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One of the most serious and dangerous biohazards that one can be exposed to is a human blood spill. Human blood can contain a plethora of pathogens that cause diseases such as MRSA, Staph, and even HIV. If there is a blood spill in your home or business, it is very important that you do not attempt to clean it yourself. Blood spill cleanup requires years of specialized training, as well as protective equipment and cleaning solutions that can normally only be obtained by professional cleanup companies like Spaulding Decon of Austin, Texas. Let’s take a look at some of the diseases carried by human blood, and the dangers that they pose to individuals and the community.


Staphylococcus Aureus, or Staph infection, is a group of bacteria that causes a condition in humans that involves sore and irritated skin, boils, and extreme discomfort. However, when the staph bacteria enter the bloodstream through a process called septicemia, the bacteria become bloodborne and can be transmitted to those exposed to a blood spill. This can result in an individual infection when exposed to contaminated blood and may even result in a widespread outbreak. However, a staph infection left untreated can result in a different, more dangerous form of the condition.


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, or MRSA, is a form of staph that is resistant to most of the antibiotics used in treating staph infections. This makes MRSA a much more significant risk than staph, as MRSA left untreated could form into a very serious condition. Not only can MRSA be blood-borne, but it is also contagious by skin-to-skin human contact, or by contact with surfaces. No matter the scenario Spaulding Decon of Austin is always here to assist you in decontaminating areas affected by MRSA.


The most well-known and arguably the most dangerous of these blood-borne pathogens is HIV. HIV is not only transmitted sexually, but it is also one of the most contagious blood-borne pathogens. So much so that the NBA had to reform their blood cleanup procedures after news broke that Magic Johnson was infected. If an individual who has been infected with HIV is involved in an accident that results in a blood spill, clear the area of everyone, immediately. Once the area has been cleared, call a professional cleanup company, such as Spaulding Decon of Austin, to quickly and discreetly decontaminate the affected area. Our blood cleanup specialists have won awards and accolades for our work in all areas of biohazard remediation and will bring that same quality and attention to detail into your home or business.

 Spaulding Decon of Austin, Texas

Spaulding Decon was founded in 2005 with a mission to provide thorough, efficient cleanup of hazardous materials, while keeping safety at the forefront. We offer all kinds of remediation services in Austin and its surrounding areas, including Cedar Creek, Buda, Lockhart, and San Marcos. For more information, give us a call at (512) 643-1771, or visit our website at spauldingdec.wpengine.com/locations/texas/austin/.

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