How To Start Your Own Trauma Scene Cleanup Business

If you have been running a home cleaning business for as long as you can remember, then you may wonder what else you can do with all of your experience. With many different types of unique cleaning jobs out there, you may be able to step out of residential cleaning and step into something a little bit more exciting like trauma scene cleanup. During trauma scene cleanup, you will be primarily responsible for cleaning up things like blood, debris, dirt, urine, and any other fluids. Because this is a niche industry, though, you may be a little bit unclear as to how you can get started in running your own business. Luckily, this article has a few tips for you regarding how you can start one. Ready to learn some more? If so, then read on. 

Step 1: Network

If you want to get into the trauma scene cleanup industry, then you will want to network with federal or state agencies like the FBI or the local police. Typically, you will get hired on as a contractor and will be assigned to clean up certain cases after all of the evidence has been properly gathered. To start making these connections, you may want to do things like head down to your local prescient and talk to the chief of police. Or, you can get a little bit more personal and invite everyone out to have some drinks with you. As long as you get your name out there, then you should be good to go. 

Step 2: Learn Training Techniques

Cleaning someone's bathroom is one thing, but cleaning up after a fatal gunfight is another. You will need to learn specific training techniques regarding how to get blood, urine, and other fluids out of all different types of materials including cement, asphalt, carpet, wood, and linoleum. Depending on what fluids you are cleaning up, it will determine what kinds of cleaners you should use. For instance you may want to use bleach in some instances. 

Another thing you will want to learn how to do is be careful of certain evidence that law enforcement may still want intact. For instance if you go to clean up after they have gathered evidence but you come across a fingerprint or hair then you will want to learn how to salvage this evidence so that the crime scene investigators can use it later on down the line.