How do I find a trauma cleaning service?

Sunday 20th March

3 minute read

A recent bereavement is the most common reason for someone to seek out a trauma cleaning firm. When a death occurs in the home, whether it is a natural death, suicide, or homicide, the cleanup will most likely be the responsibility of the next of kin. Typically, this would be the deceased person's immediate family. Cleaning can be too upsetting for the family to accomplish at such a difficult time. The death could also have left a significant mess along with odours from bodily fluids or decomposition, all of which are dangerous to one's health. But how do you go about finding and choosing the best trauma cleaner?

There are several options for locating a reputable trauma cleaning business in your neighbourhood. This blog intends to assist you in determining where to begin your search for a reputable organisation.

What is the procedure for locating a trauma cleaning service?

The following is the procedure for locating a trauma cleaning service provider:

  1. Locating a trauma cleaning company: Ideally, you should be able to locate at least two or three organisations to contact for a price. There are three basic methods for locating these businesses (which we discuss more in depth later on in this article).
  2. Choosing a Trauma Cleaning Firm: You'll want to pick a company that meets your specific requirements, which usually include response time, budget, and scope.

Looking for a trauma cleaning service

Should I go with a local or national firm?

Local police forces should be familiar with local businesses, so you can ask for suggestions from them. This may allay any fears of employing an inept trauma cleaning firm by accident.

National enterprises that are truly national are few and few between, and they frequently rely on local subcontractors to finish the job. If you're approaching a national company, find out whether the cleanup crew will be directly engaged or subcontracted.
Trauma cleaning specialist Graham Hickman from Complete Environmental Services clarifies “The reason why asking whether or not the company in question uses their own in-house team or sub contract the work out is that should anything go wrong during the clean, be it non-arrival, late arrival, competency, suspicion of property theft, issues with the hygiene technicians’ behaviour or courtesy, or communication queries will most efficiently be dealt with by your service provider when the team is directly employed.”

What should I look for when searching for a trauma cleaning company?

Recommendations for Individuals: While it may not be acceptable to do so, you may know of a friend or colleague who has gone through a grief similar to yours. Speaking openly with them about who they used and how satisfied they were with the service provided by the firm should provide you with a decent insight of the organisation.

Search Engines: If you aren't located in the location where you require services, search engines can present you with a big list of potential providers from which to choose. Terms you could use in your search include:

  • Trauma cleaning company
  • Hygiene technicians
  • Biohazard cleaners

Remember to include the location of the clean, for example, 'Trauma cleaning Oxford' would provide results in the Oxford area.

What search engines am I able to use?

The most popular search engines are:

  • Google
  • Bing
  • Yahoo
  • Duck Duck Go

It's also worth mentioning that the first four rankings in Google and most other search engines are marked as 'Ad', indicating that the company mentioned has paid for the visibility. This may have an impact on the company you call, as the ones that appear in advertisements may not be local. 'Organic' listings are those that don't have any ads, advertisements, or sponsorships. Organic results aren't purchased; instead, they're listed based on their relevancy to the search query. These are frequently more reliable than paid listings.

Make contact with your insurance provider: Many insurance companies have a list of trauma scene cleaners with whom they work, so it's worth calling them for a referral. Some or all of the costs involved with the clean-up may be covered by your insurance policy.

Contact your local police station: Both local police and funeral homes should be able to provide you with a list of trauma scene cleaners. It's conceivable that you've already had contact with your local police force because you'll need a criminal reference number for suicides, homicides, or for registering a death, so you may already know who to contact.

Hopefully, this blog has given you some insight into where to begin when looking for a trauma cleaning company that is both local and trustworthy.