DIY Methods Crime Scene Cleaners Use for Blood Removal

Admit it; you have probably had to clean blood at least once in your lifetime. Be it a minor nosebleed, a small cut in the finger, or bruised knees, some minor accidents involving blood are just a tip of the iceberg of what you’ll find on crime scenes. Google ‘how to clean blood?’ and you will find hundreds of homemade tips for cleaning up the blood. But ask crime scene cleaners, and they will have a different story to tell. Cleaning up blood is all about using the right techniques and not just about finding the right product to cleanup blood. 

Blood cleanup is recommended as a DIY method because there may be harmful pathogens in the blood spill. In the wake of a tragic event, do not give in to trauma; call a professional crime scene cleaner today.

How Bad Is The Blood Spill?

You have to assess every crime scene with blood spills. Always formulate a plan for ‘what you must do,’ ‘what you are willing to risk,’ and ‘what you are capable of doing’ during the process of cleaning so that you don’t end up with a poorly done job. As you write your checklist for the project, you must answer three questions:

  1. Are you trying to work in the least time possible?
  2. Are you on a budget?
  3. Are you trying to relieve yourself of the trauma of the crime?

Keep Evidence Intact

Crime scene cleaners are thorough in their job, but they always await a signal from law enforcement agents before carrying out their tasks. After an accident, we are so engrossed in getting the victims to the clinic that we forget to file a report with the police. Crime scene cleaners will also contact insurance companies to reconcile claims for damages suffered. If your property is a crime scene, you must preserve forensic materials such as blood splatter and fingerprints.

What Surfaces Are Contaminated By Blood?

You might see blood in unsuspected nooks and crannies in the home. The general concern of crime scene cleaners is to disinfect and clean blood that seeps into a porous material, blood that may contain harmful toxins capable of several health hazards.

1. Carpets and underlays

You should sanitize carpets after a blood spill to expel biohazard materials. Spongy padding, porous carpet fibers, and subflooring must be replaced when they are saturated with blood. If you are confident that the blood spill is successfully evacuated, you should get dehumidifiers and industrial fans to prevent the growth of mold.

2. Furniture 

Can you remove blood from your sofa? Cleaning blood on the upholstery differs from a thorough cleaning of the framework and cushion. You don’t want hazardous microbes, bad odors, and pests to infest your homes.

3. Vehicle

If you have used your car to transport a victim of a crime scene to the hospital, you may consider vehicle decontamination. Crime scene cleaners use industry-standard disinfectants to cleanup blood from upholstery and other components of the car. Hire a registered crime scene cleaner to administer standard decontamination procedures.