Crime Scene Clean
- Crime scene cleanup
- Blood and bodily fluids
- Gunshot suicides
- Attempted suicide
- Drug overdoses
- Unattended deaths
- Blood and bodily fluids
- AIDS contaminated blood
- Clostridium difficile
- Feces and urine
- Unattended deaths
Professional Crime Scene Cleanup Services In Kansas City
Professional Crime Scene Clean Up in Kansas City
A violent crime has been committed in your home or workplace, the police have completed their investigations and all you are left with is the trauma and a hazardous area that needs to be sanitized. Most people who have experienced this situation are shocked at the fact that police, the medical examiner or the state do not take responsibility for crime scene clean up.
But you don't (and shouldn't) need to take care of the problem on your own. Crime scene cleaning service providers will ensure that the scene is fully restored to its original state so that you will never be able to tell that a crime was committed or that investigators spent hours or even days traipsing in and out of your personal space.
1. What Is Involved With Crime Scene Clean Up?
First, you need to understand that this service is not solely aimed at cleaning, but full remediation of the scene. This means that every trace of biological material, blood, dirt and chemicals at the scene will be safely removed, cleaned and disposed of. The process normally involves the following steps:
Step 1 - Crime Scene Control
The scene will be partitioned into three sections:
- The preparation area where the cleaners will prepare their equipment and materials as well as themselves for the cleaning process.
- A secondary area which will prevent contamination from the crime scene affecting other areas in the residence.
- The primary crime scene where the clean up will be performed.
This process is important to protect the professional cleaning team from a number of hazards such as transmittable diseases and illness that could result from contact with bio-hazardous materials that are present. Bio-hazard suits, masks, gloves and other preventative measures are taken to avoid these problems.
Step 2 - The Clean Up
The amount of time it will take to fully clean a crime scene is largely dependent on the size of the crime scene, the nature of the crime as well as the amount of blood, biological materials and other dirt that needs to be efficiently removed. Most crime scene clean ups can successfully be completed within a matter of hours.
It is however advisable that you make alternative arrangements for accommodation for a couple of days while the cleaning team is working. You should also make an effort to get a professional cleaning team in sooner rather than later. The longer the crime scene remains unattended, the more difficult the clean up can become. Crime scene clean up can only takes place once the investigations have been completed and the scene released by the police.
Specific chemical agents are used in the cleaning processes that are directly aimed at removing all signs of unwanted materials that resulted from the crime. Once no signs of the event remain, the area is sanitized. The area will then be checked and tested using UV light and other technology to ensure that it meets with the necessary sanitary requirements.
Any furniture items or personal belongings that cannot be successfully cleaned and sterilized will be removed from the area of and disposed of. This disposal needs to be in adherence to specific standards set for hazardous waste material. Any biological material, residue and dirt removed from the scene will also need to be disposed of in the same manner.
In certain cases, where wall paper, carpeting, other types of flooring or structural elements cannot be fully sanitized, they may also need to be removed from the area and correctly disposed of. Unfortunately, in these cases, full remediation is not always possible and you may need to have these items replaced and restored at your own cost.
The final step involves deodorizing the residence.
2. What Will It Cost?
The cost is dependent on a variety of different factors and can differ greatly from one scene to another. Factors include:
- The size of the clean. How many rooms have been affected, the volume of the area affected and any additional areas that were contaminated during the investigative process.
- The amount of materials that need to be disposed of.
- The structural elements that need to be cleaned, repaired or removed.
- The time lapsed after the crime was committed to when cleaning commences.
- Any other complications that could increase the cleaning time.
Crime scene cleaning providers should offer you a free quote or estimate that you can compare to get the best quality clean at the lowest cost. You should contact your property or household insurance provider to inquire as to whether they will cover some or all of the costs related to the clean up.
3. What Types Of Services Are Provided?
Crime scene cleaners do not exclusively provide services for remediation of areas where a crime has resulted in the need for a clean up. Additional services include cleaning of:
- Accident scenes.
- Removal of biological or bio-hazardous materials.
- Removal of chemical or hazardous materials.
- Hoarder cleans up.
- Locations where death has occurred and not been attended to for a lengthy period of time.
Each service will be individually evaluated to determine the cost.
4. When Should You Call?
As mentioned before, sooner is better than later. For crime scene clean up, the moment the scene has been released by the investigators is a good time to call. For any of the additional services that require no crime scene investigation, you should call in the professionals as soon as possible.
5. Will I Get A Satisfaction Guarantee?
Crime scene cleaning providers will do their utmost to restore and remediate any area that requires their services. While they may not provide you with a physical guarantee that you will be satisfied with their services, they should be happy to address any issues that you may have after the cleaning has been completed.
Crime scene cleaners understand that you have been through a traumatic event that may have been exacerbated by the investigative process and will try to deliver a service that takes this into consideration.