Who Is Responsible for Crime Scene Cleanup?
After a violent crime, many property owners believe that law enforcement or the medical examiner will perform the cleanup necessary to restore the area to a safe and livable condition. However, this is not necessarily the case, and the property owner is responsible for these tasks. While the homeowner/business owner doesn’t have to clean the crime scene themselves, they are responsible for the process of restoring and remediating the scene to create a safe environment.
WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN PROFESSIONAL CRIME SCENE REMEDIATION.
- Violent crimes can create trauma for the homeowner/ business owner, their family, and employees. Attempting to clean up the remaining evidence of the crime could increase the traumatic effects of these events.
- Proper training is required to remediate crime scenes safely and completely.
- Personal protective gear and chemical compounds are needed to remove traces of biological contaminants and to provide protection against these substances during the cleanup process.
Working with a compassionate crime scene remediation service, like Bio-One, is the best way to manage the cleanup or remediation of potentially hazardous substances left behind at crime scenes in a home or business premises.
Who Pays for Professional Crime Scene Cleanup or Biohazard Remediation?
There are funds that can sometimes contribute financial help for property owners who are struggling with the costs of remediation for a crime scene on their property. Sometimes homeowner’s insurance may also include coverage for these situations. In general, however, the homeowner will assume the bulk of the responsibility for the cost of cleaning up the crime scene.
When Can Crime Scene Cleanup Commence?
In most cases, the remediation and cleanup process can begin as soon as the police or medical examiner release the scene. The first call should be to a professional crime scene remediation service. These professionals will assess the crime scene and will provide the homeowner/business owner with the right guidance for dealing with the situation quickly and efficiently to restore normalcy to the property.
If you or someone you know needs help after a crime is committed on a property that you or they own, contacting Bio-One is recommended to help resolve the situation and get things back to normal. Bio-One’s trained response team is here to assist 24/7 with crime scene remediation services throughout Northern Nevada. Give us a call at 775-351-3499 to get the peace of mind deserved from the trained professionals who “Help First”.