There are certain events that most people never want to plan of experiencing. Unfortunately, the issues that come to these events are, by far, very difficult to manage and cope with. Crime Scene Cleanup is prepared, at all times, to provide remedy to any circumstance which might arise from traumatic events. Our clients have chosen us because we have showed expertise in rendering professional, prompt cleanup services and restoring affected properties back into its pre-affected condition.
Crime Scene Cleanup services all kinds of trauma, hoarding services, Biohazard scenes, and distressed properties all over United States. Our dedication is rooted in assisting the public agencies, law enforcements, and property managers and owners in the restoration of properties which have been contaminated by hazardous elements brought about by a disaster or a crime.
Crime Scene Cleanup takes pride in announcing that our members from Arkansas are the most duly recognized crime scene clean up companies for their efficiency, quality and integrity. Together with the police enforcement and crime investigators, these crime scene clean up teams in Arkansas are always on their feet and serving the public whenever needed.
According to statistics, about 200 reports of death related crimes were filed in Arkansas in the year 2013. While it is not the highest criminal offense, citizens, of course, shouldn’t take this as a signal to relax. Moreover, this has kept most of our member crime scene cleaning companies busy throughout the year.
Who are We?
Our crime scene cleanup Arkansas group is comprised of the best professionals trained and equipped with the highest quality tools screened and certified by the government in performing this delicate task.
Cleaning a crime scene is considered by a lot of people as one of the worst jobs a person could ever have; however, not everybody thinks this way. There are those who think that they’ve been called to perform a tough, challenging work as a crime scene cleanup technician.
It is not easy to perform crime scene clean up jobs. As compared to ordinary cleaning services, these professionals undergo tedious training guided by the rules and regulations of the state they belong to.
To begin with, a professional crime scene cleaner should, at least, have these three defining characteristics: sympathetic personality, the ability to detach personal life from work in the most rational manner, and a strong stomach. After all, this job is more of an emotional stirrer than a physical challenge.
Our crime scene cleaners have trodden a delicate, fine line between sensitivity and detachment, and not everybody can do this. Since depressives are not the most excellent candidates for a work like this, without discriminating anyone, we neither have people who exhibit a depressive personality nor are empaths. According to most experts, being emotionally involved in situations like this could lead to an inefficient work provision. Lastly, we don’t have people who are showing signs of great enthusiasm and voyeurism for the acts.
Each one of our team members have gone through a psychological test before they were given the green light to proceed to special trainings like a proper disposal of harmful waste, legal and safe transport, safe use of personal protective gear, and safe handling of blood borne pathogens as well as the dangers that come with it, proper safety procedures, and characteristics of managing bodily fluids. All of our people have, also, passed the “gross factor” test; hence, we are certain that they could handle their work well minus the ‘throwing-up’. This test involved the visual presentation of previous cases of clean ups; even animal remains were included.
While these trainings were conducted within the company, we’ve also made sure that our technicians have acquired certifications and other training programs provided by independent groups as the “Occupational Safety and Health Administration” (OSHA) and the “American Bio-Recovery Association”.
All of us have been given the Hepatitis B vaccine, as what was mandated by the OSHA. Moreover, we are in good health, mentally and emotionally. This job may require 8 hours of straight scrubbing task wearing a plastic suit inside closed quarters, sometimes under the summer heat; moving furniture pieces; and breaking through walls.
While our work is sporadic in nature, we are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As potentially exhausting as it could be, we are dedicated to rendering the service, with full heart, without complaints.
A medically tested and approved procedure on handling Biohazard waste has to be performed to ensure safety not just of the residents but, also, of the cleaners themselves. This is the reason why companies have been mandated by the government to obtain crime scene cleanup certification first before deploying staff in the field.
How We Do it?
While Crime Scene Cleanup, practically, cleans up anything, the most usual scenes we are called-in are cases of unattended deaths, accidents, and suicides. Our technicians arrive at their area of assignment, carrying all possible equipment needed. Once the damages are assessed, they will decide on the most proper tools that can help them bring back the area in its original state. The list of gears where they pick the needed equipment include:
- Personal protective equipment: one-time-use-only, nonporous suit; chemical-pill boots; and filtered respirators.
- Traditional supplies for cleaning: brushes, sponges, spray bottles, buckets, and mops.
- Biohazard containers for waste: 208 liter heavy-duty, sealed bags; hard plastic containers.
- Ozone machine: used for deodorizing
- Foggers: for the thickening of cleaning chemicals so it could penetrate tight and narrow places such as air ducts.
- Hospital disinfectants: enzyme solvent treatment for viruses and bacteria as well as liquefy dried blood; industrial-strength deodorizers.
- Cleaning (No-Touch) system: used for cleaning blood-coated surfaces, even from a distant location; includes heavy-duty wet vacuum, long scrubbing brush, and sprayer.
- Razor Blades: used for cutting contaminated carpets.
- Putty Knives: used for scraping brain matter that has dried into a consistency that’s cement-like.
- Restoration/Carpentry Tools: paint brushes, spackle, saws, sledgehammers.
- Tank for chemical treatment: used for storing and disinfecting sucked-up things by the vacuum system.
- Steam-injection, truck-mounted machine: used for melting dried brain matter which cleaners could not remove with the use of putty knives.
- Shovels: in just two hours, a large amount of blood could become a jellylike goo which could not be moved except through shoveling.
- Camera: to take pictures of the before and after situation for insurance purposes.
- Transportation Vehicles: truck or van for transporting all used tools and hauling contaminated waste for proper disposal.
Each kind of cleanup location comes with its very own horror story. In cases of violent deaths, there are very dangerous kinds of bodily fluids that our people have to deal with, each of the tiny drops may carry with it the possibility of causing infectious diseases. For suicides, on the other hand, where a person intentionally shoots himself or cuts his wrists, one thing is for sure- there will be a bloody scenario. Chest shots, though, are less bloody because the lungs tend to suck it in.
Regardless of how much blood there is, our cleaners will immediately treat it as it’s a bodily fluid that carries hantavirus, hepatitis, HIV. This is the main reason why Crime Scene Cleanup services are considered a specialty area in the industry of scene cleanup.
Learning how to clean up a crime scene will require the following:
- Top of the line equipment certified by the Arkansas Department of Health
- Protective uniform
- Familiarity of the code governing crime and death scene cleaning
- Emotional and psychological strength
- Empathy and genuine compassion
Crime scenes are emotionally challenging to deal with. Whether you are a friend of the victims or a family member is involved, the property owner where the crime was committed is obliged to organize the needed evacuation and cleanup of the property. Moreover, hazardous and toxic bodily fluids and hazardous materials could be present on the scene, making unprofessional clean up potentially hazardous.
To be able to alleviate the physical and emotional stress as well as the risk associated with the cleanup of a crime scene, experienced, licensed, certified professional crime scene decontamination and cleanup technicians should be hired.
The Crime Scene Cleanup’s goal is to bring back the area into its pre-crime condition. All kinds of bodily fluids have to be washed out from furniture pieces, walls, floors, and a few other contaminated surfaces. Any residues left at the crime scene must be removed and all tape and powders left behind by the investigators should be properly disposed.
Aftermath clean up service providers must guarantee that the Biohazard waste is handled and disposed of correctly; the crime scene is returned to its original, non-hazardous state, and the victim and his family are taken cared-off. Since our Arkansas team has the biggest network in the state, we can guarantee that our trauma clean up group there can do the job fast and effectively. If the incident has occurred in a private business entity, we guarantee that operation will resume as quickly as possible, and all residents will be advised on how to carry on with their lives after the said event.
Trauma scene cleanup is a serious task and most of the time; it can entail emotional and psychological bearing as well. For concerns or inquiries, feel free to contact Crime Scene Cleanup at our Contact Page.
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