Crime Scene Cleanup – What It Is

What is crime scene cleanup?  

It is one of those things that you hope to never need but when you DO need it, you will be glad to know about it.

Seriously, though, crime scene cleanup is more than just what the word implies.

It is essentially bio-hazard cleanup.

It is full service cleaning done by professionals trained and licensed to deal with the sensitive issues that surround crime scenes, unattended deaths, and other bio-hazard cleanup type situations.

While it is always vitally important to call local law enforcement before you call a crime scene cleanup company, the cleanup company will be your most important call after that.

Things you need to know.

A quality crime scene cleanup company will rarely cost you a dime.  

Most crime scene cleanup is covered by homeowners or renters insurance policies.  So thankfully, it is one less thing you have to deal with in an already traumatizing situation.

Crime scene cleanup companies do more than just crime scenes.

Because crime scene cleanup is all about biohazard, it stands to reason that these companies are good to know for a plethora of other reasons.

These include:

  • Any situation in which bodily fluid needs to be cleaned up or removed
    • Blood removal
    • Homiside cleanup
    • Suicide cleanup
    • Unattended death cleanup
  • Sewage spills or flooding
  • Hoarding
  • Emergency vehicle decontamination
  • Rodent feces cleanup
  • And often mold remediation

What about removal?

When the job is complete, they haul away all of the biohazard materials and cleaning supplies and dispose of them appropriately and safely (usually in an incinerator), so you never have to worry about any of it.

The bottom line is that companies that exist to do these types of jobs are here to keep you safe. 

There are any number of pathogens of various levels that you can potentially come into contact with in and of the above scenarios. That is why it is so important to hire a company that is trained and licensed to take care of such things in your home or on a property you manage.

They will come in, assess the entire situation and then get the job done.

They have specialized tools that allow them to read the air as well to determine the full potential of contamination.

They can determine mold count, humidity (and the potential contaminants), radon, and other potential problems.  Then if there are issues, they can take care of them.  

It all comes down to your safety.  

The one thing that many people rarely consider with a company like this… on the rare occasions that you DO need them, it is a huge emotional and stress relief to know that there is somebody there who KNOWS how to deal with the issue so you don’t have to.

It’s not a glamorous business, but it is a necessary and important one.

If you need to utilize a crime scene cleanup company, be certain to check out the Bio One franchise.

They are some of the best in the country.

Atlanta, Detroit