With every job, there are certain protocols or steps that are taken to ensure that the best outcome is achieved. Granted there might be slight ramifications sometimes in order to adjust to certain dynamism. At the end of the day, though, it is still the adherence to the protocols that ensures a successful job done. This same logic applies to the professionals who render death cleanup service.
These professionals and the companies they work with carrying out their cleanup duties in stages so as to ensure that their clients get the best of what they offer.
The First Stage: Interacting with the Family
If a crime scene cleanup company must carry out a job that meets all the requirement of the family they are working for, then they must first endeavor to find out what those requirements are. This they do in a talk with the family members.
The person chosen to speak with the family is usually capable of showing an appropriate measure of empathy. This way, he/she can both find out what their preferences are while at the same time, convey the entire crew’s condolences to them.
Second Stage: Setting Up a Perimeter
The aim of rendering a death cleanup service is to remediate the death scene and other affected areas completely, so that the family can continue with their lives soonest. Nothing in the cleanup company’s plan involves spreading the contaminants from the death scene to other areas of the property, and that is why the second stage is very important.
The company during this stage sets up a “safe zone.” The family members are cordoned off from this zone should they choose to remain in the building when the death cleanup service is being rendered. It also serves as the venue where contaminated material is taken to be cleaned and decontaminated if possible.
Third Stage: Removing the Contaminated Material
Now that the cleaning has actually started, the first order of business would be to figure out and remove all components and materials on the crime scene that have been compromised by bodily fluids, blood or other biological components.
At this point, the cleanup crew ascertains if the floors, subfloors or dry walls have been compromised by bodily fluids that might have seeped into them. If they are, then major reconstruction work might be done, or the crew might alert the homeowner and have them call on a construction company.
Stage 4: Remediation and Restoration
At this point, the cleanup company introduces their special cleansers, equipment, disinfectants, and deodorizers and then puts them to work. When that has been completed, they now return all materials that were hitherto removed from the scene (mind you, only those materials that were successfully decontaminated) and then their job on the scene is considered done.
Reading through these articles, you might think that carrying out a death cleanup service is easy. Well it isn’t, at least not if you don’t possess the skills, techniques, equipment, and most especially expertise required for you to face a death scene and do an efficient job.