Crime Scene Cleaners in Houston
and surrounding areas
After law enforcement has done their 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 Houston, who are ready with the skills, experience, products, and equipment needed to return the scene to a clean condition that’s safe for occupants.
Crime scene cleaners do highly specialized work that requires training to ensure complete decontamination and sanitization of all affected areas. Our technicians understand the health risks that may be present at a crime scene, such as airborne and bloodborne pathogens, and know how to identify areas that need decontamination that may not show visible signs of problems.
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Our Houston Crime Scene Cleanup Services
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.
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After law enforcement has completed its investigation of the incident, there are four key steps that need taken to make the area safe for occupation again. If not handled appropriately, the crime scene area can pose dangers to you and your loved ones, even beyond the immediate area where the crime took place. Therefore, even adjacent areas need to be addressed.
Step One: Assess the scene for potential biohazards and other contaminants and toxins. The specifics of how this should be done will vary by the specifics of the crime and how the investigation proceeded.
Step Two: Protect! This means that anyone on the scene should wear protective gear, the type that professionals use.
Step Three: Remove anything from the scene that has the potential for contamination or that could otherwise pose a danger to you. This includes, but is not limited to, bodily fluids and tissues.
Step Four: Dispose of waste according to federal regulations and EPA guidelines.
Going Above and Beyond What’s Visible
Crime scenes typically have visible stains, but cleaning a crime scene is a much deeper process, one where we clean contaminants that have the potential of spreading diseases to you and your loved ones. This is why it makes good sense to engage a professional crime scene cleaner with the experienced needed to get the job done right, one with appropriate equipment and cleaning products to remove bloodborne and airborne pathogens that could otherwise continue to pose ongoing threats.
Your Family’s Well-Being is Crucial
When a crime occurs in your home, numerous hazards can exist that might compromise your family’s health. If a death occurred as part of the crime, the situation can become even more hazardous. Plus, there is the issue of emotional trauma that can happen—and, the reality is that, if you try to take on the cleaning tasks yourselves, emotional trauma can increase. Using a professional cleaner, though, can help to reduce stress.
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Our Professional Crime Scene Cleanup Techniques
At Advanced Bio-Treatment, our team understands the methods used by law enforcement when a crime occurs. This can include the use of tear gas to overpower people committing the crime, with tear gas canisters leaving behind plenty of toxic materials. Law enforcement may use fingerprint power, with its dust having the potential to pose considerable health risks. So, it’s important to choose a crime scene cleanup company that both understands law enforcement methodologies and the professional removal of biohazards.
There are numerous technicalities involved in cleaning a crime scene, which is why the personnel at Advanced Bio-Treatment go through such extensive training. Our team has in-depth knowledge of the entire process and can provide whatever assistance is needed as you go through this difficult time, from expertly handling the biohazardous threats to managing the process with sensitivity, discretion, and compassion.
We are qualified to assess the crime scene, and then safely remove hazards to dispose of them properly to guarantee the maximum amount of safety for you and your family. In fact, we collaborate with law enforcement agencies before we even start, to help ensure that the entire process is handled correctly. If a company does not get formal approval before beginning the cleanup, evidence can be damaged, which can hamper the crime investigation.
Crime Scene Cleanup FAQs
Q: What do you mean by bloodborne pathogens?
These are microorganisms that exist in the blood and other bodily fluids. Bloodborne pathogens are ones that can spread and cause diseases and, because of this danger, any bodily fluids found at a crime scene has to be considered as a potential disease carrier.
Q: What diseases can bloodborne pathogens spread?
There are more than twenty known viruses that can spread disease through human body fluids. Some of the most common include Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, the MRSA virus, and HIV.
Q: If I avoid the crime scene area, can I still be infected?
Unfortunately, it is possible for pathogens to spread beyond the actual crime scene, which is why we always advise that you NOT assume that adjacent areas are safe. In fact, germs with serious implications for your health, and your family’s health, can lurk in places you might not even suspect—and, the longer the area stays disinfected, the more the risk of disease development goes up.
Q: There isn’t any visible blood or fluids on the crime scene. Do I still need to worry about bloodborne pathogens?
The reality is that pathogens can be present even when blood and bodily fluids are not visible to the naked eye. And, if there is a person who was injured or killed during the crime, it’s highly likely that pathogens have been left behind.
Q: I want to protect myself and my family after a crime occurred in my home. What precautions should I take?
First, make arrangements to temporarily stay somewhere else. Then, work with law enforcement investigating the scene to contact crime scene cleanup personnel to address bloodborne pathogens and other dangers, so that you and your family don’t contract any diseases from contaminated surfaces.