Trauma Scene Cleaning

Trauma scene remediationThe aftermath of an unsupervised death or suicide is unsettling to say the least. It is traumatic for the person who finds the body and, of course, for family and friends of the deceased. The physical aftermath and odor is extremely overwhelming to most people who have witnessed this type of event.

The process of cleaning a trauma or unattended death scene is regulated by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Guideline C-4. Biological waste removed from the scene is considered to be hazardous by the MOE. All hazardous debris must be sealed in specialized containers and transported by ministry approved vehicles to a certified waste treatment center. There must be documented evidence that the process was completed correctly. Our team strictly adheres to all guidelines and codes.

Toronto Hoarding and Extreme Cleaning Services provides trauma scene cleaning services. The work involved is highly detailed and should be completed by professionals who are willing to take the time and measures to complete the job properly. There is a risk involved in dealing with bodily fluids. Blood-borne pathogens can remain alive even in dried blood. The HIV virus, for example, can remain vital in dried blood for a week. Saturated surfaces, such as wood floors, may be beyond cleaning and need to be removed. Special precautions and chemicals are required to ensure the safety of the trauma scene remediation workers and residents in the building.

Trauma Scene Cleaning in a condominium building environment with common areas is a sensitive job. The team must carry out their duties in a discreet manner to protect the privacy of the deceased and their family. Additionally, many residents in the building would be upset by this activity – workers should arrive in an unmarked vehicle and wear appropriate gear that is unmarked. Any containers that have a biohazard emblem on them should not be carried through the common areas openly. These containers should be discreetly placed in unmarked containers until they are sealed in the truck. The team should work quietly and not cause any disturbance to residents in the building.

Please feel free to contact Robert about this service at 416-569-0846.