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Crime Scene Cleanup Costs

October 20, 2016

Crime Scene Cleanup Costs

Everyone wonders what the costs are associated with crime scene cleanup.  Most people never have to inquire until they have a need for this emergency services.  One of the most common misconceptions is that the cost is not covered by home owners insurance.  On the contrary, most home owners’ insurance policies cover crime scene cleanup costs.

Similar to the restoration industry there are various pieces of equipment utilized to cleanup crime scenes.  It is not uncommon to use ozone machines, air scrubbers, negative air machines, hospital grade disinfectants, respirators, gloves, and face shields just to name a few.

Spaulding Decon is often hired to provide peer reviews for the insurance companies.  A peer review is often requested when an insurance company receives an invoice from a crime scene cleanup company and they feel it is very inflated.  Spaulding Decon has an excellent reputation in the industry, and has 11 years of experience dealing with insurance companies.  This reputation and experience enables us to provide unbiased reviews of others companies invoices.  Unfortunately it is often that the invoices we review are inflated and contain unnecessary line items.

To ensure that you are getting a fair deal we recommend that you get multiple estimates.  Do not always go with the lowest estimate but go with the company that has provided the most comprehensive estimate.  Make sure that the estimator addresses all your concerns.  Some of the questions you need to consider when evaluating crime scene cleanup costs are as follows;

Are construction materials being removed from my home?

Will the crime scene cleanup company replace the items being removed?

Does the company carry workers comp?

Does the company guarantee their work?

Does the company have good online reviews?

Calling a crime scene cleanup is the furthest thing on most people’s mind.  If you ever need the service it is usually a heart breaking circumstance.  A crime scene cleanup company should provide a discreet, thorough cleanup so you can have your home back into pre-incident condition.