A lot of our followers are interested in the costs involved in crime scene cleanup. More to the point they want to do know exact prices for a job that may involve a host of variations. Costs can range from $500 on up and can get closer to the $50k plus mark in cases that involve extreme conditions. To dive into this you need to first understand what a crime scene cleanup company is looking at when they provide you with a estimate. Furthermore keep in mind many companies won't charge and will willingly provide you with a free estimate if they feel you situation is something they can assist you will. Secondly, when you are looking at a crime scene, suicide or unattended death you can see a large variation in what has to be cleaned and what level of cleaning in necessary.
For example when a person is labeled a unattended death, this means that the dead body had decomposed or fell and from the trauma of fall has blood let out onto nearby surfaces. This classification can still have broad ranges of level of cleaning. A person who died with a small amount of blood on the floor will be on the low end of the quote but if the corpse had fully decomposed which means weeks of laying undiscovered, the entire home will have blood, bugs, and odors that need to be removed and will have significant costs involved and for good reason. A crime scene cleanup company will need to use a number of trained crime scene cleaners as well as allot of PPE Equipment in order to stay safe. The hours alone will be nearly a week or longer to decontaminate and "clean" a home. Similarly the costs for a suicide cleanup will rank depending on how the suicide occurred. In some cases a suicide will be the result of a gun shot wound in which we can expect a large trajectory of blood splatter. However our trauma cleaners have assisted with a lot of knife related suicide deaths as well. These usually have most of the blood pooled in one area but the type of flooring the blood pools on can determine costs as well. To explore this further you can imagine blood spill of a small amount on carpet vs a large amount of blood spill on a unsealed wood floor. The wood floor had a lot of seems and crevices for the blood the permeate through. Furthermore when you look at actual crime scenes there is a host of factors involved in pricing. One major difference between a crime scene cleanup and a suicide cleanup is a crime scene may have fingerprint dust used in the crime scene investigation process.
A lot is out of your control as a family member or homeowner. The first thing to do is get someone to the property right away to evaluate it and provide you with a quote.
Insurance plays a pivotal role in any property damage. Essentially a death at a home is damage but just like any other type of damage to a home a lot of factors go into whether or not insurance companies cover the costs of crime scene cleanup. Some of these factors are if they feel you requested repair of the damages in a reasonable time, whether or not you have riders in the insurance policy that specifically cover biohazard cleaning, and whether or not they feel the damage was intentional or not. Some crime scene cleanup companies will have people on staff that can assist with insurance forms and explain your schedule of benefits. They can also help you with your insurance adjusters questions. In many cases when you call to request a crime scene cleanup service the crime scene cleanup company may already have a relationship with the insurance carrier.
It's simple. Call for a free quote for any after death cleanup. It is important that you contact a regional office closest to you.