Crime Scene Cleaners in Tampa

and surrounding areas

Once law enforcement professionals have completed their work, many people are confused about how to get the needed help for their home or office. Oftentimes, a crime means a mess that is impossible to sanitize and clean without specific tools. That is why highly trained technicians, such as Advanced Bio-Treatment in Tampa works so closely with the public, offering their crime scene cleaning experience. They offer the skills, products, specialty knowledge, and equipment that is needed to leave your home or business a sanitized and safe environment.

We know that your family and clients are incredibly important to you. If there has been a criminal issue in your house or business, there is a lot more to focus on then just removing any of the visible evidence that may be left behind. There are a variety of health dangers that can leave you and those around you exposed to infectious disease unintentionally.

To protect your family, employees, or customers, it is important that you utilize a team that can do everything they can so that all steps of a proper clean up are completed.

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Blood Cleanup Services

Properly cleaning blood out of your property can be finished the same day or several days down the road depending on the circumstances. Only those who are professionally trained to work with crime scenes will be able to tell you how long it will take before it is safe to inhabit the space again. It is also imperative that you contact an expert blood cleanup company quickly as the longer that biohazards remain in a space, the longer that it will take to clean it as the contaminant can infect the rest of your space. Airborne and bloodborne pathogens may start only on a carpet but can eventually spread to walls, wood flooring, and a variety of other materials that you wouldn’t expect.

Biohazard Cleaning

While many individuals are aware that infectious diseases are spreadable through direct contact with an individual, not everyone knows that you can contract contagious biohazards in the bodily fluid that is left behind. That means that any fluids that are left behind from a crime scene can possibly infect you with something contagious. That a variety of different diseases such as hepatitis C, MRSA, and HIV/AIDS.

Our professional team is trained in all specific aspects of biohazard cleanup and can ensure that there are no hazards that could harm individuals in your space after a crime has been committed. By using a biohazard cleanup service with extensive experience you are choosing to safeguard the safety of anyone that enters your space.

Not only does Advanced Bio-Treatment technicians follow EPA and OSHA guidelines and comply with all state and federal regulations, but we also ensure that we go above and beyond so that you can feel comfortable in your space again after a traumatic experience.

Cleaning After a Death

While some crime scenes only involve damage, some include deaths. That means that there are more biohazards in your property that are left behind. Our death cleanup services include the removal of odors as well as seriously disinfecting any areas in your home or business that has been touched by the hazardous material. If any structural elements of your space have been touched by biohazards, we are trained to remove and deal with all of those materials in compliance with state and federal regulations.

For those who are dealing with a death in the property that they work, we know how incredibly urgent it is to decrease risk to employees and visitors. That is why our specialists are on call 24 hours a day, ensuring that you don’t have to close shop for longer than necessary.

Unattended Death Cleanup

Occasionally, a death may be missed for a lengthy period of time. Regardless of the circumstances of how a death went unnoticed, we are capable of responding quickly and efficiently. In these cases, the health risks are significantly increased because of high levels of decomposition which means that unattended deaths need a higher level of care when responding because of the problems that are come with contamination.

An unattended death is left untreated for longer than normal which means the biological material decomposes and becomes hazardous to all individuals who approach the scene. The process of cleaning is extensive and involves a variety of specialized techniques to ensure that all decomposition odors and stains are removed. Our fully trained team brings the proper equipment and materials to make sure that your space is completely cleaned, disinfected, and ready to be entered.

Our Steps for Professional Crime Scene Cleanup

After a crime scene has been wrapped up by police you will be left with a mess. Any crime scene area can be a danger to you and anyone else who might be in the room. And it’s not just one spot. Even if there are only hazardous fluids in one space all of your property will need to be looked at and completely decontaminated.

Here are four crucial steps that will need to be completed before your space can be safe to re-enter:

Assessment – Your space will need to be closely assessed for bloodborne contaminants and biohazards. The length of this step will vary depending on the crime scene itself, how any crimes were committed, as well as the methods that are utilized by law enforcement while they examine the scene.
Protection – Our highly trained technicians and all others who enter the space, will need to be in quality protective gear.
Removal – All contaminants and biohazards will need to be removed, including any hazards that might be lingering such as fingerprint dust and tear gas.
Disposal – The last step includes removing all contaminants according to regulations set down by the federal government.

Our Advanced Bio-Treatment teams complete extensive training in all aspects of clean up of crime scenes. From our initial conversation all the way to the end processing of your clean up, our technicians are prepared to help you with this issue. We have the technical training and expertise to ensure that your family and clients are completely safe from all biohazards of the end of the day.

Clean-Up After a Crime: Invisible Hazards

Cleaning up after a crime is about far more than disinfecting and eliminating any visible hazards. In fact, the entire focus is on reducing your overall exposure to a variety of bio-hazards that can stick around after most of the visible hazards have been removed. Because of the risk of contracting deadly diseases, it is incredibly important to choose professional crime scene cleaners that are trained to work until that they eradicated invisible hazards.

While some cleaning services will be able to get rid of a variety of odors and stains in your home or business, only professionals will be able to remove airborne and bloodborne biohazards that would otherwise stay in your home or business for weeks or months, continuing to be a danger to anyone who enters your property.

Protecting Family and Clients

While the health concerns of dealing with the scene of a crime can be overwhelming, there is also the emotional trauma that comes with it. Whether someone died or not in your property is irrelevant when it comes to your well-being and feelings of safety when you are on your property. It can be even more emotionally draining if a crime has happened in your home instead of an office.

That is why it is not suggested that you, your family, or your staff clean up after a crime. Not only is it hazardous but it creates an emotional toll that can be difficult to shake. Using experienced crime scene clean-up technicians will ensure that you and the ones that you care for are not burdened with more emotional trauma than you already are.

Cleaning After Crime Scene Processing Is Completed

Law enforcement will frequently use a variety of different tools to capture and deal with criminals on your property. That means that sometimes you will be dealing with toxic materials such as tear gas or a large amount of fingerprint dust. All of these materials used by law enforcement creates health hazards for your family and employees and have to be removed before the area can be cleared to enter again.

Advanced Bio-Treatment team are trained to protect you and your family by removing all hazards that can pose a threat. Our teams know how to work directly with law enforcement and a variety of other investigative agencies to ensure that the scene in your space is handled appropriately.

We know that you must be anxious to begin the cleanup process as quickly as you can but we have to wait to be granted access by law enforcement. If we don’t, we will be at risk of altering the time seeing and hampering an investigation.

FAQ’s

A: When someone dies, has an accident or falls victim to a crime, investigators will come to the scene to gather any evidence or information they need. Once investigators release the scene and leave, what’s left behind can be quite disturbing, including blood and other bodily fluids, as well as fingerprint dust and tear gas remnants. Biohazards like blood, tissue and bodily fluids, if not cleaned and disposed of properly, can pass on illness and pathogens. To prevent this, home and business owners should call professional crime scene cleaners who can remove contaminants safely and effectively.

A: Because every crime scene is different, the cost of crime scene cleanup can vary greatly depending on many factors. If you need cleanup services, the best way to get an accurate cost estimate is to give us a call here at ABT any time, we’ll be happy to assess your particular situation.

A: In some instances, insurance companies pay for crime scene cleanup. If this is the case, you’ll have to pay the deductible stated in your insurance policy. Once you meet your deductible, your insurer pays the remaining costs. Not all policies offer this coverage, however. If yours doesn’t, you could have to cover the cost of cleanup yourself.

Fortunately, some states do offer assistance with cleanup costs. Some of these programs are quite generous, especially if you’ve been the victim of a violent crime. Specific programs vary by state, so you’ll need to talk to representatives in yours to learn how much help is available to you. The local police or crime scene cleanup company can tell you who to contact in your area for more information.

A: Many homeowner’s insurance policies include crime scene cleanup coverage. If your does, we’re happy to work with your insurance company and have extensive experience with helping our clients file insurance claims.

A: Crime scene cleanup is an important job, but it’s not for everyone. In order to work as a cleaner, you must be comfortable working around blood and other bodily fluids. You must be able to tolerate the sight of these elements, but you must also be comfortable working with and around them in spite of the fact that they contain potentially hazardous pathogens.

Crime scene cleanup requires a strong stomach but a tender heart. Crime scene cleaners work with people who have lost a loved one or experienced an equally traumatic event. It’s important to walk people through the cleanup process kindly and with compassion.

A: When crime scene investigators dust for fingerprints, they use special graphite powder. They opt for graphite because it spreads easily and sticks tenaciously to everything it touches. While this makes graphite great for finding fingerprints, it makes it very difficult to get rid of when the fingerprinting is done. Those who attempt to remove it themselves often find they’ve simply spread it around and made the problem worse. It’s always best and easiest to hire a professional cleaner to remove fingerprint powder with specific chemicals made for the job.

A: At present, there are no national certification guidelines for companies in crime scene cleanup industry. Reputable companies, however, require all of their cleaners to continue to receive ongoing education and regularly update their certifications.

Here at Advanced Bio-Treatment, we also conduct thorough background checks on our employees as well as drug screening. Crime scene cleanup often comes after a traumatic event and screening our employees ensures they are people our clients can trust to enter and clean your home rather than worrying about one more thing.

Trustworthy companies also carry adequate insurance coverage, as an added benefit, we also carry pollution liability.

A: The crime scene cleanup industry in and of itself has no specific industry standards. Like all businesses, however, the services offered by crime scene cleanup companies are bound to the safety rules and regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Transportation (DOT), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and others.

“I can’t thank you enough. You and your local staff have made this most difficult time much easier than I could have ever expected. You are to be commended for your thoroughness, professionalism and timely response.”
—Ron
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When your Tampa home or business is the scene of a crime, your needs can’t wait. That’s why you never have to leave a message when you call us—you’ll always speak to a live operator. From your first call, we’ll be there to assist you throughout the process, and we’ll answer any questions you may have about insurance. Call us now at 800-295-1684.

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Advanced Bio-Treatment

Tampa Location

4830 West Kennedy Blvd, Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 336-3259

Contact us anytime 24/7 for crime scene cleanup at 800-295-1684