Last updated 1 day 5 hours ago
Many people mistakenly believe that police and firefighters will clean up the scene of a trauma. However, after officials finish investigating the scene, the cleanup is left to the family. Trauma cleanup is overwhelming for the survivors, and it can also be dangerous. The solution is hiring a professional crime scene cleanup team. Trauma cleanup specialists are trained to handle these situations quickly and safely. If you are considering hiring a trauma cleanup team, here is what you can expect from their work:
Securing the Scene
Before a trauma cleanup team can start working, they have to make sure the scene is secure. In the case of a criminal event, they must confirm with the police that the scene has been processed and that all evidence has been removed. They must also ensure that no one from the family enters the scene until cleaning has been completed. Most trauma scenes host biohazards that can be dangerous to people without the right protective gear.
Choosing the Right Gear
Most trauma cleanup crews arrive at a scene with all of the gear they may need, including biohazard waste containers, cleaning supplies, carpentry tools, and a camera for photographing the scene. The team will then select the tools they need after evaluating the scene. The cleaning team will also come equipped with protective clothing to prevent disease transmission while cleaning up blood and other bodily fluids.
Cleaning and Disposing of Waste
The trauma cleaning team’s focus is returning the house or business to the same condition it was in before the event. They will thoroughly clean and remove all evidence of the trauma. They will also ensure that biohazardous waste is disposed of properly. During the process, they will also liaise with the family and work to make the process as painless as possible.
If you need trauma cleanup services, Orlando’s Biohazard Response is here to help. We handle suicide cleanups, homicide cleanups, hoarding, and much more. To find out how we can help you, call us at (407) 459-7183.
Last updated 17 days ago
If you are an in abusive relationship, getting out is imperative. Abusive situations seldom get better. Instead, they usually escalate. Abusive relationships increase the risk of homicide and suicide. Unfortunately, leaving an abusive situation isn’t as easy as walking out the door. Breakups are often the most dangerous stage of any abusive relationship. You need a plan to help you transition safely out of your situation. Here are some ways you can plan to protect yourself when you leave an abusive relationship:
Don’t try to leave an abusive relationship without support. Many people in such relationships have been cut off from family and friends and may feel isolated from their support networks. But this doesn’t mean you are alone. Call a local shelter or support group for abuse victims. These resources exist to help people get out of abusive relationships safely and will be able to assist you as you come up with your plan. They can let you know about services that are available to you, including safe houses and protection orders.
If you find yourself in imminent danger, don’t stop to pack. However, if you do have time to craft a plan, make sure you pack the things you will need. Gather important papers, including identification and any papers related to your relationship, such as marriage certificates, divorce decrees, and restraining orders. If possible, have a stockpile of cash, as well as your checkbook, credit card, and ATM card. You may also want to bring things that have sentimental value to you.
Know Where You’re Going
When you leave an abusive situation, it is normal to feel anxious and panicked. It is not a good time to make important decisions. Instead, know where you’re going when you leave. Your destination could be the home of a friend or family member your partner doesn’t know about or a shelter for abuse victims.
If the telltale signs of abuse are in your home, Biohazard Response can help. Our Orlando-based team is specially trained to handle trauma scene cleanups, including death cleanup, suicide cleaning, and homicide cleaning. To find out more about our services, please call (407) 459-7183.
Last updated 23 days ago
Domestic abuse is not just a woman’s problem. Men can fall victim to an abusive partner as well, but they are even less likely than women to speak up about their circumstances. Could your relationship be abusive? Here are some signs to be aware of:
If your partner has ever been physically violent with you, your relationship can be categorized as abusive. However, abuse is not always physical. Your relationship may also be abusive if your partner belittles you, isolates you from family and friends, or is extremely jealous. If you are afraid of your partner and try to change your behavior to avoid triggering a violent reaction or a verbally aggressive outburst, then your relationship has the hallmarks of being abusive. Domestic abuse usually escalates. Seek help from a friend, family member, or law enforcement officer if you need assistance in getting away from a partner.
At Biohazard Response in Orlando, we’re here to help clean up when a domestic abuse situation gets out of hand. We also provide cleaning services after suicides and other traumatic events so that the healing can begin. To learn more, call us at (407) 459-7183.
Last updated 1 month ago
Depression is a serious medical condition that impacts millions of people. It is essential to get medical help for depression; if left untreated, it can lead to chronic pain, an increased risk of drug and alcohol abuse, and suicide. Could someone you love be suffering from depression? Here are the red flags to look for:
Changes in Sleep Patterns
Depression can impact sleep in a few different ways. In some cases, people with depression spend too much time sleeping. They may struggle to get out of bed in the morning and rely on long naps to get through the day. In other cases, depression can lead to insomnia. Insomnia is especially damaging to people with depression because it can make the symptoms more intense.
When people are dealing with depression, they often withdraw from friends and family and isolate themselves socially. They may also stop engaging in activities they enjoyed in the past. In some cases, people experiencing depression may make sweeping changes in their social circles and adopt a whole new set of friends. This is especially likely when people turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with the symptoms of their depression. They may replace old friends with new ones who engage in those same behaviors.
Talk of Suicide
Clinical depression is one of the major risk factors for suicide. Talking about suicide is one of the biggest warnings signs of serious depression. In addition to talking about suicide, depressed people may hint that they are considering suicide by giving away treasured possessions or suddenly making a point to call and visit people. If someone who has seemed to be depressed appears to be happy or calm without a discernable reason for the change, he or she may have decided that suicide is a possibility.
Losing someone to suicide is devastating. Biohazard Response in Orlando is here to do what we can to restore normalcy to your home. Our trauma response cleaning team can handle the work that is too overwhelming for your family. When you need our services, you can reach our compassionate team at (407) 459-7183.
Last updated 1 month ago
Most people think of domestic violence as being overt and easy to identify, but often, domestic abuse begins with small acts that eventually escalate to violent scenes. Knowing the signs can save you or someone you care about from being the victim of a violent relationship.
This video discusses some of the symptoms of a relationship that is turning abusive. Many cases of domestic violence start with control issues, such as one partner preventing the other from communicating with friends and family. Jealously and forced dependence are other signs of domestic abuse. These behaviors often lead to physically violent relationships.
At Biohazard Response in Orlando, we can take care of one of the often-overlooked fallouts from domestic violence, suicide, and other tragic acts: the cleanup. Our trauma scene cleaners can help make things feel normal again. When you need our help, please call (407) 459-7183.