It’s never wise to try cleaning up a crime scene yourself. There are many reasons why this job should be left to a professional, the biggest being the threat to your personal safety. Despite the cost of the cleanup job, the benefits certainly outweigh the costs as you will be saving yourself from stress, hard work, threats to your health, and worries of conducting a proper cleanup.
To put it in more detail, here is why you should call a professional for crime scene cleaning:
It’s a Big Mess
Especially in the case of a violent crime or accident, blood and other bodily fluids can spread into a number of building materials and furnishings, including walls, floors, ceilings, carpeting and furniture. They also stain and the stains can become permanent quickly, requiring an efficient and effective cleanup process to remove all biohazards.
Depending on the situation, law enforcement may have used forensic chemicals and tear gas which can further compromise the property and make it unsafe. This is why it’s crucial to hire a professional crime scene cleaning service to use proper products and restore the property.
There’s a lot of mental stress involved when cleaning up a crime scene, especially if a loved one was involved. After the investigation, the property owner is responsible for properly cleaning up their property, but it is mentally and emotionally excruciating to do it themselves.
The smell of the biohazard materials and blood stains can certainly make the work overwhelming. Those cleaning up the mess may also be in charge of coordinating the funeral and last ceremonies. If a professional crime scene cleaner handles the job, you can save yourself a lot of stress and focus on other family matters.
Crime scenes are filled with biohazard materials like blood and bodily fluids which may contain a number of bacteria, viruses and pathogens. If you don’t use the right equipment, such as personal protective equipment (PPE), you may be opening yourself up to serious illness or disease. There’s also a chance you may spread it to others as any stains on your clothes can carry dangerous bacteria.
When professionals handle the cleanup job, not only are they using the right equipment, but they’re taking extra precaution to prevent cross contamination. Using powerful, but eco-friendly disinfectants and cleaners, they can remove all biohazards, bacteria, viruses and pathogens to restore a safe condition within the affected area.
Professional Cleaning Products are Required
If one is not using the right chemicals to clean up the mess, bio-chemicals may be left behind, not only causing permanent damage but threatening the health and safety of everyone in the home or building. Even if the area is cleaned twice, improper cleaning products will not remove all of the biohazards.
Crime scene cleanup companies use professional products and specialized equipment specific to the cleaning of blood, tissue, and other bodily fluids with extra precision. They have also perfected an eco-friendly cleaning process to provide extra peace of mind.
Cleanup Services Protect the Property’s Value
The occurrence of a crime scene on one’s property can have a severe impact on its value. This is due to the stains and damage caused by the biohazards and body fluids. The spilling of blood can also seep into porous materials and the stains are difficult to remove with home remedies.
Crime scene cleaning professionals use advanced products and equipment to remove all stains, biohazards, bacteria, and pathogens to restore a safe and clean property. They are trained, licensed, and experienced to help retain the value of your property.
Saves Time and Effort
You may not notice at first, but there’s a lot involved in biohazard cleanup, specifically the effort. Most cleanup jobs will require 6 – 7 hours to complete and they can be draining, physically, emotionally and mentally. Add on the time spent in dealing with family and legal matters, and this can be overwhelming.
Hiring a professional service can save a lot of time and effort during this process, something that can really ease a burden during challenging times.
Must Follow Protocols from Government and Law Institutions
When it comes to crime scenes and car accidents, they are subject to legal processes. So, it’s best to involve the police and have their permission to clean up the scene. The process of dealing with government and law institutions can be made more efficient when working with a team of knowledgeable, certified crime scene cleanup professionals.
Otherwise failing to comply with these specific regulations can cause additional legal complications, which is definitely something you don’t want to add to an already difficult situation.
Hire a Crime Scene Cleanup Service
If a violent crime has occurred in your home or building, ServiceMaster Professional Services is available 24/7 to provide crime scene cleanup services in 32 counties of Minnesota in East Central, Northwoods, South Central, Southwest Minnesota and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis & Saint Paul. We are available to restore properties from crime scenes of all incidents. Our professionals are trained, experienced, licensed and follow all government regulations and protocols to provide much needed peace of mind.
As soon as we receive your first call, we’ll respond right away, arriving in unmarked vehicles and immediately taking the steps to prevent cross contamination, remove the biohazards, and disinfect the scene. We also work with compassion and respect in regards to grieving families and we can work with law enforcement to avoid compromising an investigation.
Our professionals also use personal protective equipment (PPE) and advanced cleaning products specifically manufactured to clean blood spills, tissue, and other bodily fluids. We can guarantee all areas of your property will be fully restored following the scene of a crime so you can focus on family and other personal matters.