frequently asked questions

Please read through our freqently asked questions. If you do not find an answer to your question please feel free to call us or fill out our contact form.


Q. Can't I just use my regular cleaning or janitorial service to clean up blood or pathogenic waste?
A.

Not unless your regular cleaning or janitorial service has been properly certified and equipped to handle bio-hazardous waste such as blood or bodily fluids, and has a legally accepted mechanism in place to dispose of the recovered bio-hazardous waste.


Q.

Who pays for bio-recovery services?

A: In most cases, home, business or auto insurance will pay for bio-recovery services. If the victim of a crime has no insurance, the Crime Victims Board may be in a position to authorize and pay for bio-recovery services.

Q:

Can I have an employee of my business clean the scene?

A:

Federal Regulation 29CFR1910.1030 states that no employee can be placed in a position to be exposed to blood spills without first:

1. Receiving blood borne pathogen (BBP) training.

2. Having a written BBP exposure control plan.

3. Having been provided personal protective equipment.

4. Having been offered Hepatitis B vaccine, exposure evaluation and follow-up.

5. Being provided with a method to remove and properly store the bio-hazardous waste in properly marked containers for disposal at an approved site

Only after these five conditions have been met can an employee be allowed by his or her employer to clean a bio-hazardous crime scene.


Q: How long does it take Aftermath Cleaning to complete a job?
A: The length of time it takes to perform a trauma cleanup will vary. However, our technicians work through the night to remedy the situation and allow the family or property owner to regain access. We work as quickly as we can while still being thorough in our sensitive cleanup efforts.
   
Q: Are my neighbors going to see vehicles with ‘Bio Hazard’ on them?
A: We understand the importance of discretion. We can offer upon request vehicles that are un-marked to ensure your privacy.
   
Q: Don't first responders such as the police, fire or coroner's office clean the trauma site?
A: No. The coroner's office is responsible for removing the body. Any remains left behind including blood, feces, human tissue, finger print dusting powder, luminol or any other chemicals used in the investigation and their removal is the sole responsibility of the property owner.