When an unfortunate event like homicide, suicide, or unattended death occurs on your property or to a loved one, it is extremely important to have the blood and biohazard areas properly cleaned. Bloodborne pathogens can quickly spread deadly diseases and at times family members may not know their loved one is carrying the disease. Valor Technical Cleaning has trained professionals that can assist in the cleanup of your property and restore it to a livable home. Properly containing a scene and removing all biohazard material our team will work with your family to restore and reconstruct any room that requires it. Not to mention, outside of the risks of bloodborne pathogens, emotionally and psychologically you should not cleanup a loved one.

Below is research and discover provided by OSHA around bloodborne pathogens:

What are bloodborne pathogens? 

Bloodborne pathogens are pathogenic microorganisms present in human blood that can lead to diseases. Here are some common bloodborne pathogens:

  • Hepatitis B:  40,000 become newly infected each year
  • Hepatitis C:  most common chronic bloodborne infection in the U.S.
  • HIV:  estimated that over 1.1 mm people are living with HIV
  • Zika Virus:  can spread to workers through contaminated blood or body fluids
  • Ebola Virus: can spread to workers through contaminated blood or body fluids
  • Syphilis
  • Malaria
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)

What are contamination sources?

Contamination Sources are blood or other potentially infectious materials, including human body fluids, human organs or tissue, spread through:

  • Direct contact
  • Indirect contact
  • Respiratory transmission
  • Vector-borne transmission (bite, sting)

Exposure occurs through needlesticks, cuts from contaminated sharp objects, and contact of mucous membrane or broken skin with contaminated blood.  Occupations at risk include first responders, cleaning personnel, nurses, and other healthcare workers. According to the CDC , an estimated 5.6 million workers in healthcare and other related occupations are at risk of bloodborne. Any occupational exposure to blood or human tissue places workers at risk.

Importance of PPE in Biohazard Cleaning

PPE is a Critical Component of Risk Management. Valor’s trained professionals will show up on scene with the following:

  • PPE components
    • Gloves
    • Masks
    • Aprons, smocks, gowns
    • Face shields
    • Mouthpieces
    • Safety glasses
    • Shoe covers

Some of the key responsibilities of the technical cleaning company are:

  • Hazard assessment
  • Identification and provision of appropriate PPE
  • Training
  • Maintain / replace equipment
  • Review, update, evaluate PPE program

We are here to help you with the next steps when an unfortunate event like suicide, homicide, or unattended death occurs on your property or to a loved one. From remediation to reconstruction Valor is a trusted company nationwide.

About Valor Technical Cleaning, A.D.

Valor Technical Cleaning is an after death, crime scene, suicide, blood and biohazard cleaning company with a passion for service and a willingness to give back to our communities. Our team of OSHA-compliant, GBAC certified professional cleaners approaches every job with care and professionalism, always focusing on the well-being and safety of our clients.

If you’re in need of after death or suicide cleanup services, our trained and compassionate team is on hand 24/7/365 to assist you. Please call 855-476-4911 for free consultation regarding our services.

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