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Who Cleans Up Crime Scenes?

Who Cleans Up Crime Scenes?

Crime scene cleanup services are a vital part of returning any home or building to a normal state after any criminal or traumatic event. Crime scenes are fairly common in any country, in the United States alone every 24.6 seconds a violent crime occurs. While the police can investigate and gather evidence, they aren’t responsible for the cleanup services needed to return the affected areas to normal. Many people commonly ask the question “who cleans up crime scenes?” or believe that police officers render these services. Crime scene cleanup services are not undertaken by police or any local or federal government agency. Instead, these cleanup services are typically provided by a third-party source, like United Water Restoration Group

United Water Restoration Group, a company that provides crime scene cleanup services, would like to discuss these services. While violent crimes and traumatic experiences happen often, many people are unaware of how to deal with the aftermath. 

Crime Scene Cleanup Services

After an area is investigated and the police finish up their work, the owners or habitants of a building need to contact a third-party company, like United Water Restoration Group, to handle the cleanup services. Our services do not only apply to crime scenes, though. United Water Restoration Group technicians are also able to clean up areas with natural death or major trauma. Cleanup services play a vital role in helping ensure that the affected areas are safe and hazardous materials are disposed of properly. 

After a crime or major traumatic event, the effects can linger for some time and pose a risk. Dried blood may contain pathogens with severe diseases or harmful bacteria that can survive for days, or weeks even, outside of a body. Bodily fluids are one of the top concerns for cleanup services and should only be handled by professionals. 

What Do Crime Scene Cleanup Services Look Like?

Though some may picture these cleanup services as a major event that draws notice from everyone in the neighborhood, they are usually somewhat quiet and reserved. United Water Restoration Group technicians arrive at scenes in unmarked vans and gear. During these services, our technicians provide discrete and respectful services that thoroughly clean the affected areas. Our technicians follow all EPA and OHSA guidelines to safely dispose of potentially harmful materials. 

Once our technicians arrive on the scene and begin administering our services, they will start by clearing harmful materials and sanitizing the affected areas. Once the affected areas are clear of any threats, our technicians can begin sanitizing and restoring the areas. Our technicians focus on restoring the affected areas and erasing any stains or noticeable features that show the traumatic event. During the final stages of our cleanup services, our technicians will go throughout the building with materials to help deodorize the building. 

Crime scene cleanup services can vary from situation to situation. However, United Water Restoration Group’s goal always remains the same: provide services that erase the mark left by these events and ensure the building is safe to inhabit. We administer these services with the utmost discretion and respect to all parties involved.

 

If you are in need of cleanup services after a major event, we can assist. United Water Restoration Group’s emergency hotline, (800) 430-5838, is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, and can place you in direct contact with one of our certified technicians in minutes. 

 

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