BioClean Team, Inc. is a company that specializes in crime scene cleaning. Kameron Bradman started the company with very limited capital. Over the years, Bradman successfully improved his companies’ procedures in cleaning crime scenes. The company has a nine (9) step crime scene cleaning process. At the outset in the crime scene, he and his crew always pray for the family that has been destroyed because of the crime. According to Bradman, every job he goes to, there is always death and it is usually violent. His heart goes out to the affected families and surviving crime victims.
The following are the crime scene cleaning steps usually being taken by BioClean Team.
- After Bradman and his crew delivered their prayers, all areas are topically treated with pressurized and disinfecting CDC solution;
- The crew then scrapes all palpable biohazardous waste found on surfaces and waste is placed in identifiable containment bags;
- Topical pressurized treatment is then repeated, but this time with disinfecting Hepacide Quat solution;
- All surfaces are checked and topically treated with SRS cleaning solution;
- The crew always ensure that all surfaces were scrubbed and wiped down;
- They then treat all surfaces with steam;
- All areas are topically treated with pressurized, odor-counteracting solution that contains cultured enzymes to eliminate odor creating bacteria;
- Lastly, complete ozone air purification treatment is performed.
If the family is present in the crime scene during clean up, some of the above listed steps are altered. One of the primary tools that Bradman uses for external crime scene cleaning is the power washer. Anytime there is a crime that happened outside, he fires it up. After he completes the first three steps, he runs his suction tube directly into his SRS solution and uses low pressure to apply it. He then lets the solution stand for around two (2) minutes, then uses high pressure to wash it away.
For outside crime scene cleaning, steps five (5) and six (6) are eliminated due to the power washer’s effectiveness. When meeting someone who is interested in becoming a crime scene bio-cleaner, Bradman chuckles a bit when explaining the regulatory measures and state guidelines for his profession. Among his sources of information on how to sanitize crime scenes include his own state – Michigan, the Health Department, Michigan State University, Department of Environmental Quality and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Bradman uses all these sources especially when he is trying to educate himself about the required standards.
According to Bradman, he does not have to be certified because he is not a facility which produces waste or disposes medical waste. He is some sort of a middle man who sanitizes, neutralizes and accumulates the medical waste from one area to another for disposal. Today, most of BioClean’s crime scene cleaning jobs are from referrals. Since he has a good reputation all through Michigan, many families and police department representatives are referring him to those in need of his service. The company often receives calls from police departments, campuses, funeral homes, coroners and victims themselves, like a family member.
For an average cleaning job, BioClean fees range from $200 to $245 per hour. This includes a $79 labor rate per hour and all other related costs like product use, personal protective clothing and disposal fees. Bradman’s services are usually paid by insurance companies since he is restoring one’s property.