Our biohazard cleanup procedures require trained professionals to recover body fluids such as blood and other potentially infectious materials. For the safety of Aftermath employees and the safety of others, we strictly adhere to all federal, state and local laws, including OSHA (Occupational Safety Health Administration), DOT (Department of Transportation), and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) regulations. Pursuant to OSHA regulations, supervisors and technicians are required to have the following: blood borne pathogen ("BBP") certification; personal protective equipment ("PPE") training; current Hepatitis B vaccinations; bloodborne pathogen exposure control training; hazardous communication training; and respiratory training. Aftermath supervisors and technicians also follow best-practice standards, including the "Aftermath Way".
When you call our National Dispatch Center (888-933-3955), whether for crime scene cleanup or any other type of biohazard cleanup, you will reach a live expert--not a machine. Real people respond 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Your call will be immediately directed to the appropriate area manager. Our staff will ensure quick response during these difficult times. You deserve the respect to speak with real people.
Cutting corners by performing quick cosmetic fixes and not following all federal, state, and local laws will always cost less. Cutting corners can result in the return of dangerous biological colonies, which may lead to further damage or the potential of a lawsuit if an exposure incident occurs. Aftermath does not cut corners. We use industry-specific, specially formulated chemicals and follow all federal, state, local laws, in addition to best-practice standards and the "Aftermath Way"®. Additionally, Aftermath provides a Certificate of Treatment upon completion of our recommended services, which may be required by insurance or mortgage companies.
For those in search of a biohazard restoration company, or those who refer this service to members of their community, use the following checklist as a guideline to determine whether or not the company meets the necessary minimum requirements.
Critical Incident Stress (C.I.S.) or Critical Incident Stress Syndrome (C.I.S.S.) occurs after the experience of a traumatic or critical event, and can cause strong emotional and physical reactions following the critical incident. The emotional and physical reactions can be debilitating for some individuals, and can cause an inability to function at work or at home. It has been shown that excessive exposure may increase the likelihood and/or severity of C.I.S. Aftermath is there to remove the physical evidence of the traumatic event and help lessen the increased risks associated with C.I.S. caused by excessive exposure. Additionally, Aftermath has partnered with with top National Professionals to help families find the emotional support they need after experiencing the loss of a loved one.
Over the last 15 years Aftermath has specialized in biohazard restoration, including crime scene cleanup. We have encountered many companies that claim to specialize in this type of work. Many do not fulfill even the minimum legal requirements dictated by OSHA, DOT, and the EPA. Additionally, oftentimes businesses that don't specialize in biohazard restoration don't carry appropriate levels of insurance. When a company is performing work that is not covered under their policy, the liability falls on the business, family or whoever hires them. This leaves the customer open for potential lawsuits if an exposure incident occurs.
If you are in need of a biohazard restoration company these are some of the minimum requirements you should expect from a professional biohazard restoration firm: