A: In most cases, home or property insurance companies will pay the claim for Brandecon’s services. When coverage is awarded, it is usually under a home owner’s policy. In the event that Brandecon’s services are not covered by said policies, Brandecon will give a direct quote to the property owner.
The thing about crime-scene clean-up is that the scene has to be truly clean, not just apparently clean. In addition to the infection that can result from bloodborne pathogens, any bodily fluids that remain in floors, carpets, baseboards or walls can lead to mold, bacteria and fungus, which can cause sickness months or years later.
There a great deal of State and Federal mandates that govern the bio-hazard clean up industry. There are also a number of risks for a business who chooses to perform bio-hazard clean up internally, including:
A: To truly clean the scene of a messy homicide, suicide, accidental death or undiscovered death and restore the area to its previous state can take anywhere from an hour to 40 hours. It all depends on the “degree of trauma” and the amount of biohazardous material at the site. Cleaners use a hospital grade disinfectant to wipe or scrub every drop of blood off of all surfaces, including counters, ceilings, walls, light fixtures, little glass trinkets, family pictures, artwork and appliances. They scrape brain matter off of walls and collect any bone fragments embedded in the drywall. They rip out and discard any blood-soaked carpeting and get rid of any blood-soaked upholstery, window treatments or rugs. Sometimes, they need to collect and remove small pieces of the body. The coroner takes most of it, but if it was a particularly violent death, there may parts left behind.