Suicide is a tragic event. It’s often sudden and unexpected. The police, paramedics and the fire department handle the immediate issues involving a suicide. When they leave, family and friends may be left with an immediate cleanup situation in the home.
Blood and bodily fluids may be left in the home depending on the circumstances of the event. It can be emotionally overwhelming to even think about having to clean a house after such a traumatizing event.
Bio Management Northwest is a trained, licensed and bonded provider of suicide cleanup services. Our staff professionally cleans and sanitizes homes involving suicides. We have been providing trauma scene cleanup services in Washington and Oregon since 2007.
There’s good reason to use a professional company that’s experienced in suicide cleanup. Suicide, trauma and unattended death scenes are not only visually disturbing, they can also be dangerous. Cleaning after a trauma scene exposes people to many potential hazards associated with blood, tissue, and bodily fluids.
Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms in human blood or certain body fluids that cause disease in humans. The most common bloodborne pathogens are hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS. Methods of exposure to bloodborne pathogens include ingestion, inhalation, absorption, injection, and direct mucous membrane contact. It is estimated that 1 out of 20 people in the US are infected with some type of Hepatitis and do not realize it. One single teaspoon of infected blood can contain over a billion Hepatitis cells.
Blood, feces, urine, and vomit are all considered to be biohazards and should be treated with great caution and due care.
Suicide and trauma cleanup involves certain procedures that must be performed in order to make certain the scene is left safe. Our employees are trained specifically to handle blood borne pathogens in a home environment. Extensive training is required to meet Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) guidelines for cleaning and disposal of hazardous material.
In our experience family and friends of a suicide victim have a significant amount of trauma and grief to manage immediately after such a tragic event. It’s hard to make clear headed decisions about suicide cleanup and its implications. We are discreet and caring in our dealings with people involved in the situation. Our goal is to solve the immediate problem of suicide cleanup and lift the burden from the people suffering from the event.
We arrive at a suicide cleanup scene fully prepared to handle the situation. Our technicians wear full safety gear including a biohazard suit and respirator. We bring the proper chemicals and cleaning tools. Our team inspects and analyzes the house to find and identify all cleaning areas. We also have specific methods of disposal that must be followed. We can complete the property’s restoration and any needed carpet replacement, painting, or housekeeping, if requested. Bio Management Northwest guarantees the scene of the incident is left clean and safe for others to reoccupy.
Call us at (800) 408-2226 to get started.