4 Crime Scene Cleanup Myths

If an unfortunate event happens on your property, have a biohazard clean-up expert deep clean your property. Bodily fluids such as blood, seminal fluid, urine, and vaginal secretions contain bacteria and viruses that can cause human diseases.

If you wait too long to schedule a biohazard cleanup, an employee or a visitor can get infected with a virus and your property can become an infection hotspot.

Crime scene cleanup is not as straightforward and simple as it might seem. It involves more than just cleaning blood and other stains. Crime scene cleanup is a highly specialized task. If you decide to take the DIY route, you may make a mistake; an error of judgment, and things may get worse.

Biohazard cleanup in Marin County involves decontaminating and deodorizing areas where a traumatic event has occurred. A biohazard cleanup expert is trained to safely handle blood, human, animal residues, and chemicals.

Biohazard cleanup is a specialized service. Many people do not know exactly what biohazard cleanup professionals do. They believe everything they see in Hollywood movies and crime shows. Lack of knowledge and awareness about biohazard cleanup has led to several misconceptions.

We try to dispel some popular myths about crime scene cleanup.

Crime Scene Cleanup Experts are Investigators

Many people believe that crime scene cleanup experts double up as crime scene investigators. This is not true. Contrary to popular notions, crime scene cleanup, and crime scene investigation are not intertwined.

Crime scene investigation requires a special set of skills that a crime scene cleanup expert may not have and vice versa, which is why crime scene cleaners are never involved in investigations and investigators never clean up crime scenes.  Crime scene cleanup experts start their work after investigators have left the scene.

Government Pays for Crime Scene Cleanup

Crime scene cleanup is paid for by the property owner, not taxpayers. Many property owners use their property insurance plans to cover cleanup costs. Property owners who do not have insurance can use the Victims Assistance Fund to pay for cleanup services.

Biohazard Cleanup Experts Only Clean Crime Scenes

In addition to crime scene cleanup services, biohazard cleanup experts offer biological waste cleanup services, hoarding scene cleanup services, and accident scene cleanup services. They also have expertise in cleaning areas affected by sewage leaks.

Law Enforcement Bodies Clean Crime Scenes

Crime scene cleaners do not have the skills required to investigate deaths and accidents. Similarly, investigators are not qualified to clean crime scenes.

Crime scene cleanup is handled by trained, skilled, experienced, and certified professionals. They use tried and tested techniques and specialized tools to thoroughly decontaminate affected areas.

The West Coast Fire & Water team consists of highly trained biohazard cleanup experts. We use the latest technology to deep clean trauma scenes. Our pros know the dangers associated with biohazard cleanup. They take all the necessary precautions to avoid potential safety hazards. To learn more, call 707-307-6927. 

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