Who Pays for Crime Scene Cleanup Costs?


Many property owners might wonder who pays for crime scene clean up. Crime scene cleanup goes beyond cleaning up broken glass – blood and other body fluids, tear gas, or other chemicals can pose significant health and safety risks. In most cases, homeowners insurance policies can cover the cost of remediation services offered by companies like Aftermath. However, this is not a guarantee, and it’s important to review your insurance policy for further guidance on policy type and coverage limits.

Why Pay for Crime Scene Cleanup?

crime scene police tapeCrime scene cleanup companies provide a service that people hope to never have to use. However, they are necessary when a traumatic event has taken place. When there is a large loss of blood or human decomposition, it’s essential that professionals cleanup the scene in order to properly disinfect the area and prevent health risks. Many people are unaware that crime scenes can contain potentially dangerous biohazards, even if the area appears to be clean, you want to ensure those dangers are completely removed.

When it comes to paying for these services, the majority of crime scene cleanup costs are the burden of home and business owners. However, most homeowners insurance policies cover the cleanup costs of these services. Review your insurance policy for further guidance on policy type, the instances for which the policy provides coverage, and coverage limits.

How Much Does Crime Scene Cleanup Cost?

Because each crime scene poses a unique set of circumstances, quotes cannot accurately be estimated over the phone. Aftermath is the only national bioremediation and biorecovery company offering a full range of assistance in cases involving homicide, suicide, unattended death, personal accidents, industrial accidents, tear gas, and communicable diseases. Our pricing factors  include: 

  • The number of rooms affected
  • Level of structural damage
  • Length of time left unattended
  • Additional complications such as hoarding, machinery, or large amounts of personal property

What Financial Assistance Exists to Help Pay for Crime Scene Cleanup?

If you have homeowners insurance that covers the cost of crime scene cleanup, we can assist you through the claims process and provide technical documentation and invoice directly to your insurance provider with your permission. If you do not have coverage, we have payment options available, and we will also assist with third-party funding sources, including:

  • Victims compensation assistance
  • Discount programs
  • Interest free payment plans
  • Aftermath financial hardship assistance, if eligible

If you are facing having to pay for crime scene cleanup, call one of our local offices at any time at (877) 872-4339 or contact us online. We are here and want to help you find the best and most affordable route so you can be on your way to recovery.