Crime Scene Blood Cleanup in Florida – FAQ
What are bloodborne pathogens?
Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms present in blood that can cause disease in people. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS. Anyone exposed to bloodborne pathogens are at risk for serious or life-threatening illnesses.
Who pays for crime scene cleanup services?
Unfortunately the responsibility ultimately falls to the property owner. Many times families and business owners are not aware that homeowners, property or auto insurance will often cover crime scene blood cleanup services. HAZstat can bill your insurance company directly and assist in filing and following up with claims. In cases with no insurance HAZstat offers a variety of payment plans and accepts most major credit cards. If you are victim of a crime you may be eligible for financial assistance. Please go to our resources page for information on Crime Victim Compensation Programs.
Are there state agencies to help with costs of a crime scene cleanup?
Many States’ Attorney General Offices have victims assistance agencies to help with crime scene blood cleanup costs after a violent crime. If you are victim of a crime please go to our resources page for information on Crime Victim Compensation Programs. There you will also find other help and support links.
How quickly can you respond to a crime or trauma scene cleanup?
We can respond to a crime or trauma scene cleanup within 1 to 3 hours depending on location from our local Central Florida based office. HAZSTAT is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you need assistance with any of our crime scene clean up services.
Do you service biohazard cleanups in other states besides Florida?
No, HAZstat is a registered Florida based company dedicated in helping our community. The CEO oversees every job to ensure customer care and a thorough bio remediation service in Florida.
How long should a crime scene cleanup take?
A crime scene blood cleanup can take anywhere from a couple of hours to multiple days depending on the severity of the contamination. We can provide you with an estimated time after the area has been assessed.
Will the authorities clean a scene after a crime or tragic incident?
No. the Fire Department, and other emergency responders do not clean up after a crime, trauma or death has occurred. Unfortunately this burden falls to you, the property owner.
Am I liable if someone suffers a blood borne pathogen exposure in my home or property?
You may be exposed to lawsuits and civil action if someone becomes infected with a virus or infectious disease such as hepatitis and HIV.
Why should a professional biohazard cleanup company like HAZstat be called to remove blood and bodily fluids?
Most general or house cleaning service personnel are not trained or equipped to handle biohazard waste such as blood or body fluids. HAZstat is registered with the Florida Department of Health and we are legally permitted to safely remove any sharps, biohazards, and biomedical waste then transport and dispose of it to a registered facility.
Can employees of my business perform a biohazard cleanup?
Before employees of your business can legally (and safely) clean up and disinfect blood from the scene of a crime, trauma, suicide, or accident they must meet the guidelines set in Federal Regulation 29CFR1910:1030. To protect the safety of your employees and customers you should hire a professional remediation company properly trained to clean and remove biological hazards.
Federal Regulation 29CFR1910:1030 states that no employee can be placed in a position to be exposed to blood spills without first:
- Receiving blood borne pathogen training.
- Having a written blood borne pathogen exposure control plan.
- Having been provided with personal protective equipment.
- Having been offered a Hepatitis B vaccine and exposure evaluation and follow-up.
- Being provided with a method to remove and properly store the bio hazardous waste in a properly marked container for disposal at an approved site.
Will you come to our home or place of business with advertisement on your vehicles? I really do not want my neighbors to know why a crime scene cleanup company is here.
No, HAZstat respects your confidentiality and will arrive in unmarked vehicles to provide a professional and discreet service in your time of need.
I have a bloody mattress to get rid of. How do I dispose of a mattress containing biohazards?
A mattress that is soiled with blood should be broken down properly and put in biohazard boxes than disposed of properly. HAZstat is registered with the Florida Department of Health and can safely and legally remove and dispose of any blood and body fluid soiled bed mattress’s, carpet, and furniture as a result of a natural death, suicide, homicide/murder, sickness, unattended death, crime, trauma or accident. Visit mattress removal services for more information.
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