How Much Does Crime Scene Cleanup Really Cost?


When a loved one falls victim to a violent crime, dealing with the effects is one of the most difficult situations a family can face. Besides the emotional trauma and stress associated with losing someone, family members are often faced with the biggest challenge of all: Cleaning up the crime scene.

Cleaning up the scene of a traumatic death is an unimaginable task for a grieving family member or friend and can pose serious health risks if not handled properly. Fortunately, crime scene cleanup companies are trained to safely remove biohazardous waste from a crime scene, thoroughly sanitize all affected areas, and provide compassionate support for families during their darkest hour.

How Much Does Crime Scene Cleanup Cost?

Because every situation is unique, it is difficult to give an estimate on how much crime scene cleanup will cost without first seeing the damage. Aftermath, an industry leader in bioremediation and crime scene cleanup services, will come onsite, assess the situation, and provide you with a professional recommendation once the scene has been evaluated.

Some pricing factors can include:

  • The number of rooms affected.
  • Length of time left unattended.
  • Level of structural damage.
  • Any additional complications.

Will my insurance cover crime scene cleanup costs?

In many cases, homeowners insurance covers crime scene cleanup services, and Aftermath will work directly with your insurance company to make the claims process as easy for you as possible. However, because we cannot make guarantees regarding your specific coverage, it is best to speak with your insurance provider to learn what help is available to you.

How much must I pay upfront for Aftermath’s services?

We do not require a deposit to begin our work and can begin restoring the scene as soon as we have your insurance information.

What if my insurance does not cover crime scene cleanup costs?

Don’t worry, Aftermath has payment options and financial assistance programs available and can assist you in finding third party sources of funding, including victims compensation assistance, discount programs, and payment plans.

I am a business owner. Do you offer discounted rates for commercial accounts?

Yes. With offices across the U.S., Aftermath will work with you to provide ongoing or on-demand services at discounted rates. For more information, call our commercial accounts line.

As an industry leader, Aftermath maintains the highest standards in sanitation and safety compliance and is devoted to treating every customer with the utmost dignity and respect. Call us today for a no-obligation estimate or to speak to a representative about crime scene cleanup costs and payment options.