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Who Can Help Me with Trauma Scene Cleanup in El Centro?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

crew member in a tyvek suit Our SERVPRO Team Dons PPE Personal Protective Equipment for El Centro Area Trauma and Bio-hazardous Cleanups

At This Stressful Time Reach Out to  SERVPRO -- We Provide Prompt Professional and Compassionate Trauma Scene Cleanup for El Centro Residents

No one expects or can predict the need for cleanup of a residential trauma scene in El Centro. Many scenarios can result in the need for professional help to respond to a disturbing and potentially dangerous and infectious situation. The terror and stress of the shocking events leading to the need for clean up are fresh and raw, but the ultimate blow is when local first responders wind up their duties and leave their home and restore it to you. Not just any disaster recovery firm can provide you with the support and services you require at this dismaying moment.

Why Do I Need to Arrange for Cleanup of a Trauma or Crime Scene?

Your responsibility for the trauma scene clean up in El Centro comes as an unexpected jolt. It is uncommon for a property owner to have sudden death or injury occur so close to home, so every turn of the event is unforeseen. Just as you are trying to come to terms with the fear and grief you endured during or upon discovering the traumatic outcome, you receive the news that you must now manage potentially harmful debris, residues, and even structural damage on your own. Local authorities have no obligation to help with this cleaning job.

Whom Can I Call When I Have No Idea What Services I Need?

Not only are you emotionally drained and possibly fearful after a traumatic death or injury in your home, but you are also uninformed as to the many specific requirements state and local governments have to clean up a trauma scene lawfully and appropriately. SERVPRO has trained, licensed, and certified technicians prepared to step in and guide your traumatic scene mitigation in compliance with the applicable laws, regulations, and rules.

What Are Some Specific Circumstances Considered to Be Trauma Cleanup?

A wide range of events cause the need for our licensed and certified biohazard clean up services. If you are not sure if your crisis qualifies as trauma cleanup, consult with us, and we can work to meet your needs.

  • General crime scene cleanup

Includes removal of official intervention and evidence gathering residues (teargas, pepper spray, chemicals to highlight organic wastes and splatter, and fingerprint powder, among others)

  • Suicide, homicide, and unattended and accidental death cleanup

Includes removal of bodily fluids and tissue on surfaces and spaces where those substances migrated (cracks, crevices, subfloors, building cavities). It can require the use of agents to illuminate the migration of infectious and otherwise dangerous substances.

  • Airborne pathogen and blood cleanup

Includes containment with 1.6 mil polyethylene to prevent drift and installation of negative pressure air scrubbing equipment

  • Infectious disease, viral, and microbial site cleanup and disinfecting

Includes treatment with EPA-registered products to clean residues thoroughly and inhibit the rebound of pathogens

  • Illegal Drug Distribution or Manufacturer Cleanup

Includes containing and cleaning the space and residues with exceptional care as the remnants of illegally produced drugs can be deadly when inhaled or upon skin contact

Can I Try to Complete the Cleaning Myself or Use My Regular Cleaning Service?

Consumer cleaning products are inadequate for safely and thoroughly cleaning the types of residues presented during trauma scene cleanup. You can unwittingly put yourself and your family in harm's way simply by pushing up your sleeves and scrubbing without the proper training, products, and equipment. Because of the many potential dangers, our employees typically wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to guard against infection, ingestion, absorption (through skin contact), or inhalation of the biohazards encountered.

Who Pays for the Cleanup?

Although officials do not help arrange for or provide trauma scene clean up, local governments and agencies might connect you with funding sources for the expenses. Home insurance often covers the cleanup we provide, and our office employees and managers help with documentation and filing claims.

Do Trauma Scene Cleanup Technicians Understand How Hard This Crisis Was for My Family and Me?

As part of their training, our technicians learn about the emotional toll crime and trauma circumstances take on you and your loved ones. Expect our crew to treat you and the others living in your home with respect, empathy, and compassion during the project.

The specially trained and certified trauma cleanup team at SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City is ready 24/7 to deliver professional services promptly and compassionately. Call us at (760) 337-5858 to discover how we can help at this time of stress and pain.

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