Frequently asked questions
Why hire a biohazard cleanup company?
For friends, family members, homeowners, and property managers a biohazard/trauma scene (suicide, decomposition, homicide, etc.) is the last situation they are prepared to handle. Family members, friends or employees who try to clean blood, body fluids, etc. can find this taxing situation both physically and emotional overwhelming. Not to mention that cleaning after a trauma scene exposes you to many potential hazards associated with blood, tissue, and bodily fluids. 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. Another thing to consider is the emotional stress involved in cleaning up the scene where a loved one has passed away. You are better off hiring an experienced company to handle this difficult situation for you.
Is a trauma scene cleanup safe?
Cleaning up after crime scene cleans may look easy, however you need to be careful as diseases such as hepatitis, AIDS, and other deadly diseases may be present. Many items have sharp objects that can puncture skins. Even simple things such as moving a blood stained mattress may be a challenge; the cleaner must be careful not to bend the mattress in a way that pushes blood into his eyes and mouth by accident.
How quickly can you respond to a situation?
We have trained technicians in Washington, Oregon and Idaho on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays. Depending on where you are located, we can usually reach a location in 30 to 90 minutes.
How long does the process take?
Jobs are generally done in 2-8 hours.
Can I have a friend, family member, or employee clean the trauma scene?
SHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standards (29CFR1910.1030)
states that employees must be provided with information and training prior to dealing with blood or other potentially infectious material (OPIM), including:Receiving blood-borne pathogen (BBP) training. Having a written BBP exposure control plan. Having been provided personal protective equipment. Having been offered Hepatitis B vaccine and exposure evaluation and follow-up. Being provided with a method to remove and properly store the bio-hazardous waste in properly marked containers for disposal at an approved site. Only after all of these five steps have been met can an employee be required by his or her employer to clean a bio hazardous/crime scene. And finally, if someone is caught illegally dumping items contaminated with blood and body fluids, the person can and will be fined (with fines in the $1000s) or even face jail time.In the end, it is best to keep your family, friends, and employees safe and hire a certified and experienced company like Bio Management Northwest to take care of the cleanup.
how much does it cost?
When covered by insurance, there will be zero cost to you. Afforadble Biohazard waives your deductible to guarantee that you will not have to pay a penny. When a job is not covered by insurance, we use sliding scale pricing to determine the cost of a job.
Does my insurance cover this?
99% of incidents like these that occur in the home or vehicle are covered by homeowner’s insurance. With renters insurance, it often depends on your coverage, but we are happy to look at your policy for you and help with the process.