What Happens in the Aftermath of a Tragic Crime?
When a trauma-based crime occurs, the first thing, of course, is to call 911, but what happens once the first responders arrive? Police officers, investigators, paramedics, and coroners work to gather evidence while preserving as much of the crime scene as possible. They will catalog and bag evidence and record the scene via photographs, video recording, and note-taking. This is a tedious process as they must preserve the integrity of the evidence so that they have the best chance of catching the perpetrator.
After evidence is photographed and gathered, the coroner removes the body. But there is a lot left behind. Forensic professionals are highly skilled in evidence collection and reading the scene, but they are not trained in biohazard remediation, sterilization, and cleaning to restore a scene to safety. In this case, a trauma crime scene is any scene that is contaminated by human blood or bodily fluids following a trauma-crime incident.
If you or someone you know is faced with the aftermath of a trauma crime, our team can help. The professional crime scene cleaners at Palm Springs Cleaning and Disinfecting provide sensitive, professional cleaning and services throughout the Coachella Valley. We know the importance of compassionate cleaners who can get the job done quickly and thoroughly.
Call Palm Springs Cleaning and Disinfecting for crime scene cleaning. We are here 24/7 to answer your call.
The Job of a Crime Scene Cleaner
It is the job of crime and trauma scene cleaners to restore the area to its pre-trauma state, removing indicators of crime and the biohazards it left in its wake. The mess of a trauma crime is not just blood; it can include other bodily fluids or tissues and other hazardous materials. This is not a scene that should be left to the family and loved ones to clean.
Professional cleaners will take over the scene once the authorities release it, providing respite from the chaos and solace that the area will be returned to how it was before with as much accuracy as possible. From biohazard cleaning to restoration to safety, crime scene cleaners utilize specialized training to make sure every drop of blood and tissue is neutralized. Our team cleans spots and specks that you may not even see with the naked eye, ensuring that nothing is left behind.
Safe and Sanitary Step-by-Step Trauma Scene Cleaning
Crime scene cleaners will use a step-by-step process to methodically clean and restore your home, workspace, or other space. Each cleaner on the scene will don PPE (personal protective equipment) to protect themselves from potential biohazards or other contamination. This helps to ensure the cleaning will be handled safely and thoroughly.
The trauma scene will be divided into 3 zones.
- The “Control” zone: This is the area that is most contaminated and where the active cleaning takes place. It will be marked off and thoroughly inspected and cleaned until all biohazards are remediated and indicators of the trauma are removed. Cleaners will decontaminate, disinfect, sanitize, or remove every item in the area, including carpet or hard flooring, subflooring, drywall and trim, and furniture or other personal belongings.
- The “Buffer” zone: This area is outside of the active cleaning area, where PPE and items are decontaminated. This area is intended for the prevention of cross-contamination.
- The “Clean” zone: This area does not require PPE. Cleaners can move through this zone without exposure to active cleaning zones or biohazards.
Trust the Crime Scene Cleaners at Palm Springs Cleaning and Disinfecting
Loved ones, family, friends, or coworkers should not have to clean up after a tragic crime. Leave the cleaning and restoration to professionals who can handle any cleaning job with efficiency, compassion, and professionalism. We can help you focus on healing by tackling the job of removing what’s left behind after a trauma occurs.
The Coachella Valley trauma cleaners at Palm Springs Cleaning and Disinfecting are here 24/7 to answer your call and come to your aid ASAP. Contact our team now and let us know how we can help.