If your home or business has recently been the location of a crime scene or otherwise traumatic accident, you may be at somewhat of a loss on what to do to restore it.
Obviously, these experiences are shocking and stressful, making it very difficult to know exactly how to handle the next steps in salvaging your possessions or interior spaces.
Crime scenes are not only disturbing, but they can also entail many biohazards and dangerous materials. It is important to address these issues quickly to keep everyone safe.
To help you through this difficult experience, IDC Repair and Restoration has perfected a crime scene cleanup service designed to restore any affected areas. Call us today to return your property to normal.
Why Do You Need Crime Scene, Biohazard, and Trauma Cleanup Services?
Though the answer to this question may be obvious – you don’t want to live in the aftermath of a crime scene – there are also many other aspects that warrant the need for crime scene cleanup services.
Crime scenes can entail some very unsanitary substances. Hazardous materials, including bodily fluids, can get into every nook and cranny of interior space. This not only ruins your property but can put your health at risk.
To make sure that your home or business is clean and sanitary in the aftermath, it is incredibly important that you call professionals out to address the issue. Harmful materials can hide in the smallest of places and can even be invisible to the naked eye. Our team has the technology to identify and sanitize hazards wherever they might hide.
Unsanitary substances left in the home for any length of time could spell disaster for anyone living or working in those conditions – cleaning up quickly and thoroughly is a matter of safety.
Many illnesses can be attributed to being exposed to these types of substances that are commonly found in crime scenes. Serious conditions, including respiratory issues, can be developed if you are exposed, so it is in your best interest to make this cleanup a priority.
When law enforcement is involved in the investigation process, there is a very good chance that other harmful materials can be left behind.
For example, tear gas and other chemicals are often used in raids or other instances where crimes can occur. These substances are highly toxic and can linger in the air for long periods after they were released.
These substances are very dangerous to anyone who comes in contact with them, and they are notorious for negatively affecting the air quality in any enclosed space.
Cleaning these rooms thoroughly will help to eliminate these dangerous chemicals and ensure that the air is clean and safe to breathe.
How IDC Can Help You with Crime Scene, Biohazard, and Trauma Cleanup
At IDC Repair and Restoration, we’ve worked hard to perfect our cleanup and restoration services in regard to these types of incidents.
To fully sanitize affected areas of a property after a crime scene, there is an in-depth and precise process that must take place.
To salvage as many of your possessions as possible after the incident, IDC takes special care to inspect and restore each item to minimize your total loss in the case of any crime, accident, or traumatic event.
Read on for a full breakdown of our crime scene cleanup process offered at IDC Repair and Restoration.
The Crime Scene Cleanup Process at IDC
Any crime scene cleanup as a result of a traumatic accident should be extremely in-depth. This requires the skill of a trained professional.
There are certain things to look for that, to an untrained eye, could be missed or overlooked completely. There are real dangers in leaving something untouched or uncleaned after a crime, so IDC has created an in-depth process to follow when faced with cases like this.
Step 1: Consultation and Inspection
It’s disheartening and difficult to look at the aftermath of a crime scene in a once-familiar place. Our cleaners are prepared to handle everything swiftly to get your property back into its pre-damaged condition.
To ensure that our experts can restore the room to normal, you’ll have a consultation with us to determine what the room should look like once we’re done.
From that initial meeting, our professionals will create a cleaning list and will get to work.
Step 2: Remove Objects from the Crime Scene
The first step of the cleaning process is to remove each and every item from the room.
These items are then taken to our cleaning facilities where the in-depth sanitation process can take place.
Step 3: Objects are Cleaned and Sterilized
We use high powered cleaning technology and solutions to sanitize all of the surfaces on the furniture and objects that were in the room at the time of the crime. This eliminates the risk of any contamination in your household.
Porous materials will be taken for specialized cleaning. The fibers found in fabrics can absorb unsafe materials, making these a little bit more difficult to clean fully. These items include:
- Rugs and carpets
- Any object with cloth or fabric surfaces
Over years of experience, our experts have worked to perfect our cleaning process and have mastered the proper technique for removing any dangerous substances before your items are returned to your home or business.
Items made of non-porous materials, such as glass or plastic, will be subject to a different cleaning method. After an initial cleaning, the items may be dunked in a highly concentrated solution of the sterilized cleaners which will completely kill off any harmful bacteria or germs. These objects will then be given an adequate period of time to dry before they are cleared to return to their original home.
Step 4: Crime Scene is Cleaned and Sterilized
Before anything is moved back into the room, our cleaners will have scrubbed and sanitized your interior spaces that were exposed during the crime or accident.
Carpets, tiles, walls, and everything in between undergoes thorough inspection and cleaning before we can deem the room safe for habitation.
With the proper protective equipment, our crews complete a full inspection of the room and decide which cleaning method is the most appropriate for the given conditions. Biohazard cleaning services have to be completed in a specific fashion otherwise there is a chance of cross-contamination.
To ensure that every surface is properly cleaned, our team will develop a strategy for all services early on. Usually, this means tackling the room from one corner and working our way out to cover every single surface.
Step 5: Restore the Room
After both the room and objects found there have been cleaned and sterilized, they will be cleared to return to their initial location.
Our promise is to restore the room to the condition it was in before the incident took place. We work with you closely to make sure that everything is back the way it should be.
Biohazard cleanup services are a science, and our professionals are trained to safely and effectively handle any type of dangerous materials left at a crime scene. When we’re done, there will be no evidence in your property that the event ever happened.
Crime scene cleanup must be left to the professionals.
We understand that dealing with the aftermath of a crime or accident is incredibly stressful – so we make sure that you and your loved ones can get back to your normal lives as soon as possible.
We take pride in restoring your peace of mind and will do everything in our power to return your home or business to its previous condition, with the added protection of newly sanitized and clean surfaces.
If you are in the Atlanta area and require any of our services, call us today and we will be happy to send someone out to inspect the area and give you a quote.
Our experts are ready to help you at any time of the day, so call us at IDC Repair and Restoration today!
Areas We Serve
- DeKalb counties
- Sandy Springs
- John’s Creek