Why We Do What We Do
Unfortunately, the old notion that law enforcement always gets their man doesn’t always hold true. According to information from the FBI, between 35% and 40% of homicides in the U.S. go unsolved, with some individual states having rates as high as 56%. Unsolved case rates for other types of criminal activity are similar. Despite all of the technological and scientific advances in the field of criminal justice, investigatory work can still hit the proverbial “dead end.” And the longer a crime goes unsolved, the less likely it is that the perpetrator will be found.
Consider the investigation of a crime to be like a puzzle. It’s difficult to complete a puzzle if you don’t know what the finished scene looks like. Knowing the image helps you to recognize clues to its formation. For law enforcement officials, the scene of a crime is like a completed image. It provides an idea of what happened, pointing investigators to clues which may reveal how the crime was committed and by whom. However, with every passing second, the scene changes and these clues can become more difficult to discern.
Timing is not only critical to solving a crime; it is also important to remediation efforts. Even when authorities are notified immediately following a crime, dusting for fingerprints and collecting evidence are time-consuming tasks. By the time investigators are finished, serious damage to the building may have already occurred. Blood and fluids seep into porous surfaces like walls and floorboards, causing stains and attracting odor-causing bacteria. If left untreated, they can potentially weaken the structure itself. The best way to protect yourself after a crime has already occurred is to hire a professional biohazard cleanup company to remediate the scene.
Benefits of Professional Crime Scene Cleanup
The benefits of a crime scene cleanup service go far beyond protecting your property. Consider the following examples of how you, your friends and neighbors, as well as law enforcement benefit from the service that we provide:
- Your family: If you’ve been the victim of a crime, we understand that your greatest concern is for the health and safety of your family. Eliminating biohazards such as blood and other bio fluids will help return your home to a clean, sanitary state. Furthermore, our rapid response service means that we mobilize quickly to remove any signs of the crime so you don’t have to keep reliving that moment, and so you can focus on what’s most important to you.
- Friends and neighbors: Professional crime scene cleanup technicians are trained to be discreet, and to follow protocol when speaking with curious neighbors, friends, and the media. Our work trucks are plainly marked to avoid drawing attention, and our crews are experienced with a wide variety of situations, making cleanup efficient and effective.
- Law enforcement: Fingerprinting and evidence collection are complicated tasks which leave behind chemical residues and other reminders of the tragic situation. By thoroughly handling all aspects of the cleanup and providing beneficial referrals for associated services such as home repair and remodeling, biohazard cleanup experts can help alleviate some of the additional pressures encountered by police and other first responders on the scene.
Cleaning a crime scene involves a lot more than a couple of mops and bucket. On the rare occasion that our technicians come across something suspicious that could potentially be considered evidence, they immediately cease work while the onsite supervisor contacts the appropriate authority. This is just one of the many ways we display our professionalism. We’re justly proud of the fact that what we do helps give law enforcement officials the chance to focus on solving the crime, and also aids your family in the difficult recovery process by restoring your home to its safe, normal state.