Crime scene cleanup involves cleaning up potentially dangerous materials at a crime scene to return the site to its pre-crime state. This process often takes place after violence occurs, such as assault, suicide or homicide, but it can also involve chemical contamination cleanup, such as at a meth lab.
Cleaning up crime scenes is an in-depth process, going far beyond cosmetic cleaning. For example, if blood and/or other bodily fluids and tissues are found on carpeting, it isn’t enough to clean or even replace the carpet. Significant biohazards almost certainly lurk beneath that spot, and professional crime scene cleanup companies have the protective gear, cleaning equipment, hospital-grade cleaning products, knowledge, experience, and licensing to address these situations.
Forensic cleaning should take place as soon as possible after a body is removed. That’s because the human body begins decomposing at the moment of death, potentially releasing biohazardous material found in blood and bodily fluids, plus in body tissues. Biohazardous material can contain diseases such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV, the hantavirus and more.
If the crime scene cleanup includes an unattended death (a result of a suicide or homicide, for example, that wasn’t discovered for days, weeks or months), the cleanup is even more challenging. And, no matter how quickly the crime scene was discovered, to restore the site to its previous condition requires in-depth cleaning, sanitizing and deodorizing, as well as the removal and proper disposal of any biohazardous materials existing on the scene. This is why crime scene cleanup companies are recommended for people’s safety, now and also long term.
If the crime scene contains a meth lab, this site will almost certainly have toxic residue from a long list of poisonous substances, with poisons embedded in surfaces and also floating in the air. They can be absorbed into the skin as well, and can have long-lasting negative effects on health, which is why meth lab cleanup should only be done by professionals.
Yet another kind of crime scene cleanup involves the removal of fingerprint powder and dust after a criminal investigation, such as with a burglary, or tear gas residue if it was used on the scene. Fingerprint dust cleanup can be quite challenging and should take place as soon as possible to prevent dust from spreading around the site.
Crime cleanup is sometimes covered by homeowners insurance policies, and a quality forensic cleaning company should help you communicate with the insurance adjuster and assist with claim paperwork.
Advanced Bio-Treatment Crime Scene Cleaners
Advanced Bio-Treatment was founded as a way to help crime victims and trauma survivors, with our founder (Jerry Turner) working as a police officer and insurance agent. From the start, we’ve specialized in crime scene cleanup and unattended death restoration. We compassionately serve people and assist with insurance claims.
You can contact our crime scene cleaners online. If you need immediate help, live operators are available 24/7 at 800-295-1684.