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, ITS Environmental 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 ITS Environmental 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.
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ITS Environmental 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 for a free no obligation cleaning estimate.
For over 10 years, ITS Environmental Services has been providing commercial and residential disinfection and bioremediation services to the New York and Tri-State areas. With certifications in environmental infection control remediation and trauma scene cleanup, our team thoroughly eradicates viruses and bacteria in homes, apartment buildings, offices, medical facilities, restaurants, schools and universities, entertainment arenas, warehouses and more. ATP testing will provide you with quantifiable results, confirming that your space is safe for both your employees and customers. Combined with the application of post disinfection surface protectors, your business can remain safe for up to 90 days. With more than 2,000,000 square feet of disinfection, ITS Environmental Services is the clear choice to keep your business protected.
ITS Environmental Services owner is one of only a small number of people that have been awarded the Council-certified Environmental Infection Control Remediator (CEICR) designation by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). This prestigious, board-awarded certification recognizes one’s knowledge and field experience in remediating building related infection control issues. To earn the CEICR designation, a person must pass a rigorous examination based on respected industry texts and then submit documented, verifiable field experience to a board of peers, earning a unanimous vote of approval. The CEICR designation is accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).
If you are in need of commercial or residential disinfection services for Coronavirus COVID-19, or any viral or bacterial disease, please contact us for a FREE inspection and no-obligation estimate. We are here to help you and your employees get back to business safely and help keep you and your family safe too. For more information about Coronavirus COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, please see our resources pages, which include information from the CDC, NYS and our disinfection protocol. We will continue to provide the most up to date information as quickly as possible.
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Our certified and highly experienced emergency response team is trained in the procedures necessary to ensure a safe, professional, and compliant disinfection operation. Call us today for emergency disinfection response.
Content Pack Out & Storage Services
If you’ve had a flood or fire in your home or office, or if you require mold abatement, or have another environmental issue, we can take the unaffected contents and store it in our clean and safe warehouse until the affected area has been cleaned & fully restored. We have the ability to pack out and transport personal property to our warehouse for your short term or long term storage solutions. We will carefully wrap, package and inventory the items and label each box. We provide protective coverings for all furniture and items of value. We securely load the contents onto our trucks and safely deliver it to our warehouse. Our warehouse is climate controlled and equipped with central station monitoring, fire and theft alarms and sprinkler system. We have a fleet of box trucks and vans to accommodate any size job. We will also deliver the contents back to you when it is safe to do so.
Restoring & Rebuilding Your Property
If you have damage to your property, whether it was caused by a flood or fire in your home or business, or you had mold removal performed, or have storm damage, we can provide a complete rebuild of the affected area and restore your home or business to its pre-loss condition. We understand that you want to have your home back to normal for your family or reduce additional economic loss to your business. We can provide you with a free no-obligation estimate for the repair and restore of your property, and if an insurance claim was submitted, we can help negotiate with your insurance company. Call us today for your free no-obligation estimate.
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We Follow Strict Standards
From start to finish, ITS Environmental Services, Inc. is a leading expert in environmental restoration and remediation in the New York and Tri State area. We will handle every facet of any size commercial or residential flood mitigation, mold remediation and fire & smoke damage restoration project. In addition to our water mitigation & drying, mold remediation & removal and fire/smoke damage restoration services, we provide emergency biohazard cleanup, disinfection for germs, viruses and bacteria, animal damage cleanup, trauma, death & crime scene cleanup, gross filth & hoarding cleanup, odor removal, oil, fuel & chemical spill mitigation and other environmental hazardous restoration services. We also offer packing, moving & storage for personal property during the restoration process and rebuilds of damaged property. Our team has substantial training and experience, and we incorporate the most advanced mitigation techniques, equipment and methodologies to provide the highest effective restoration process. We follow the strict standards of the IICRC, CDC & EPA on every project. We are highly experienced, IICRC and CEICR Certified and fully insured. We offer free inspections and estimates, and we will negotiate with insurance carriers on behalf of our clients. Call us today 1-855-862-7474.
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Over the past 10 years, ITS Environmental Services has become the leading restoration company for all types of remediation in homes and commercial properties. We will restore and rebuild any property back to a safe environment. We provide emergency service for homes and businesses damaged by flooding, fire & smoke, mold, biohazardous waste, odors, germs, viruses & bacteria, blood and bodily fluids due to crime, death & trauma related events, animal & pests, gross filth, hoarding, fuel, oil & chemical spills and other environmental hazards throughout New York, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey and Connecticut 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are in need of property restoration from environmental damage, please call us today. We understand the challenges facing our customers when they contact us, and we will do our utmost to assist you every step of the way. We will perform a No-Obligation inspection and provide you with a detailed estimate of the work to be performed, and we will assist you in negotiating with your insurance carrier. ITS Environmental Services, Inc. is a fully insured corporation, IICRC & CEICR Certified and all of our technicians are trained and certified. Call us today at 1-855-862-7474.