A crime and trauma scene cleanup crew is a team of people with special training to remove, dispose of, and disinfect biological and biohazard waste and materials from a crime scene. Different from a regular cleaning crew, a crime and trauma scene cleanup crew uses special supplies designed for decontamination to remove blood, biohazard chemicals, and odors to restore the area and its surroundings. After the government releases the site of a scene from their investigation, a cleaning crew steps in to do the job.
There are many types of scenes that a cleaning crew will help with. Deaths as a result of homicide, suicide, or unattended death are common occurrences. After giving the human body to the coroner to deal with the decomposition, the crew will get rid of blood and any other infection-causing materials left. Also, a cleaning crew may be called for an emergency to clean the site of a meth lab, or rodent infested gross filth house. Sometimes, in cases of hoarding, this type of cleaning crew's expertise may even be needed.
A related profession to a crime and trauma scene cleanup crew is a regular cleaning crew that does not need to have special training or follow specific regulations and laws. Although they cannot clean up a murder scene, blood from an injury, or substances from a drug bust, these professionals can help in other circumstances. If you are dealing with a messy situation that does not involve biological or biohazard materials, then these are the professionals you should seek.