Crime Scene Clean-Up
Professional & Compassionate Service
Since 1996, Aftermath Services has provided thousands of families with fast, efficient specialty sanitization and biohazard cleaning services. We have experience with a wide number of trauma scenes, from unattended death cleanup and suicide cleaning, to blood spills and hoarding cleanup. Our technicians are available nationwide, 24 hours a day, seven days a week – so we’re there whenever and wherever you need us.
We provide crime cleanup throughout Missouri 24/7/365.
We service neighborhoods in and around Independence, MO including Columbia, Warrensburg, Springfield, Jefferson City and all the surrounding areas.
Satisfied Customers in and around Independence, MO
“I was directed to Aftermath by one of our local vendors. They were timely, friendly, sensitive to the situation, and informative about the process that needed to be completed. John, the supervisor on-duty was very helpful and kept in contact with me, updating me on all the pertinent details and progress. You never want to be in a situation and in need of this type of service; but I would say we were pleased at the level of professionalism used and would call them again if we needed too in the future. Thank you.”
– Bethel R., Columbia, MO
“Outstanding. John & his team were great to work with. We can now make a rational decision regarding selling or destroying the home. We’ll sell now, We’re able to.”
– Jennifer P., Dearborn, MO
Case Studies of Jobs Performed in the Independence, MO Area
While hardly a new phenomenon, unattended deaths are increasingly common in the modern world. Society necessitates mobility, but many older relatives choose to remain alone in their homes and communities instead of moving with family. However, when a person dies unattended, the family is forced to rectify their personal choices with the scene at hand. Cleaning the home and taking care of the estate come secondary to the proper burial of a loved one. But neglecting the clean up can be just as devastating if not seen to properly. Decomposition can damage personal property and the very structure of the home itself. It can also place surviving family at risk for illness and disease as they try to retrieve cherished mementos and prepare the home for sale.
So where does a family begin when the unspeakable has happened? A professional trauma scene cleanup service like Aftermath is a good place to start, as relatives of an Independence, Missouri man discovered.
The first stage of the cleanup involved entering the home and documenting the damage. An experienced supervisor explained all recommendations, policies, and procedures to the supervising family member. In this case, technicians determined that the entire house represented a risk, based on the odor and the amount of decomposition that had taken place. Plastic sheeting was placed at the back door entrance to the home to separate the area of the death from the buffer and clean zones outside. A burp flap placed at the back door entrance protected outside areas from cross contamination. A buffer zone was created in the garage where the technicians could don their hazmat suits and store equipment such as bio boxes. Finally, a clean zone was created on the driveway of the home. All chemicals, tools, equipment, suits, gloves, towels, masks, and buckets were set up in this zone.
Technicians used a three stage biowash process to clean and sanitize the residence. A HEPA air scrubber was set-up in the control zone to purify the air and destroy odor-causing bacteria. Objects that could not be cleaned were remediated in medically approved receptacles. Upon completion, the home was restored to livable condition, lending the family an added level of safety and security as they prepared the home for resale.