The devastation of losing a loved one to suicide is overwhelming, to say the least. It is something you should never have to endure, but unfortunately, it does happen. Sadly, there is additional work needed to clean up the area where the suicide occurred.
Depending on the method of suicide, there could be biohazardous materials that remain in the area. These can be toxic and dangerous to the health of others who inhabit the premises. Proper cleanup is necessary to return the space to a safe place to live or work. There can also be physical property damages involved, requiring repairs and reconstruction.
Why Professional Cleanup Is Advised
It’s not mandatory to hire a professional service to clean up after a suicide. However, it’s strongly recommended that you do so for several reasons:
- Emotional duress. The situation you are experiencing is very stressful and traumatic. Your stress will be multiplied if you’re faced with the reality of cleaning up the remains.
- Health risks. Biological materials like bodily fluids can carry dangerous biohazards. Exposure could result in disease and illness. Contagions like Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, MRSA, and even COVID-19 can exist in these remains.
Professional suicide cleanup professionals, like PureOne Services St. Louis, are highly trained, well-equipped, experienced and skilled to carry out any biohazard removal and cleanup services effectively. It takes the right equipment, high-quality detergents/solvents, and appropriate skills to clean blood thoroughly.