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Do’s and Don’ts for Handling Trauma Scenes in Greenwood, IN

November 10th, 2017 · No Comments

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Dealing with traumas can not only be psychologically damaging to those left behind, but it can also be a dangerous business. That’s why we are in the business of making sure that those who are faced with the aftermath have experienced help for trauma cleanup in Greenwood, IN. ServiceMaster DSI has trained and experienced trauma cleanup technicians to tackle any kind of trauma scene, including:

  • Unattended deaths
  • Suicides
  • Meth Lab accidents
  • Hoarding cleanup
  • Industrial accident/injury
  • Biohazard cleanup
  • Vehicle blood and pathogen removal

What to do if you come upon a trauma scene

Coming across a trauma scene is something you hope will never happen. However, to stay safe and avoid compromising the scene, you’ll want to take the following steps:

  • Secure the area as best you can from further damage until we arrive.
  • If it is hot out, turn on your air conditioning to keep the room at 70 degrees or below.
  • Wear facemasks and protective clothing if you need to enter the scene.
  • Contact your insurance agent.
  • If you suspect any infectious diseases may be an issue (Hepatitis C, HIV, or AIDS) leave the scene immediately and leave the cleanup to experienced professionals.

What not to do

  • Do not enter the contaminated area unless necessary.
  • Do not turn on fans or attempt to remove odors from the area.
  • Do not move or touch any items until the authorities have cleared the area and completed the investigation.
  • Do not attempt to clean the area with over the counter products.
  • Do not touch anything unless you are wearing protective gloves.

Trauma cleanup needs to follow a specific protocol for the area to be safely cleaned. Well-meaning friends and relatives may want to be there and clean up to help you get through this challenging time, but trauma cleanup should only be attempted by trained specialists, so there are no health risks to those you love.

In the face of this difficult time, our trauma cleanup services are here to help you to recover quickly as possible. Let our cleanup specialists in Greenwood, IN, help. Contact us online, or call us at(317) 559-2231 for compassionate and discreet trauma cleanup.

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