Decontamination & Animal Waste Clean Up Services
Following proper protocol is imperative when performing decontamination services. Steri-Clean Colorado is part of the Steri-Clean/Crime Cleaners organization with over 20 years of experience across the United States and in our own state of Colorado. You can trust that as leaders in the industry, we will provide exemplary cleaning services when needed for rodent infestations, MRSA / C-diff contamination and other superbugs, teargas, fingerprint dust and smoke odors in homes and vehicles. Using EPA approved, hospital-grade disinfectants, you can be assured that your residence, school or business will again be safe to occupy upon completion of the job.
Waste from humans, pets, rodents, and birds can carry deadly viruses and bacteria which require specific protocols for proper remediation. Steri-Clean technicians are carefully trained to ensure your home or business is quickly returned to a safe-to-occupy status.
- Histoplasmosis (bird and bat droppings)
- Hantavirus (mouse droppings)
- Toxoplasmosis & Ammonia (cat waste and urine)
- E-coli (fecal matter)
- Norovirus or gastroenteritis (contaminated food)
- Toxic, Noxious Odors Including Cigarettes, Animals, Tear Gas, Decomposition and More
Animal Waste Cleanup
Human and animal waste can spread diseases and damage the interior of a home. Waste can even penetrate the subflooring, requiring extensive subfloor removal.
Crime Scene Steri-Clean utilizes commercial ozone generators and specialized foggers to remove organic odors. After the source of the odor is removed, ozone generators are placed into the residence or automobile to penetrate the entire space. Ozone not only destroys the odor molecules, but kills airborne bacteria as well. While in operation, an ozone machine also effectively removes odor from furniture, clothing and other personal belongings. Foggers with a specialized solution can also penetrate deep into surfaces to track down the odor molecules and destroy them. The result is a clean, safe and fresh environment.
A superbug is a strain of bacteria that are resistant to most antibiotics commonly used today. Viruses and bacteria can live two or more hours on surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and desks. Frequent handwashing will help reduce the chance of contamination from these common surfaces. Resistant bacteria that cause MRSA and C-Diff are just a few of the most common superbugs.
A professional cleaning service can properly disinfect decontaminated areas and restore the area to a safe environment.
MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
A bacterium that causes infections in various parts of the body. The symptoms of MRSA depend on where a person is infected. It typically causes mild infections on the skin, causing pimples or boils but it can also cause more serious skin infections or infect surgical wounds, bloodstream, lungs, or the urinary tract.
C-Diff (Clostridium Difficile)
Clostridium difficile, often called “C. diff,” is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. Illness from C. difficile most commonly appearing in older adults and typically occurs after the use of antibiotic medications. C-diff affects about 500,000 Americans a year, contributing to 15,000 to 20,000 deaths.
Fingerprint dust is made up of a black graphite powder that requires a complex cleaning treatment. Steri-Clean has developed techniques and chemicals to properly remove and neutralize fingerprint dust as well as other substances investigators use. (I.e. Luminol)
Steri-Clean has developed techniques and procedures to allow tear gas cleanup to move quickly and effectively. A tear gas neutralizer breaks down the tear gas which is imperative for the cleanup process.
Tear gas is developed to disperse and stick to surfaces. After the initial dispersion, the tear gas settles on all horizontal surfaces. The oily residue must be removed from all areas of the home including walls, countertops, floors, and contents. If any area is left untreated, it will continue to off-gas, causing irritation in the eyes, nose and respiratory tract.
Tear gas is fired out of a gun in a canister shaped like a small torpedo. When the canister hits a structure, it releases a fine oily mist that penetrates all areas of a room. Tear gas usually leaves pink or yellow paint on walls and other surfaces where the canisters have ruptured. Once the tear gas has penetrated into a wall, the drywall must be removed.