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Crime Scene Remediation

8/10/2017 (Permalink)

The biohazard risks associated with the cleaning of crime scenes, especially those that have previously served as drug production establishments makes the entire remediation process too dangerous to be carried out by anyone other than professionals. Acquiring properties that have been former crime scenes requires a rigorous decontamination process so that they can be made safe again for living or operational purposes. The organic residue from crime scenes like blood and other bodily fluids can serve as ideal growth mediums for bacteria, potentially pathogenic in nature. If the property is to be made occupational again, then you must get rid of these nasty microbes completely, a job that is too meticulous to be carried out on your own.

Lingering blood borne pathogens

Crime scenes with blood can harbor blood-borne pathogens that are a hazard to human health. They include Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Human Immunodeficiency virus and Methicilin resistant staphylococcus aureus, bacteria and viruses that can lead to death. To prevent catastrophic consequences, certified professional crime scene remediation experts exercise OSHA’s blood-borne pathogen standards coupled with proper personal protective equipment. It is important to eliminate all sources of biological media that could facilitate microbial growth so that health and safety is ensured for all occupants of a particular property from there onwards. The affected areas should be disinfected to the level of zero detection.

Dangers of prior meth labs

Home cooked methamphetamines are becoming increasingly common in urban cities. Since this street grade drug that has to be synthesized, unlike marijuana or heroin, it requires cooks to use poisonous chemicals like acetone, ammonia, benzene, methanol and hydrochloric acid to make the finished products. The entire process leaves a lot of toxic residue that could remain in tucked away places of the property in traces or higher amounts. In any case, these chemicals need to be cleaned up, or they can easily get absorbed through the skin or inhaled with the air, building up a dangerous toxicity in your body unknowingly. Exposure of occupants to these substances and trace drugs can cause MANY harmful adverse health affects.

Don’t take any chances

Living in homes that were previously crime scenes must be dealt with precaution. Call up professional crime scene remediation experts to decontaminate the property, eliminating toxic residue from all kinds of places that might not even occur to you. Appropriate tests from the professionals will verify if any dangerous chemicals and microbes are present. In case they are, necessary steps will follow to make the place livable and safe again.

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