Dealing With A Death, Injury, Or Crime Scene
The traumatic experience of a homicide, suicide, or criminal injury can be overwhelming, but on top of all that, you have to deal with the cleanup. When dealing with a crime scene, the police and crime scene investigators will come in, take evidence, and investigate the area, at which point they’ll leave the rest up to you. The police will not clean up a crime. In most cases, the owner of the space will continue to occupy the area whether it be a home or business and therefore the area must be thoroughly cleaned, decontaminated, and restored to its original condition. Since the police won’t assist in this cleanup work, after a crime scene has been released to the owner, it must be cleaned and decontaminated by a professional cleanup company.
Cleaning Up A Crime Scene Should Be Done By Professionals
Many people, especially if there is a seemingly small amount of cleanup required, will attempt to take on the task of cleaning up the area themselves. Dealing with the cleanup yourself can be extremely risky. In most cases, the crime scene area will contain biohazardous materials like blood or other bodily fluids which can contain harmful pathogens. Removing these materials and properly disposing of them must be done correctly to avoid personal harm. Professional crime scene cleanup companies are trained and certified to not only deal with the stomach-turning mess, but to also safely remove, transport, and dispose of biohazardous materials.
Don’t Be Fooled By Seemingly Small Messes
All too often, a biohazardous mess such as a blood spill may seem like a simple, minute task to clean up. Unfortunately, in most cases, those seemingly small messes are actually quite extensive. If you were to notice a blood spill that’s only the size of a quarter on your rug, there is likely a square foot of blood-soaked flooring underneath. Since the police do not clean up crime scenes once they are done, it’s recommended to have a certified professional come in to clean and decontaminate the area. A professional would also know what to look for and be able to discover large contaminations that may have seemed like a very small mess.
Contact a professional in your area if you’re dealing with the cleanup of a crime scene. If you’re in Phoenix or Tucson, Arizona, contact BioTeamAZ today for assistance with biohazardous and crime scene cleanup services.