Fingerprint Powder Cleaning Services
Following a police investigated crime, in addition to other contaminants and harmful substances that might be present depending on the type of crime that occurred, fingerprint powder & residue might be left on many surfaces. The dust & residue left from fingerprint powder can be very difficult to clean, and attempts to use general household cleaners and vacuuming to remove fingerprint powder may spread the dust and do more damage to property. Cleaning and removing fingerprint powder requires the proper cleaning chemicals and the correct tools and techniques. Whether the affected area is inside a home, business or vehicle, Island Trauma Services can quickly, safely and effectively clean and remove fingerprint powder by applying the correct use of cleaning agents, equipment and techniques.
The scene where a crime has occurred may show obvious signs of the event. Whether it was a burglary or an altercation, there is typically evidence that a crime occurred, whether it is broken and damaged property and/or evidence of a violent crime. What is often less obvious is the fingerprint dust and residue that is left behind by law enforcement investigating the crime. The powder that is used for dusting for fingerprints is made in order to stick to the oils left behind by a person’s hands or feet, primarily fingers. The powder is very fine and lightweight, and it can be easily spread around unintentionally. In addition to accidentally spreading the powder around merely by walking in the affected area, trying to improperly clean it can also cause it to spread and stain surfaces, which will make it harder to remove.
It’s important to have the fingerprint powder removed as quickly as possible to limit the amount of damage it can cause, and the proper cleaning procedure should only be handled by a company that specializes in the removal of fingerprint powder. Using DYI methods or hiring a general cleaning service not experienced in fingerprint removal may make the situation worse and cost you even more time and money. There are factors including the type of powder that was used and the surfaces that were dusted that must be considered when beginning the cleaning process. The professionals at Island Trauma Services have the experience to perform this specialized cleaning process.
Types of Fingerprint Powder
There are many different color and material configurations of fingerprint powder. Black is the most commonly used latent print powder color, and it is made from a variety of carbon-based powders with a binder added for stability. Some may also contain inorganic chemicals such as cadmium, copper, lead, titanium, mercury, silicon, and bismuth. The black, charcoal-like dust from fingerprint powder can stain surfaces and be difficult to remove without specialized cleaning agents. However, it’s not enough to know what type of powder was used, there are other elements that must be factored when cleaning fingerprint powder.
Proper Cleanup Procedure
In addition to the type of fingerprint powder that is used at a crime scene, the surface that has been dusted also affects the cleaning process. Different surface materials require variations in the cleaning agents that are used and how the cleaning is performed. Whether the fingerprint powder is on the floors, countertops, walls, window, etc, trying to remove the powder without having the knowledge, experience and using the proper tools and equipment can lead to more property damage and a lot more work for you. Different cleaning agents and techniques may need to be used depending on whether the dust is on a hardwood floor or a carpeted floor, or whether it’s on a painted wall or countertop. Do not spend unnecessary time and money trying to ineffectively clean fingerprint powder. The correct removal of fingerprint powder should be performed by a restoration company that specializes in this type of cleaning service.
Call Us Today
Island Trauma Services is a professional and experienced crime scene cleaning company, and we can successfully clean and remove all fingerprint powder and residue. Call us today at 1-888-577-7206 for a free no obligation cleaning estimate.
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