Crime Scene / Trauma Cleanup Services

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Crime Scene / Trauma Cleanup, Removal & Remediation Services

Fast, Discreet & Compassionate Service
We Help Fast 24/7! Call (732) 769-8101

Like It Never Happened

Violent crime is an unfortunate reality in the world today. When it hits close to your home or business the impact can go far beyond bodily harm or damage to property. The aftermath of a traumatic incident can be messy as well as psychologically heavy.

Highest Standards In Cleaning. Period!

In the case of a violent crime, where someone was assaulted, injured, or murdered, the place where it occurred is considered a “Primary Crime Scene.” This could include an assault that covered multiple locations. In these cases, all affected rooms and areas will be cordoned off until the investigators have completed collecting all the necessary evidence.

At that point, they will notify you that you are allowed to bring in professional cleaning and remediation services. Sometimes this delay is only a few hours or perhaps a day. With more complicated cases, the evidence collection process might span several days. In a few rare instances, the crime scene will be left intact for a prolonged period of time.

The longer the crime scene goes without professional cleaning the greater the biohazard risk may be, and the more difficult it will be to restore the affected areas to a normal state.

What Is A Crime Scene?

A “Crime Scene” is defined as a physical location where an illegal activity occurred and where evidence can be retrieved by law enforcement officials. This could be the room of a home, the lobby of a business or an outdoor area where a crime occurred.

  • A suicide

  • Assault with bodily harm

  • Accidental or intentional self-harm

  • Decomposition related to death

  • Homicide

  • Pet and animal biohazards

  • Contamination from Infectious disease or pathogen

  • Industrial accidents

Who Is Responsible For Cleaning Up A Crime Scene?

Many people assume that law enforcement or some related service will handle crime scene cleanup. However, this is not the case. If you own the property where the crime originated, you are responsible for cleanup! Though no clean up measures can be performed until authorities notify you that they have completed all on-site investigation and evidence collection.

Unfortunately, most people don’t have access to the equipment and professional-grade cleaning products to effectively clean a crime scene. Let alone access to the proper personal protection equipment or the training to safely clean up biohazards like blood, tissues, and bodily fluids.

At the same time, the emotional impact of a violent crime happening on your property or to someone you knew and loved, can be too much to bear. This truly is a time to turn to professionals like Affordable Remediation.

What Should I Do If I Find A Dead Body?

A dead body is a person who cannot be revived and has clearly been deceased for too long for medical treatment to restore them to life. This could also mean that the body has started to decompose. If you happen to be the first person to find a dead body in a public or private space, there are crucial steps you need to take.

First, you need to call 911 to alert the authorities. Second: Vacate the immediate crime scene. You don’t want to disturb evidence at the crime scene, while also limiting your exposure to any potentially dangerous biohazards. You also need to make yourself available to answer any questions the authorities ask. This might be when they arrive at the crime scene or later on in the investigative process.

Crime Scene Cleanup Requirements

Assuming the authorities have permitted you to start the crime scene cleanup process, there are a few requirements to effectively clean up a crime scene where a violent crime occurred. In the case of a homicide or suicide, the authorities will likely take the body away. Though the remaining tissues and bodily fluids will likely remain.

In some states, a crime scene where a violent crime occurred needs to be performed by a professional service that has been registered with the state. Depending on the details of the incident, records might need to be taken and documents turned over to the authorities at the end of the remediation process.

Other Types Of Crime Scenes Without Biohazards

While violent crimes are certainly a concern when it comes to biohazards caused by bodily fluids and tissues, they are not the only type of crime scene that needs to be cleaned up. In some cases, the crime might be associated with the presence of narcotics or chemicals that can potentially be inhaled or absorbed through the skin.
In some cases, you might own the property, but the tenants have contaminated it. While the offending tenant will have to answer to authorities, you as the property owner/landlord could end up being responsible for the crime scene cleanup. This could include:

  • Methamphetamine or illegal drug lab

  • Narcotics distribution area

  • Hoarding debris

  • Animal breeding

  • Animal waste

  • Animal fighting and body disposal

  • Medical waste

Discretion & Professionalism When You Need It Most

At Affordable Remediation, we understand what a shaking experience it can be to have a crime scene on your property. The disruption to your daily life and normal routine can be just the tip of the iceberg compared to the emotional toll it certainly takes.
Our technicians pride themselves on their professionalism, empathy, and discretion. When you contract us to handle your crime scene cleanup needs we will be sensitive to your needs and privacy. Using industry best practices and state-of-the-art equipment to safely remove all biohazardous or chemical materials and dispose of them properly. We will then meticulously clean, sanitize, and deodorize all affected areas.

Professional Documentation & Certification Upon Completion

Of course, cleanup and remediation of a crime scene are only one of many important aspects of the process. Many homes and businesses also have insurance policies on their property with clauses related to criminal activity and damage.

Insurance is notoriously stingy at paying out these claims without proper documentation. As needed, Affordable Remediation can provide you with a detailed account of the damaged materials and services performed to improve your chances of having your claim approved.

We are also well-versed in a variety of options to help minimize your upfront costs. This might include things like applying to a State Crime Victim Reimbursement Programs.