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 is forensic cleanup services?
Forensic cleaning services involve handling and disposing of biohazardous material from crime and death scenes. A professional cleanup company will restore the scene to a safe condition, ready for inhabitants to return to the home or office a crime took place in. These crime scenes can be anywhere, from an office building to a city sidewalk.
Q: What is death scene cleaning services?
Death cleaning services clean the area where someone died, usually of suicide or natural causes. These deaths often occur in homes. Although they clean and treat bodily fluids and tissues, death scene cleaners are less likely to clean crime scene residue such as fingerprint powders.
Q: What is the difference between cleaning a death scene and a trauma scene?
A: Cleaning a death scene means cleaning an area where someone has died. It involves the removal of bodily fluids and residue, but there may also be a body itself that needs to be taken to a funeral home.
A trauma scene, however, may not involve a death. A wounded person or animal may leave biological material at the scene, but they themselves aren’t present. A violent crime or failed suicide attempt, for instance, can create a trauma site.
Q: Do you offer crime scene cleanup service in my area?
A: Advanced Bio-Treatment provides crime scene cleanup services in a very large area. You’ll find our cleaning crews ready to go 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Texas and every state east of the Mississippi River except Wisconsin. Give us a call at 800-295-1684 to find an office near you.
Q: Can I stay in the house but avoid the crime scene area?
A: It is possible and even likely that pathogens from a crime scene area will spread to adjacent areas. Even with the proper precautions, pathogens spread when bodies are moved and when investigators walk through and disturb the crime scene. It’s best to assume that areas near the crime scene are also contaminated until a professional crime scene cleanup company gives you the all clear.
Q: I don't see any blood or fluids left behind. Am I safe?
A: It’s possible for bloodborne pathogens to remain at the scene of a death or traumatic event, even when you don’t see any evidence of them, there are enough pathogens in just one drop of bodily fluid to cause contamination. Always assume that bodily fluids and pathogens are present whenever someone suffers an injury or dies.
Q: How can I protect myself after a crime occurs in my home?
A: If a trauma, crime or death occurs in your home, make arrangements for you and your family to stay somewhere else. This will protect your physical health from pathogens and contaminants, but it can also give you peace of mind. If a traumatic event occurred, you probably won’t want to see the scene until it’s cleaned up.
Once you have a safe place to stay, work with the police and investigators to help them clear the scene as soon as possible. Once they give you the green light, have a crime scene cleanup crew clean the scene. The cleanup crew will tell you when it is safe to return to your home.