Nicknamed CTS Decon- short for Crime and Trauma Scene Decontamination- this field can pay as much as $600.00 per hour. Job sites are locations where some type of violence has occurred. Murders, suicides, and accidental deaths cause contamination from blood and other body fluids. OSHA deems these as biohazards. Crime scene cleaning does require some special training, but no specific licensing.
The procedures and chemicals used for cleaning vary, depending on the surface. For indoor jobs, the process involves multiple steps for disinfecting, scrubbing, sterilizing, and odor control. Carpet and padding may need to be removed completely. When the tragedy happens outside, things can get a little more complicated.
A good example of this involved a situation where a man in Michigan shot himself in front a second story window. While the interior of the home remained clean, it left a terrible mess on the siding and the concrete patio below. It would have taken many hours to clean this scene by hand, but a pressure washer can get the job done quickly. It also eliminates some of the steps, making the whole process more efficient.