Start a Biohazard Remediation Business (Crime Scene Cleanup)
A Crime Scene hoarder cleanup san francisco Business, also referred to as Biohazard Remediation, employes Crime Scene Cleanup Technicians. Crime Scene Cleanup Technicians (techs) are individuals who have received training to respond to a crime or trauma related scene to remove the blood and bodily fluids that remain following a crime, accident or death. Crime Scene Cleanup Techs use personal protective equipment and proper cleaning techniques so that they are never exposed to hazardous materials.
Crime or Biohazard Remediation Companies are hired by individual property owners, insurance companies and their adjusters, property management companies and many others. Your business may be referred to these entities by police officers, detectives, coroners, funeral directors and medical personnel, just to name a few.
Although training to work as a technician is not required by law, it is highly recommended. A proper training course should include classroom training and a hands-on module and will cost approximately $1,300. However, many business owners choose to simply hire technicians who have already completed the course, thus eliminating this expense.
Biohazard Remediation Companies and the technicians who work for them are not CSI or Crime Scene Investigators. Technicians will not investigate an injury, death or criminal act and they will typically enter a scene only after the police, other emergency personnel and investigators have departed. Only after the investigating detective has released the scene will a cleanup company be allowed to commence work. Any evidence found by cleanup techs after they’re permitted into the residence should be turned over to the detective assigned to the scene.
Biohazard Remediation Companies in the Midwest charge an average of $125 per hour, per technician. Companies in New York City or on the West Coast of the United States may charge upwards of $400 per hour. Most biohazard remediation jobs require at least two Crime Scene Technicians. Therefore, your business would bill the client your hourly rate x 2 technicians. In addition, most travel and lodging expenses are charged over and above the hourly rate(s) indicated above. Other job specific expenses, such as dumpsters, may also be charged back to the client or insurance company.
As the crime levels throughout the United States of America and around the world continue to rise, work in this industry should always be available. During slow periods however, most Biohazard Remediation Companies will advertise and seek out jobs related to hoarding & gross filth cleanup, hazardous waste removal, mold remediation and drug lab cleanup. Additional training should be considered before adding these other services to your business.