Trauma Scene Clean Up
Any situation requiring biohazard cleanup (bodily fluids, blood and tissue), home or business restoration, and material disposal falls under the category of trauma scene cleanup. Specific examples include:
- Crime scene cleanup, including decontamination of chemicals, such as tear gas
- Suicide, homicide and accidental death scene cleanup and decontamination
- Drug/meth lab cleanup
- Hoarding and animal infestation cleanup, including odor and rubbish removal
- Airborne pathogen and blood cleanup
- Emergency vehicle, facility and equipment cleanup
- Prison cell cleanup
- Infectious disease, viral and microbial site decontamination
- Bodily fluids and tissue cleanup
The professionals at Rainbow International® understand these situations are sensitive and often emotional. They are specifically trained to provide professional, respectful services, no matter what type of scene they are dealing with.
Regulations Governing Biohazard Cleanup and Disposal
There are various regulations on the local, state and federal levels governing trauma scene cleanup. The federal organizations that establish these regulations include the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each state has its own sets of rules established and enforced by that state's Department of Natural Resources or Health Department.
Not just anyone can complete trauma scene cleanup. In order to meet OSHA's strict regulations for collecting, decontaminating and disposing of biohazard materials, trained personnel require Bloodborne Pathogen Certification. In the process of receiving this certification, crime scene cleanup professionals learn about the dangers of trauma scene cleanup, how to use cleaning and personal protection equipment properly, and what regulations must be met at each crime scene cleanup.
As long as the crime scene cleanup professionals have the right training and certification, you can rest assured that they will conduct safe, quick and respectful removal of contaminated substances from the scene.
Restoration Services Following Cleanup
When you call Rainbow International, you can expect them to arrive in a timely manner and bring all personal protection equipment, cleaning products and disposal supplies required for the task at hand. During the job, the team works tirelessly to remove all aspects of the scene that could lead to an unhealthy or hazardous environment. The goal is to return the scene to the same condition it was in before the event occurred.
The final step in many cleanup situations is disposal, when all evidence of the event is removed and disposed of properly. You may not require any further services beyond this.
However, in some instances, restoration work is needed to bring the affected area back to its pre-event condition. Restoration services following cleanup may include:
- Repairing or replacing drywall, subfloor and other structural components
- Repainting damaged walls
- Replacing flooring
- Restoring cabinets and countertops
- Replacing windows
- Checking plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems for full functionality
The Rainbow International team is properly educated and trained to handle your cleanup and restoration needs. For more information about trauma scene cleanup and restoration work, or to schedule services from a qualified cleanup crew, contact Rainbow International today.