If you watch crime-scene dramas or read crime novels, you might ask yourself, ‘Who cleans up the crime scene?’ The police, paramedics, and firefighters who responded to the call don’t mop up the murder scene. Who, then, deals with the gore or toxic waste that needs to be cleaned?
For a long time, property owner took care of the messes. if a family member was murdered in the home, then one of his or her loved ones would have to get out the mops and other cleaning supplies to put things back together again. This is not easy at all: cleaning up what’s left of a beloved family member makes the pain of losing that person even worse.
An unprofessional cleanup job is not a thorough cleanup, either. Even the strongest household cleaning chemicals cannot dean up everything that is left at the scene of a violent death. The blood and other remains can be infectious, too, so a professional cleanup is the best Way to avoid sickness.
This is why we have crime-scene cleaners. They work in CTS DeCon – Crime and Trauma Scene DeContamination. These specially-trained, permit-holding cleaning crews charge hundreds of dollars per hour to professionally restore the scene that the loved ones can’t bear to think about, much less dean, right now. The actual hourly rate varies depending on how traumatic the scene is, the local economy, and other factors.
Excerpt: Crime-scene cleaners are intensely trained before they begin working, too. They have to know how to properly dean up so that they don’t become sick. And if they don’t do a thorough, proper job, then people who live or visit the Homes could become ill.
When a crime-scene cleaning crew is called to do a job, they arrive after the first responders have finished their jobs. The cleaners often confirm that the area is still secure because people who enter could become infected or ill.
Excerpt: The cleaning employees do not dress casually for the job. When they go into a contaminated area, they must wear biohazard suits and, in many cases, respirators. Working in those hot suits all day long can be tough on the body, which is why the employees must be physically fit.
Some people wonder why we don’t see Crime-scene cleanup advertisements everywhere we go. We read and watch ads for everything from pizza parlors to fertility clinics, so why aren’t we bombarded by ads for this need?
The crime-scene cleanup business is important, and necessary in some ways, but the profession is gruesome to many people. Most cleaning companies try to be discreet about their services – but still, manage to let people in need know that their companies exist. Police officers, for example, often know how to get in touch with cleanup Companies.
Regardless of how you feel about paying a company to dean up after a loved one’s tragic death, or after the meth lab operators have been busted, the profession is important to many people. By doing the work that the untrained civilians can’t properly do, these crews make the scene a safe place again.