top of page


Fingerprint Dust Cleanup | Steri-Clean® Minnesota 

Fingerprint dust is a very fine black or white powder that is used to detect any fingerprints at a crime scene. White powder is used to dust prints on dark surfaces, and dark powder is used if the prints are left on light-colored surfaces. Officials use either talcum-based powders for white, or graphite-based powders for black. Police can also use special fluorescent powders that glow under black light if the prints are found on multi-colored or multi-textured surfaces.


For the most part, every surface and object will be dusted in order to lift a viable print. Fingerprint dusting is intended to get the particles of the powder to stick to residue left by skin ridges on the fingers, palms, or feet. When a person touches something, the slight friction between the fingers and the object or surface can leave behind a mark from the natural oils in the skin. Of course, this means that the powder will cling to every edge, corner, groove, crevice, nook, and cranny of the space. Once the fingerprint dusting has been completed, the area will need to be professionally cleaned. As you can imagine, having a blanket of fine dust over absolutely everything can create a very challenging cleaning task.


Why Call a Professional?

  • As you attempt to wash away signs of the fingerprint dust, it will quickly turn into an inky substance that will stick to all your surfaces and belongings. 

  • Despite your best efforts, attempting to remove the dust will only spread it and make the mess worse. Plus, you can further damage surfaces and areas with vigorous cleaning methods.

  • On top of creating a huge mess, fingerprint dust formulas often contain lead, mercury, and cadmium. Although vital to ensuring these powders work properly, these compounds are hazardous to your health. 

  • If you try to scrub the powder off a surface, you will be exposed to the dust’s hazardous compounds. This can result in serious health complications and will more than likely require care from a medical provider.

  • To avoid the stress of trying to handle the cleanup efforts on your own, you can rely on our team to thoroughly remove all fingerprint dust. With our proven tools and techniques, we will have your home or business back to normal in no time at all.


Call Us Today For Expert Fingerprint Dust Cleanup. 1-888-577-7206

Steri-Clean® Minnesota has proprietary techniques and chemicals to properly remove and neutralize fingerprint dust and other substances that investigators use. Our fingerprint dust cleanup services leave the area free of graphite and as clean as it was before the dusting took place. For your immediate cleanup needs, we are available 24 hours a day. Give our trusted Minnesota team a call to learn more about our fingerprint cleanup services.

Steri-Clean Minnesota serves the greater Twin Cities, MN area with fingerprint dust cleanup services including Plymouth, Rogers & St. Paul

bottom of page