Trauma cleaners clean spaces that no one else will touch hoarder sites, meth labs, murder scenes, deaths, and suicides. They clean the homes of some of society’s most vulnerable people, the neglected, the lonely, the addicted, and the mentally unwell. When illness forces her away from her beloved trauma cleaning business, Sandra Pankhurst faces up to her traumatic past and begins a search for her birth mother. Meanwhile, her workers approach this difficult work with camaraderie and humor, bringing hope to their clients despite carrying the trauma of their own. Clean shows us that life is more fragile than we might think, but there is hope and reassurance in human connection.