The importance of engaging professionals for biohazard cleanups

The type of scenes that biohazard experts are called to attend is much more wide-ranging and diverse than just scenes of trauma we’ve all seen in police dramas. Anything from the properties of unfortunate individuals who have problems with hoarding to criminal drug laboratories or dangerous mold. 

The work may not be considered glamorous but biohazard crews are essential in returning some normality to abnormal situations and their role should not be underestimated.   

There are a number of very important reasons why you should engage professional biohazard cleaning services in certain circumstances. Such as:


When cleaning hazardous materials, the risk of exposure to contained bacteria and pathogens is very high. It is possible to contract viruses and diseases from contaminated blood and there may be other highly-toxic chemical substances present. Attempting to clean any scene like this without the requisite safety equipment is exceptionally dangerous.

Necessary protective equipment 

Preventing exposure to dangerous biohazards requires anything from masks, gloves, and eye protection to respirators and even full hazmat suits.

Cleaning supplies

Biohazard cleaners utilize highly-specialized products when dealing with any scene and you risk spreading contamination when attempting to clean up without the correct materials. Splashing household bleach around the place simply isn’t going to cut it. 

Correct disposal of hazardous materials

Hazmat containers are designed to hold and contain biohazards properly and prevent the accidental release of harmful bacteria and pathogens. You cannot simply bag up the biohazard and put it with the regular trash.

Other reasons to call professionals

  • It saves time

The expertise, experience, and equipment that a professional biohazard cleaning crew brings with them ensure a quick and efficient cleanup that you could never hope to emulate alone. 

  • The chances of permanent damage and stains are reduced

If stains are not removed correctly within a reasonably short time, then permanent damage can often occur. Any blood spilled onto fabrics, carpets, and other materials will cause discoloration and actually weaken their structure causing them to deteriorate if not handled expediently.

  • Strong odors can be removed

A scene may look as though it has been returned to normal but odors can linger persistently within the actual structure of a property and be almost impossible to remove alone.

  • The work itself is unpleasant

The business of cleaning up after trauma or in other extreme situations is not for the faint-hearted. 

Contact us

Here at Aftercare, we have over 22 years of experience and all the necessary licenses and qualifications and take the business of biohazards very seriously indeed. We recognize the potential dangers and that’s why we offer our services 24/7. We treat emergency situations accordingly and guarantee we will be at your location in under 2 hours. It’s usually less… 

If you think you might need the services of expert biohazard cleaners in Virginia or North Carolina then please do not hesitate to call us at 757 535 4367 and speak to one of our knowledgeable experts. 

They will talk through your situation and advise you on how best to proceed. We would rather answer questions and find that the material you have is not hazardous than for you to attempt to clean up yourself and put yourself in harm’s way.