What are the differences between them?
We wanted to take a moment to highlight the main differences between conventional cleaning companies and trauma scene cleaning companies, as it pertains to maintaining the cleanliness and safety of different properties, whether it is a commercial property or a residential housing building.
A conventional cleaning company may seem like a cheaper and easier option for cleaning up a trauma scene, but it can have serious consequences. As a trauma scene cleaner with over 20 years of experience, I have seen many cases where people hired regular cleaners to remove blood and other biohazards, only to find out later that they did not do a thorough job. One of the worst cases was when a family hired a conventional cleaning company to clean up the blood in a house where a suicide had occurred. The company failed to clean underneath the carpet, which led to a putrid smell after a few days.
The family had to call us to redo the whole job, and they were traumatized by the sight and smell of the hidden blood. A trauma scene cleanup company has the proper training, equipment, and protocols to handle any type of biohazardous material. We follow strict safety and sanitation standards, and we ensure that every inch of the affected area is cleaned and disinfected. We also provide emotional support and compassion to our clients, who are often going through a difficult time. A conventional cleaning company cannot offer these benefits. That is why you should always choose a trauma scene cleanup company for any situation involving blood or other biohazards.
If we think in terms of the services they offer, the training they require, and the risks they face, a conventional cleaning company typically handles routine tasks such as dusting, vacuuming, and sanitizing. On the other hand, a trauma scene cleanup company, deals with biohazardous materials such as blood, bodily fluids, and human remains. They need specialized equipment, protective gear, and certifications to safely and legally perform their job. They also have to cope with the emotional and psychological impact of working in traumatic environments.
Services provided by each of them
Conventional cleaning companies
Most regular cleaning companies excel in providing routine cleaning services for residential and commercial spaces. Their primary focus is on general cleaning tasks, such as dusting, vacuuming, mopping, and sanitizing common areas. These companies are an excellent choice for maintaining day-to-day cleanliness and tidiness in your properties.
It is important to understand that regular cleaning companies may not possess the specialized training, equipment, or expertise to handle biohazardous situations that may arise on the property. This includes scenarios involving bodily fluids, blood, or potentially infectious materials.
Trauma scene cleanup companies
Trauma scene cleanup companies specialize in addressing hazardous and biohazardous situations that go beyond the scope of regular cleaning services. Trauma scene clean-up companies and the professionals employed with them undergo specialized training and hold certifications in handling biohazardous materials safely.
In the event of an accident, crime scene, unattended death, or any situation involving bodily fluids, trauma scene cleaning companies are most equipped to handle the cleanup process efficiently and professionally. Their technicians are trained in bloodborne pathogen safety, proper handling of biohazardous materials, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Furthermore, trauma scene cleanup companies comply with strict regulations and guidelines set by federal, provincial, and local authorities to ensure the safe and proper handling, transportation, and disposal of biohazardous materials. These companies offer a crucial service in maintaining the safety and integrity of your properties when faced with challenging and emotionally distressing situations.
To learn more about our services, don’t hesitate to contact the trauma/crime scene cleaners serving the Vancouver area. 24/7 services are available.
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