Frequently Asked Questions
A: Due to the varying degree of size, severity and contamination level among scenes, a set pricing structure that applies to every site is impossible. Insured homeowners and commercial businesses are typically only responsible for paying their deductible. The majority of compensation will be handled by insurance companies. In most cases, ECS will directly bill your insurance company and provide them with the necessary documentation. Each site is thoroughly documented with photographs and detailed reports that will clearly illustrate your claim. We strive to make the payment process simple and convenient for all clients.
A: Usually 1 to 3 hours depending on your location. We’ll try to get there as fast as you need us.
A: ECS provides crime and trauma scene decontamination for San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, San Marcos, New Braunfels and surrounding areas.
A: Crime and trauma scenes should always be handled by OSHA-compliant professionals that specialize in the safe and legal decontamination of hazardous areas. Blood, body fluids, animal feces and gross filth can have dangerous disease-causing pathogens within them. Using typical janitorial services not only endangers the safety of those persons, but it also creates a costly liability for your business. All of our technicians have been properly trained and certified to handle your needs in a safe and legal manner. (Please note that the United States Dept. of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can issue fines ranging from $7,000 to $70,000 for violations of the Code of Federal Regulations, 29CFR1910.1030.)
A: ECS is 100% dedicated to staying at the top of our game in the crime scene cleaning business. We therefore allocate all of our time and resources to crime and trauma scene decontamination only. We are not carpet cleaners and we do not perform typical janitorial services, nor do we remodel or reconstruct damages.
A: ECS uses a licensed medical waste company to legally process all hazardous materials. Under Federal Law, blood-soiled items, furnishings, carpet and mattresses cannot be placed in a dumpster or taken to a landfill. (Please note that the United States Dept. of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can issue fines ranging from $7,000 to $70,000 for violations of the Code of Federal Regulations, 29CFR1910.1030.)
A: As a crime scene cleaner, you must be on call 24-hours a day and ready to respond to homicide, suicide, accidental death or unattended death. Blood, tissue and body fluids that are often found at a crime scene can carry infectious diseases and the dangerous pathogens that spread them; also known as biohazard. Crime scene cleaning requires specific training and protective gear to safely remove blood and tissue-soiled items. Because of the risks associated with blood, body fluids, tissue and biohazard, it is absolutely critical that a crime scene cleaner is meticulous and thorough in his/her duties. The greatest responsibility we have is the safety of our clients.
Training for biohazard remediation and crime scene cleaning involves a combination of online classes and hands on training. If you are interested in learning more about a career in crime and trauma scene cleaning, please send your questions and/or resume to email@example.com
- 24-Hour Service with Prompt Response Times
- 100% Compliance with laws & regulations
- Privacy and Discretion for All Scenes
- Direct Billing to Your Insurance
- OSHA-Compliant Technicians
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