Crime Scene Cleanup is the decontamination and remediation of biohazards primarily associated with crime scene cleanup, from violent crime or suicide cleanup or the cleaning of the site of an unattended death. Other situations associated with crime scene cleanup include the cleaning of drug manufacturing such as meth labs or homes involving hoarding or animal infestation.
Crime Scene Cleanup involves direct contact with bio-hazards such as bloodborne pathogens. There are OSHA and EPA regulations involved in scene cleanup and CTS decon activities. Our cleaning professionals are familiar with insurance claim requirements and insurance payment policies. Because of these regulations and safety concerns, crime scene cleanup or trauma scene cleanup is best left to professionals.
It is usually the responsibility of the property owner to have the scene cleaned and decontaminated. This means that family members, often still mourning the loss of a loved one, must make the arrangements for scene cleanup and decontamination.
CSI employs trained professionals, who not only understand the federal regulations involving blood borne pathogens and biohazard decontamination, but also the need for compassion and discretion. Our cleaning professionals handle site remediation quickly, quietly, and thoroughly
Anytime blood or bodily fluids are left behind, a cleanup is necessary. After traumatic situations like unattended deaths, suicides, and homicides, a professional remediation company can help you manage the situation and ensure that the affected areas are cleaned and disinfected properly. Professional services should seriously be considered if a responding law enforcement officer or another government agent recommends it.
Blood is never “just blood”. If you are unsure of or are untrained to handle the situation, give us a call.
Health hazards posed by blood, bacteria, and infectious diseases can be serious. In cases of a communicable disease or a death or accident where blood is present, there is risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens (BBP), infectious outbreaks, and structural damage to the affected property. Oftentimes, these pathogens are invisible, making the disinfection process a challenging task for the inexperienced.
When blood spills are simply spot cleaned and treated with a topical solution, the affected area has not been properly disinfected. At best, this cursory surface cleaning has merely suppressed the lingering bacteria; at worst, it may have missed entire sections where the blood or fluids have pooled underneath carpets or floors. This causes two issues: the likely return of unpleasant odors and the growth of additional bacterial colonies.
Unlike standard house or business cleaning, biohazard cleanup is a service that requires industry expertise, specialized equipment, and appropriate certifications. Aftermath’s science-based remediation process ensures that we properly assess the situation, contain the affected areas to prevent cross-contamination, remove all traces of blood and biological materials, and finally, disinfect and deodorize the area to a safe, livable condition.
To verify that the affected areas are free of pathogens, we use ATP tests, which measures cell activity, including blood borne pathogens. Only when the test registers zero RLU (registered light units) are we satisfied with the level of clean. This test adds technology, measurability, and accountability to our biohazard remediation process. We are diligent and thorough because we understand that the health and safety of you and your family are on the line.
Not all biohazard companies are created equal – many are generalists, few are true experts. When biohazards, blood, and bodily fluids are involved, you need a dependable expert like Crime Scene Intervention to ensure proper disinfection and protection from the potential spread of harmful pathogens. We have created proprietary cleaning agents, safety equipment, and disinfection process that are our intellectual property. Our teams are trained in a variety of safety protocols and all receive the same training regardless of geographic location to ensure that no matter where you are, you receive the same care and expertise.
When you choose Crime Scene Intervention, you can expect compassion, respect, and the highest quality of service. We stand by our work with a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.
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We work with landlords, property owners, homeowners as an independent crime scene cleanup crew for all types of services including crime scene clean up, accident/trauma cleanup, suicide cleanup, biohazard cleanup, urine/feces/odor cleanup, staffs infection cleanup, meth lab cleanup, and foreclosure clean up. Don’t risk the liability or exposure to potentially infectious bio-hazardous materials.
All of our staffs are professional firefighters and we provide local service to all of South Florida. Our objective is to restore a room to a safe, non-hazardous state as quickly as possible. We offer superior service to our customers and have assisted them in cleanup and disposal of blood and body fluids for homes or businesses for thousands of spill and release incidents. The most frequent calls are unfortunately Suicide Clean up, and e are compassionate with the family during the process of suicide clean up. Believe it or not, suicide is a crime, and we mostly deal with the situation as a suicide crime scene in order to properly handle the case with local law enforcement. Suicide crime scene and the suicide clean up are not easy on our staff. It is emotional for all people involved. A sad reality is some people think the easiest way out is suicide, when they fail to realize how much pain suicide clean up puts onto everyone involved, especially the family.
Crime and suicide clean up isn’t an easy job. Also, we ensure that we will communicate with the involved law enforcement unit before performing the cleanup. This way, we wouldn’t damage evidence or hinder the investigation.
Over the years, we’ve partnered with law enforcement when it comes to cleaning up crime scenes. The police force also taps us for suicide cleanup.
Through this process, we can reduce the trauma of the crime or suicide to the member of the family.
Standard cleaning companies are not equipped with the knowledge or equipment needed to safely clean up biological material. The blood and body fluids that are left at a crime scene can carry potential bloodborne pathogens, including HIV, Hepatitis B and C, methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and norovirus. As a result, cleaning up a crime scene requires more than a simple mop and bucket; specialized OSHA training and compliance are highly recommended.
Crime scene cleanup is highly specialized and the technicians are trained to follow certain protocols for crime scenes to avoid contaminating the scene and interrupting the investigation. It also takes special training to properly handle any biohazard materials that may be present such as blood and body tissues. You should never attempt to clean these scenes yourself because you could possibly interrupt the investigation if it is a crime scene and if you are not trained to handle biohazard materials, you risk exposing yourself to infections. It may also be very difficult emotionally to clean up a crime scene in which a family member or loved one was the victim.
The main priority of crime scene cleaning companies is to completely restore the scene to its natural state and make it safe to enter and use. These companies will not only remove all biohazard materials and any visible stains left behind, but also the odors that may linger. A reliable company will clean and sanitize the entire area, including fabrics and baseboards that may have absorbed some biohazard material.
The time it will take to restore the scene depends on the extent of the work needed and will differ from case to case. Most crime scene cleaning companies will assess the scene and provide the client with a complete plan of action including a timetable for when you can expect the work to be done. They should also keep you informed through every step of the cleaning process.
You do not have to be present for the cleanup process and it is entirely up to you whether you want to be there. Crime scene cleaning professionals treat the property of their clients with respect and approach every job with a sense of compassion to help provide some piece of mind to the clients following the tragedy. Most companies have a certified and insured staff that has earned the respect of previous clients and whether you are present on the scene or not, they will provide you with an update of their progress.
Discovering a crime scene or trauma scene involving serious injury or death on your property can be a very stressful and overwhelming experience but hiring a trusted crime scene cleaning company will provide some peace of mind and help start the recovery process.
This is actually an incredibly rewarding line of work. We are fortunate in that we are able to help people on what may be the worst day of their life. Our training, experience, and capabilities allow us to confidently make at least one of their problems go away: the difficulty of cleaning up after a death or trauma. I had the same feeling as a mortuary representative in the 90s. Because I was dealing directly with the deceased, I was able to demonstrate to families that I could and would handle their loved one’s body in a professional and caring way. Then, like now, I can sleep well at night knowing that my work and the work of my team have made someone’s life better. Yes, sometimes there are difficult sights or smells associated with trauma and death, but we have become used to them very quickly. We concentrate on the tasks at hand and the service we are providing.
I don’t. There are occasionally circumstances around particular death scenes that make me feel bad for the victims and their families, but I remember that my job is to help them with the cleanup and to remain professional. I can be empathetic, but not deep dive into a place of deep sadness. Our crew members are committed to providing quality service to our clients and remaining professional and courteous in all situations.
It is important to let professionals perform the cleanup for three reasons. First, traumatic situations such as violent crime, homicide and suicide leave behind blood and other bodily fluids that can potentially contain disease-causing bacteria or viruses. The professional crews Crime Scene Intervention know how to deal with these substances in a safe way that protects the public and themselves. Second, it is critical to completely kill or deactivate the microbes that are present. Not all cleaning substances are equal. Third, cleaning up after a traumatic event or a death can be psychologically difficult, especially for the victim’s loved ones, whose time and energy may be better spent comforting each other, making arrangements for other services, or spending time with the victim. Crime Scene Intervention can handle the cleaning tasks for you, letting you concentrate on other important things.
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Improper handling or disposal of biohazard materials is highly dangerous. Blood cleanup is always left to professional crime scene cleaners for a reason. Doing it your self can put your family, friends or relatives at risk of highly communicable blood-borne diseases like AIDS, MRSA, and Hepatitis. Working with a leading professional crime scene cleaner is highly advisable for those affected.
Suicide cleanup is a cleanup service used after someone commits or attempts suicide in their home or business. While most of the procedures and processes of the clean up match crime scene cleanup services, there is usually more emphasis on home-based cleaning, in direct contact with the victim’s family.
Unattended death is when a person expires, usually within their home, and is often undiscovered for quite some time. Due to the physical nature of a human body, bodily fluids over time, in addition to decomposition, stains and contaminates the area they passed in. This is accompanied by strong odors, and sometimes carrion insects, such as flies, which in return, can cross contaminate large areas of a home. Items such as furniture and carpets are unsalvageable and are usually torn out and discard. If allowed to sit for long periods of time, bodily fluids from a corpse can leak into flooring and structural foundations, causing massive damage and requires major house renovations to remediate and replace affected building materials.
Many people in the general public believe that after a crime occurs in a home or business, that the police, medical examiner or coroner is responsible for cleaning the scene in addition to removing the body. This is untrue. They are only responsible for removing the body after an investigation to the morgue. The family or business owner is left responsible for hiring a professional company that specializes in remediating living and work spaces so that the transmission of diseases and blood borne pathogens is eradicated. Due to the nature of these cleanups, homeowners insurance will usually cover costs of the clean up. This is all based on your insurance policy, and contacting them will clarify if a home owner policy covers clean up costs and to what degree.
Depending on the type of scene and the severity of damage, each crime scene is approached differently. However, the method for removing blood and bodily fluids has a general process. First, our technicians will remove contaminated items that can be discarded such as clothing, small disposable items, and nonessential furniture which cannot be cleaned. Once the area is clean of these items, the technicians begin using a chemical solution that cleans blood and eradicates blood borne pathogens on contact. Every inch of the affected area is treated with this solution.
There is no “crime scene cleanup certification”, only certifications that are OSHA or HAZWOPER offer that are used by crime scene technicians. These certify them in doing crime scene cleanup or hazardous remediation.
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Many insurance policies will cover the expense of crime scene cleanup. Crime Scene Intervention works directly with your insurer to assist in filing your insurance claim and ensuring complete trauma scene decontamination.
Crime Scene Intervention has operators available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond quickly to your emergency. We have crews located throughout the South Florida and will respond immediately. For more information, call (561) 250-0822.
Unfortunately, even in the wake of violent crime or suicide, it is the responsibility of the property owner to have the scene cleaned and decontaminated. This means that family members, often still mourning the loss of a loved one, must make the arrangements for scene cleanup.
Crime Scene Intervention employs trained professionals that understand the federal regulations involving blood borne pathogens and biohazard decontamination but also the need for compassion and discretion. Our cleaning professionals handle site remediation quickly, quietly, and thoroughly.
The answer to this common question is NO! Biohazard materials are highly contaminated with dangerous viruses, bacteria, and fungal. Doing it yourself is quite hazardous. Blood cleanup is carried out effectively by professional crime scene cleaning technicians. These professionals have the appropriate training, skills, personal protective equipment, time and resources to guarantee their clients safety.
Since 2005, our dedicated team has provided emergency response in bio-hazardous cleanup and restoration. We work with landlords, property owners, homeowners as an independent crime scene cleanup crew for all types of services including crime scene clean up, accident/trauma cleanup, suicide cleanup, biohazard cleanup, urine/feces/odor cleanup, staffs infection cleanup, meth lab cleanup, and foreclosure clean up. Don’t risk the liability or exposure to potentially infectious bio-hazardous materials. All of our staffs are professional firefighters and we provide local service to all of South Florida.
When you contact us to request our services, we only need to know who our contact is, the location you need us to cleanup and the type of service you believe you need. We will then schedule a time we can meet you or someone who will represent you at the scene or near the scene. We generally can respond immediately, no matter the time of day or night. We then will come to the scene and perform an estimate. We will then discuss the scope of work required and get your authorization to perform the services discussed. We recognize the situation that many of our clients are going through at these times and try to limit as much interaction and discussion to avoid any added anguish. We use unmarked work vans and arrive professionally dressed and conduct ourselves as you would hope in these situations. Discretion is a fundamental core value of all of our technicians.
Wrong it’s not just blood, Most people are unaware of the exposure risks of dealing with blood and bodily fluids. Any time these biohazards are present, proceed with caution. These risks can be effectively limited by wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) and following established remediation and disinfection protocols that are required by law and set by industry best practices. It is important for any company or organization to understand that they are responsible for their employees’, customers’, and members’ safety when it comes to biohazard exposure. There are several state and federal regulations that address how blood and biological materials should be handled and disposed of.
Yes. We understand the emotional distress you may be experiencing. Although the vast majority of our cases are handled directly through insurance, in the event that this option is not available to you, we will work with you to develop a payment plan conducive to your finances.
Crime Scene Intervention accepts all major credit cards. We provide financial hardship programs if certain qualifications are met and also have the ability to be paid directly from the deceased estate or the sale of the property.
We do not use bleach during our clean-ups because it doesn’t penetrate carpets, fabrics, and hardwood floors like other professional cleaning solutions. Our team uses a full range of hospital-grade solvents and chemicals that are designed to penetrate lingering stains. These products quickly disinfect and sanitize, leaving the site safe and clean.
Unfortunately, it is not the responsibility of law enforcement, fire rescue, EMS or medical examiners to clean up after a trauma, suicide, homicide, decomposition or unattended death. Once the scene is released, it is the responsibility of the property owner or family members to find the services necessary to clean up the property.
Yes, whether in or out of state, we can work with you to clean up after a suicide, homicide, unattended death or trauma. You don’t have to be present at the scene. We know that accidents don’t wait for normal office hours, and neither do we. You can call us anytime, day or night.
Yes, our goal is to restore your property to its pre-loss condition. We take all necessary steps to ensure it is clean, deodorized and sanitized with no lingering odors. Once our process is completed, the area is safe and properly disinfected. In addition, we also offer a written guarantee upon request.
No, unfortunately, blood and other bodily fluids can seep into fabrics, under baseboards and other areas invisible to the eye. Proper cleaning and restoration takes more than just visible blood removal. Our team has the training, special tools and experience to clean and remove visible as well as non-visible material. Rest assured, the area will be safe and restored upon completion.
Our team prides itself in finding the proper cleaning product to remove any foul or lingering smells. Minimally-invasive and deep-penetrating, these solutions will remove the source of the intrusive odor. In some cases, structural removal is required. Without seeking out the cause of the smell, it may remain for weeks, months, or even years.
Providing the recommended scope of work has been performed, we guarantee when our work is completed that the property is free of any biological fluids or other potentially infectious materials. The customer is provided with a Certificate of Completion which states that the property has been professionally remediated and outlines all the services that were completed.
Our team will work quickly and discreetly to clean your site in the fastest manner possible, helping you get on the track to recovery. That’s our promise to you.
Our objective is to restore a room to a safe, non-hazardous state as quickly as possible. Once fully-cleaned, the entire site will be safe for your family and loved ones. Our ultimate goal is to make sure that the scene is devoid of any lingering odors, stains, or soiled surfaces.
If you used another company from crime scene cleanup services who provided less than satisfactory results, we can help make it right. We stand by our work: It’s what helped us earn recognition from insurance companies and past clients.
Days, weeks, or months: No matter how long it’s been since the unattended death, we can help and remediate the scene in its entirety. Using the correct equipment and techniques throughout the entire decomposition cleaning process is necessary to find and neutralize the source of odors; otherwise, they will continue to linger. Our 100 percent odor remediation services have left our clients fully satisfied.
There are no national crime scene cleaning companies; they’re actually independent companies operating in certain areas who work for a national company. As a locally-based company, we will arrive on the scene promptly and will not subcontract any remediation work. All of our technicians are trained employees who are dedicated to the company.
No, it’s your choice. It’s your right to work with someone you can trust to do it right, and no insurance company can require you to use a specific contractor for the loss to be covered.
No, a business owner may face potential liability if they assign their staff to clean up a biohazard site after a suicide, homicide, crime scene, trauma or unattended death. Federal Regulation 29CFR1910.1030 states that no employee can be placed in a position to be exposed to blood spills without first:
Receiving bloodborne pathogen (BBP) training
Having a written BBP exposure control plan
Having been provided personal protective equipment
Having been offered the Hepatitis B vaccine and exposure evaluation and follow-up
Being provided with a method to remove and properly store the bio-hazardous waste in properly marked containers for disposal at an approved site
Only after these five steps have been met can an employee be required by his or her employer to clean a bio-hazardous crime scene. Additionally, if the area is not cleaned and sanitized properly, your business could face additional liability. It’s best to leave biohazard cleanup to professionals.
CSI Crime Scene Intervention has providing foreclosure property cleanup since 2005. Also, Clients count on our extensive experience dealing with properties that are not left in the best condition. Contact our professionals for foreclosure property cleanup help for any size job. Furthermore, we will handle hoarding and extreme filth conditions. Moreover, we have your specific property’s situation covered, from biohazard removal to complete sanitization of damaged properties.
Again, we understand that dealing with a property that has been foreclosed on can be stressful. Often, the unsanitary conditions left behind include feces and urine damage, as well as property damage. Not to mention, we will provide you with scene cleanup and decontamination guidance.
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