Even with all the popular crime shows on television here in Los Angeles, the question of who cleans up the crime scenes afterwards is rarely, if ever, addressed. Most people don’t even know there are professional crime scene cleanup companies in L.A. until they need one. Whether it’s murder, suicide, or violent assault, if it’s your home or business that’s been the scene of a crime, there are three things you need to know about crime scene cleanup in Los Angeles.
1. Los Angeles property owners are responsible for the cleanup.
As nice as it would be to have your L.A. home or business cleaned up before the police leave after a violent crime has been committed, this doesn’t happen. Once the first responders and inspectors do their work, release the scene to the property owners, and leave, it is up to whoever owns the property to clean up the crime scene and any damage left behind. Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, or landlord, if you own the property at which the crime has taken place, you are the one who will have to decide on how to handle the aftermath.
2. The body fluids left behind after a violent crime are extremely dangerous.
When blood, bio hazards, and other chemicals used in investigations have been left behind after a violent crime has been committed, regular household cleaning products are not enough to disinfect and decontaminate all the surfaces that have been contaminated. Human blood and other body fluids can carry multiple diseases which are extremely dangerous to whoever comes into contact with the material including, but not limited to HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C, all of which have life threatening consequences.
Even surfaces that seem clean can still carry microscopic blood-borne pathogens. No matter how well the rest of a crime scene is cleaned, if even one small part is missed, the area still poses a serious health risk to anyone coming into contact with the area. Only by being well-trained, wearing personal protective gear, using professional-grade cleaning products, and going over every possible place bio hazards could have landed, is a property truly clean and safe.
3. Most homeowner’s insurance policies cover crime scene cleanup in Los Angeles.
If you have homeowner’s or property insurance, you likely won’t have any out of pocket costs as more insurance companies cover the fees of Los Angeles crime scene cleaners that are licensed and bonded as well as the replacement cost of any items too contaminated to save. At Bio SoCal, we can even initiate and coordinate the claim on your behalf and work directly with your insurance company so it’s less hassle for you. We also work with victim’s assistance and compensation programs that help victims of crime here in L.A. pay to cleanup what is left behind.
Our professional and experienced team at Bio SoCal are the best and most respected crime scene cleaners in Los Angeles. We take pride in being able to help when help is needed, always working fast for a swift solution while being discreet and sensitive to the needs of the L.A. home or business owner. Call us anytime, 24/7/365, and we usually show up within 90 minutes ready to efficiently and quickly clean the property so current and future occupants are emotionally and biologically safe and secure from any future issues that may arise from the blood born pathogens and other bodily fluids.
Call us today at (818) 839-9000 or (310) 773-4599 if you have any questions.