Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Choosing the RIGHT biohazard clean up company
Having been in the Crime Scene and biohazard clean up industry for over a decade, I’ve personally worked hundreds of clean up scenes. Surprisingly, several of the jobs I’ve performed were as a result of non-reputable cleaning companies who did not follow proper protocols and techniques when cleaning these scenes.
If crime, trauma, suicide and other biohazard scenes are not properly cleaned, weeks, months, and even a year later clients have reported horrible odors, infestations of bugs, stains and other problems that all stem from the fact that the original cleaning company did not properly remediate.
How do you know if you are hiring a legitimate clean up company? Here are a few tips:
1. Work with a reputable provider – Usually law enforcement officials have a point of contact for a local company that can provide quality services.
2. Research multiple companies – There are tons of cleaning companies out there, but you need to make sure the company you choose is certified in biohazard clean up and disposal. In most cases local companies offer better rates and do a better job.
3. Discuss with your insurance company –Call your insurance company immediately to inquire about coverage. Your homeowners insurance may cover all or part of your cleaning service, while you may not be able to immediately find out exactly what the coverage is, you can ask if this is a covered loss. You have the right to choose any company you prefer if this is a covered loss.
4. If your loss is not covered by insurance, speak directly with your clean up company to learn costs, procedures and payment arrangements.
Not all companies are the same. Building a reputation in the biohazard clean up industry takes hard work, dedication and it’s not something that just anyone can do. Bio Clean Services has provided these professional, compassionate services for over a decade throughout the northeastern United States. We’ve worked on hundreds of jobs relating to crime, trauma, suicide, meth labs, hoarding, animals and more. Contact our office immediately if you have a situation that requires this type of cleaning. Never attempt to clean these scenes on your own. It will put your health and the health of others at a much greater risk.