Biohazard, Crime Scene, and Trauma Cleanup in Residential Situations

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Compleat Environmental understands how professionally and emotionally difficult it is to manage a trauma situation caused by death.

Our specialty trained is empathetic and attentive-to-detail. The crew has learned to rationally detach from the painstaking work while providing comfort to the bereaved.

Each team member acts as a “second responder” with the goal to relieve the others of clean up and return the commercial space into its sanitized pre-accident condition. The team cleans the space where the accident or crime took place, removes biohazardous materials, and deodorizes the environment.

Compleat Environmental works with insurances companies, when applicable, to make the process easy. 

Biological Hazards or Biohazards Impact Health

It is ill-advised for those who are not properly trained to clean a trauma scene. Not only is it emotionally draining, but exposure to chemical and biohazardous materials without proper personal protective equipment (PPE) can also cause health consequences and create a dangerous commercial environment.

The trauma clean-up team is educated on biohazard infectious waste in vomit, feces, and blood. The team knows that blood is never just blood. One in 24 people has Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV.

This knowledge keeps the team from risking cross-contamination of biohazardous material including:
•    Anthrax
•    C-Diff
•    Chicken Pox
•    Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, Ebola
•    H1N1 Flu
•    HBV
•    Hepatitis C
•    HIV
•    Lyme Disease
•    Marburg Virus
•    Measles
•    MRSRA
•    Mumps 
•    SARS
•    Staphylococcus
•    West Nile Virus

Some infectious diseases can become airborne when disturbed. Many diseases can live outside of the body for days. C-Diff can survive 5 months outside of a body; MRSA can live for weeks on hard surfaces, and HIV can remain active for days. Thus, it is potentially lethal to for others to do a bleach and water cleanup because each situation presents a dangerous biohazard challenge.

 Trauma and Crime Scene Clean Up Precautions and Procedures in Commercial Settings

All blood, feces, and vomit are biohazards and are treated with extreme caution. The Compleat Environmental team is trained on needlestick prevention, biohazard control, bloodborne pathogens, and disposal, as well as universal OSHA precautions including:

  • Aprons and shoe coverings
  • Biohazard suits
  • Disposable gloves
  • Face masks
  • Respiratory gear

Professionals clean, disinfect, and deodorize the commercial area following an accident. Then they dispose of biohazardous waste in accordance with health and OSHA regulations as well as federal, state and/or local regulations.

This is not a simple two parts bleach and one-part water cleaning.

Rather, biohazard and trauma cleanup require specialized equipment and appropriate certifications. Commercial trauma, biohazard, and crime scene clean up services are used by police departments, as well as, realtors, business owners, commercial companies, and HOAs.

Compleat Environmental assess, decontaminates, and monitors medical waste in situations including:

  • Accident cleanup
  • Accidental death
  • Aftermath cleanup 
  • Airborne pathogen and blood cleanup
  • Animal remains or waste
  • Biohazard cleanup services and remediation
  • Blood, bodily fluids, tissue remnants and biomatter
  • Chemical spills
  • Commercial crime scene cleanup 
  • Death clean up 
  • Emergency vehicle, facility and equipment cleanup
  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Forensic investigation 
  • Homicide or suicide cleanup services
  • Industrial accidents
  • Infectious disease, viral, and microbial site decontamination
  • Natural death cleanup
  • Odor removal 
  • Prison cell cleanup
  • Sewage backups
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Trauma scene cleanup services
  • Unattended death and decomposition
  • Vehicle bio cleanup 

Proper Biohazard Cleanup in Commercial Environments

Compleat Environmental will transform any unsafe commercial environment back to the pre-loss condition equipped with the necessary safety apparatuses and cleaning products. The process begins with a plan before remediation. Any potentially infectious materials are carefully removed. Hazardous medical waste is disposed of following OSHA regulations and incinerated. Fabric and carpeting are removed. Basic sanitization and cleaning follow the bulk cleaning.

Other materials are removed or professionally decontaminated and sanitized. Drywall and flooring may be sealed to cover the stains. Most commercial rooms can be cleaned within a day with multiple technicians but if fluids have seeped and congealed into other rooms it may be longer. Every surface near an accident may need to be disinfected.

In the end, whether help is needed after an accident, trauma, crime, or unattended death in a commercial setting Compleat Environmental staff member can service your needs and remain respectful of the emotions surrounding traumatic events.