Crime Scene Cleaners in Atlanta
and surrounding areas
After law enforcement has done its work, few people know where to turn for help when a crime has left them with a disturbing mess to clean up at their home or business. But there are professionals, such as the crime scene cleaners at Advanced Bio-Treatment in Atlanta, who are ready with the skills, experience, products, and equipment needed to return the scene to a clean condition that’s safe for occupants.
Your family’s health is important. If there’s been a trauma in your home, there’s more at stake than removing visible evidence of the event. Health dangers can persist, leaving you and your family exposed to the unseen dangers of infectious disease. To protect your family, you’ll need to ensure that all stages of a proper cleanup are carried out.
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Our Atlanta crime scene cleanup services.
Our professional crime scene cleaners arrive prepared to thoroughly deodorize, decontaminate, and sanitize all affected items and areas. We take care of all forensic cleaning, removing fingerprint dust, tear gas, or any other contaminants that may be left behind at a crime scene. We provide services for a full range of our clients’ needs, including:
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Our professional technicians aren’t just trained in the removal of biohazards after a crime has been committed: They’re also knowledgeable in the methodologies used by law enforcement during and after the event of a crime. They know that sometimes, toxic tear gas is used. Tear gas canisters, when deployed, can leave behind surprisingly large amounts of toxic materials. You don’t want that in your home. Nor do you want fingerprint dust left behind. This and other materials used by law enforcement can present a health risk and must be removed before the area is safe to enter again.
Advanced Bio-Treatment teams know how to assess the scene, protect you and your family, remove these hazards, and dispose of them so that they are no longer a threat.
The teams also know how to coordinate with law enforcement and other investigative agencies to make sure the scene is handled properly at all times. We know every homeowner or business owner is anxious to begin the cleanup process as soon as possible, but teams must be given the official go-ahead before they can begin. Otherwise, there’s risk of altering the scene and hampering law enforcement efforts to investigate the crime.
A: Once the investigation of the crime scene is finalized, the scene is usually left in a contaminated state. There are often remains such as such as blood and other bodily fluids left behind at the scene, so it is critical that only skilled technicians oversee the cleanup. These hazardous conditions need to be handled in a specific way to ensure proper cleaning. Before the process begins, the crime scene investigation team must provide authorization to proceed with the cleanup. Biohazardous materials are usually handled and properly disposed of by an experienced biohazard remediation team, then cleaned thoroughly to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
A: While we take into consideration that each crime scene is unique, the cost of cleanup can vary based on many different factors. Please contact ABT to discuss your specific needs, and we’ll gladly discuss the best ways to help your unique situation. We are conveniently available 24/7, 365 days of the year.
A: This will depend on each situation, but there are multiple ways to pay for crime scene cleanup. The burden of crime scene cleanup costs falls onto the property owner. There are some insurance policies which cover cleanup fees once the deductible is paid. In instances where insurance companies do not cover crime scene cleanup costs, there are special programs available to help minimize costs. Crime victim initiatives and certain government programs can help alleviate this burden. These programs are specific to helping victims of criminal activity. Qualification for compensation will vary by state.
A: Crime scene cleanup is usually covered by most homeowner’s insurance policies. Each situation does vary, and the amount depends on how much and the type of coverage that is included in your policy. It is recommended that you reach out to your insurance adjuster to find out the details of your specific policy and coverage. We will also work directly with your insurance company and will assist with filing a claim. Here at ABT, and we are eager to help our customers in any way we can.
A: Becoming a crime scene technician does require distinct characteristics. First, you should be able to tolerate different bodily fluids. Blood is a common bodily fluid that is left behind at violent crime scenes. Prospective crime scene technicians will be taught how to properly remove these types of fluids, so it is important to be comfortable in this type of environment.
Care, compassion, and flexibility are other important traits we look for in a crime scene technician. Crime scenes are dynamic and ever changing, so it is important to be ready to take on the challenge. Understand the people that hire cleanup companies have usually been a victim or witness of the crime and are left feeling overwhelmed and are often in a state of shock when our cleanup technicians arrive. It’s important for our technicians to show kindness and concern for their situation while providing thorough and quick cleanup services.
A: Once an investigation team completes their walk through of the crime scene, it is often left with the residue of fingerprint powder. The powder can cover various surfaces, and it is commonly used by investigators when checking for prints a criminal may have left behind. To remove and properly clean fingerprint dust, it is a good idea to solicit a trained and certified company. Fingerprint powder spreads over surfaces instantly and is made from a black graphite powder. This makes it tough for the average person to remove. Trained technicians remove the powder by utilizing special chemicals and procedures. This gets the job done quickly and thoroughly.
A: There are many responsibilities required of crime scene cleanup company employees. Though there are not any specific national certifications, each company has their own mandatory certifications for their employees to complete to ensure proper training. These requirements can also include following certain guidelines and displaying best practices in the workplace.
In addition to certification and training, each company performs background checks and drug testing to further ensure compliance. People entrust these companies to send technicians into their homes or businesses, so it is vital that they are thoroughly screened and evaluated.
It is also important that the crime scene company carries proper insurance, this ensures that the crime scene cleanup team that will be coming onto property is properly insured. Here at ABT, we also carry Pollution Liability as additional protection.
A: There are many industries that are officially regulated, but crime scene cleaning is not. This does not mean that there are not restrictions and guidelines put into place. There are a few safety requirements that must be followed, and the industry is closely watched by various government entities. These agencies include the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Department of Transportation and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.