Crime Scene Cleanup
As “Second Responders”, we work directly with local police, medical examiners, and other agencies to return your home or office to a safe, sanitary condition. Crime scene cleanup involves removing blood, biofluids and other biological materials associated with violent crimes and suicides, as well as any fingerprint dust or other chemicals that may have been used by law enforcement officials during their investigation. After cleaning and sanitizing an area, and potentially removing affected structural elements, we take care to ensure that no residual chemicals remain behind.
Tear Gas Cleanup
Tear gas and pepper spray are sometimes used by law enforcement to safely alleviate a tense situation at a crime scene. These gases are not typically fatal, but because the chemicals do not simply dissipate, a building will remain unsafe until the chemicals are properly remediated. If improperly cleaned, residual traces of these chemicals can cause rashes and or even respiratory ailments. In some cases, law enforcement will not allow entry into the crime scene until these chemicals have been cleaned by a professional company.
Aftermath technicians apply rigorous methods to remove the compounds that are used to create both pepper sprays and tear gas. Our superior knowledge and swift response time will help return order to your home or business, safely and securely.
Suicide or Accident Cleanup
Not all biohazards are the result of violent crime. In many cases, biohazard clean up involves blood from a suicide, or from accidents or natural disasters. In any event, the affected area must be cleaned and sanitized before the building is considered safe for people and pets.
Because of the dangerous nature of cleaning up blood and other biological matter, our technicians receive the most up-to-date training and certifications available. They understand the need for safety protocols and wear custom-designed protective gear to protect themselves and your home by preventing contamination beyond the trauma scene. When a situation goes beyond the scope of a standard cleanup, Aftermath takes additional steps to remediate the scene, sometimes removing carpeting, flooring, or structural elements until the area is fully sanitized and safe for use.
Unattended Death Cleanup
We at Aftermath understand that an unattended death can be a very difficult experience for the family of the deceased. Not only is it mentally and emotionally draining, but if the death went unnoticed for a longer period of time, then the process can be physically taxing as well. Decomposition is a natural occurrence during which organic materials break down into liquid. The process begins almost immediately following death, and if the death goes undiscovered, biological hazards may present themselves in the form of bacteria, mold, even insect infestation. Damage to the structure of the home and personal belongings may be extensive, as odors permeate all porous materials.
No matter the size of the residence, a professional trauma scene cleanup is the only way to protect your family’s health and preserve personal property when faced with this difficult scenario. In these circumstances, Aftermath takes great pains to make sure that our workers are sympathetic, compassionate and discreet. Our goal is to clean the home as soon as possible so the grieving family can safely enter the residence and begin the healing process.
Vehicle Blood Cleanup
Not all violent crimes or accidental deaths occur in a home or commercial building. Some happen in a vehicle, and while there may be nothing else wrong with it, a contaminated car or commercial vehicle is not safe to drive until it has been fully cleaned and sanitized. Odors indicate that there is biological material present. The close confines of a vehicle, coupled with a lack of consistent climate control, create a need for immediate and thorough clean up.
Aftermath understands that you need to have your vehicle available to you as soon as possible, especially in the case of a commercial truck or transport where replacement costs and business interruption create urgency. Our technicians are trained to scope out and fully clean every nook and cranny, including places that are hard to see or reach. Our extensive experience and quick service will help return your auto or equipment to safe working order.
Hoarding is a social problem which has received a significant amount of media attention in the past few years. Aftermath technicians are experienced in dealing with distressed properties at all levels of severity. Our discreet and compassionate service helps to smooth tensions and reassure the family during the difficult cleaning process. We are often called to assist in situations where there is additional biological complication, as in animal hoarding and unattended death in a hoarding house.
Communicable Disease Cleanup
Not all biological hazards are visible to the naked eye. Some of the most serious health risks cannot be seen at all. For example, when an employee or family member contracts a serious illness, it may be necessary to seek out a profession biohazard cleanup company in order to protect others. To keep communicable diseases from spreading, the room and possibly the entire building may require sanitation. Aftermath’s cleaning process provides effective protection against a large number of bacterial and viral infections such as AIDS, HIV, Hepatitis B and C, Herpes, Measles, Chicken Pox, salmonella, MRSA and Lyme Disease, just to name a few.
One of the growing areas of our business is commercial sanitization. Our meticulous cleaning methods and proprietary cleaning agents have enabled us to successfully sanitize healthcare facilities, restaurants, jail cells, and other public and private areas. Diseases such as MRSA (antibiotic resistant staph infection) are particularly stubborn to fully remediate, and can be very dangerous or even deadly if left unchecked.