Suicides, traumatic injuries, homicides, unattended deaths – these are among some of the most horrific experiences that a family can go through. But what happens once the shock settles and the family is left to deal with the scene? Professional crime scene cleaners should be called in to take care of the cleanup.
What do Crime Scene Cleaners do?
According to HowStuffWorks, a crime scene cleaner's job is to "remove any sign of what happened and any biohazards that resulted from it." Crime scene cleaners are trained to safely remove biohazardous waste from a scene and thoroughly disinfect all affected areas.
According to federal regulations, all bodily fluids are biohazards, so any blood or tissue at a crime scene could be a potential source of infection. Because crime scene cleaners work closely with blood and bodily fluids, they must shield their bodies – from head to toe – with personal protective gear. This gear usually includes:
- One-time-use suits
- Filtered respirators
- Biohazard waste containers
- Cleaning supplies (mops, buckets, sponges, etc.)
- Hospital-grade disinfectants
- Enzyme solvent
- Chemical treatment tank
- Carpentry tools
- Van or truck
Why Is All of That Protective Gear Necessary?
Blood and other bodily fluids can contain pathogens like HIV and hepatitis and can pose serious health threats to anyone exposed. Of course, crime scene cleaners want to protect themselves, but their efforts also protect a home’s current and future occupants.
Why Should I Hire a Crime Scene Cleaner?
By hiring a crime scene cleaner, you are protecting yourself from potential infections and are ensuring that the area is thoroughly sanitized.
Aftermath’s compassionate and knowledgeable crime scene cleaners are licensed to handle blood cleanup, communicable disease decontamination, and specialty sanitization for crime scenes and contaminated buildings. To learn more about Aftermath, contact us today.