Dealing with squatters can be a challenging and distressing situation for property owners. Once the squatters have been evicted, the aftermath often leaves properties in a state of disarray. Squat Clearance requires a delicate and thorough approach to ensure the restoration of a safe and habitable space. In this guide, we’ll walk you through a step-by-step process of cleaning after squatters, with a focus on the professional services provided by Trauma Clean 24 Seven.

Step 1: Secure the Property

Before any cleaning can begin, it’s essential to secure the property to prevent further unauthorised access. Trauma Clean 24 Seven understands the importance of safety and would suggest that entry points, such as doors and windows are secured. This will therefore ensure a controlled environment for the cleanup process.

Step 2: Conduct a Safety Assessment

Safety is paramount when dealing with the aftermath of squatters. Trauma Clean 24 Seven conducts a thorough safety assessment to identify potential hazards such as biohazards, structural damage, or other safety risks. This assessment forms the basis for creating a comprehensive cleaning plan.

Step 3: Removal of Biohazards

Squatter-occupied properties often present biohazard risks due to unsanitary living conditions. Trauma Clean 24 Seven employs trained professionals equipped with the necessary protective gear to safely remove and dispose of biohazardous materials. This includes human waste, drug paraphernalia, and other contaminants that may pose health risks.

Step 4: Deep Cleaning and Sanitisation

Once the biohazards have been removed, the next step is deep cleaning and sanitization. Trauma Clean 24 Seven uses industry-approved cleaning agents and specialized equipment to thoroughly clean and sanitize the entire property. This process extends to walls, floors, ceilings, and any other surfaces that may have been contaminated.

Step 5: Odour Neutralisation

Squatter-occupied properties often carry lingering odours that can be challenging to eliminate. Trauma Clean 24 Seven employs advanced techniques and deodorizing agents to neutralize odours and create a fresh and habitable environment. This step is crucial for restoring the property to a state that is both physically and psychologically comfortable for future occupants.

Step 6: Repair and Restoration

In some cases, squatters may cause structural damage to the property. It is important that a repair and restoration company is contacted to address any structural issues, ensuring the property is safe and in good condition. This may include repairing walls, floors, or other damaged areas.


Squat clearance is a complex and sensitive process that requires professional expertise. Trauma Clean 24 Seven provides a comprehensive solution, addressing safety concerns, biohazard removal, deep cleaning, sanitization, odour neutralization, and even repair and restoration. By following this step-by-step guide, property owners can trust that their spaces will be returned to a clean and habitable state, promoting the well-being of future occupants.

Did you know? We offer a range of other specialist biohazard cleaning services including after death clean up, and trauma and crime scene clean up. Contact us on 0203 6408 247 or email us at [email protected] for further information.