Did you know that in the event of a violent crime or suicide, it is the responsibility of the property owner to have the scene cleaned up and decontaminated?

Coroners or medical providers are only required to remove the body from the scene, but that is where their responsibility ends.

Trauma and crime scenes are riddled with biohazardous waste, so it is important that the affected area is properly decontaminated, deodorized and disinfected as soon as possible to eliminate any health risks and help restore peace of mind.

Tips on How to Deal with a Trauma & Crime Scene

  • Call ServiceMaster Absolute immediately at (800) 677-6756 or contact your local restoration company that offers crime scene cleanup if you are not in the San Diego area.
  • Stay out of the affected area.
  • Do not attempt to clean up or remove items from within the affected area.
  • Do not touch any items that may be contaminated with blood or any other bodily fluids.
  • If you came into contact with the affected area, immediately remove any articles of clothing that may have been contaminated (including shoes), place them in a plastic bag and leave them in the affected area.

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