IsIs the blood pooling (collecting to form a small puddle)? Where there is enough blood to pool, the blood may also begin to soak into the surface it is on. If the blood seeps into small cracks between floorboards or grout around tile it may not be enough to simply clean the surface. The affected flooring may need to be removed to the surface underneath can properly be cleaned. If not, biological material may be left behind and eventually, there will be an odor as well.
How long has the blood been sitting?
In addition to the chance of pooling discussed above, blood that sits begins to coagulate and dry. Once this happens, the blood is harder to remove. Stronger chemicals and techniques may be needed.
Does the blood contain pathogens or diseases?
In some situations, you may know that the individual had a condition such as C-Diff, MRSA, or Hepatitis C. When bloodborne pathogens are involved, anyone who cleans-up the blood must wear proper protective equipment and take precautions to avoid spreading germs.
Are you in a home or a workplace?
Of course, we want to be safe when cleaning blood at home or at work. At work, however, employers must follow strict employee protection guidelines outlined by OSHA. Depending on the type of facility, this expertise may not be available.
Biohazard Cleanup in Kentucky
If you are not sure that you can safely remove the blood spill, disinfect the area and adjacent areas, and properly dispose of any flooring, furniture, carpet, towels affected by the blood, please call On Call Bio-Minnesota at 502-496-8336. We would be happy to help keep you and your home or business safe!
We accommodate service requests from anywhere in the Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort.