Violent crimes and fatal accidents are inevitable, and when they happen, you need the best cleanup crew to clean the scene. Not everybody can handle the sight of blood, body fluids, or other gory details of a crime scene. This is why you need a professional to handle the job. However, not all cleanup crews are the same. When choosing crime scene cleaners, the following important factors should be taken into consideration.
Do Not Compromise on Training
One of the things that set apart good crime scene cleaners from others is the training they receive. Since the job mostly involves handling biohazard materials, the crew you opt for must have expertise in basic health and safety. A good cleaning company will have trained its personnel on how to safely and properly handle blood, body fluids, or other materials found on the crime scene and in a manner that does not pose any threat to their own health or that of others.
Because most crime scenes are also part of police investigations, the crew you choose should have been trained on how to handle evidence and not interfere with police investigations. If you have the option of choosing between two or more crime scene cleanup companies, choose one that prioritizes continuous training on best practices, safety standards, and use of personal protective equipment, following all guidelines from the EPA and OSHA.
Crime scenes are sensitive and may oftentimes require the privacy of everyone involved. The crime scene cleanup crew you choose should be from a reputable company. Considering that they will work within your premises, you need assurance that they will not tamper with your personal property and safety. Some cleanup cleaners have been known for harboring malicious intent and jeopardizing investigations.
When choosing your cleanup crew, make sure that the company you selected runs comprehensive background checks. Background checks and reviews previous customer feedback before hiring their services. Specifically looking up the services provider and searching for complaints or issues, since many companies try to bury their negative history online. Any negative review should be a red flag. Only hire a company that has proven to be honest, reliable, and compassionate.
Strength and Stamina
Not anyone can clean up a crime scene. That is why people hire professional cleaners to do the job. Witnessing a crime scene can be a horrific experience for anyone, and depending on the gravity of the violence involved, the aftermath can be overwhelming and difficult to clean. Not only do you need a cleanup crew that has experience handling multiple crime scenes, but also one that has a team of strong cleaners who have the stamina it takes to get the job done.
It takes a rare kind of professional team of cleaners to understand what it takes to do the job without focusing on the horrific things they see. If you get one, you are guaranteed efficient results.
Commitment, Compassion, and Empathy
When a crime is committed or a fatal accident happens, those who witness the scene may react differently. Some may experience trauma while some may react in irrational ways. Where death occurs, you may have to deal with a grieving family or someone trying to tamper with evidence. All these possibilities are likely depending on the circumstances of each case. Strength and stamina alone cannot get a crime scene cleanup job done.
The ideal cleanup crew should have a commitment to the job they do and do it with empathy and compassion for the surviving loved ones. More times than not, crime scene cleanup cleaners have to do their job while consoling and reassuring other people witnessing the scene. This is not an easy job to do, but it helps get the work done in a cooperative manner.
Why 360 Hazardous?
At 360 Hazardous, we understand what it takes to clean up a crime scene. We also understand the need to have the work done efficiently and in a timely manner to help the people involved find closure while enabling the police to do their job.
Our team of professional crime scene cleaners is regularly trained in maintaining strict health and safety standards while on the job. We not only have a reliable team of cleanup specialists but we also have the right tools to match.
Cleaning up a crime scene is not the nicest of jobs, and it takes more than a certification to get the job professionally done. We have over 35 years of combined experience in the biohazardous material and industrial hygiene industry. When you choose 360, our service goes beyond expected procedures. We offer post support and are there for you in your time of need. 360 Hazardous was founded and built upon a belief, “No Family Left Behind”. This belief embodies the organization’s day-to-day activities. The 360 family embraces the founding principle and will be everything in their ability to help families. Do not hesitate to contact us 24/7 if you need a professional crime scene cleanup crew.