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Why Professionals are Needed For Bio Hazard Cleans

There are so many risks associated with biohazard cleaning and they can be extremely dangerous to deal with which is why professionals should always be used to carry out the clean-up process. It is important to be aware of what is classed as a biohazard, the dangers involved and how professionals approach the situation to understand why it is necessary to hire a professional rather than attempting to clean it yourself.

What is a biohazard?

Biological hazards, also referred to as biohazards are classed as a biological substance that poses a significant threat to the health of living organisms, primarily humans. Biohazards can consist of medical waste, viruses, toxins, or samples of a microorganism that can have a negative impact on human health.

Biohazards can occur as a result crime scenes or traumatic events such as an accident or suicide. There can also be instances where biohazards develop as a result of residents or squatters who have been living in poor conditions in a property. They can also be found in medial settings such as clinics, hospitals, and research centres. Substances such as human waste, toxic or corrosive substances will all fall into the category of biohazard and will require a specialist clean up service.

Any incident in a commercial or residential setting that involves a biohazard will require immediate attention for the health and safety of all in the vicinity.

Why is it dangerous?

What makes biohazards so dangerous put simply is their ability to carry and potentially spread disease and bacteria that could harm or even kill a living organism. What many people do not realise is that you do not necessarily have to come into direct contact with a biohazard for you to become infected and become sick. In many cases, the biohazard can be an airborne pathogen which can consume an entire space in a relatively short amount of time. If this is in a building with a built-in air system, the biohazard has the ability to travel throughout the site.

Any setting which you believe has been exposed to a biohazard must immediately be cleaned, disinfected, and sanitised. By not acting quickly to resolve this issue you are allowing time for the bacteria or disease from the biohazard to spread putting yourself and others at risk.

How Slime & Grime approach the situation

As soon as our highly trained and experienced team arrive at a biohazard scene, we quickly work to identify the threat and determine the correct cleaning approach and procedures to restore the area to its former state. Our primary aim is not only to disinfect and deodorise the space but also ensure that normal activity can resume as soon as possible with minimal disruption.

Types of bio hazard clean ups

There are various biohazard clean-ups which are team our experienced in dealing with:

Crime Scene Clean-ups

Crime scenes often contain biohazards such as bodily fluids or remains that can present a biological risk. Our team is highly experienced and trained at handling and eliminating biological risks in these delicate natured settings. We work quickly and sensitively to disinfect and deodorise the area with minimum disruption. Despite not posing an immediate biohazard threat, any sharp or dangerous objects such as needles and blades can be disposed of by our team to avoid possible infection.

Trauma Clean-up

Our trauma clean up services can typically include circumstances such as suicide, homicide, unattended deaths, blood spills and industrial accidents.

Unattended Death Clean up

Deaths can sometimes be left undiscovered for some time with neighbours noticing an odour coming from the property or a friend/family not hearing from the individual in some time.

The more time that passes since death occurs, the more dangerous the clean-up can become which is why our team are available 24/7 for undiscovered death clean up services. When a person passes and it is not immediately dealt with, there is the chance that pests and insects carrying disease will be attracted to the area, making both the body and property unsafe.

Our team understands the sensitive nature of working in this type of setting which is why we endeavour to carry out this work safely and compassionately to make the area safe once more. The discovery of a death can be extremely distressing for friends, family and neighbours which is why we will make the clean-up process as simple as possible. Every aspect of the clean is dealt with by our team, decontaminating the site, disposing of hazardous waste, and leaving you safe in the knowledge that the job was handled with care and compassion.

Suicide Scene Response

Suicide is always a tragic event for loved ones to experience which is why our team always approaches these scenes with the utmost respect and sensitivity. Our dedicated team of highly experienced suicide scene cleaning professionals can restore any space quickly and sensitively to provide you with peace of mind.

It is always difficult to process a suicide and the aftermath is never easy to deal with which is why our team provide a practical and compassionate service. We are extremely discrete and can attend to any biological hazards in a timely manner day or night.

Contact us today

Slime and Grime operate a 24/7 call out service for urgent cases so that we can get started on our professional biohazard clean-up service as soon as the threat is identified and reported. If you would like know more about our biohazard cleaning services or think you may require our services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today on Tel: 0845 604 3452 or email us at Our team will be more than happy to assist and advise you with any issue.

With our 24/7 service, we can be with you any time of day or night and operate with discretion.