Police tape guarding a crime scene is enough to stop most of us in our tracks – but a collection of photographs recently released from the LAPD vaults is giving the public a glimpse beyond the yellow perimeter.
Although the vast majority of photographs date back well over 50 years, they document the often-grisly reality that detectives, emergency services and even relatives of the victim face at a crime scene.
Aside from the obvious distress suffered by loved ones, it goes without saying that cleaning a crime scene after a tragedy is the furthest thing from their mind – but it’s a little known fact that cleaning and disinfecting a property where a crime has taken place is left to the owner to organise.
Indeed, with potentially hazardous bodily fluids and airborne bacteria swarming the scene, it is essential these dangers be dealt with rapidly and efficiently to prevent very real risks to human health.
This is where Rentokil Hygiene’s specialist trauma and crime scene cleaning team steps in.
Following strict guidelines and legislation, our cleaning team prevent the spread of infections such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV by removing all traces of hazardous bodily fluids. Using cutting-edge decontamination techniques, the scene is safely disinfected in a discreet and proficient manner.
What’s more, our trauma and crime scene cleaning specialists are on call 24 hours day, seven days a week, which means we provide a swift and empathetic response to the most sensitive of crime scene situations.
To find out more about the services we offer here at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.