When a biological hazard occurs, it is imperative to remediate it as soon as possible. Crime Scene Cleaners will quickly and efficiently restore your home or business. We have earned the trust of property owners within numerous communities in Missouri and Kansas. Let our professional staff take care of you and your family, providing you Care, Compassion, and Peace of Mind. Our services will be professionally completed, and your space and belongings handled with care.
Our staff is trained in rapid response, and we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. We are prepared, experienced, and ready to assist in any of your biohazard emergency needs.
What Are Biohazards
By definition, biohazards are any organic thing or item that can cause harm to humans and animals. These things can be contaminated blood and bodily fluids, except for saliva, urine, sweat, nasal secretions, vomit unless there is visible blood present.
Anyone who handles blood in their profession is required by law to be thoroughly trained in OSHA’s BloodBorne Pathogen Rule. This regulation stipulates what is called, “The Universal Precaution Rule,” where we are required to treat all blood and bodily fluids as though it is contaminated with a biohazard. Because of this rule, you will see our technicians wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The PPE may be medical grade gloves alone, or they might add protective coveralls, face shields, or respirators. Whatever may be deemed appropriate for the work we’re performing at the time.
People from time to time are curious as to what types of tools or equipment we use. Our equipment isn’t anything fancy, and minimal is proprietary to our industry. The containers we pull into the area of remediation contain these tools. You would see different size scrapers, hammers, various types of saws, and, of course, hand tools such as pliers, screwdrivers, and wrenches. You more than likely will see a mechanism we call an air-scrubber, an air-mover, and
HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) Vacuum. We use this type of vacuum mainly for its filtering capability. It will remove 99.97% of all dust and contaminants from the air meaning the exhaust contamination will be less than .03 microns. Most ordinary household vacuums will expel about 30% of what it is picking up. This is surprising to most homeowners as they assume every last particle of dust and debris is being removed.
Other types of biohazard contamination we regularly eradicate would be viruses and bacteria-based. These would include but certainly are not an exhaustive list, C. diff, which causes extreme diarrhea and stool incontinence. Another would be resistant disease processes like Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci or VRE, E. coli, Salmonella, MRSA, or an outbreak of Flu. All of these and more, we thoroughly clean and disinfect with special disinfectants.
Most times, hospital personnel or County Health Nurses, when asked what I should do to sanitized my house from these resistant bugs, will tell you to use a household bleach solution of 1 part bleach to 10 parts water. That ratio of 1:10 makes a sporicidal disinfectant. There are three things I need to convey. One is more bleach is not better. In reality, more bleach is less effective as a disinfectant. Two, any common hospital-grade disinfectant will kill every bug listed except C. diff, which is an Endo-spore bacteria. Endo-spores are unaffected by general disinfectants, that is why you need a sporicidal level disinfectant. Three, DO NOT USE BLEACH in your home. It will bleach out any textile, this is why we don’t use bleach for color laundry. Bleach will also corrode every surface it touches. Sporicidal disinfectants are hard to find, and many have a severe odor to them, as bleach has a strong odor. Crime Scene Cleaners use a Log 7 disinfectant, and it has virtually no odor.
Cleaning of laboratory fumehoods in one area we are used, especially in a commercial laboratory where the janitorial staff is ill-prepared and untrained in biohazards and hood dismantling for proper disinfection.
Decommissioning of lab equipment, morgue coolers, and the like would be another area we
excel in, up to and including disposal.
When the worst happens, you should be able to trust that every detail is handled with care and consideration. Crime Scene Cleaners understands that we’re called upon in times that are unpleasant and traumatic. It’s our mission to provide you with a courteous and thorough service, so you don’t have to feel responsible for the traumatic task of cleaning up.
As soon as the event is reported, it is important to have our crew on the trauma scene as soon as possible; we must contain the affected area immediately for everyone’s safety. Bloodborne microorganisms carry life-threatening viruses and they spread quickly. Our professionally trained technicians are certified in blood borne pathogen training and the removal of bio-hazardous materials.
After the police have investigated the scene, the cleaning and restoration process can begin. Dealing with the loss of a loved one due to suicide is extremely painful and overwhelming. The emotion should not be heightened by trying to clean the scene yourself or allowing friends or other family members to do the same. Without proper training and equipment, you are putting yourself at risk, accidentally miss areas of contamination, or unintentionally worsen the scene.
Dealing with a loss of a loved one is tough especially if it was due to a homicide. After all of the investigation process is done, trying to clean the crime scene will be physically, mentally and emotionally tough for you and your family. Allow Crime Scene Cleaners to spare you the pain of having to deal with this traumatic event any further, give us a call so we can take care of the necessary process of cleaning the scene. Crime Scene Cleaners provide all types of clean up including blood cleaning, death cleaning, homicide clean up, suicide clean up, crime scene clean up and more. We are available for response seven days a week, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
Unattended Death Cleanup
An unattended death is one of the toughest situations any cleanup specialist will encounter. When someone dies and is not found for days or even longer, the body goes through the decomposition state and it can be potentially hazardous. If it is left untreated, even the smallest amount of biological material may lead to serious physical damage within the home. It could affect the well-being of future occupants as airborne bacteria cause lingering odors.