Trauma scene clean up requires handling biohazardous material in a safe and responsible manner. This can include a variety or scenarios that are often emotional and extremely sensitive.
These types of calls require a level of expertise that not all restoration companies are able to provide. Due to federal and state regulations, there is a specific process to follow when damage such as this occurs. Governing bodies such as OSHA, the EPA and CDC have declared their own guidelines and rules for appropriate methods of clean-up.
Bottom line- you need to choose an experienced company who can assist you every step of the way. From understanding the sensitivity of the situation to proper cleanup according regulations, DeShano Restoration can assist you in navigating such a stressful situation.
At DeShano Restoration, we have made it a mission to restore damaged properties to their pre-loss condition. Working in the industry since 1966, we have the expertise and experience to handle even the toughest restoration projects.
We can be reached Mon. – Fri., 7AM – 4PM. Our clients know that when an emergency strikes, our professional dispatchers will be able to take your call.
Serving the cities of Gladwin, Beaverton, West Branch, Standish, Midland, Coleman, Clare, Harrison, Pinconning, Sterling, Prudenville, Houghton Lake, Rose City, Lupton, Farwell, Sanford, Auburn, Linwood, Edenville, Hope, Mills Township, and Omer, we can quickly service you in the event of an emergency.
We understand that the moment you place the call to us, we are under the clock to restore the damage. However, we first need to evaluate the actual extent before work can start. Our trained technicians will arrive to your property equipped with the proper tools to identify the affected areas and what needs to be done.
It is very common for biohazardous materials such as blood to infiltrate under subfloors, behind base boards and saturate insulation behind walls. Much of this damage often goes unnoticed without the proper equipment.
Equipped with moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras, our team will quickly identify the affected areas and create a plan to properly mitigate the space.
Since the affected areas are extremely hazardous, it is essential to quarantine the damage away from unaffected spaces of the property. Using temporary barriers with thick, polyurethane sheets, our crews can create mitigation zones to keep hazardous bacteria and pathogens contained within the affected areas.
Equipped with the proper personal protective gear, our team will don protective suits on and off in a separate containment chamber, eliminating the exposure risk upon barrier entrance and exit.
At DeShano Restoration, we execute a 3-step process to cleaning a trauma scene.
The first step is to remove any blood, dirt, and debris. In addition, building materials that were deemed unsalvageable are set aside and removed. Any materials that were set aside to be disposed of are removed using guidelines like those of medical waste disposal.
Next, we will sanitize the area per OSHA’s requirements for blood borne pathogens. Using a light spray at recommended intervals, our technicians will apply the sanitation solution. Depending on the level of damage, applications may be administered multiple times. Our crews will manually wipe down the solution and repeat for as many times as necessary.
Once the areas are dried, our crews will test effective sanitation using ATP fluorescent testing. (Adenosine triphosphate). The exact technology that hospitals use to verify sanitation, a positive result will indicate the affected areas are completely sanitized.
It is common for severe odors to be present even after successful cleaning has occurred. This step of the mitigation process will require the use of hydroxyl generators or ozone machines to permanently remove any odors that have permeated into the building materials.
In cases where odors are not as aggressive, our crews can use environmentally friendly cleaning solutions- designed to dissipate the odor molecule upon contact.
For building materials that require replacement, our crews will repair and rebuild any of the unsalvageable areas. Licensed, bonded and insured, our crews have the expertise and credentials to properly repair necessary areas to their pre-loss conditions.
During the mitigation process of affected areas from a traumatic event, we understand that effective communication is key to instilling confidence in our clients. Our technicians will work with you each step of the way so that you understand fully our progress during the restoration process.
In the case of unattended death, homicide, suicide or other traumatic event, it takes a high level of professionalism, compassion and expertise to properly restore the property.
With over 50 years of experience in the construction industry, DeShano Restoration was founded in 2011. We believe a large portion of our success is staying active within our industry. That is why we are affiliated with the Better Business Bureau, IICRC, Associated General Contractors of America, Restoration Industry Association, Michigan Association of Homebuilders and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.
Licensed, bonded and insured, we undertake the entire project from start to finish while working directly with your insurance company to ensure your claim is processed in a smooth and efficient manner.
Serving the communities of Gladwin, Harrison, Clare, Beaverton, Coleman, Edenville, Midland, Auburn, Linwood, Pinconning, Standish, West Branch, Houghton Lake, Farwell, Rose City, Lupton, Prescott, Omer, and Bay City, we will quickly respond to your property in the event of an emergency.