Trauma cleaning is the clean-up of bodily fluids and other dangerous substances where someone has been injured or died. Only professional trauma cleaners should handle these situations as they require specialist equipment, gear, and training to make the area safe again.
ICE Cleaning provides a range of trauma cleaning services, from crime scenes to road traffic accidents. In an emergency, its technicians can be on site in 60 minutes, wherever you are in the UK.
Keep reading to find out more about the different areas of trauma cleaning.
Crime Scene or Forensic Cleaning
The site of violent crimes and serious incidents often contains blood, bodily fluids, biohazardous materials, and contaminated items that need to be removed. The scene then must be sanitised and cleaned by professionals.
Although the police and emergency services are the first to attend, it is up to the property owner to clear it up. They should not attempt this themselves, however.
A crime scene can be very upsetting to witness and is unsafe without the right training and personal protective equipment. You could be exposed to bloodborne pathogens, like HIV and hepatitis, and put your health at risk.
You should always bring in professional crime scene cleaners with the gear to safely clean and dispose of dangerous materials.
Road Traffic Accident Cleaning
Accidents that cause injury or death tend to leave biohazardous materials, flammable liquids, and debris on the road. They can block traffic, and are perilous to be exposed to and drive on.
The fumes from fuel, for example, can trigger serious health problems if inhaled, like heart and lung conditions. It is also highly flammable and puts other drivers and people at the scene at risk.
Cleaning it safely requires PPE, and experience handling and disposing of dangerous substances. Professional cleaners can act quickly to make sure the road is secure and biohazard free.
Undiscovered Death Cleaning
When a body is not found and taken care of for some time, decomposition can create several health hazards. Professionals should be brought in for the different services required, including:
- Cleaning blood, bodily fluids, and biohazards
- Disinfecting the affected area
- Removing drug paraphernalia and medication
- Pest control
- Odour removal
Professional trauma cleaners use their training in sensitive situations here, as a loved one is normally responsible for clearing up the property.
ICE Cleaning’s technicians have lots of experience providing high-quality, discreet trauma cleaning services. They are available 24/7, 365 days a year.
You can find out more about their services here.