Blood Removal

crime scene cleanup

Our highly trained cleaning techs help restore your home and life after a traumatic event.

Blood is one of the most potentially risky substances to clean up. Accidents or spills that involve blood pose significant health risks.

When cleaned improperly, blood may expose you to several bloodborne pathogens such as HIV, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), and a host of other transmittable diseases.

Even at home, when you stub your toe on the diving board or your child gets a bloody nose, you will need to clean it up. Because we don’t want everyone exposed to bloodborne pathogens, proper cleanup processes are essential.

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pathogen lifespan

Knowing how long pathogens live and how to avoid them will protect you and your loved ones.

Pathogens from blood or other infectious materials can be extremely dangerous to human health. Hepatitis C, E. Coli, and other illnesses can be caused by coming into contact with these materials, and these illnesses have the potential to completely derail a person’s life.

It is important to know the statistics on how long these pathogens can survive on surfaces and how to handle them.

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The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act was passed in 2000 in order to help protect workers who were at risk of developing diseases due to the exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other bodily fluids.

Incorporating this new law into their Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) set guidelines that all companies are forced to follow.

To provide a better overview of what these standards entail, this article covers what bloodborne pathogens are, what the standards are, and who is expected to follow them.

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