Crime Scene Cleaners in Atlanta
and surrounding areas
After law enforcement has done its work, few people know where to turn for help when a crime has left them with a disturbing mess to clean up at their home or business. But there are professionals, such as the crime scene cleaners at Advanced Bio-Treatment in Atlanta, who are ready with the skills, experience, products, and equipment needed to return the scene to a clean condition that’s safe for occupants.
Your family’s health is important. If there’s been a trauma in your home, there’s more at stake than removing visible evidence of the event. Health dangers can persist, leaving you and your family exposed to the unseen dangers of infectious disease. To protect your family, you’ll need to ensure that all stages of a proper cleanup are carried out.
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Our professional crime scene cleaners arrive prepared to thoroughly deodorize, decontaminate, and sanitize all affected items and areas. We take care of all forensic cleaning, removing fingerprint dust, tear gas, or any other contaminants that may be left behind at a crime scene. We provide services for a full range of our clients’ needs, including:
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Our professional technicians aren’t just trained in the removal of biohazards after a crime has been committed: They’re also knowledgeable in the methodologies used by law enforcement during and after the event of a crime. They know that sometimes, toxic tear gas is used. Tear gas canisters, when deployed, can leave behind surprisingly large amounts of toxic materials. You don’t want that in your home. Nor do you want fingerprint dust left behind. This and other materials used by law enforcement can present a health risk and must be removed before the area is safe to enter again.
Advanced Bio-Treatment teams know how to assess the scene, protect you and your family, remove these hazards, and dispose of them so that they are no longer a threat.
The teams also know how to coordinate with law enforcement and other investigative agencies to make sure the scene is handled properly at all times. We know every homeowner or business owner is anxious to begin the cleanup process as soon as possible, but teams must be given the official go-ahead before they can begin. Otherwise, there’s risk of altering the scene and hampering law enforcement efforts to investigate the crime.
Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that can cause disease. They thrive in human blood and other bodily fluids like mucus and other biofluids.
Any liquid that originates inside the human body is considered a vehicle for transmission of disease in a crime scene. Whether it’s a fluid that’s typically secreted from a person, like urine, or a fluid that’s not normally secreted, like vitreous humour, there is a danger that it will contaminate any crime scene area.
There are currently over two dozen known viruses that can be transmitted via bloodborne pathogens. The most common of these are Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, viral hemorrhagic fevers, and HIV.
You do. If there is a crime scene involving a person, or if there has been a death in your home, there is a chance that pathogens have been left behind, even if there are no apparent blood stains. The term ‘bloodborne’ is misleading, since these pathogens are also present in body fluids and waste.
The virus that causes Hep B can live for a week in dried blood. Infection can occur via cross contamination, which occurs when somebody touches a surface that’s been contaminated with bodily fluids.
Any surface in your home, therefore, can potentially become a disease-spreading area for anyone who enters the area. Simply touching a surface that’s been contaminated can expose you to serious disease —not just Hepatitis B but Hep C and others as well.
Although the HIV virus cannot survive for very long outside the human body in most cases, there is a chance it may survive several weeks. It can live in dried blood at certain temperatures and in cases where the environment is dark, the risk increases (the HIV virus is sensitive to sunlight). Scientists have recovered living HIV virus samples from human corpses more than two weeks after the time of death.
It’s not safe to assume that risk of exposure is limited to the incident area itself. Even nearby surfaces that appear clean may contain germs carrying infectious disease. Pathogens that survive can persist on areas of your home where you wouldn’t expect there to be any risk. The longer they remain there, the more chance they become a source of transmission of disease. This is why hospitals are diligent with regular cleaning of all surfaces, even those that have not been touched by infected people.
There are several critical precautions that you should take to avoid contracting serious diseases from a contaminated scene. First, you should remove yourself and your family from the area and arrange to stay somewhere else for a temporary period of time. Next, you should coordinate with law enforcement, if they are involved, to have the area cleaned by a service that’s trained to handle bloodborne pathogens and other dangers typically present in these cases.
Healthcare and other workers who are exposed regularly to risky environments where pathogens are present are trained. You and your family are not.