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Risks of Attempting to Clean a Crime Scene Myself

If someone in your family has recently been the victim of murder or suicide, you probably have a million things on your mind. Dealing with the death of a loved one comes with a litany of stresses. From dealing with their estate to planning the funeral and more, there is probably a lot on your mind.

If you are faced with a vacated crime scene and you don’t know what to do, keep reading to find out the risks of crime scene cleanup. Know that you have options and that you can choose to work with a crime scene cleaning company.

Whose Job Is It to Clean a Crime Scene?

While there are many aspects of criminal justice that are shown in mainstream media, what happens after a murder or suicide is not one of them. Many people are unaware that once the officers, forensics experts, and detectives are done with a crime scene, there is cleaning to be done.

The responsibility of cleaning the space to make it safe again falls on the owner of the property.

The Risks of Crime Scene Cleanup

The biggest risks behind crime scene cleanup are the biohazard dangers that come with blood and bodily fluids. If you are not wearing the correct personal protective equipment (PPE), and you are not trained, you can run the risk of contracting a disease.

Some examples of diseases that can be contracted from blood are hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Additionally, if there is debris in the area, such as broken glass, you could run the risk of injury if you attempt to clean the area yourself. Open wounds will only increase your chances of contracting a blood-based pathogen.

Hiring a Crime Scene Cleaning Company

A company like 360 Hazardous Cleanup is licensed and certified to deal with a variety of biohazards. This means that the property can be cleaned thoroughly and safely in compliance with OSHA standards, as well as local, state, and federal guidelines.

When you hire a crime scene cleaning company, you are also able to feel confident that with decades of experience, you will benefit from the knowledge and empathy that comes with helping families dealing with some of the worst times in their lives.

Moving On After a Traumatic Event

Whatever the situation that led to the crime scene in your home, finding the right people to clean the area can be your first step towards your future. Whether there was a crime, unattended death, suicide, or you need help with a hoarding situation–you don’t have to deal with this alone.

No Family Left Behind… 360 Hazardous Cleanup is a full-service, professional biohazard restoration and bioremediation company specializing in crime scene cleanup. We are available for you 24/7/365 and can be on the scene in a matter of hours for an assessment. Give us a call today!

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