Out of all of California, San Bernardino now has one of the highest crime rates in the entire State of California. With all the violence committed on properties throughout the city, unfortunately, there is a high likelihood that you or someone you know will be affected.

As difficult as being a victim of violent crime can be, if you don’t take the proper precautions to clean up the crime scene afterward, the effects of the spilled blood and other bodily fluids can last for years to come. Thus, if you are the victim of a crime or a crime has taken place on your San Bernardino property, there are three things you need to know to protect yourself and those you love:

1. Keep everyone out of the area. A San Bernardino crime scene with blood and other bodily fluids around the space can be extremely dangerous to anyone in the area. Viruses and blood borne pathogens quickly multiply in such an environment and can include infectious diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, MRSA, C. Diff, and numerous other bacteria and viruses. Even if an area near the crime scene seems safe, you can’t see all the places biohazards are lurking. Thus, keep every person and animal out of the area until it can be professionally cleaned and, if possible, seal all affected spaces off with a thick layer of plastic in order to prevent any cross-contamination. Of course, always call 911 when a crime occurs.

2. Have the space cleaned as soon as possible. Whenever bodily fluids or blood are present at a crime scene, the damage to property can cause more damage if not cleaned up quickly. As time goes on, fluids seep into walls and floors where viruses, bacteria, and other risks to human health grow and begin to smell. The longer such material is left to flow from one area to another, the higher the chances that more building material will have to be removed and replaced.

Once the police have finished investigating the crime and released the scene back to the property owner for crime scene cleanup, hire Bio SoCal, the leading and most professional crime scene cleaning company, to clean, decontaminate, and sanitize every possible affected area. They will make sure the area is safe and free of all hazards.

3. It is illegal to hire anyone who is not licensed by the State of California as a Trauma Scene Waste Management Practitioner. Protect yourself and hire a cleaning company to clean the biohazards from a crime scene. Do not attempt to clean the area yourself, whoever owns the property or company can be held liable for any damages or illnesses incurred for years to come including the cost of further cleanup, remediation, and all legal and medical bills accrued by anyone affected. To protect yourself and avoid all liability, hire a professional crime scene cleanup company that is licensed, bonded, and insured. Only professionals who are experienced in this type of work will know all the places where biohazards and pathogens are lurking so nothing is left behind and the entire area is safe.

When it comes to crime scene cleanup in San Bernardino, choosing the right company to clean, decontaminate, and sanitize the area will make all the difference between being able to move on and process the event or being caught up in legal battles for years to come.

Bio SoCal has years of experience cleaning a vast array of crime scenes and holds the mandatory Trauma Scene Waste Management Practitioners License (TSW# 16 & 493). Bio SoCal is licensed, bonded, and insured, so you are well protected. If you have any questions about crime scene cleanup or would like a free consultation and estimate, give us a call at 909-332-5800 and we will be happy to discuss your situation with you.

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