Crime Scene Cleanup | Who Cleans Up After Murders?


If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation where a murder has been committed in your home, you might be wondering who cleans up after murders?

After the medical examiner takes the body away, you might be surprised to learn that you and your family are tasked with cleaning it yourself or finding a professional bioremediation company to handle the cleanup.

What do Bioremediation Companies Do?

Once the body has been removed from the scene of a crime, bioremediation specialists will enter the home establish boundaries around the affected areas to prevent cross-contamination. Next, they will work to remove any biohazards by cleaning up dirt, blood, and any other fluids in the area. Once they have disinfected the area, they use a deodorizer to make sure no foul smells are left behind.

How Much Does Crime Scene Cleanup Cost?

When it comes to cleaning up after a murder, one of the first questions you want answered is: will my insurance cover the costs? The answer to this is never simple. Some homeowners insurance policies will cover the costs associated with crime scene cleanup, but some won’t. If you are concerned with the cost of crime scene cleanup, speak with your insurance adjuster to see what services are included in your policy.

Although some families think that cleaning the scene themselves will save them money, it is not advisable to try to clean up a murder scene yourself, as they can pose significant safety and health risks. Fortunately, there are experienced bioremediation companies who are equipped to handle such situations.

When looking for a bioremediation company to work with, you should select a company that is:

  • Transparent
  • Upfront
  • Detail-oriented
  • Patient with your questions
  • Reliable
  • Provides a written guarantee that the site has been properly disinfected

Aftermath Puts Your Interests First

There is only one biohazard remediation company with a 28-point quality and compliance checklist to ensure you receive high-quality remediation services with compassion. Aftermath has been an industry leader for almost 20 years, has offices in every continental state of the United States, and provides 24 hour dispatch and support.

You can reach us through our website or by calling (877) 872-4339. And if you need help paying for our services, the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards (NACVCB) may be able to help.