What to Do if Your Property Becomes a Crime Scene

No one ever wants to consider the possibility of a tragedy occurring in their home or business. The emotional turmoil in the aftermath of a crime, combined with the property damage, is too much for most people to handle. However, to be prepared, it’s essential to know what to do if your property becomes a crime or trauma scene. In the event of a tragedy, Grimebusters is here to support you and help you be prepared. Below are the steps you need to take if a crime happens in your home or business and how Grimebusters can help you recover your property. Continue reading to learn more.

The Crime Scene

Every situation will be different; however, most crime scenes leave behind a significant mess the average person cannot handle. Depending on the circumstances of the crime and how long the body(ies) have been on your property, decay and dried blood can cover a significant portion of the space. Blood can quickly soak through carpets and settle in the floor below. Trauma cleaning or crime scene cleaning is a mess the average person cannot effectively accomplish as it can be unsafe. That’s why it’s vital to get the assistance of the professionals at Grimebusters to quickly and effectively eliminate any biohazards. In addition to the emotional trauma that occurs in the aftermath of such a situation, you must leave the cleaning to the professionals trained to deal with crime scenes.

Your First Steps

If your property has become the scene of a crime or another trauma, your first step must be to call the police. Even if you know exactly what happened, the police must get involved to isolate and investigate the scene. Calling the police immediately allows them the best chance to determine the cause of death, if there was foul play, and to eventually catch the guilty party(ies). Contacting the police immediately helps them determine the truth of what happened and protects you from becoming a suspect or disturbing the scene.

Once the police and emergency services arrive, you will likely be restricted from entering the property while they begin investigations. They might also remove items from the property that could be important to their investigation. If possible, keep an inventory of what was removed so you can retrieve them at a later date. Once the police conclude their investigations, which can take a few days or weeks, they will notify you that the area is ready to be cleaned. This is when you should contact the professionals at Grimebusters.

Call the Professionals

In the aftermath of a tragedy, you’ll want your property back to normal as soon as possible. This is where the professionals at Grimebusters can help. Our team is highly trained and experienced in cleaning up crime scenes across the City of Edmonton. We understand the many complexities of cleaning up biohazards such as human bodily fluid. Our team also understands the importance of getting your property back to normal so you can begin to recover from the trauma that has occurred. Grimebusters works effectively and efficiently to allow our clients to return to their pre-crisis property as soon as possible.

Grimebusters is Here to Help

When a tragedy occurs on your property, Grimebusters in Edmonton is here to help you get back to normal. With over twenty years of experience cleaning up various properties across the city, our team can handle everything from crime scene clean-up jobs to asbestos abatement, junk removal and more. Our team of skilled technicians is compassionate and hard-working, so we are prepared to manage any mess that comes our way. If your property has become a crime scene, contact Grimebusters today!