Family

What is a Crime Victim Advocate?

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Through our daily experience with families of violent crime victims, Aftermath Inc. crime scene clean up sees first hand the need for support during  these unfortunate circumstances. There are a number of resources available to help families cope with this difficult time. A crime victim advocate is specially trained to provide an individual with knowledge […]

Illinois Crime Scene Cleanup – Aftermath Helps

Aftermath crime scene clean up company of Illinois helps family after tragedy.

Illinois crime scene cleanup company Aftermath has assisted hundreds of families in the greater Chicago area after tragedy strikes. Aftermath understands how families can be overwhelmed by the aftereffects of a loss, and our hearts go out to those who are suffering. It is our job to help lift one burden from the minds of […]

Aftermath Services in Illinois – Family Testimonials

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Aftermath Inc. understands that in the midst of tragedy, there are many matters on your mind. Our goal is to relieve you of the burden of cleanup, and return your home to a clean, sanitary state. Few cleaners follow the same rigorous safety and sanitation standards that are the core of every Aftermath project and […]

How to Dispose of a Bloody Mattress

Bloody mattress illustration: never clean biohazards without protective gear.

In most states, you may NOT put biohazardous waste in a regular trash dump. For more information on proper crime scene cleanup and biohazard remediation, visit www.Aftermath.com or call 877-872-4339.

Compassion is Key – Suicide Cleanup

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Suicide is a growing epidemic in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the nation. In the unfortunate circumstance that a loved one decides to end his or her life, compassionate, respectful suicide cleanup may be necessary. The professionals at Aftermath […]

Hoarding Cleanup Services

Aftermath in full PPE cleaning up hoarding site.

Hoarding is defined as the excessive collection of items, in addition to the inability to throw away possessions. According to the Mayo Clinic, the illness is also called compulsive hoarding and compulsive hoarding syndrome and may be a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder. The illness is hardly uncommon – it is estimated that 1.2 million […]

Aftermath Supervisor Joe Matos Emphasizes Compassion Training

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Not every job requires employees to undergo compassion training, but in a profession that deals with suicide cleanup, it’s crucial. The team at Aftermath Inc. Suicide Cleanup understands the importance of respectful suicide cleanup. Aftermath Pennsylvania’s Supervisor, Joe Matos, believes compassion in the face of tragedy is the beginning of the recovery process, which is […]

Blood Clean Up – Why Can’t I Mop It Up?

Why Can’t I Mop It Up Myself? Technically, it’s not against the law to clean up after a biohazard in your home yourself – you are only legally bound to protect employees (OSHA regs state that employees who are put at risk must be given proper protective equipment and training, plus Hepatitis B vaccine). If […]

Hoarding Cleanup & the Dangers Associated with It

Hoarding cleanup outside a home.

Hoarding is defined as the excessive collection of items, in addition to the inability to throw away possessions. According to the Mayo Clinic, the illness is also called compulsive hoarding and compulsive hoarding syndrome and may be a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder. The illness is hardly uncommon – it is estimated that 1.2 million […]

Testimonials

"Zach was compassionate, professional, caring and easy to work with, yet clear with what he needed to do and conscious of safety. His crew were equally caring and professional."

Peggy H. - Chicago, IL

"Deon and his team were not only responsive but flexible. I appreciate their sensitivity to the situation and showing the human side to this job. I would highly recommend them to anyone."

Jennifer K. - Avon Lakes, OH

"Jason and Ryan went above and beyond any expectations in my time of grief. They are professional, courteous and experts in their field of work. They performed all work quickly and professionally. I would highly recommend this company and these men to anyone. If I could I would pay them more for all they did. "

Erin R. - Ashville, NC

"I am so thankful for this wonderful team of Leslie, Rob and Jamaica. They are very sweet and made this awful experience bearable. I cannot thank them enough. Thank you for your kindness in our time of grief. "

Kim D. - Washington

"Rick, Jay, and Sonny did an outstanding job of meeting or in most cases exceeding our expectations at a very difficult and trying time for our family. I am a close personal friend of the funeral director who gave us your name and have already assured him of their outstanding work for us. Truly an asset to your company and great representatives!"

Janet H. - Neosho Rapids, KS

"Aftermath team made a very hard event much easier. Without them, I do not know how I would have made it through this. Corry went above and beyond my expectations. She was much more than the lead and for that I am more than thankful."

Christopher R. - Tallahassee, FL

"My father passed away and was left unattended for a few days with His two dogs in the house. We called aftermath on a recommendation from the local police department. John and his team were so helpful, thoughtful and professional throughout this difficult process. They even helped us load my father’s Harley into our trailer because we didn’t have a ramp. John stood with us while his team worked and let us reminisce about our father with him. The team went through everything in the house and saved everything that they could for us. During this incredibly difficult time for us, they put our minds at ease knowing that they would take care of cleaning the house completely and thoroughly. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, john and team. "

Jessica S. - Tennessee

"Aftermath was very professional and was able to accommodate the urgency in the situation. They explained the services and was able to relieve my worries as they dealt with the insurance company. Other companies were unable to take the job or handle the job with efficiency to get the ball moving. Since I was needing the job done in a small window of time."

Latoya G. - Sacramento, CA

"The services performed by Aftermath provided me with a tremendous amount of relief. I am incredibly thankful for the compassion shown by the Aftermath team. Good job!"

Dean Hunter N. - Oakland, CA

"Aftermath responded quickly to our request and stayed late into the night to finish the job. Tom and the awesome team explained all the stages and answered all our questions before, during, and after. In such a difficult and emotional time for the family and friends, the experience was a blessing and is truly appreciated."

John G. - Durham, NC

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