Monday, May 5, 2014

Why hospice agencies use biohazard cleanup companies

Bio Scene Clean Up maintains relationships with several hospice agencies throughout the State of Florida. These agencies help terminal patients with end of life care, more commonly for patients who wish to die peacefully in the privacy of their own home. So, why do these agencies utilize the services of professional death scene and biohazard cleanup companies.

When a person dies at home several factors can cause the death scene to be a biohazard area that should not be cleaned by untrained professionals.  When a person expires, bodily fluids, urine, feces and in some instances blood are expelled from the body causing an immediate biohazard threat to the health of others.  After death, professionals like a coroner, or funeral home personnel remove the body but they do not perform clean up of the death scene.  These types of biohazard scenes cannot be cleaned with ordinary household products.  The cleanup process requires industrial chemicals and equipment specifically used for the removal and restoration of biohazard scenes.  The debris and materials that remain after the body has been removed must also be disposed of following proper biohazard waste disposal protocols.

Bio Scene Clean Up is experienced in all forms of biohazard clean up and disposal. We clean many types of scenes such as death, crime, trauma, suicide, industrial accidents and even filthy living conditions from things like meth-labs or hoarding.  All of these types of jobs require trained professionals that know how to properly remediate a scene and return it to a safe environment free from contamination and health hazards.  Without companies like ours performing these clean up tasks, individuals and agencies like local hospices, police or coroners would have to complete these cleanups and the health risks and liabilities are too great. It would also be an exuberant cost to train these agencies in the proper protocols that need to be followed.

If you find yourself in need of these types of services, please contact our office for more information on how we can assist. Even if you are a private individual with an aging or terminally ill family member who’s wish is to die at home, it’s important that you know the risks associated once the patient has expired and the liability that you have if you do not properly cleanup these scenes.

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