A crime or traumatic event is one of the hardest things to imagine ever happening to you or someone you know. So, when something tragic does happen, it’s an emotionally and mentally draining experience. And if the event has occurred in your home or on your commercial property, that’s even more challenging because of the cleanup involved in restoring your property back to normal and ensuring it is safe and sanitary for use again.
Whether you’re facing such an event now that has you stressed, or whether you’re just considering ways to prepare yourself ahead of time for the challenges of being a property owner, there is no time like the present to learn what’s involved in the cleanup of your home or business should a crime or trauma occur there. These facts can help you be prepared for the worst and be knowledgeable about how to choose a reputable, compassionate crime scene and trauma cleanup company, so you can make the right decisions for your property and get back to normal life as soon as possible.
Is the company certified for crime scene and trauma cleanup?
Unlike the more common cleanup problems that a property can face, cleaning up after a crime or other trauma has occurred involves a very specific, regulated approach. For example, blood and other biohazard contaminants can pose a serious health risk if not removed and discarded of properly. And there may be other hazards in need of removal, all of which may be regulated by local, state, and federal laws to ensure public safety.
Because this type of property restoration is so specialized and demanding, it’s important to select a crime scene and trauma cleanup company that is appropriately certified by the appropriate municipal authorities. A reputable company will be able to provide you with evidence of current certification and assurances of how they remove and discard materials that may be a health hazard.
Is the company well trained, experienced, and properly equipped?
Restoring property after damage due to a crime or trauma often requires the use of specialized equipment and cleaning materials that aren’t necessarily available at your nearest store. A professional crime scene and trauma cleanup company will have everything they need to do the job right. This includes special cleaning agents to handle hard-to-remove stains, as well as ridding the residue that may be left behind from products such as fingerprint powder, evidence-gathering chemicals, pepper spray, and tear gas.
At TRILINK, our professional technicians have nearly 50 years of combined experience and training in the use of state-of-the-art equipment to help ensure that your property is properly, thoroughly cleaned so you can rest assured in a job well done.
Does the company have a good reputation?
Word of mouth and customer reviews matter. They’ll tell you a lot about whether a company has your best interests at heart and how good the company is at meeting your needs, especially during the stress and overwhelming complexity of a crime scene or trauma cleanup. Research online review sites and check the crime scene and trauma cleanup company’s website to check for what other customers have to say about their services. See if you can find answers to questions like these:
- Is the company discreet?
- Do they have a reputation for working quickly, quietly, and efficiently?
- Do they offer a reasonable, clear estimate of the work they’ll do and do they stick to it?
- Are their staff members compassionate and helpful?
- Do they have a positive rating with the Better Business Bureau or other similar groups?
Does the company assist you with documentation for financial assistance and file insurance claims?
You might not realize it, but property insurance policies often offer coverage for a variety of emergency cleanup scenarios, including crime and trauma-related events. And many municipalities and government agencies offer financial assistance and victim relief funds for disaster cleanup because it’s a public health issue. This can include not just floods and other natural disasters, but crime, suicide, and violence related issues as well.
A good crime scene and trauma cleanup company can help point you in the right direction as you locate the various types of financial assistance that may be available to you in your situation. And they should be willing and able to promptly provide you with any documentation you need to file financial assistance, insurance claims, and related paperwork.
Need Help Fast?
When you’re facing an emergency such as a crime or trauma on your property, you need swift assistance in getting things cleaned up and back to normal quickly, so you can go about your life and business again with peace of mind. The professional, experienced, caring team at TRILINK is here to assist you in doing just that.