Potential biohazards from blood borne pathogens exist until the entire area is cleaned and decontaminated. We first clean any removable items in the room, keeping a list of what cannot be saved and quickly returning to you anything we can clean and disinfect. We then clean and disinfect every surface, removing all present biohazards including any in all the nooks and crannies. Working from top to bottom, we clean the ceiling, walls, furniture, personal items, and even light fixtures. As each tiny spot and square inch in a room exposed to biohazards is considered a potential source of infection, we make sure all these areas are thoroughly cleaned and made safe. When we are finished, the area will look as it did before the traumatic event took place.
No one should walk through the grief of suicide alone. There are numerous groups throughout Austin who can help you walk through this difficult time. Here are two places you can start.
The Austin Center for Grief & Loss: The Austin Center for Grief & Loss provides numerous support groups including ones for those whose loved ones have committed suicide.
Survivors of Suicide – Austin: Survivors of Suicide provide support groups and resources for those who have survived a loved one’s suicide.