A violent crime is one of the worst things that can happen to a person and their family. The rate of violent crime in Los Alamitos, CA, is lower than the average for California and the United States as a whole. However, a violent crime can happen to anyone at any time. The aftermath of a violent crime can be emotionally and physically devastating. Eco Bear is a licensed and certified professional cleaning company offering crime scene cleanup in Los Alamitos and the surrounding area. Our team of skilled cleaners is prepared to handle any type of crime scene so that you can focus on grief, recovery and everything else you need to do during this difficult time in your life.
What a Violent Crime Is
A violent crime is one that involves a threat of force or actual force. According to the FBI, those crimes include rape, robbery, aggravated assault, non-negligent manslaughter and homicide. Some of the types of force used in a violent crime include striking, pushing, assault with a weapon, stabbing and gunshots.
What a Crime Scene Is
A crime scene is the location of where the violent crime occurred. The location could be one room in a home or business, such as a bedroom or break room. It could span across several rooms, including common areas or the entry or exit of a structure. Some crime scenes include indoor and outdoor areas. Eco Bear’s thorough cleaners also handle crime scenes that are outdoors on private property, such as parking lots, patios and porches. A crime scene could be in a single-family or multi-family home, apartment building, retail store, office park, amusement center, warehouse, factory or other private property.
Why You Shouldn’t Attempt to Clean a Crime Scene Yourself
A crime scene contains a multitude of hazards. Exposure to these hazards put you at risk of potentially deadly infections, such as:
- Hepatitis B and C
- C. diff
A crime scene may also include the chemical residue from gunshots and the evidence collection processes performed by law enforcement professionals. These chemicals could be harmful to your eyes, nose, throat and skin.
Many crime scenes include sharp items that put you at risk of a puncture wound. Broken glass, shards of wood or metal could puncture your skin.
If the violent crime wasn’t discovered for a few days, the scene may be filled with foul odors. Insects and pests are attracted to the odors and the blood, body fluids and tissue on surfaces.
Proper personal protective equipment (PPE) is a must for dealing with these hazards. Items contaminated with blood or body fluids require special care and disposal. Our Eco Bear cleaners are fully trained on how to safely handle and dispose of these items.
When Professional Crime Scene Cleanup Is a Good Idea
The aftermath of a violent crime isn’t anything you should have to deal with when you’re grieving what happened to your loved one. If you were also injured or present when the violent crime occurred, revisiting the site before it’s cleaned could cause you severe emotional trauma. You may not physically or mentally be in the condition to clean a crime scene.
Most people don’t have the training and PPE necessary for crime scene cleanup. Items contaminated by blood and body fluids require special disposal and incineration under California’s public health and safety laws. Our cleaning professionals know and abide by these rules.
By allowing our compassionate cleaners at Eco Bear to clean the crime scene, you’re giving yourself the gift of time. You can use the time to grieve your loved one, make arrangements, speak with legal or law enforcement professionals or practice self-care. Your recovery from the violent crime and your family are your top priorities during this difficult time. Eco Bear is here to handle the cleanup so that you can focus on your loved ones.
Who Benefits From Professional Crime Scene Cleaning Services
Anyone whose loved one has been the victim of a violent crime benefits from our Los Alamitos crime scene cleanup services. If you’re the victim of a violent crime, we want you to focus on recovery. There’s no need for you to worry about cleaning the aftermath of the crime scene in your home. We help all types of people and handle all kinds of violent crime cleanup. We’re prepared to help people who:
- Live where the violent crime occurred
- Own a rental property where a violent crime took place
- Own a business where a violent crime occurred
- Experienced a violent crime in their home
How Eco Bear Performs Crime Scene Cleaning in Los Alamitos
When you contact us for a crime scene cleanup, we arrange a time to inspect the scene. We’ll provide you with a written estimate and explanation of what needs to be done to fully restore the property. We perform a multi-step cleanup process, which includes:
- Cleanup of debris
- Odor removal
The length of time a complete crime scene cleanup takes depends on the size, location and type of crime. In most cases, we need one to three days onsite for the full cleanup. We work as efficiently as possible so that you can return to the property.
What Makes Eco Bear the Right Choice for Los Alamitos Crime Scene Cleaning
We’re licensed, insured and bonded for complete crime scene remediation in California. Our affordable rates allow you to get full service without breaking your budget. We provide you with documentation for insurance reimbursement. Each member of our team treats you with compassion during this difficult time in your life.