Cleaning up a crime scene
may not seem like the ideal occupation, but someone has to do it. Often times,
the dwelling where the fatalities or injuries occurred is going to be placed
back on the market. Not to worry though,
as the process is similar to sewage cleanup in that it deals with the removal
of bio-hazardous waste. Crime scene cleaners are trained to remove any
reminders of the tragedy that occurred, while also remaining cautious and
respectful of the injured or deceased.
Obtain the Right Gear
Crime scene cleaners are
dealing with bio-hazardous waste and should always ensure they have to correct
gear before attending a scene. This includes:
•One time full body suit that can be discarded
•A mask to prevent breathing in airborne
hazards or from ingesting harmful bodily fluids.
•Thick, disposal gloves to prevent
•Goggles to prevent the eyes from being
exposed to hazardous materials.
For a crime scene heavily
tainted in blood and bodily fluids, a respirator is handy to filter the air.
Remove and Dispose of Blood
Next, crime scene cleaners
will search the area particularly for items that may be tainted with blood or
bodily fluids. This can include but are not limited to:
•Anything porous and absorbent
The main goal of this step
is to remove any traces of blood or bodily fluids. This is also the most
dangerous and risky part of the cleanup as the potential for contact with the
hazards is greater. Anything that is clearly tainted with hazardous waste is labelled
in bio-hazard containers and disposed of by a bio-hazardous waste disposal
professional. In cases of sofas or mattresses, where only some portions may be
splattered with hazardous waste, they must be dismantled and the saturated
areas cut out and disposed of separately.
When dealing with carpets or
flooring that is tainted with blood and bodily fluid, each layer is removed
until it tests negative for the presence of contaminants.
Clean, Disinfect, and
This is where crime scene
cleaners conduct an in-depth cleaning to completely sanitize the space and
eliminate odours. For concrete, the process usually involves pressure washing
with chemical solutions to break down the blood and scrubbing with abrasive
Typically, all surfaces are
cleaned and sanitized with the use of high-quality medical grade chemicals.
This way, they can be sure that viruses and bacteria are eliminated. Sometimes,
the cause of death or injury is a virus and that’s why this is necessary.
Sometimes it is unknown whether the injured or deceased has a virus in their
blood, so it is better to be safe than sorry. Afterwards, special deodorizers
are used to remove any lingering odours of a trauma scene.
Verify the Trauma Scene is
Once a crime scene is
sanitized, a crime scene cleaner will use ATP (adenosine triphosphate testing
technology to guarantee the area is disinfected and safe. Never meddle in a
crime scene. Always report it, so the professionals can take appropriate
How Crime Scene Cleaners Sanitize a Trauma Scene Toronto
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