Frequently Asked Questions

We have helped hundreds of families and businesses with suicide cleanup, homicide cleanup, decomposition cleanup, hoarding cleanup, tear gas cleanup and so much more.

Here are some of the questions we are often asked regarding our industry and the services we provide.

The nature of trauma and crime scene cleanup means that each project and client has distinct needs. We understand your concerns and are committed to providing clear answers to relieve your worries. If you have a question that is not listed here, please contact us.

Federal regulations stipulate how biohazardous materials must be disposed of.

Persons cleaning blood, bodily fluids, biohazardous, or infectious waste must be formally trained in bloodborne pathogens.

Employers must provide personal protective equipment to their employees and offer vaccinations against hepatitis.

There must be a written blood borne pathogen plan in place.

Employers must also provide a documented method to remove, store, and legally dispose of biohazardous waste.

Improper disposal of biohazardous waste can incur thousands of dollars in fines.

Considering that most insurance companies cover the cost of our services, there’s no advantage in performing the cleanup yourself.

About 90% of the time, homeowners’ or auto insurance (if a vehicle is involved) pays for some or all of the costs for a death or trauma scene cleanup.

Our billing specialists act quickly to obtain insurance claim numbers and work authorization and then collaborate closely with adjusters throughout the cleanup process. We gladly do all the insurance-related work for you.

Besides insurance, we also accept cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard.

Our technicians are OSHA (Occupational Safety Health Administration) bloodborne pathogen trained and properly insured.

We operate under the guidelines of an extensive Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan and Respiratory and Hazard Communications Plan.

CrimeTech is fully insured and carries $2,000,000 general liability, and $1,000,000 personal injury. Our insurance certificates are available upon request.

The owner and lead bio technician is a police academy graduate and well-versed in collaborating with first responders when handling crime and trauma situations.

Besides HEPA 500 air scrubbers and Ozone generators, CrimeTech uses the bio-reveal ATP detection system, the most reliable and most cost-effective rapid testing tool available for measuring mold, bacteria and bio-films.

Bio-reveal is a state of the art, real-time, biological detection system designed to provide instant results for bio-contamination testing on surfaces or in liquids.

Bio-reveal is an ideal tool for performing Post Remediation Verification (PRV) testing after remediation projects. When CrimeTech completes a bio-recovery, we know the site is clean and safe.

More companies are beginning to enter the market to perform these services, so make sure you select a company that is qualified.

A few questions you should ask:

  1. How long have you been performing this sort of work?
    CrimeTech has performed biohazard recovery and crime and trauma scene cleanup since 2006.
  2. Are the bio-technicians employed by your company?
    CrimeTech performs all work and does not sub contract any portion of the biohazard cleanup.
  3. How do you dispose of your medical waste?
    CrimeTech has contracted with Colorado Springs leading provider of medical waste disposal services.
  4. Will people need to know about our situation?
    Our clients can absolutely depend upon CrimeTech’s discretion, care, and professionalism.