Types Of Traumas And Cleanup Process

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06 Apr 2017

Criminal case investigators usually have to contend with a number of trauma scenes during their investigation. The investigators encounter various types of trauma scenes, which include biohazard waste. This waste is harmful to the environment.

Biohazard waste, including blood, flesh, innards and faecal matter, is found in cases of:

  • Suicides
  • Accidental deaths
  • Industrial accidents
  • Homicide

We pride ourselves on the experience we have in cleaning up trauma scenes. We remove all signs of the trauma and restore the site to its pristine self.

However, it is important to note that all trauma scenes do not require cleaning up. In fact, passersby and neighbours often believe that a crime scene cleaning service is present when police officers come to investigate the scene of the trauma. It is not the police that determine the cleaning up of a trauma scene. Rather, it is the forensics department that decides whether the scene requires professional crime scene cleaning. The cleaning occurs only after the entire forensics process is completed and evidence from the scene has been collected.

Trauma cleaning is not a one-man show. It has multiple stages, depending on the state of the scene and the contaminants present. Each professional trauma cleaner is allocated to a different department, which can include:

  • Blood cleaning
  • Biohazard cleaning
  • Death cleaning
  • Crime scene cleaning
  • Biohazard removal

During the cleaning process, the trauma cleaning professionals have to take safety precautions to prevent the spreading of infections and diseases. Microorganisms and pathogens have the ability to survive in bodily fluids and blood droplets. Hence, trauma cleaning can prevent the spread of harmful bacteria and pathogens in the environment and the surroundings.

The trauma cleaning process restores the same place by sanitizing, disinfecting and disposing of the biohazardous materials. These materials are filled with bodily fluids, blood tissue, toxins, urine, vomit, viruses, faeces, forensic residue and other organic substances.

Trauma cleaning restores the crime or accident scene to its original state by sanitising, disinfecting and disposing of biohazardous waste in a safe manner. Biowaste like bodily fluids, blood tissue, toxins, faecal matter, vomit, forensic residues and other organic substances are carefully cleaned, collected and disposed so that no one is exposed to it. not even the professionals, who wear protective clothing and equipment.

The UK is witnessing a spike in homicides and non-accidental deaths. In certain areas, like Kirkby Lonsdale, trauma cleaning has become a frequent occurrence. In fact, there appears to be an increase in demand in trauma cleaning in Kirkby Lonsdale. The same also holds true for Birkenhead.

Birkenhead trauma cleaning service offers multi-stage trauma cleaning for homicides, suicides, industrial accidents and accidental deaths.

Cleaning and managing trauma scenes are risky. There is a risk of spreading diseases and infections. This is the reason that trauma scene cleaners follow stringent rules during the disinfecting and sanitising process.

Trauma cleaning procedure conforms to the highest standards and procedures to ensure that the bio-waste is removed safely and the scene is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

Trauma cleanup involves specific cleaning procedures that may include the following:

  • Disinfection of viral, microbial parasites and infectious bacteria.
  • Sterilisation of blood tissue and bodily fluids
  • Cleaning the radius of the crime scene
  • Cleaning the airborne pathogens

The process involved in a trauma cleaning service is as follows:

ATP Test:

ATP stands for adenine triphosphate, which is a compound generally used in hospitals to unmask biological pollutants. This test is conducted twice, before and after the trauma cleaning process. It ensures that all biological pollutants are no longer present in the trauma scene.


This wash is a multi-stage wash. It is performed using water, which contains enzymes harvested from bacteria. This wash is used for disinfection and deodorization, and it can eliminate high levels of bio-hazardous compounds.

After the scene is completely treated, cleaning experts examine to ensure there is no presence of bio-waste and biohazardous materials. They then certify it, which proves that the place is suitable for the living.


Response Bio Clean’s parent company has become accredited as a COVID-19 cleaning specialist

By: Hannah Mohamoud


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