We partner with police, local governments, communities, and other groups to clean up crime scenes, including after death or trauma. Our professionals are fully equipped with the proper supplies, tools and training. These experienced and certified employees will remove any health risks including life-threatening diseases which may be present.
Once it is time to begin cleaning up a crime scene, it is possible that certain biohazards can expose individuals to potential bloodborne pathogens. These may include: COVID-19, Hepatitis-B, Hepatitis-C, HIV, Clostridium Difficle (C. Diff) and MRSA.
At Chicago Water & Fire Restoration, our crews are professionally trained in sanitizing and disinfecting areas exposed to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Visit our COVID-19 Sanitizing Services page to learn more.
There are also exposure concerns regarding airborne pathogens, which can be extremely dangerous due to their invisible nature. Every instance should be treated as if the risks listed above are present. Trust our cleanup professionals to ensure all biohazards are eliminated from a crime scene.
We have serviced a variety of individuals during their time of need ranging from homeowners, government agencies and businesses.
We are the top emergency restoration company in the area. Our crews are OSHA HAZWOPER and OSHA BBP certified, and ready for any situation. Here is how we stack up against the competition.
Step 1: Damage Assessment – A pre-scan will be completed using our three-dimensional room-mapping camera and technology called “Matterport.”
Step 2: Establish Three Main Zones: A control zone, where the incident occurred, a buffer zone to prevent cross-contamination, and a clean zone to stage required tools
Step 3: Biological Removal – Biological fluids will be removed from the structure located within the control zone and properly disposed.
Step 4: Content Manipulation – Contents will be moved, allowing access to the structure within the control zone.
Step 5: Surface Preparation – All remaining obstructions will be removed from within the control zone in preparation of the 3-Step Biological Wash.
Step 6: Pre-ATP Test – Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is a test that will be performed prior to the 3-step biological wash. The ATP pre-test will measure residual organic matter that is present on the structure within the control zone.
Step 7: Biological Wash, Phase One – The structure within the control zone will be fully washed to prepare for the disinfectant phase.
Step 8: Biological Wash, Phase Two – The structure within the control zone will be fully disinfected, allowing for proper wet/dry times.
Step 9: Biological Wash, Phase Three – The structure within the control zone will be fully washed one final time, removing any residue or chemical odor.
Step 10: Post-ATP Test – A post-ATP test will be completed to ensure that all residual organic matter present on the pre-ATP test has been removed within the control zone. This will read zero.
Step 11: Path of Egress (POE) – Hard surfaces located within the POE will be disinfected after the control zone has been fully cleaned.
Step 12: Final Site Inspection and Walk-Through – A final walk-through will be completed with the contract signer along with a post-scan using “Matterport.”
These front-line workers are serving our community, so we are stepping up to serve them and help keep them healthy. We’re working with to local fire and police departments as a preventative response measure to the rising threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
“A special thank you to our friends at Chicago Water & Fire Restoration. During these times they provided a complimentary sanitation of our entire Police Department and all of our squads. Thank you for helping us stay healthy!”
–Yorkville Police Department
Chicago Water & Fire Restoration understands how difficult and challenging a traumatic event can be. Whether in your home or place of work, we are here to assist you through the entire process. One of the key ways is through our Victim’s Assistance program, providing those that are experiencing trauma a voucher that can be used for lodging, meals, or anything else needed during this time.