Many people are surprised to discover that the cleanup of a crime scene at a private residence is not the responsibility of law enforcement, but actually the owner of the property. While paramedics, police officers, firefighters, and other first responders are quick to arrive at the scene of a crime or accident after 911 is called, their duties do not include cleaning and returning the area to a safe and decontaminated condition. While learning this can be overwhelming, especially if the crime scene happened in your home, it’s important to note that there are resources out there that can help you.
Insurance company coverage for crime scenes
Even though the costs associated with cleaning and decontaminating your home after a crime scene are your responsibility, you can be rest assured that most insurance companies will cover biohazard cleanup. Some insurance companies will offer you a list of preferred vendors, and while many of these are reputable, you’ll want to ensure you have selected a team that you feel confident will take care of you every step of the way.
It’s important to note that most preferred vendors are great for high volume repair work including house fires and severe water damage, but very few have extensive experience with biohazard cleanup. If you are faced with the responsibility of cleaning your home that has been contaminated with biohazards, you will want to work with someone who has the experience, sensitivity, and responsiveness you need to feel confident that your home will be safe to return to again.
Professional biohazard companies
Dealing with the trauma of a crime scene or serious accident at your home can be overwhelming to say the least. Since professional biohazard cleanup companies have a team of highly trained technicians who are experts in this exact line of work, these companies often have trained staff who can help advise you through the process of working with your insurance company as well. Crime scene compensation from your insurance company often includes things like professional cleaning services, the specific cleaning supplies needed to decontaminate and repairs but some may have a limit depending on your policy.
At Xtreme Cleaners, our leaders have over 20 years of experience cleaning contaminated spaces and filing your claim for you. We are here to help assist you every step of the way from cleanup and recovery to filing a claim with your insurance company and ‘walking’ the claim through the claims process.
Get help in Louisiana
It’s important that when hiring a professional biohazard company to help, you work with a local company like Xtreme Cleaners who has a team of experts that is trained in cleaning contaminated spaces. Our team is trained to return your home to a livable condition swiftly and effectively and can even help you with the task of dealing with your insurance company to be compensated for the service.
We are proud to have a team in Louisiana that is available 24/7 to provide families the support they need after a traumatic event. By working thoroughly and quickly to restore your home back to its original or better condition, we are here to help you every step of the way so you can gain peace of mind that you are safe to return. If you or someone you know needs professional help cleaning up a contaminated space, give us a call at (800) 524-9591.