What Is Trauma Cleaning?

Monday 1st August 2022

Alice Redshaw

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Trauma cleaning is a subject which requires discretion and sensitivity, as it can be very upsetting to deal with. Specialist cleaners are required for this task, as pests are often present at the scene as well as pathogens, biohazards and other matter that could be harmful to human health.

At ICE Cleaning, we provide trauma cleaning services nationwide. In the event of an emergency, our technicians can be on site within the hour to begin work. The team will treat you with the utmost professionalism, having had extensive experience in this type of cleaning.

For more information about what is involved in trauma cleaning, continue reading our blog.

What is classed as trauma cleaning?

Any harmful substances at the scene need specialist cleaning equipment and materials to fully eradicate and make the area of the trauma safe again.

Trauma cleaning can include the following services:

The clean will thoroughly decontaminate and deep clean the site, and cannot be achieved with normal cleaning products. 

Before the trauma cleaning specialists attend the scene, you should try to isolate the area as much as possible by closing windows and doors.  However, you should avoid contact with the site and wait until the professionals have completed their work before entering the area once more. 

At ICE Cleaning, we operate 24/7, 365 days a year. This means that if you require our help, we can help you day or night. We can also clean in any kind of settings, from domestic to industrial.

Who is responsible for paying for the trauma cleaners?

It is usually the responsibility of the private property or business owner. Though it is often thought that emergency services usually perform this kind of clean, this is not actually the case.

The price of a trauma clean will depend on several factors, including the size of the scene and the materials that need to be disposed of. 

This situation is sometimes covered under insurance, so it is best to check with your provider to see if you are covered. It could help pay for the costs of a trauma cleaning company. 

Though the health risks are not always visible at the scene, it doesn't mean they are not there. If you inhabit the property where the trauma took place, it will only be safe to occupy once it has been thoroughly decontaminated and cleaned. 

During the work, our team will follow follow strict health and safety never leave the premises unless you're satisfied with the work completed.

What type of equipment is used?

In the event of a trauma, many different types of equipment is used. For example, PPE is always utilised to protect the health of workers in risky environments.

This PPE is disposed of following the work because of the potential hazards it could have been exposed to. Respirators are also used in some cases to safeguard against inhaling dangerous matter.

Industrial-grade cleaning equipment is harnessed to get rid of pathogens, biohazards, blood and other substances. Special training would have been provided to all specialist cleaners before they undertake any job of this nature.

Additionally, hazardous waste must be correctly disposed of. Dedicated bags are used for smaller amounts of waste, before it is correctly taken to a hazardous waste site. This disposal is strictly regulated by the law because of the risks it can create, and is something our technicians are fully qualified to carry out.

Ordinary cleaning products will be used throughout as well, such as sponges and buckets. However, standard cleaning equipment and liquids are not suitable for trauma cleans, as they will not fully treat the area.

Why should you use trauma cleaning specialists?

Hiring in professionals to undertake the clean is necessary to eliminate any harmful pathogens and biohazards on site, as noted above. At ICE Cleaning, our professionals are situated nationwide and are ready to help you when you're ready.

Cleaning experts will treat you with the utmost sensitivity and give the work with the discretion and respect it deserves. They understand that this is a difficult and upsetting event to go through, so will perform the work to the highest of standards while always priority your safety. 

Prior to the job, the team will contain the site so that the possibility of cross-contamination is reduced. They will also conduct a risk assessment to establish all dangers that could arise during the clean. This helps them to prepare the correct equipment for your individual situation and carry out the job with care. 

Throughout the process, our dedicated customer service team are here to support you with whatever you need. From answering questions about the process to addressing any concerns you have, we're here for you.

Following the work, an agent will be in contact with you to check you're satisfied with the work. Customer service is at the forefront of everything we do.

Get in touch today

Reach out to a member of our dedicated customer support team today on 0208 066 0360 or enquiries@icecleaning.co.uk to find out more about the trauma cleaning services we offer. 

Zoe Dunning

Zoe Dunning

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