What Does A Professional Trauma Cleaner Do?
If you are dealing with your first scene of a violent crime or accident and now need a special cleaner for the scene, you might be learning about professional trauma cleaner teams for the first time. But what does a professional trauma cleaner do, and what makes them better than regular cleaners?
In this article, we will discuss what professional trauma cleaners provide that regular cleaners don’t.
Why Hire Professional Trauma Cleaners
- Experience: Unlike regular cleaners, professional trauma cleaners exclusively work on scenes of violent accidents or crimes. They know the ins and outs of these scenes and how to clean them properly and effectively.
- Equipment: Special equipment or chemicals are required to thoroughly sterilise a location that has been contaminated with biohazard material. Professional trauma cleaners always carry these medical-grade chemicals.
- Training: Cleaning violent scenes requires a level of mental and psychological training that regular cleaners aren’t equipped with.
- Emotional Understanding: Professional trauma cleaner teams understand that this is not just a place to clean, but also the site of a tragic event. They can help to ease the pain of the family or friends involved.
After Death, Suicide, and Trauma Cleanup
The event of any death can be traumatic, but in the case of unattended deaths or suicides in a home or private property, these events can also be emotionally and mentally disturbing for the victim’s families. Professional trauma cleaners provide discrete and compassionate expert service, allowing the family and friends of the departed to grieve and mourn their loss as we handle the cleanup of the scene.
This includes properly disposing all biohazardous material with special antimicrobial disinfectants and blood removal chemicals that regular cleaners are not equipped with. This is absolutely necessary, as the risk of Hepatitis B, HIV, and other blood-borne pathogens is the most important issue after a suicide or trauma incident.
This also involves disinfecting all surfaces, deodorising and cleaning the environment, and dealing with any objects that are beyond cleanup and are permanently contaminated.
Many people are unaware of the extent of bad odours, and how deeply and how long they can penetrate an environment if left improperly treated or entirely untreated. While a normal cleanup crew might help to reduce bad odour, they are often not equipped with the medical-grade chemicals required to completely eliminate the worst smells possible.
Odours are a result of a combination or organic matter, bacteria, and chemicals, meaning they can naturally spread and multiply if left untreated. The longer you take to work towards its elimination, the more difficult its elimination will become. If left unattended, offensive odours can negatively impact the livelihoods of your friends and family, or employees in a workplace environment.
If you have a bad odour in your property, it may be the cause of:
- Rotting food
- Rotting garbage
- Raw sewage
- Blood or other bodily fluids
- Human and animal faeces and urine
- Pest infestations
Professional trauma cleaners are experienced with identifying distinct odours, searching for the source of the odour, and finally eliminating the odour, as well as ensuring it doesn’t come again after the cleanup. Professional trauma cleaners understand the nuances of proper and safe removal and sterilisation practices, to make sure the smell is eliminated in the safest way possible.
Crime Scene Cleaning
A violent crime leaves behind a crime scene that must be properly cleaned and sterilised before it can be used as normal again. Common crime scenes that need to be cleaned up involve scenes of:
- Blood cleanups
- Hypodermic needles and sharp objects cleanup
- Meth lab cleanup
- Death scene cleaning
- Biohazard removal
- Bodily fluids cleanup
It is important that these cleanups are performed by trained and licensed professional trauma cleanup teams, as only they have the right expertise and equipment to know what parts of the room generally require more attention, how to thoroughly sterilise a location, and more.
Accidents or other events that involve major spillage of human blood leave behind scenes that are covered with bloody trails and pools of blood. Not only can this be traumatising for the family or workplace involved, but this can also become the source for many bloodborne pathogens that might be present in the remaining blood.
In cases such as these, it is crucial that you call professional trauma cleaner teams to deal with the blood instead of doing it yourself (or with a regular cleaning team). You may risk exposing yourself or regular cleaners to blood-related diseases, such as hepatitis C and HIV.
For all biohazard material that may be left behind at the scene of a crime or accident, professional trauma cleaners offer full biohazard removal services. This includes blood and other bodily fluids, as well as any other biohazard material that may be present on the scene.
Are You Looking For A Specialist Trauma Cleaner In Australia?
For those looking for a specialist trauma cleaner in Australia, National Trauma & Crime Scene Cleaning or NTCSC is here to help. We are Australia’s top specialist trauma cleaner company and have dealt with all kinds of trauma scenes. We understand the pain and difficulties of these events, and work to minimise them through our thorough and absolute trauma cleaning services.
Call us at 0488 077 675, where our lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.