Have you ever wondered what happens after a violent crime is committed and the forensic team is done gathering information and evidence? Someone has to clean up the mess that is left behind. The mess is usually considered biohazardous waste when bodily fluids and tissues are part of the crime scene. In the cases where the crime takes place in a home, the family usually does not move out. This is where a company likeScene Clean comes in and returns the scene to the way it was prior to the incident. This way, the injured or deceased’s loved ones do not have to see or handle anything at the scene.
Because the cleanup is considered biohazardous, these companies come at a pretty high price. To work with these fluids, they have to have specialized training. The family or loved ones are usually willing to pay whatever it takes to remove all evidence of what took place. Most of the people who work cleaning up crime scenes aren’t bothered by what they are cleaning up. Many of them have worked in health fields, on ambulances, or may have worked for the fire department. It takes a certain kind of person to be able to handle the circumstances surrounding the scene where they are working. These professionals may have to interact with the grieving relatives and friends while they are still in shock about the injuries or loss of their loved one. The people close to the victim, as well as the perpetrator, may be angry and upset, and knowing how to handle all of that takes some skill and training on the part of the crime scene cleanup team.
There are some basic tools and specialized tools that cleanup teams use while cleaning up a crime scene. Their protective clothing and respirators will protect them from being contaminated by anything at the crime scene. Anything considered biohazardous will be placed in large bags that are made for that purpose and then sealed in plastic containers. Of course they will have buckets, brushes, mops, cloths, and everything they would need for basic wiping down and cleaning things off with. If there are strong odors that continue to linger, they will use an ozone machine to remove them. Heavy-duty disinfectant cleaners will be used to disinfect all the surfaces involved in the crime.
Some human tissue gets very hard after it dries and there are tools that will help soften the tissue so that it can be removed. Blood can soak through the carpet and into the carpet pad and leave a very large stain. The carpet at a crime scene that has blood on it will most likely have to be removed so that the pad can be removed and the blood can be cleaned up. A team from a company like theScene Cleancompany will have a person on their team who is an expert at construction and remodeling so that if wall coverings or walls need to be replaced, the cleanup team can do it. If the sub-floor underneath the carpet needs to be replaced, they can do that as well.