Crime Scene Clean Up

When a loved one takes their life or another tragedy occurs, what does the family do? Do I have to pay for the crime scene decontamination service, will insurance cover my expenses or does the police department pay for the clean-up service? Those are all very good questions.

After a tragic suicide or accident the cleaning up and decontamination of the crime scene is usually the responsibility of the home owner. I am discussing the clean-up and not the responsibility of who pays. The police department will not normally get involved in the crime scene cleanup unless a police officer was part of the event or the incident occurs on public or city property.

Just recently a local police department had a mass shooter barricaded in his apartment. He had shot and killed six innocent bystanders for no reason at all. The police SWAT Team forcibly entered the barricaded subject’s apartment. Once inside the SWAT Team discovered he had two hostages. He was shot and killed by the Police SWAT Team. The mass shooter had shot and killed six other people on nearby sidewalks, walkway areas and two apartments. The police department paid IPS for the clean-up and decontamination of the seven different crime scenes.IPS was contracted to conduct the clean-up due to an officer involvement shooting and multiple crime scenes on city property.

Suicides, Accidents and Natural Deaths

The homeowner will be responsible to pay the crime scene decontamination company the day of the clean-up and decontamination.  But, in most cases your homeowners insurance will reimburse you for some, if not all of the clean-up fee.   There may be collateral expenses such as removing the carpet and replacement, painting or buying a bed spring and mattress.  You will pay the biohazard company and get reimbursement from your insurance company for the full amount if there is no deductible.  If you need help, our IPS corporate office can help you establish an insurance claim.

Introduction to our services

Our corporate office is located in Hollywood, Florida.  From the Hollywood main office we cover all of the South Florida Tri-county area including Broward, Palm Beach and Miami Dade County.  The key to this business is being able to respond within one hour.

International Protective Services (IPS) provides a professionally trained staff that is dedicated to helping people and communities when a tragedy strikes. We just recently decontaminated a mass shooting with seven different crime scenes.  Our objective is to compassionately, safely and discreetly restore a crime scene or incident back to its original state. Our service takes the burden off of the family while giving them peace of mind that the scene will be treated with caution, respect and professionalism.

No family member, after a death, wants to enter the scene or wants the burden and responsibility of cleaning and disinfecting the biohazard area where the suicide or death occurred.   IPS will discreetly arrive and take care of the problem for you.  You can have   complete trust that the decontamination will be completed professionally and according to the mandates of the Department of Health and according to Federal OSHA standards.

Do you need a crime scene or trauma cleanup?

  • Contact IPS 24/7/365
  • Bloodborne technicians will respond after police have cleared the scene
  • IPS technicians will be on scene within one hour
  • Price quote will be given upon arrival at scene
  • Quote must be accepted by customer
  • Payment is by check, cash, credit card or invoice.

Price quotes are determined by the following:

  • Time on scene
  • Chemicals and equipment used
  • Number of bohazardous bags required
  • Items that need to be removed from scene: clothing, carpet, bed, couch, etc…

IPS has been in this business for over 20 years and is the leading biohazard specialists in the industry. That is why police departments use our services on a daily basis and contract IPS to train their police personnel on the standards of Bloodborne Pathogens.

Our 24/7/365 biohazard specialist team will begin with the decontamination immediately after the jurisdictional law enforcement agencies have completed their investigation and released the scene.  It is common knowledge, that apart from the emotional factor, it could be extremely dangerous for the family to decontaminate the crime scene. They could be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and bodily fluids that can be highly infections. Let the professionals do the work for you.

The restoration process at a crime scene requires special skills with the emphasis on the disinfecting and management of the hazardous area. We specialize in the restoration of crime and trauma scenes, burglaries, suicides, accidents and other related incidents.

Services IPS Provides 24/7/365

  • Homicides/Suicides
  • Odor Neutralization
  • Vehicles/Law Enforcement
  • Body Decomposition stain and odor removal
  • Needle/Drug Paraphernalia Removal
  • Disaster & Mass-Casualty Incidents
  • Train suicides and deaths
  • Jail cell decontamination
  • Sale of PPE or Personal Protective Equipment
  • And more