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4-Step Plan For a Safe Fentanyl Cleanup After an Overdose

4-Step Plan For a Safe Fentanyl Cleanup After an Overdose - Bio-One of Oceanside.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fentanyl is 50 times more potent than heroin, which makes it extremely dangerous, particularly when mixed with other drugs. 

Potential exposure to fentanyl can happen from the smallest traces of the drug. Suppose you or someone you know has overdosed on fentanyl. In that case, it's crucial to have a professional cleaning crew to help you disinfect the affected areas to minimize any risk of potential contamination.

Here is a 4-step plan for safely cleaning up after a fentanyl overdose. Remember that the following information is meant to show the safety complications associated with overdoses and exposure to fentanyl, methamphetamine, and other controlled substances. If you have been exposed to fentanyl or other hazardous substances, do not hesitate to call 911 or your local authorities for assistance.

Before cleaning up any property from fentanyl and other drugs, the place must be unoccupied. Everyone near these scenarios must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) that includes hazmats and powder-free nitrile gloves, full-face respirators, and appropriate shoewear.

Step One - Wash any clothing or bedding that may be contaminated

Fentanyl can be absorbed through the skin, and small traces can be deadly. It's important to wash any clothing or bedding that may have come into contact with the drug. Place all contaminated items in a plastic bag and seal them before putting them in the washing machine. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after handling any contaminated items.

Step Two - Disinfect all contaminated areas

Before cleaning up the property, it's important that, if there is suspicion of fentanyl in the air to ventilate the area for ar least 24 hours. After that time, it would be safe to thoroughly disinfect all areas where the drug was used or stored. This includes countertops, floors, carpets, and any other surfaces that may have been exposed. Keep windows open to allow fresh air in.

Fentanyl cleanup is a delicate procedure that certified technicians should only perform. Bio-One follows the latest health regulations and uses the latest techniques to remove fentanyl, methamphetamine, heroin, and other drug remnants safely and effectively.

Step Three - Remove any needles or other drug paraphernalia

Needles and other drug paraphernalia can be hazardous. If you come into contact with any needles, do not try to pick them up unless you're trained in how to dispose of biohazardous waste. This is why it's so important to use personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times during the cleanup process.

For any emergencies, contact your local fire department, law enforcement, or authorities for assistance.

Step Four - Hire a Professional Fentanyl & Biohazard Cleanup Company

Cleaning up after a fentanyl overdose is a risky and potentially dangerous task. It would be best if you did not try to clean up these scenarios yourself. A professional cleaning company like Bio-One of Oceanside has the experience and training necessary to safely and effectively clean the area from any traces of chemicals and drugs.

Fentanyl cleanup technician at Bio-One of Oceanside.
Fentanyl cleanup technician at Bio-One of Oceanside.

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