Cleaning up human feces is not a task that many people want to think about, let alone perform. However, if you encounter such a situation in your home or business, swift action is key. Feces, urine, and other bodily fluids pose a potential health hazard, and it's important to use proper techniques and precautions to the chances of contamination. In this blog post, we'll cover some of the recommended methods for cleaning up human feces, and we'll also discuss how Bio-One can help if you need professional assistance!
Always Wear the Right Personal Protective Equipment
Before you start cleaning, make sure to wear personal protective gear: gloves, eye protection, and a respirator mask if necessary. Human feces can carry pathogens and bacteria that may cause illness, and it's important to protect yourself from exposure.
Gather the Necessary Supplies
To properly clean up human feces, you'll need some basic items:
- Paper towels or disposable cloth
- A plastic trash bag for disposal
- Disinfectant spray or wipes
- A scraper or spatula (if the feces is dried)
Make sure to have all these items on hand before starting the cleaning process.
Contain the Area
If the feces is on a hard surface, such as a tile or linoleum floor, use paper towels or disposable cloths to absorb as much of the waste as possible. Discard the soiled materials in a sealed plastic bag and tie it securely. If the feces is on a soft surface like a carpet or fabric upholstery, try to scoop up as much as you can with a disposable spoon or spatula. Then use paper towels or disposable rags to blot the area until it is dry.
Disinfect the Area
Once you've removed as much of the feces as possible, use a commercial disinfectant or make your own cleaning solution by mixing bleach and water (one part bleach to nine parts water). Apply the solution to the contaminated surface and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before wiping it up with paper towels or rags.
Dispose of Waste Properly
Any materials that come into contact with the feces should be placed in a sealed plastic bag and tied securely. This bag should then be placed inside another bag, and both bags should be placed in an outdoor trash can or dumpster. If you are dealing with medical waste or large amounts of feces, you may need to contact a professional hazardous waste cleanup service.
Consider Getting Professional Assistance
If you do not feel comfortable cleaning up the mess yourself, or if the feces is located in a difficult-to-reach area, contact Bio-One. Our trained professionals have the training, equipment, and expertise to safely and effectively handle any biohazardous situation.
Bio-One of Poway is Licensed and Insured
Cleaning up human feces is a challenging task that requires careful attention to safety protocols and proper disinfection techniques. If you encounter a situation that is beyond your abilities, do not hesitate to call Bio-One for professional assistance. Our team is licensed and insured, and we are prepared to take on any situation involving human or animal feces/urine.