If you’re looking for crime scene cleanup in Huntington Park, it would probably help you to understand the crime scene cleaning process first. Unless they’re involved in the industry, most people don’t understand just how important crime scene cleaning is, so they may not realize how important it is to choose a trusted company that can walk you through the process. At Eco Bear, we’re ready to help you with the entire process so that you’re ready to get the process going.

How Does Crime Scene Cleanup Differ From Other Types of Cleanup?

If you have to have a crime scene cleaned, you’re going to need to get it cleaned up as quickly as possible. It’s important to note that the cleaning that needs to be done at a crime scene cannot be done by a regular cleaning company. It must be done by a specialized cleaning company called a crime scene cleaning company. 

Also called biohazard remediation, crime scene cleaning involves removing biohazardous waste from a crime scene or the site of a traumatic accident. The waste removal is followed up with cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing. The reason that you can’t call a regular cleaning company to come in and do a crime scene cleaning is because removing biohazardous waste from the scene is the most important task.

What Is Biohazardous Waste?

Biohazardous waste is the name used for any type of waste containing pathogens like viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Biohazardous waste includes blood, body tissue, bodily fluids, blood products like plasma, microbiological waste from laboratories, and animal waste. These materials must be removed from crime scenes and trauma scenes safely and securely so that the spread of disease is prevented.

How Do Crime Scene Cleaning Teams Protect Themselves While Cleaning?

As you can expect, crime scenes can be filled with dangerous and contagious matter. In order for our crime scene specialist to be able to remove the waste safely, they need to wear special gear. 

Our crime scene cleaning team is equipped with OSHA-approved PPE gear that will help keep them safe during the cleaning process. The gear they wear includes full bodysuits that cover them from top to bottom, shoe covers that seal off their shoes or special boots that repel chemical spills, goggles, face masks, face shields, respirators,and gloves. All of this gear helps protect them from contact with any of the waste.

What Tools Do They Use?

In addition to their PPE gear, our specialists also have special tools that allow them to access and clean every point in the space, allowing them to tackle even the hardest-to-reach areas. These tools include long reach brushes and scrubbers that make it easy to scrub down the highest corners safely and without exposing themselves to pathogens. 

Our teams use OSHA and EPA-approved cleaning solvents, sanitizers, and disinfectants. These cleaners have been approved for cleaning and disinfecting spaces that have been contaminated with biohazardous waste. 

Our teams also use special deodorizers and deodorizing machines to get rid of intense odors at crime scenes, successfully removing all traces of it from the scene. In some cases, they will have to get rid of certain items in the room because those items are too porous to be cleaned properly and thoroughly. Those items will be bagged and labeled for transport, removal, and destruction. Items that can be cleaned will be removed from the room, cleaned, and disinfected. Our specialists will communicate clearly with our clients and let them know which items are salvageable and which must be destroyed. 

What Happens To Biohazardous Waste Once It’s Removed?

Once the biohazardous waste is removed from the site, our company transferred it to a biomedical waste facility. At that facility, the ways will be destroyed. If we’re unable to get it to a facility right away, we’re able to store it for up to two weeks in refrigerated storage that’s been specifically set aside for biohazardous waste storage.

How Much Does Crime Scene Cleaning Cost?

The amount you pay for crime scene cleanup will completely depend on the amount of cleaning that needs to be done and how long we need to be on site. Some sites may be relatively small, and they’ll be easy to work through pretty quickly. Some sites may be large but have small contamination areas, allowing us to move quickly through those sites as well. Conversely, you could have a small site that’s composed of many different layers and different levels of porosity. It could also have a strong odor that’s difficult to remove. Although that site is small, it could take a lot longer to get it completely clean.

Looking for a crime scene cleaning company in Huntington Park can feel very overwhelming, especially for people who have never done it before. Feel free to give us a call so that we can help you understand what needs to be done in your specific situation. We’re open around the clock, and we’re here to help.