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What to do if you find blood or bodily fluids in your home

Forensic scientist looking blood through magnifying glass

If you are one of the many landlords in the Vancouver area, one of your greatest fears is damage to your home. Although we normally think of damages to do with parties or other unruly behaviour, damages from bodily fluids can also damage a property almost beyond repair. In this article, we are looking at what you should do if you become aware of a scene that is contaminated with blood and/ or bodily fluids.

  1.  First and foremost, you will need to contact the police. If this was not expected, the police may need to get involved and will be able to provide you with a point of contact, normally the lead investigator, going forward. If you are not the homeowner, this would be the time to call your landlord and have them to come down to the scene as well.

  2.  You need to know if you are dealing with a death or not. If the coroner is going to be getting involved, you will need to ensure you have their name. They may need to get into the scene or contact the cleanup company you will be hiring.

  3.  Do not enter the scene no matter what is inside. There is zero need for you to be more traumatized then you may already be. The cleanup company will be able to retrieve any belongings or things that you need when the time comes. It is also important to not enter the scene before the police clear the property. As you may contaminate evidence that they need, or spread your own DNA throughout the crime scene.

   4.  As a homeowner, you will need to be able to provide the cleanup company with a permission to enter form. If you are not the homeowner, you will need to contact the party that is fiscally responsible to have this form signed. A cleanup company cannot enter the premises till this is signed. A delay with this form will result in delays for a cleanup company to start the process.

  5.  Do not attempt to clean up the scene yourself. Bodily fluids and blood are dangerous biohazards, and contact with them may expose you to unknown risks that could cause serious illness and even death. To clean a scene, you need the proper tools and protection, and only professional technicians should be tasked with such a job.

  6.  Call Urban Environmental, the leaders in decomposition and body clean up in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Our team of technicians will be able to be on scene in a matter of minutes and will ensure that your home will be back to normal as soon as it is possible.

Urban Environmental has been providing blood and bodily fluid cleanups in the Vancouver area for years, and no matter what kind of shocking scene is beyond the door, our team will be able to get your home back to normal in no time. Call us today, and experience what the premier cleanup company in the region can do for you.