Crime and trauma scene decontamination must be performed by professionally trained personnel in order to ensure the safety of those decontaminating the scene & ensure that the property is safe for habitation. Homicide and trauma decontamination involves the disinfection, recovery, removal and packaging for disposal of all "Biohazardous Infectious Materials", (WHMIS Class D, Division 3), of items that have been contaminated with body fluids, (blood, urine, etc.), but does not stop there. Those trained in homicide and suicide decontamination are adept at tracking down and remediating areas that have become contaminated, that the untrained eye cannot see.
Cross contamination by police, paramedics, forensics and personnel from the coroner's office i.e. tracking body fluids throughout the premises, are one of the overlooked issues that our technicians deal with. Carpet, tile grout, cement, wood flooring and sub flooring all have the potential to emanate death odours, (forms of sulphur dioxide), if they have been contaminated with "Biohazardous Infectious Materials", (WHMIS Class D, Division 3), such as body fluids, (blood, urine, etc.). Our technicians use federal government recommended technology for disinfection, (Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Communicable Disease Report, Volume 27S3, "Viral Emerging Bloodborne Pathogens" "The Inactivation of Hepatitis B & C Viruses"), as well as the latest state of the art environmentally friendly technology for decontamination.
Our professional staff can help a grieving family by dealing quickly and efficiently with the crime and trauma scene decontamination process. Our staff are sensitive to a family's grief, and will thoroughly explain the process that may be required for their particular situation.