It is a fact of life that Squats and drug dens exist. However, when the time comes to clean them up, it brings with it some very nasty hazards which need to be dealt with by highly specialized organizations geared to deal with the problem associated with such hazards.
Rapid Environmental Service staff are trained to the highest possible standards, we are a certified body of the National Academy of Crime Scene Cleaners (NACSC), so you can be sure the job will be done with safety in mind.
Squats and Drug Dens generally go hand in hand, with most of the same drug paraphernalia being in each place, so regardless of the situation, dealing with sharps, hypodermic syringes and needles is all par for the course.
There is also a growing risk of “Booby Traps”, where the previous occupants decide to set needle traps for the unsuspecting. These can be in light switches, under bannisters, on handles…in fact everything is a potential danger. Nobody knows why this is becoming more common and why people do this, but it is a fact, so again dealing with this type of situation requires extreme care and caution, taking nothing for granted.
Needles and sharps carry significant risk of contamination and infection so a full sharps sweep is carried out at each and every property so we can mitigate any risk to staff or other contractors working on the site.
Squats generally are in a pretty dreadful state so once the area is cleared, cleaning and removal of hazardous waste is carried out to ensure the property can be returned to its rightful owner in a fit state.
Working with local authorities, police, housing associations, Property Agents and landlords, Rapid Environmental Services will work with you to resolve the issues associated with squats and drug dens, leaving the property clean and clear of danger, so other trades can do their work safely.