For friends, family members, homeowners, and property managers a biohazard/trauma scene (suicide, decomposition, homicide, etc.) is the last situation they are prepared to handle. Family members, friends or employees who try to clean blood, body fluids, etc. can find this taxing situation both physically and emotional overwhelming. Not to mention that cleaning after a trauma scene exposes you to many potential hazards associated with blood, tissue, and bodily fluids. It is estimated that 1 out of 20 people in the US are infected with some type of Hepatitis and do not realize it. One single teaspoon of infected blood can contain over a billion Hepatitis cells. Another thing to consider is the emotional stress involved in cleaning up the scene where a loved one has passed away. You are better off hiring an experienced company to handle this difficult situation for you.
Cleaning up after crime scene cleans may look easy, however you need to be careful as diseases such as hepatitis, HIV, and other deadly diseases may be present. Many items have sharp objects that can puncture skins. Even simple things such as moving a blood stained mattress may be a challenge; the cleaner must be careful not to bend the mattress in a way that pushes blood into his eyes and mouth by accident.
We have trained technicians in Washington and Oregon who on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays. Depending on where you are located, we can usually reach a location in 30 to 90 minutes.
Jobs are generally done in 2-8 hours.
SHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standards (29CFR1910.1030) states that employees must be provided with information and training prior to dealing with blood or other potentially infectious material (OPIM), including:
Only after all of these five steps have been met can an employee be required by his or her employer to clean a bio hazardous/crime scene. And finally, if someone is caught illegally dumping items contaminated with blood and body fluids, the person can and will be fined (with fines in the $1000s) or even face jail time.
In the end, it is best to keep your family, friends, and employees safe and hire a certified and experienced company like American Bio Services to take care of the cleanup.
When covered by insurance, there will be zero cost to you. American Bio Services waives your deductible up to $1500 to guarantee that you will not have to pay a penny. When a job is not covered by insurance, we use sliding scale pricing to determine the cost of a job. To get a free quote, please call us at Click to dial (877) 639-8835.
American Bio Services considers a few key factors and the cost is determined by the number of technicians necessary, the hours required to do the job, the amount of hazardous material needing disposal, and the cost of certain supplies needed to complete the cleaning process. More pricing information can be found on our Pricing page.
99% of incidents like these that occur in the home or vehicle are covered by homeowner’s insurance. With renters insurance, it often depends on your coverage, but we are happy to look at your policy for you and help with the process.
It’s important to note that insurance companies cannot dictate who you use.
When policy holders call their insurance company, often times the adjuster’s office will try to coerce policy holders into using a specific company such as Service Master, Servpro, etc. They do so because they have more control over these companies if they want to be on their “referral list.” The law states that clients are free to use whom ever they choose, and that benefits and guarantees can not be withheld from policy holders.
Remember, American Bio Services has your best interest at heart, not in pleasing the insurance companies. With 20 years experience, we have the expertise to address all your issues.
We have a job site authorization form that grants us permission to begin work. Our technicians carry the forms in our vehicles so you can sign one on site or we can email it to you in advance.
We have been in business since 2007 and we more than 20 years experience in the industry.
We are always available to you 24/7/365. We have technicians on call at all times, including late at night, on weekends, and even on holidays.
We serve all areas of Washington and Oregon states.