How often do you hear about tragic incidents like murders, suicides, homicides or grievous injuries and deaths by road accidents? Life is so uncertain and there may come situations wherein one may have to deal with a tragedy. It could be an accident at home or at workplace or perhaps you could be caught up in some disaster at a public place. In such situations, it is always best to call in a professional cleaning company for a thorough cleanup, rather than attempting to clean up the scene on your own. Here are a few tips to help you prepare when you are faced with unexpected events.
1. Stay calm
It’s quite natural to panic in the face of tragic situations like murders, suicides and other crime scenes. Blood on the floor can surely freak you out or give you a sudden shock. Confusion and panic can hamper your ability to make right decisions and could put your safety in jeopardy. It’s important that you take control of the psychological trauma and the best way to do it in such situations is to stay calm. Compose yourself.
2. Get help/Call a professional
Do not in any case attempt to clean up the scene by yourself. Cleaning up blood on your own is hazardous to health. Common diseases that can be transmitted through exposure to infected blood are Hepatitis B, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Professional cleaners use appropriate chemicals and equipment to clean up biological fluids, blood, and other bodily fluids. Reach out to a professional biohazard cleaning company for help immediately.
3. Avoid contaminating the scene
However tempting it may be, avoid moving anything on the crime scene. Let the law enforcement authority and biohazard cleaning crew arrive at the scene for a complete inspection. Do keep in mind that any cleaning service company cannot start their job of cleaning until the police have arrived. Make sure to ring in the police at the earliest.
4. Ensure the safety of everyone around
Young kids are often affected by the sight of blood and it can have a lasting psychological effect on their minds. It’s best to get them out of the place to a safer room for their wellness.
5. Do not crowd around the scene
It’s common to see people crowding around a murder, suicide or an accident scene. Not only is this troublesome for authorities to carry out their job but in general this is not a good idea especially when there are bodily fluids all over the place. This is because blood and other body fluids are a health hazard to onlookers and can cause serious diseases if one comes in contact with it. Evacuate everyone from the contaminated scene and wait for trained and well-equipped cleanup experts and the police to arrive.
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