Having to handle the death of a loved one should be enough burden to bear already. There shouldn’t be the added one of having difficulty in finding the right death cleanup company to help you begin your healing process. To ease the burden, here are three key factors that shows how effective and efficient a trauma scene cleanup company can be.
- Licenses And Certifications
Granted, there are no federal regulations that require trauma cleanup workers to possess some sort of degree or the other. However, you would breathe better knowing that the people handling your cleanup job are passionate enough about their job to make themselves as qualified as can be. The right cleanup company would have made its workers undergo several training pertaining to the job with certifications to show for it. These trainings set them apart from the rest of the crowd and you will find evidence of it as they go about trying to restore normalcy to your world.
Also, a professional death cleanup company should be in possession of certain licenses that proves their readiness to offer 100% satisfaction to its client. Such licenses would include a medical waste transporter license, and documents showing that they are working with a licensed medical waste disposal company. Don’t forget, they must also possess a basic license to practice which usually differs from state to state.
- Team Depth
What do we mean by team depth? It is you simply asking if the cleanup company can handle all that is required of them in the cleanup process. In some cases, cleaning up a death scene might require the need to tear down walls or open up floorboards and so on. Some cleanup companies don’t have the needed manpower and expertise for these and end up subcontracting the job to some other company. This is an added cost for you even if you might not know it, as the cleanup company would have hidden it in the fine print. So it’s usually best to ask from the onset if the cleanup crew is diversified enough to handle any construction, electrical or other sorts of jobs that might come up in the cleanup process. If yes, then you are good to go.
- Regards For Safety
One of the reasons you called on a professional cleanup service was to ensure the continued safety of whoever wants to continue living in the house after it has been cleaned up and remediated. How shocked would you then be to find out that the company you’ve called upon to ensure your own safety doesn’t even care about the safety of its own workers?
- Do they make use of a full PPE?
- Do they adhere to the OSHA guidelines?
- Are their tools and equipment safe for use?
These are all questions you must have had satisfactory answers to before even considering them for the job.
There are a number of other factors to consider before picking out a death cleanup company. Any company that satisfies the 3 above however is a good place to start.