When your Houston home or business has become a crime scene or death scene, restoring it to a safe, clean condition is our highest priority. This often involves eliminating the threat posed by bloodborne pathogens, which can remain at the scene long after the event. The health risks of pathogens at crime scenes are very serious, and require the services of trained professionals who know how to safely remediate biohazards.
Types of pathogens that may be present at crime scenes.
Bloodborne pathogens are more common than you may think, and some people do not know they are carriers. Pathogens that may be present at a Houston crime scene include, but are not limited to:
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C: According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), hepatitis is most often caused by a virus. Hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections can range from a mild illness to a severe condition that requires hospitalization and can, over time, become chronic or even cause death. The Hepatitis B Foundation recommends having no direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids to prevent contracting the disease.
HIV: HIV is another virus that spreads through contact with some bodily fluids. According to the CDC, HIV can live in a used needle for up to 42 days, so it’s critical that crime scenes where needles may be present be handled by highly qualified crime scene cleaners.
MRSA: MRSA is a strain of staph infection that’s resistant to antibiotics and, if left untreated, can cause life-threatening sepsis. Anyone can get MRSA from contact with an infected wound or by sharing items that have contacted infected skin, such as razors or towels.
Eliminate the risks with proper biohazard cleanup.
All bodily fluids are considered to be biohazards per federal regulations, because of the likelihood of these fluids carrying bloodborne pathogens. At Advanced Bio Treatment, all of our Houston crime scene cleanup technicians are trained in and strictly adhere to all federal and state guidelines for handling biohazards. Our technicians have the knowledge and skills needed to locate hidden biohazards, safely use hospital-grade chemicals, avoid cross-contamination while cleaning a scene, and containing the biohazards to eliminate the risk of spreading contamination to other areas.
If a crime has left bodily fluids present in your home or business, don’t assume that any property restoration company has the training and experience to thoroughly sanitize the scene and make it safe again for occupants. Anytime bodily fluids are present—whether it’s due to a homicide, accident, unattended death or another similar event—it’s critical for health and safety to work with a qualified bioremediation company whose teams are trained in OSHA regulations and are in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations regarding the disposal of biohazardous waste.
To ensure that your property is returned to a completely safe condition, call Advanced Bio Treatment in Houston at 800-295-1684 or contact us online. Our live operators are standing by 24/7/365 to take your call.