August 15, 2017

Biohazard Cleanup Services

Suicide / Homicide Cleanup

The sudden loss of a loved one due to suicide or homicide is a delicate situation and must be treated with compassion. A grieving family should take time to reflect and mourn their loss and not have to carry the burden of cleaning up the dangerous scene. Families are urged to seek the help of a professional crime scene cleanup company to prevent further emotional damage.

There are a few diseases carried in human blood, such as Hepatitis, that can live outside the body for days and sometimes weeks. Using a professional company ensures that the area will be thoroughly cleaned and returned to a safe environment.

Arrangements can be made to have emergency counselors, Chaplains and other resources like reputable mortuaries readily available. Steri-Clean is available 24/7 for all immediate biohazard cleaning services.

Unattended Death / Decomposition Cleanup

A body that lay undiscovered for as little as 1-2 days will begin to decompose and bodily fluids will begin to leak out and saturate anything in the path of gravity. Oftentimes, this situation appears to be a simple stain on the surface, but the problem lies unseen. The odor associated by decomposition is overwhelming and will remain embedded in the contents and the structure itself up to several months if not properly cleaned. Steri-Clean uses a powerful illuminator to detect if blood and bodily fluids are present. If spraying the illuminator on flood boards causes the area to foam up, that is a sign there is biohazard underneath the floor.  EPA Hospital-grade cleaning products are applied to affected surfaces to kill any biohazard diseases.

Hoarding Cleanup

Steri-Clean specializes in assisting hoarders and their family to take on the daunting task of cleaning out their homes. The Steri-Clean team is trained in the psychology of hoarding to make the most progress possible. Compassion and understanding are the driving force behind a hoarding cleanout.

  • Free estimate and on-site evaluation
  • Pack rat/trash/clutter cleanouts – complete or modified to fit individual needs
  • Animal feces/urine cleanup
  • Search & recovery of paperwork, collectibles, electronics and valuables
  • Packaging and storage of personal belongings

For more information on hoarding, click HERE.

Traffic Accidents Cleanup

Steri-Clean is equipped to clean up any blood spills on roadways, sidewalks, parking lots and other public property. A custom built pressure washing and vacuum recovery system is used to completely rid the scene of any biohazard. This system disinfects the area much quicker than cleaning by hand while eliminating any solid waste disposal. Simply washing away an area after a blood spill does not disinfect nor restore safety to an area. Steri-Clean responds to thousands of exterior incidents to restore safety to the general public.

Police Services

Emergency Vehicle and Equipment Cleaning

Steri-Clean can disinfect emergency vehicles for cities, law enforcement and fire departments after the transportation of a person who has left behind potentially hazardous bodily fluids such as urine, vomit, blood and feces.

Jail/Holding Cell Cleaning

Steri-Clean responds to numerous calls annually to clean and disinfect jail/holding cells affected with bodily fluids and pepper spray. After the discovery of a biohazard spill in a jail cell, it is important that it is properly cleaned and disinfected to prevent the spread to other inmates.

Evidence Room Cleaning

Law enforcement evidence rooms including drying cabinets, hanging racks and processing rooms must be properly disinfected and cleaned to prevent cross contamination of DNA evidence. Steri-Clean can disposal of collected evidence such as bloody clothing and other biohazardous waste. Weekly, monthly or bi-monthly services can be scheduled as well as emergency callouts.

Drug Paraphernalia Cleanup

Drug paraphernalia can be found anywhere – parking lots, playgrounds and apartment buildings, to name a few. Contaminated needles and other drug paraphernalia must be cleaned up by a professional cleaning company. Viruses and bacteria can live outside of the body for extended periods of time, presenting an opportunity for someone to contract an injury or disease.
The heroin epidemic that is sweeping the nation is causing many individuals to overdose on fentanyl, which is a synthetic opioid. Fentanyl is a very powerful anesthetic (30-50 times more potent than heroin and 50-100 times more potent than morphine.) This drug is extremely dangerous to clean up and can be absorbed into the body via inhalation, ingestion or skin contact.