By Justin Gallagher
Crime and accident scenes are often grisly affairs, and in addition to the scarring on lives and history left in their wake, hygiene must also, unfortunately, become a concern for those involved. Human tissue and bodily fluids, while difficult to talk about or even see for many, must eventually be removed. For this job, a simple cleanup or maid service will not do, for a number of reasons. Instead, a professional trauma and crime scene cleanup company should be hired to take care of the job in a legal, safe, and thorough manner.
Perhaps the most objective and commonplace reason to hire a qualified restoration company to handle crime scene cleanup is the legality of the task. Many laws exist surrounding crime scene cleanup and human tissue removal, and it takes dedicated training and preparation to take all of these into account during the cleanup. Additionally, specific cleanup procedures may be needed that require advanced certifications for anyone practicing them.
Safety should also be the main concern for you when considering the particulars of a crime scene cleanup operation. Blood, tissue and bodily fluids can pose a serious threat to anyone unprepared for them. These materials may contain infectious diseases, either carried in the victim or bred in the incident’s aftermath. Improper preparation and training could lead to someone involved becoming seriously and perhaps permanently ill. In addition, if the incident in question was an accident, there may also be additional safety concerns present that could lead to costly lawsuits from the unready.
If there’s any cleanup operation you will want to be done thoroughly; it is one involving a crime scene. Residents, customers, employees, and anyone else will actively avoid an area with obvious stains and marks related to a crime or accident, out of common sense concern for safety.
Hiring a professional, certified company helps to ensure that these unpleasant visuals and smells are thoroughly scrubbed out, and stay gone permanently.