A violent crime is a terrifying and life-changing experience for you and your family. If you’ve survived a violent crime, the aftermath can be devastating. If your loved one recently passed away as a result of a violent crime, you may be emotionally overwhelmed with grief. Once law enforcement concludes its processing of the crime scene, it’s turned over to the owner’s or resident’s control. This may take a few hours or a few days, depending on the situation, type of crime and how soon the crime was discovered after it was committed. When the property is released to you, the next stage of the recovery process is the cleanup. It’s not a good idea to attempt this yourself. Many crime scenes contain large amounts of blood, body fluid or tissue. Experiencing this sight could worsen the trauma you’re already going through. Eco Bear is a professional crime scene cleaning company in Calabasas, CA. Our team of skilled cleaners handles all types of crime scenes and performs complete remediation of the property.
What a Violent Crime Is
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, violent crimes include rape, robbery, assault, non-negligent manslaughter and homicide. In 2018, Calabasas had 26 violent crime incidents, which makes its violent crime rate 107 per 100,000 people. This is 38% below the national average. Even though Calabasas is a safe community, violent crimes do occasionally occur here. A common thread across all violent crimes is the use of force. When the force is applied to a person, severe injuries occur. A victim of a violent crime may profusely bleed. Other body fluids or even tissue may be left at the crime scene. This is different from an accidental cut in your kitchen. The amount of blood and body fluids at a crime scene requires professional cleaning and remediation by skilled specialty cleaners like ours at Eco Bear.
Types of Crime Scenes
A violent crime could happen anywhere in Calabasas. Eco Bear is prepared to clean any crime scene on private property. Our services include residential, commercial and industrial crime scene cleanup. Some crime scenes are small and involve just one room or area, such as a parking lot or bathroom. Others may involve several rooms or a whole home. A crime scene can include outdoor and indoor spaces. Our experienced cleaners know how to properly clean, disinfect and restore all types of crime scenes.
Hazards Found at Crime Scenes
Crime scenes contain biological hazards. When force is applied to the victim, the victim often bleeds. There may be a lot of blood at the crime scene. The blood may be spread across a large area. Other body fluids may also be present. When intense force is applied to the body, tissue may be present at the crime scene. All of these materials could have infectious viruses or bacteria. Even if you know your loved one’s health status, it’s also possible that the perpetrator of the violent crime left blood or body fluids at the scene. You don’t have access to their health status, so there’s no way to know if they carry dangerous pathogens in their blood or body fluids.
Law enforcement’s investigative procedures may leave chemical residue around the crime scene. Fingerprinting dust, chemical indicators for blood and body fluids and other materials from their investigation may be spread across surfaces.
There may be physical hazards at the crime scene. Broken glass or pottery, shards of metal or wood, shrapnel and broken furniture increase your risk of cuts and punctures. Our cleaners at Eco Bear wear durable personal protective equipment (PPE) including:
- Face masks or shields
- Coveralls or aprons
- Booties or tall boots
Why Professional Crime Scene Cleaning Is Necessary
The amount of blood, body fluid and tissue at a crime scene requires special procedures to safely remove, disinfect and remediate. If the crime scene wasn’t discovered for a few days, the area may have foul odors from the decomposition process. Most people don’t have access to the hospital-grade disinfectants, PPE and waste disposal procedures for cleaning a crime scene. We have the right training, supplies and equipment to clean any crime scene and fully restore it.
It’s also wise to consider your emotional health. Walking into the place where you or your loved one experienced a violent crime is traumatic. It could trigger worse anxiety, panic or stress. Whether you or your loved one have been the victim of a violent crime, your priorities may be grief, consoling other family members, self-care, assisting law enforcement or making funeral arrangements. Cleaning the scene of the crime is best left to Eco Bear’s professionals.
When To Schedule Eco Bear’s Calabasas Crime Scene Cleaning Services
As soon as the police turn the crime scene over to your control, it’s a good idea to contact us. Prompt cleaning of the crime scene reduces the amount of time and work that needs to be done. We’re thorough and efficient, and we complete most Calabasas crime scene cleanups within 72 hours after we arrive at the location.
How Our Crime Scene Cleaning Works
We arrive as quickly as possible. After reviewing the crime scene, we’ll provide you with a written estimate. If you agree, we’ll get started immediately. We begin with the removal of contaminated items. The next step is sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces that came into contact with hazardous materials. Our last step is restoration, which includes odor removal.
What to Expect from Eco Bear’s Crime Scene Cleaning Services
Crimes happen any time. We’re available 24/7 to serve you. We understand that this is one of the most difficult things a person can go through. You can expect us to treat you with compassion, professionalism and respect.