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Our Disinfection Process

Trauma cleaning and crime scene decontaminationBacked by almost 20 years of research and experience, Aftermath employs a systematic approach to cleaning that ensures each and every trauma scene meets or exceeds hospital-grade disinfection standards. Aftermath’s trained service technicians are skilled in removing harmful biological contaminants, as well as any lingering odors. As remediation specialists, our primary goal is to preserve the customer’s property and return the home to a safe, livable condition.

Step One: Control the Affected Areas

For maximum control, our technicians use proven sanitation procedures, by establishing three zones using plastic sheeting and bio-tape to separate the affected area from other parts of the building. This prevents cross-contamination from occurring between clean and affected rooms:


  • The Control Zone is the affected area, where work will take place.
  • The Buffer Zone is where technicians put on personal protective equipment, and fill disposal boxes.
  • The Clean Zone is designated to store tools and equipment, in order to prevent cross contamination.

During all stages of the disinfection process, Aftermath technicians are fully protected by Personal Protective Equipment, including respiratory gear, a double layer of gloves, and hazmat suits designed especially for biohazard recovery.

We treat all crime scenes as if they contain a life threatening infection, because some of the worst viruses are known to survive in blood and biological materials. Statistics from the CDC show that 1 in 24 people has either HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C.

Step Two: Biohazard Cleaning and Structural Removal

  • Cleaning: Aftermath technicians start by removing all traces of dirt, chemicals, blood and biological materials from the control zone. Personal property that cannot be remediated must be disassembled and disposed of as medical waste.
  • Sanitization: After cleaning, technicians treat the control zone with disinfectants by spraying surfaces at precise intervals. Following treatment, the crew wipes all surfaces manually a second time before using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) fluorescence testing, the same technology used by hospitals to verify sanitation level.
  • Deodorization: In the final step, Aftermath uses a deodorizer to eliminate the possibility of lingering odors.

If you are facing an unattended death cleanup, blood spill, or other trauma cleanup, trust Aftermath’s professional sanitation process to safely remediate your home, vehicle or business.

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