If you’re faced with the tragedy of losing a loved one to suicide, you may also have to deal with the remediation. This is a reality too many people have to face at an already distressing time. It’s important grieving families know how to appropriately decontaminate and clean the area or call a professional bioremediation company to return the property to an habitable state.
The Suicide Clean Ups Process
It is not recommended that families or property owners try to do the clean up after a suicide themselves as there are potential and serious health risks associated. Unless the cleaner is properly trained, they may not fully disinfect the area.
Melbourne Forensic Cleaning is a professional bioremediation company with trained technicians suitably qualified to clean up after a suicide. Here’s how our experienced and discreet technicians handle the process.
Upon entering the scene, the clean-up personnel follow a strict set of procedures designed to eliminate harmful contaminants, odours and structural damage. Three zones are established, each with its own function:
The Control Zone contains the areas where the suicide occurred and is where the remediation and disinfection take place.
The Buffer Zone serves as an area to put on personal protective equipment and contain disposal items.
The Clean Zone is where tools and equipment are stored to prevent cross contamination.
After three zones are established, the work can begin in three stages:
Cleaning: Technicians remove traces of blood and biological materials, dirt, and chemicals from the control zone. If personal property can’t be remediated, it becomes medical waste and is disposed of properly.
Disinfecting: Next, technicians chemically treat and sanitise surfaces with industry specific chemicals and disinfectants at precise intervals to ensure all biohazards and bacteria is removed.
Deodorising: A deodoriser is used to eliminate the possibility of lingering odours.
While these zones and stages are difficult to think about during such a difficult time, grieving families and property owners should know you aren’t alone, and you shouldn’t put yourselves at risk. Instead, call the professionals who can take this burden of Suicide Cleaning off your shoulders and return your property to a safe, liveable condition.
Contact Melbourne Forensic Cleaning to Assist
Melbourne Forensic Cleaning and our technicians have assisted countless families and others with crime scene, suicide, and trauma clean up across Melbourne and Victoria. Our technicians value safety, discretion and compassion when safely remediating your home, vehicle or business.