Biohazard Cleaning and Trauma & Crime Scene Cleanup
We are a biohazard, trauma, and crime scene cleaning company serving the Greater Toronto Area that is specially trained, certified and insured, to thoroughly remove and clean all biohazard contaminants in adherence to all safety standards and regulations. When undertaking any biohazard or trauma scene cleanup, our primary objective is to protect the health and safety of our staff and any property owners and tenants.
The biohazards listed below pose health risks to residents, pets, and the environment. You should never attempt to clean any of them on your own. Biohazards can wreak havoc on building materials if not quickly removed and cleaned. Otherwise, these biohazards can cause secondary damage to your walls, baseboards, and floors.
Biohazard cleaning and remediation are required for:
- Bodily fluids such as urine, feces, blood, and saliva,
- Infectious, pathological & medical waste
- Animal and wildlife droppings and contaminants
- Deceased animals
- Needles and sharps
- Communicable disease disinfection
- Illegal drug/chemical labs
- Hoarding and squalor
- Animal hoarding
We will clean, sanitize, and disinfect the property, ensuring we dispose of all affected contents and building materials according to CEPA (Canadian Environmental Protection Act) Regulation 347. We always use a federally regulated and licensed biohazard waste transportation company to dispose of any waste containing human or animal body parts.
Trauma & Crime Scene Cleanup
When is a trauma and crime scene cleanup necessary?
Trauma and crime scene cleanup is the cleaning of all blood, bodily fluids, and other biohazardous materials present at the scene of an accident or crime. Our trauma scene cleaning services involve the cleaning and remediation of blood and other potentially infectious materials from homes, businesses, job sites, and vehicles.
Trauma scene cleaning requires specialized training and equipment used by certified and licensed professionals who follow all Ontario Health and Safety standards for handling and disposing of any of these materials. Trauma scene cleanups are required in the event of the following:
- Unattended Deaths
- Violent crimes, homicides & suicides
- Forensic Investigation
- Commercial and Industrial Accidents
Cross-contamination of blood and bodily fluids to other parts of the property by first responders is also a concern when cleaning a trauma or crime scene. Strong odours can also permeate walls, carpeting, cement, subfloor, and flooring. It is essential that you hire a professional trauma scene cleaning company as they can mitigate such secondary damages and remediate the site to its pre-event condition.
Who pays for a trauma scene cleaning?
You might be wondering who is responsible for paying for the cleanup once emergency responders and law enforcement personnel have released a property after an accident or criminal investigation? Many people assume that the police or EMS clean up after completing their investigation of a trauma scene. This assumption is incorrect.
In most cases, it is the property owner’s responsibility, regardless of the circumstances of the traumatic event. However, you may qualify for subsidization of part or all of the cleanup costs through government support programs, or your property owner’s insurance policy may cover the trauma cleanup costs.
We have a tremendous amount of experience working directly with insurance companies and these government support agencies. We coordinate directly with these organizations to alleviate some of the additional stress and anxiety caused by a trauma scene cleaning.
YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR TRAUMA SCENE CLEANING AT LIMITED OR NO COST TO YOU. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Why Choose Us?
Contact GTA Clean for trauma and crime scene cleanup because we are certified and trained to ensure the property, once cleaned, is a safe living or working environment. Staff trained in traumatic accident, homicide, and suicide decontamination are skilled at conducting inspections that can thoroughly detect areas affected by these materials that cannot be seen visibly by the untrained eye.
Our technicians are also specially qualified to handle these sensitive situations discreetly and with empathy, so that family, friends, and property owners/ managers can avoid additional grief, stress, or devastation. We are sensitive to the distress that comes with any traumatic event and can thoroughly explain the process required for any specific circumstance should the property owner request a more in-depth review of the scope of work. If a family member, friend, or relative acts as the family’s agent, we will work with them so that we can spare those directly affected by the trauma from additional emotional hardship.