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Steri-Clean® Oregon - Fingerprint Dust Cleanup

When law enforcement has to investigate a crime scene, such as a burglary, they often dust for fingerprints. Dusting for prints can be a crucial step in solving the crime, but it can be a nuisance to the property owner.


Steri-Clean® Oregon are the crime scene cleanup experts. We will clean up the ensuing mess resulting from any investigation - leaving no trace of fingerprint dust or any residual residue.

Fingerprint Dust Cleanup


If your home or business becomes the scene of a crime, such as a burglary or homicide, forensic investigators will collect evidence by dusting for fingerprints. The particles of powder adhere to residue left behind from friction ridges, thus revealing the patterns of the fingerprint. However, fingerprint dust can leave residual marks of graphite powder on any surface that was dusted for prints. The residual marks can be both frustrating to the property owner and extremely difficult to clean.


If the powder gets wet, you may have a bigger problem. Common household cleaners and water can activate the dust, which makes it nearly impossible to remove. It takes a complex cleaning solution with the right chemicals to get the fingerprint dust off and rid the surfaces of any black marks or residue. This is true for several other substances investigators may use as well, such as Luminol.


Fingerprint dust can spread throughout a home or business very quickly with the slightest breeze of air. If your home or business has been dusted for prints, shut off any AC or heating units as quickly as possible. You do not want the dust to get into your HVAC system and contaminate the air quality within your home or building.


it is important to clean up fingerprint dust as soon as possible, before the problem gets worse. Call Steri-Clean® Oregon 24/7 at (888) 577-7206 for fast and effective fingerprint dust cleanup remediation.

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