Homicide & Trauma Scenes

Homicide, Suicide, Natural or Accidental Death Remediation — Emergency Response specializes in the removal, transportation, and disposal of biohazardous materials such as those found at sites where serious human injury, illness, or death has occurred. We focus on the challenging issues of odor, sanitation, and the removal and disposal of biological matter — working swiftly and discreetly to clean, sanitize, and deodorize the area. We strive to remove any and all remaining signs of trauma and to restore the environment as quickly as possible to its original state. Many victims' families are not aware that companies such as Emergency Response exist, forcing them to do the difficult job of cleaning up.

Research tells us only about 2% of trauma scenes are properly cleaned by a licensed and insured company. This means that most cases are handled by inexperienced people who often treat hazardous materials improperly — disposing of biological or toxic waste in an irresponsible manner. No matter how complex the event, we resolve the issue with professional expertise.

Traffic & Street Scenes

Emergency Response recently developed the first street-cleaning system. This unit was specifically designed for emergency situations where cleaning of hard surfaces is required. Currently, many municipalities use absorption products that leave behind much of the hazardous material, which is absorbed into the concrete or asphalt. This results in unsafe, unclean conditions that may lead to vehicle accidents and pose health risks. During rainstorms, the remaining product is released and washed down the storm drain systems — further polluting our rivers and bays.

Our equipment combines a high-pressure wash system with a full vacuum recovery and tanking system. Nicknamed the "Hazinator," it was designed to thoroughly wash and recover spills such as blood, oil, and radiator fluids.

The Hazinator uses a specially designed surface spinner outfitted with high-pressure water jets to blast the asphalt or concrete surface clean. The vacuum recovery system, which is attached to the surface spinner, recovers approximately 99% of the water and debris ￿ and then transfers the recovered water and debris into a stainless steel recovery tank. The tanked matter can be easily transported for proper disposal.

 

Mold & Water Damage Remediation

Our Mold Remediation Services include: removing all materials infested with microbial growth, removal of settled spores, reducing moisture levels, performing rapid drying, and applying biocides to clean and totally remove.

Our mold remediation services include: removal of settled mold spores, applying biocides, moisture and odor control, complete sanitation work, structure and content restoration, removal of mold-infected materials, and fast drying and dehumidification.

 

Hoarder & Animal Cleanup

The Dangers of Rodent Droppings — The Hanta Virus is a microscopic organism that causes a newly described disease called Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. The disease is fatal in approximately 50% those who contract it.

Hanta Virus -- transmitted by infected rodents ￿ is primarily carried by the cotton rat and the deer mouse. It is believed that the virus is released through the rodent's urine, droppings, and saliva ￿ and remains active for a few days. Transmission to humans occurs when dust is stirred up while cleaning or moving items contaminated by rat droppings. The virus then becomes airborne and is easily inhaled.

 

Patrol Car Decon

During an arrest, the offender may contaminate a patrol car with vomit, urine, feces, or blood. MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to a class of antibiotics called beta-lactams. We use hospital strength sanitizers to eradicate any pathogens and ensure the safety of every police officer.

 

Jail Cell

Inmates may contaminate jail cells with infection, disease, or human waste. We use hospital-strength sanitizers to eradicate any pathogens and prevent the spread of disease.

 

Tear Gas Decon

Tear gas is a chemical hazard that requires professional remediation. Law enforcement and others use a variety of these chemical irritant products that require special knowledge to properly remediate.