Unfortunate situations and accidents such as unattended deaths, auto accidents suicide and crime or trauma scenes can result in blood spill and other bodily fluids present that may be a biohazard.
Affinity Bio Solutions of Arizona technicians and owners are certified in the cleanup of blood borne pathogens and understand the potential risks associated for those who may have access to an area with spilled blood or bodily fluids which may be a bio-hazard.
Universal precautions are taken to ensure the health of Affinity Bio staff and to avoid cross-contamination to other materials or areas of the property which increases the health risks to others. It is important to use universal precautions to clean any type of blood spill, avoid the use of highly corrosive chemicals like bleach and properly dispose of potentially infectious materials in a bio-hazard bag.
A medical transport license is then required to take the material to a medical waste disposal facility. Every blood cleanup should be treated in the same way, even if the person is a close friend or family member because the potential for an infectious disease to exist without the individual’s knowledge is likely.
It is common for these unfortunate situations to have blood or bodily fluid spill and the proper precautions must be taken by a certified biohazard cleanup company like Affinity Bio Solutions in Arizona.
Affinity Bio Solutions AZ, LLC is an Arizona Crime Scene Cleanup Company that offers a professional, respectful and discreet service to help lessen the effect of traumatic experiences and to begin the process of restoring homes and personal property to its original condition.
Part of this process involves our certified technicians evaluating, mitigating or removing potential hazards using procedures accepted by OSHA, as well as disinfectants or other chemicals that align with EPAs recommendations.
In most cases the bioremediation process and the replacement of personal items or restoration of property is covered by homeowner’s insurance. The second part of the process is to work with the client and insurance company to outline what may require replacement, restoration, or services from other professional entities or organizations.
See our section on the cleanup process to better understand the work and safety measures that are taken to effectively remediate a potentially biohazardous environment, including Blood Borne Pathogens and other bodily fluid contaminants.
The Affinity Bio Solutions Biohazard Cleanup Team is trained, certified and ready to respond to all emergency blood or bodily fluid biohazard cleanup situations in Arizona.
We are available 24 / 7 and provide services throughout the state of Arizona including Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City, Wickenburg, Goodyear, Avondale, Buckeye, Mesa, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Gilbert, Chandler and Apache Junction. We also service other parts of Arizona including Northern Arizona and Flagstaff, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Winslow, Page and Southern Arizona and Tucson, Bisbee and out west in Lake Havasu and Yuma, AZ
Blood and bodily fluids cleanup would be related to situations in homes or commercial properties where an accident or incident may have occurred that did not result in a death. Medical issues that would require feces cleanup would also fall under this category of bodily fluid and biohazard cleanup.
The need for a vent cleaning sub-contractor is less common in these situations, if odor removal is needed, Affinity Bio Solutions AZ would complete this process. Structural damage is often less likely with a blood cleanup, although it may be necessary to replace carpeting if carpet, padding, and sub-floor are contaminated.
Based on our experience, coverage of this type of loss is less likely, but it is still worth calling the insurance company to find out. We have coordinated coverage in the past when clients experienced medical issues that resulted in a hospital stay, were able to wave the deductible, and have the home restored at no cost to them.
It is not recommended that clients attempt their own blood cleanup as disposing of contaminated items ethically/legally can be a problem, cross-contamination is more likely, and the client may not have the appropriate level of personal protective equipment available to them.
Opening windows/doors should be avoided as this can attract insects to the contaminated areas, the insects will then contaminate other areas in the home. It also becomes more difficult for trauma scene cleanup companies to complete their work if clients begin the cleanup themselves. Some of the main reasons for this is chemicals used by the client may interact with trauma cleanup chemicals and affected areas may be more difficult to find.
If law enforcement or animal control are present, ask them for help/advice. If not, some helpful steps are to restrict the pet’s access to the main affected area, check the animal for blood or other contaminants before removing them from the home, and inform anyone who will perform work in the home of their presence. The main focus here is the safety of the pet and to avoid cross-contamination; if pets walk through contaminated areas, they may track contaminants throughout the entire home.
We believe in respect and discretion