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What to Do After a Crime Scene Cleanup

What to Do After a Crime Scene Cleanup

Experiencing a crime on your property is a traumatic event, and dealing with the aftermath, including the cleanup, can be overwhelming. Once the crime scene has been cleaned and sanitized, there are several important steps to take to restore your property and begin the healing process. Here’s what to do after a crime scene cleanup:

 

  • Ensure Safety: Before re-entering the property, ensure that it is safe to do so. Crime scene cleanup professionals will remove biohazardous materials, but there may still be structural damage or other hazards that need to be addressed.
  • Contact Your Insurance Company: Notify your insurance company about the incident and the cleanup process. They can guide the coverage available for cleanup and repairs.
  • Assess the Damage: Once you have access to the property, assess the damage caused by the crime and the cleanup process. Document any visible damage with photographs or videos for insurance purposes.
  • Repair and Restore: Work with professionals to repair any damage to the property, such as broken windows, doors, or walls. Restore the property to its previous condition to create a sense of normalcy.
  • Consider Counseling: Dealing with the aftermath of a crime can have a lasting impact on your mental health. Consider seeking counseling or therapy to help you process your emotions and cope with the trauma.
  • Enhance Security: Improve security measures on your property to prevent future incidents. This may include installing security cameras, alarms, or lighting.
  • Create a Safe Environment: Take steps to create a safe and comfortable environment in your home. This may involve rearranging furniture, painting walls, or adding personal touches to make the space feel more welcoming.
  • Stay Informed: Stay informed about the progress of any investigations or legal proceedings related to the crime. This can help you feel more in control and prepared for any future developments.
  • Seek Support: Lean on friends, family, or support groups for emotional support during this challenging time. Surrounding yourself with a strong support system can help you navigate the healing process.
  • Focus on Self-Care: Take care of yourself physically and emotionally. Eat well, exercise regularly, and engage in activities that bring you joy and relaxation.

 

Recovering from a crime on your property is a process that takes time and effort. By taking these steps after a crime scene clean up, you can begin to restore your property and your sense of security.

LM Companies is licensed for and has over five decades of experience with biohazard cleanup. We will work with your insurance and have helped many properties over the years in Northeast Ohio, including Akron, Cleveland, Stow, Hudson, and Cuyahoga Falls! Contact us today to begin the process of restoring your residential or commercial property.