination of the area.
Are You Able to Fully Clean Blood Out of Carpet?
The answer to this question essentially depends on what you consider to be “fully clean.” It’s important to understand blood is extremely difficult to completely remove from carpet. At the same time, it depends on the type of carpet you have.
In most instances, the blood stain you see is the result of it seeping through to the padding. Although you may only see a small spot, the padding could have a stain up to five times as large as the area you see, which means the cement or wood subfloor may have been contaminated.
It’s then necessary to remove the pad and carpet, while decontaminating the subfloor to prevent any future contamination or odor. However, your homeowner’s policy will typically cover all of these services as well as the replacement of your pad and carpet.
Can’t I Just Call a Regular Carpet Cleaning Company?
If your carpet has been stained with blood, you should call Georgia Clean immediately. Carpet cleaning companies do not have the equipment or expertise to effectively remove blood from your carpet. However, calling us is the best way to increase the likelihood of saving your carpet and preventing any health risks.
Contact Georgia Clean Today for a Solution
Contact Georgia Clean by calling us at 770-629-0786 for immediate assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or for more information or to request a consultation please fill out our online contact form.