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Dos and Don’ts When You Come Upon a Trauma Scene in Menasha, WI

January 17th, 2017 · No Comments

Finding yourself in the middle of a trauma scene can feel like something out of a bad movie. Emotions and feelings run high and confusion and panic can set in quickly.  While no one wants to find themselves in this position, there are some critical things to remember if you find yourself in the presence of a severe trauma like a suicide, death by violent crime, or an unattended death in Menasha, WI.

What to do

  • Call the authorities
  • Contact us for disaster restoration and trauma cleanup
  • Secure the contaminated area
  • Adjust thermostats to 70 degrees within the building or structure if possible
  • Contact insurance agents
  • Contact family members or next of kin

What not to do

  • Do not enter the contaminated area again unless necessary
  • If you must enter the area, wear shoes, gloves, and a face mask and be careful to disturb as little as possible until the authorities arrive
  • If any skin is exposed during contact, be sure to wash thoroughly
  • If the victim was known to have an infectious disease such as AIDS or Hepatitis C, be sure to tell authorities first as there are different cleanup protocols used
  • Do not attempt clean up yourself with over the counter cleaning products

During this time of high stress and emotions, you need competent professionals on your side. ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services can provide Menasha, WI, area residents with the following trauma and disaster cleanup services:

  • Hoarding cleanup
  • Suicide cleanup
  • Meth lab or drug lab cleanup
  • Unattended death cleanup
  • Biohazard cleanup
  • Industrial accident cleanup
  • Crime scene cleanup

Our highly-trained technicians are available anytime, day or night. We know that being on the scene quickly can make the difference not only for your mental well-being, but also for the restoration of the property. Full restoration services are offered, from clean up and proper disposal to restoration services, should you need them. Consider ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services your full-service trauma restoration provider during this difficult time. We’ll take care of restoration while you take care of yourself and your family. Contact us for assistance at (920) 739-5615.

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