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What is the Cost of Crime Scene Clean Up

Posted on 08/15/2017 by Advanced Bio in Blog

cost of crime scene clean up

Crime scene clean up is something that many people never have to deal with in their lives. For those that do however, there are various costs associated with cleaning up a crime scene efficiently and effectively. Cost can vary across the board from company to company and from crime scene to crime scene. Here are some different factors that affect the cost.

What is the Basic Cost of Crime Scene Clean Up?

The first factor that you need to consider is of course the type of crime scene. Something like a break in is going to cost far less than a murder scene or an assault scene where blood and bodily fluids are involved. You also need to consider the size of the crime scene and the overall size of the mess that needs to be cleaned up or disposed of. For larger crime scenes, you are going to have to deal with more money as more manpower is going to be needed to clean up and more time is going to be needed as well.

Another factor that you have to consider is how much needs to be cleaned. If the scene is truly grim, you are likely going to have to pay a great deal to have it effectively cleaned up. It is important that with any crime scene clean up that professional services are used to insure that the scene is cleaned and that it is again habitable. You will also need to consider what type of material is being cleaned up. Again, things like debris from broken windows and doors is going to cost less than cleaning up biohazard.

What Makes the Biggest Difference in Cost?

The element that makes the biggest difference in overall cost is what biohazard is being cleaned up. If blood and other bodily fluids are involved it is going to cost far more as special equipment is going to be necessary to sanitize and fully remove the blood and other fluids from the setting. Biohazards present a unique complication. Biohazard has the potential to make the person cleaning it up sick by way of blood borne pathogens, it is difficult to remove, and it can cause great issue in the future if the area is not fully sanitized.

Not to mention the fact that cleaners have to wear special suits to protect them from the biohazard, they have to use special machines to fully clean the area, and more time is likely going to be needed to fully clean the space. These are all things to keep in mind when hiring a professional company to clean any crime scene.

Where to Start?

Most companies will offer a free estimate of clean up and many do take insurance payments from your insurance company. Your insurance company will help pay a part of the cost of clean up of a crime scene but you may need to talk with your insurance company about what fees they cover and what companies are approved. Crime scene clean up is not something that you want to have to deal with but if you are faced with this issue, it is far easier to get the process going if you know where to start.

Crime scene clean up can be difficult but it does not have to be impossible. Reach out to our team at Advanced Bio Solutions if you need help getting rid of a crime scene. We can help make any clean up easier than you could have ever imagined.