If you are reading this then most probably you are researching ways on how to properly clean blood. There are many reasons why blood ends up in our homes; it might be due to an accident, it might be because some fresh meat spilled or the worst scenario was when a crime took place or when someone died in the area. Whatever your reason for needing to clean up blood, there is a proper way to do it. You can’t just wipe it off and get done with it. No, when it comes to blood, it’s not as simple as that. Blood and other body fluids are biohazards and therefore, should get handled with utmost care. As much as possible, when the blood has been in place for some time or when it is because of an accident or crime, it is best to hire a crime scene cleanup Dallas service as they offer expert services when it comes to blood and crime scene cleanup. However, if you choose to do it yourself then, here are some reminders for you.
Before doing anything else, you need to equip yourself with proper protective materials such as gloves, protective eyewear, and even a gown. You need to make sure that your protective materials are secure and tight so no blood and other particles can touch your body.
Once you are ready to do the cleaning, the first thing you need to do is to remove any debris. It is especially true when there are sharp shards or broken glass in the area. Make sure to handle and dispose of them properly so it will not penetrate your protective wear. Make sure to put shards and crystals in containers that are leak-proof. Never try to handle these with your bare hands. Such carelessness may result in dire consequences especially if you get cut and there are contaminated fluids on those shards.
One important rule you need to follow is to clean properly after all debris got removed. Use cloth towels to soak up as much blood as you can. Clean until all blood had got siphoned. Do not just clean it once. You need to clean it twice and even thrice if possible. Do not get satisfied with seeing no blood since there may still be some fluids which the bare eyes couldn’t see.
Dispose of Everything with Blood
Once you finish the cleaning, do not attempt to reuse anything you had for cleaning. Do not wash the towels, dispose them all and adequately. Put it in full bags and seal it afterward before putting it in a second bag. Seal all bags and label it appropriately. Once done, make sure to throw the bags accurately. Do not put them in the trash as biohazards get disposed of differently. If you are not familiar with cleaning and proper biohazard waste disposal, feel free to drop by our office so we can assist you in the blood clean up and disinfection of the area.
Sanitize the Area and Yourself Now that you are done cleaning and disposing of, you need to make sure that the area is not just clean, but it is also free from different kinds of contamination. Make sure to disinfect the place using a strong disinfectant. Do the same for yourself, wash your body with clean water and soap then use sanitizer to purify completely.