Crime Scene Cleaning
Whether a crime has occurred within your home or your business, the clean-up is a specialised and meticulous process that involves the thorough removal of biohazardous materials and the disinfection of affected areas.
At The Carpet Doctor Northwest, we understand that it's a highly sensitive and emotionally challenging time and our crime scene cleaners are trained to approach their work with empathy, discretion, and respect for you, your family and your business. We prioritise the safety of all parties involved by following strict safety protocols and regulations.
We work in coordination with the police and local authorities to ensure that the cleaning process aligns with the investigation and legal requirements. Below are the key steps in crime scene cleaning.
Assess the scene to determine the extent of contamination and plan the cleaning process.
Identify and document all biohazardous materials present, such as blood, bodily fluids, or other potentially infectious substances.
On site, we wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including disposable suits, gloves, masks, and eye protection, to minimize the risk of exposure to biohazards.
Blood, bodily fluids, and other biohazardous materials are carefully and safely removed from surfaces and objects.
Contaminated materials, including clothing and personal items, are properly disposed of following biohazard waste disposal regulations.
Porous materials that cannot be effectively cleaned, such as carpeting or drywall, may be removed and properly disposed of to prevent the spread of contaminants.
The entire crime scene is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected using specialized cleaning agents designed to eliminate pathogens and biohazards.
Advanced cleaning techniques are employed to ensure all traces of contaminants are removed.
Odour-neutralising agents are used to address any lingering odours associated with the crime scene.
After cleaning, our technicians use testing equipment to verify that all biohazardous materials have been successfully removed and the environment meets safety standards.
A detailed record of the cleaning process is created, including photographs and documentation of the materials removed and the cleaning procedures performed. This documentation is often crucial for legal and insurance purposes.