What is Biohazard cleaning?

Biohazard cleaning refers to the process of cleaning and sanitising an area that has been contaminated by hazardous materials, such as needles, bodily fluids, blood (featured image above) or other infectious substances. It requires specialised training, equipment and cleaning products to ensure that the area is properly decontaminated and safe for human use.

In the above case, a person fell whilst walking into the year and hit their head, leading to the blood loss seen in the image which required a professional clean of the area. IPS removed the blood and left the area safe and clean. Fortunately the injury only required a few stitches and some Panadol.

Biohazard cleaning is essential for several reasons, including:

Protecting Public Health

Biohazardous materials can contain pathogens that can pose a significant risk to public health if not handled properly. Proper cleaning and sanitising can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases and keep people safe.

Compliance with Regulations

Many local and state governments have regulations and laws that govern the proper handling and disposal of biohazardous materials. Failing to comply with these regulations can result in fines, legal action and other penalties.

Restoring Safety

Biohazard cleaning is often necessary after a traumatic event, such as a crime or accident. The process helps to restore safety to the affected area and promotes healing for those affected by the event.

Possible Biohazard situations

Mould on ceiling of house, bird waste on roof beams in factory, bird waste build up in carpark, trashed/hoarders house clean

Understanding the 4 main steps in the Biohazard Cleaning Process

Assessment

The first step in the biohazard cleaning process is to assess the area and identify the scope of the contamination.
This involves identifying the type and extent of the biohazardous material and any potential hazards.

Cleaning and Sanitising

The next step is to clean and sanitise the affected area. This involves using specialised cleaning products and equipment to remove all traces of biohazardous material and disinfect the area thoroughly.

Disposal

Biohazardous materials must be disposed of properly, according to local regulations. This typically involves using biohazard waste containers that are designed to contain and transport the hazardous materials to a designated disposal site.

Restoration

In some cases, restoration work may be necessary to repair any damage that may have occurred during the biohazard cleaning process. This may involve repairing or replacing flooring, walls or other structures.

Contact the experts in Biohazard Cleaning

In conclusion, biohazard cleaning is an essential process that helps protect public health, ensures compliance with regulations, and restores safety to affected areas. If you have biohazardous contamination, contact Integrated Property Solutions today.