Common Crime Scene Contaminants
Even if you have been at a crime scene in Orlando, you likely don’t know too much about the ins and outs of crime scene clean-up. Crime scene clean-up often involves the removal of blood stains, medical waste, and hazardous materials. It can be difficult or even dangerous for inexperienced people to handle these crime scene contaminants. That’s why it’s important to leave clean-up to professional crime scene cleaners.
One example of a crime scene contaminant is forensic residue. Forensic investigators use a variety of different materials and substances to conduct their investigations, such as fingerprint dust. Crime scene cleaners are responsible for ensuring that these substances do not remain at the site. Crime scene cleaners must also handle bodily fluids, such as blood and urine. These fluids pose a health risk if they are not handled properly, and witnesses should not attempt to remove them from the crime site. Finally, the sites of assault and murder can sometimes be contaminated with tear gas. Crime scene cleaners use special equipment to work in an area where tear gas has been deployed and completely remove all traces of it so that the site can be used safely.