No one is ever prepared for the aftermath of a trauma, death, or crime that takes place in a home or business. The emotional aspect of such an event is enough to deal with. When a serious incident occurs that involves blood, bodily fluids, or biohazardous matter, it is best to have a professional remediation company rid the space of infectious or hazardous material.
Why Hire A Professional Trauma Scene Cleaning Company?
A professional cleaning technician’s goal is to restore the home or business to its pre-event state. Professional trauma cleaning crews have the proper training and equipment to handle traumatic scenes in a safe manner.
Trauma scene cleanup involves following strict standards and procedures for containing, cleaning, and disinfecting those areas that have been affected. Professionals are required to follow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state-specific regulations.
Examples of trauma scene cleanup include:
- Crime scenes
- Drug/meth lab
- Suicide, homicide, and accidental death scenes
- Bodily fluids
- Airborne pathogen and blood cleanup
- Infectious disease and microbial site decontamination
- Hoarding and animal infestation
- Facility and equipment cleanup
A professional trauma scene cleaning company will keep family or employees protected from chemicals and infectious diseases. Time and energy are saved by having someone else handle the task of cleaning the scene. Survivors of a tragic event can begin to move on and not have to endure more stress.
Equipment Used for Trauma Scene Cleanup
Trauma scenes carry the risk of spreading disease. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used to protect a cleaning technician from harmful substances. The PPE is disposable and intended for one use only. Once the hazardous material is removed, the protective equipment is disposed of immediately. The type of equipment and supplies used includes:
- A protective suit
- Chemical spill boots
- Non-porous gloves
- Filtered respirators
- Cleaning products and deodorizers
- Disposal containers and supplies
Bodily fluids are classified as hazardous materials that require special methods and equipment to protect the public and those cleaning the scene. Infections in the body can spread even after death.
Protective equipment and proper cleanup is a must to prevent infections like Hepatitis-B and tuberculosis from spreading, especially in public places. The cleaning technician should be adequately protected to prevent any contact with all infectious materials.
Trauma Scene Cleanup Process
The following steps ensure that no one in the home or business will be affected by any harmful substances. Even odors that linger will be removed by professionals skilled in the technique.
- Assessment. A trauma scene cleaning professional inspects the area to find out if and what hazardous materials are involved.
- Removal. All infectious matter and items contaminated are removed and disposed of at the proper facility. Special containers are used to prevent leaking.
- Disinfection. To make sure no harmful material remains, the trauma scene is cleaned, disinfected and deodorized.
- Restoration. If required, some repairs to walls, flooring, or windows may take place after cleanup.
Don’t Endanger Your Loved Ones or Employees
After a traumatizing event takes place, let a cleaning and restoration professional take some of the load off and prevent the spread of dangerous materials that can lead to disease. Relieve some stress by hiring St. Louis Cleaning and Restoration.
About STL C&R
St. Louis Cleaning and Restoration has the knowledge and experience to handle any trauma scene with efficiency and professionalism. They adhere to strict OSHA and restoration industry standards of safety. The technicians at St. Louis Cleaning and Restoration are meticulous when it comes to trauma scene cleanup.
St. Louis Cleaning and Restoration is committed to quality service, honesty, and exceeding expectations. 24-hour emergency response service is offered to handle any cleaning and restoration need.