United Restoration offers professional crime scene cleanup in Florida to commercial and residential property owners across Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, including trauma and other hazardous situations.
As a family-owned and operated business, we empathize with family members and relatives during grievances. We are genuinely sorry for the loss and believe the best way to help our crime and trauma scene cleanup customers is by providing the highest quality cleaning services and communication to meet specific needs and requests.
If you are a family member or relative needing professional cleaning services in the event of a crime or trauma at your property, We are fully equipped and ready to respond to your needs.
We are confident that our expert crime scene cleanup Pompano Beach services will not only restore your residence or place of business but also help in bringing peace of mind during a difficult period of mourning.
Call today to speak with a representative about competitive pricing and how United Restoration works directly with your insurance company for billing.
Process: Crime Scene Cleanup
Crime scene cleanup, or trauma scene cleanup, is provided by our technicians at work sites and environments involving blood and bodily fluids. We are equipped to perform crime scene cleanup in Pompano Beach, FL, such as inside buildings, vehicles, and outdoor areas such as swimming pools and patios. These include but are not limited to:
- Sites where a murder has occurred
- Sites where a suicide has occurred
- Sites where a body has decomposed (putrefaction sites)
- Sites where a violent attack has occurred (blood and bodily fluids are present)
- Sites where human fecal matter is present
- Sites where blood is present
No two trauma scene cleanup jobs will be the same. Some will require technicians to employ extensive demolition or waste removal. Other sites will involve contamination and odors.
As a professional crime scene cleanup company in Florida, we regularly encounter various job sites across our service offerings. It prepares us to respond to trauma and crime scene cleanup jobs.
Several steps are completed before technicians begin work:
Containment barriers will be established to prevent cross-contamination. Most sites will involve three types of areas: unaffected areas, transition areas, and work areas.
- The work areas are affected rooms where cleaning will be performed
- The unaffected areas are clean. United Restoration ensures work areas do not cross-contaminate clean areas
- The transition area is where we store supplies and equipment needed to clean the work area
Our technicians are fully equipped to handle potentially pathogenic and hazardous materials. Our full PPE (personal protective equipment) gear includes:
- Full-face respirators with eye protection
- Full body suits
- Hard hats & knee pads
The first and last step of our professional crime scene cleanup services in Pompano Beach is "decontamination”, which involves disinfecting materials of any remaining microorganisms using a biocide. Biocides, or antimicrobials, are used to inhibit or kill the growth of microorganisms while maintaining low toxicity levels in humans.
We use an EPA-registered biocide that is specifically tested for disinfection of bloodborne pathogens. One of the first and most important decisions technicians make at a crime or trauma cleanup site is which items to be cleaned and disposed of.
The value of an item and the cost to replace it are factors we consider when cleaning a material. In all cleanup situations, no results are guaranteed. In all cleanup situations, no results are guaranteed. To increase the likelihood of an effective crime scene cleanup in Pompano Beach, FL, our skilled technicians use the appropriate cleaning solution for its intended use, follow label instructions, and test for colorfastness before proceeding with the cleaning process.
The porosity of an object will determine its ability to be cleaned. For example, a carpet with a few blood or bodily fluid is generally cleanable. By contrast, carpet that has been saturated in blood or bodily fluid is virtually non-cleanable and will need to be removed and discarded.
Semi-porous materials are generally cleanable, such as drywall, wood (unfinished), and concrete.
Non-porous items like glass and metal that do not absorb liquids are almost always cleanable.
The process of crime scene cleanup services in Pompano Beach typically includes the following steps:
1. Apply a biocide
Our technicians use an odor counteractant solution with the biocide application if an odor is detected.
2. Remove “contaminated” material
It is the initial cleaning, removing the majority amount of affected materials.
3. Clean with a detergent cleaning solution
Our detergent contains ammonia as one of its chemical components, an effective remover of blood stains.
4. Clear water rinse
Rinsing cleaned surfaces with clear water. It removes interaction between the first cleaning solution and the second.
5. Detailed cleaning with a secondary cleaning solution
Re-clean using a different cleaning solution. If an odor issue exists, our technicians will spray a solution to remove it.
To prevent interaction between the second cleaning solution and final biocide treatment.
7. Final biocide application
Before using a biocide for crime scene cleanup in Pompano Beach, we will notify the building owner or residential customer. In addition, most antimicrobials require that occupants and pets vacate the area during and after the application for safety reasons.
Odor and decay increase in the high humidity, high-temperature climates found in Florida. It is actually a positive for odor detectability, as our technicians are able to diagnose an odor problem immediately.
The most effective odor controls in our arsenal are oxidizers. We apply oxidizers carefully, as most can affect fabric color and attack fibers.
Automobile upholstery (textiles), in most cases, will not be cleanable. Affected cushion materials and seat fabric backings will be removed and discarded. Carpets are usually not cleanable since “contamination” has likely penetrated beyond the surface fiber material.
For crime scene cleanup in Florida, we use containment measures when washing contamination from the outside of a vehicle to capture any excess water running off the exterior.
Tear Gas & Luminol
Before attempting to clean tear gas and luminol sites, we will check with the authorities that administered the tear gas to determine its composition. Generally speaking, a tear gas cleanup will involve HEPA vacuuming, similar to removing drywall dust.
We will check with investigators at crime scenes to determine the presence of luminol or fingerprint dust powder and apply the appropriate cleaning agent.
Putrefaction sites create trauma scenes with significantly more bodily contaminants, odor, and insect activity. Because of this, more removal is required for contaminated materials.
As a crime scene cleanup company in Florida, if the subfloor has been contaminated with fluid, our standard procedure is to cut 6 inches beyond visibly contaminated sections of porous materials to ensure complete removal of the contamination.
Affected building components that cannot be removed are cleaned and painted with an encapsulating paint to seal in any remaining odor.
The odor may have penetrated structural cavities and building components, similar to smoke odor from a fire loss. With all malodor issues, the removal and cleanup steps are:
- Source removal
- Detailed cleaning and decontamination
- Appropriate use of:
- HEPA Air Filtration Devices
- Wet fogging
- Hydroxyl generators
- Thermal fogging
- Drying and dehumidification
With the presence of insects involves the spraying of an additional insecticide.
For crime scene cleanup services in Pompano Beach, all waste materials and discarded items from a crime or trauma scene are treated as medical waste. We follow proper procedures for the disposal of any items that fall under the definition of "Regulated Waste" in the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations.
For example, in Florida, the state requires licensing under two categories: biomedical waste generators and biomedical waste transporters.
Our technicians employ ATP testing for post-remediation verification (PRV), sometimes called clearance testing, versus swap sampling. It allows clearance testing to be completed in just a few minutes and samples to a complete area of the affected work site.
To evaluate the effectiveness of our crime scene cleanup in Pompano Beach FL, independent third parties are used for a final post-remediation verification (PRV), sometimes called clearance testing, particularly for crime scenes at public places.
We guarantee the quality of its work, and in the event of a failed clearance testing, returns to the job site for further cleaning at no additional charge to our client.
Once the cleanup work has been completed, any needed rebuild or repairs can be made.
We meticulously document all jobs across our service offerings, including crime scene and trauma scene cleanups. All documentation adheres to the S540 Trauma Scene Standard, documenting what work was performed at the job site and what physical objects were taken from the scene.
In accordance with the S540 Trauma Scene Standard, any unusual conditions that require deviation from standard procedures during crime scene cleanup in Florida are fully documented. Suppose there is a need to alter the scope of work or deviate from the S540 Trauma Scene Standard in any way.
In that case, we will provide a work change notice to the client to document the mutually agreed-upon deviation.
Your Trusted Crime Scene Cleanup in Florida
Our technicians perform crime and trauma scene cleanup through a thorough understanding of the following:
- Odor Control