Crime Scene & Biohazard Cleanup
Crime scene cleanup requires special consideration. For cleaning large blood spills in a commercial or industrial setting, there are additional employee protection guidelines which require the person to have been trained in blood-borne pathogens, safety equipment (PPE) and hazardous communications protocols. We must cordon off the area and restrict it from access until all materials have been removed or cleaned and fully sanitized.
We are typically called in for blood cleanup and trauma situations, such as industrial accidents, homicide/suicide, active shooter (mass trauma), medical situations such as gastrointestinal bleeding, and transportation accidents. All we do is blood cleanup and biohazard removal.
Unlike a typical general purpose cleaning company or carpet cleaning company, we approach biohazard remediation and cleaning blood spills with a full scientific process to contain, decontaminate and fully remediate all potential blood-borne pathogens and visible blood stains from homes and property.
Sterile Pros local teams are fully insured, experienced biohazard remediation and death cleaning specialists who wear personal protective equipment and follow approved safety and sanitation procedures to help return the scene to a clean, decontaminated state. If required, we will remove personal property and affected structural elements such as flooring, and dispose according to biohazard regulations.
Step One: Control the Contamination
For maximum control, our technicians use proven sanitation procedures, by establishing three zones using plastic sheeting and bio-tape to separate the contaminated area from other parts of the building. This prevents cross-contamination from occurring between clean and affected rooms:
- The Control Zone is the contamination area, where work will take place.
- The Buffer Zone is where technicians put on personal protective equipment, and fill disposal boxes.
- The Clean Zone is designated to store tools and equipment, in order to prevent cross contamination.
We treat all crime scenes as if they contain a life threatening infection, because some of the worst viruses are known to survive in blood and biological materials. Statistics from the CDC show that 1 in 24 people has either HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C.
Step Two: Biohazard Cleaning and Structural Removal
- Cleaning: Sterile Pro technicians start by removing all traces of dirt, chemicals, blood and biological materials from the control zone. Personal property that cannot be remediated must be disassembled and disposed of as medical waste.
- Sanitization: After cleaning, technicians treat the control zone with disinfectants by spraying surfaces at precise intervals. Following treatment, the crew wipes all surfaces manually a second time before using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) fluorescence testing, the same technology used by hospitals to verify sanitation level.
- Deodorization: In the final step, Sterile Pros uses a deodorizer to eliminate the possibility of lingering odors.
If you are facing an unattended death cleanup, blood spill, or other trauma cleanup, trust the Sterile Pros sanitation process to safely remediate your home, vehicle or business.