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What To Know About Crime Scene Cleanup


If you’re interested in crime scene cleanup, read on to learn how the cleanup process works.

Something people may not know about crime scenes is that the authorities aren’t the ones who clean the place up. Crime scene cleanup requires professional training and gear. If you’re interested in crime scene cleanup, read on to learn how the cleanup process works.

Identifying Biohazards

All bodily fluids are ruled as biohazards since they can potentially cause infections. A professional needs to know how and where to find biohazards around a death or crime scene. They also require the necessary permits to transport and dispose of all biohazard waste. In some cases, such as in meth labs, it will be important to know how to dismantle walls and other kinds of built-in structures to ensure thorough full cleaning of the area is done.

Tools Used While Cleaning

There will be different tools used for each crime scene cleanup, depending on the specific substances that are found. The cleanup process needs to be executed as cleanly, safely, and timely as possible. Personal protective gear needs to be worn, including a single-use suit, gloves, chemical-spill boots, and filtered respirators. These cleanups often take more than traditional cleaning tools to get the job done, meaning professional tools will be needed to get the job done right. More than just substances need to be removed too. For example, odors are dealt with using ozone machines, foggers, and industrial-power deodorizers. Hospital-grade disinfectants are used to clean the area, along with a no-touch cleaning system, a steam-injection system, a chemical treatment tank, and biohazard waste containers.

The Cleaning Process

Biohazard crime scene cleanup takes a lot more than simply making everything look nice. While an area can look clean on the surface, there could be all sorts of harmful substances found at the microscopic level. If left unaddressed, these substances could get people sick months, if not years, after the event took place. For this reason, cleanup times vary in how long they take to finish, which is anywhere from one hour to over forty hours.

Being A Biohazard Cleaner

Many people will say that cleaning up biohazards is one of the least enjoyable jobs there is. But people who perform crime scene cleanup are tough, both mentally and emotionally. They can be cleaning up the scene while simultaneously focusing on the big picture as to why they are doing it. The best biohazard cleaners are compassionate people, and make sure they are not too desensitized at their job, but also not too emotionally involved.

Let ServiceMaster Help You

ServiceMaster has over 60 years of experience restoring people’s homes and businesses with cleanup services. Our experts will guide you through every step of the process in as painless a manner as possible. We are committed to providing excellent work, exceptional customer service, and peace of mind to our clients.

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