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Crime scene cleaning is best handled by professionals. Several pathogens can be found at crime scenes that require special training and equipment to dispose of properly. This is just one of the reasons that regular cleaning services are simply not equipped to handle this kind of job. Read on to learn about just some of the harmful pathogens that can cause disease that could be found in crime scenes in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

Hepatitis B & C

Crime scenes can be contaminated by dangerous biohazards like Hepatitis B & C. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hepatitis is typically caused by a virus. Hepatitis B & C are spread through contact with contaminated blood or other body fluids. Hepatitis is a dangerous virus that can potentially lead to life-threatening conditions. It is therefore important to have no direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids that could be contaminated.


HIV, short for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a dangerous infection that can lead to AIDS. The CDC notes that HIV can survive on a contaminated needle for up to 42 days. HIV is spread by contact with some contaminated body fluids. It is critical that a professional service exclusively handle the crime scenes where contaminated needles or body fluids may be present.


The disease that is commonly known as “the flu” is caused by Influenza A/B virus. The flu causes symptoms such as chills, fever, aches, pains, and sweating. While it is a major nuisance to anyone who gets it, it can be potentially life-threatening for the young and the elderly. The Influenza A/B virus is highly contagious and can be spread by droplets of fluid that are in the air or left on surfaces.

It is impossible to tell at a glance whether a crime scene could contain any of these dangerous pathogens. Don’t risk it. Give ServiceMaster 24 Hour a call at 727-201-0499 to schedule 24-hour biohazard cleanup in Wesley Chapel and the surrounding areas.

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