How much does crime scene cleanup cost?
It will depend on the crime and the severity of damage left in its wake. DryCare Restoration Inc. understands what you are going through after experiencing a crime and that is why we will represent you in your negotiations with your homeowner’s insurance during this difficult time.
At affordable costs, we’ll help you return your home to the safe haven condition you deserve and need.
Because individual crime scenes vary so much, we cannot provide an exact cost without first inspecting the scene. DryCare Restoration Inc. however, will perform a FREE initial inspection and provide you with a no-obligation written evaluation after the inspection to help you get a better idea of where you stand. In addition, we will handle negotiations with your insurance company, and carefully record and report all our actions, thus promoting optimal insurance coverage for the operations required in the restoration.
Crime Scene Cleanup
Compensation payment may be available to cover expenses for professional crime scene cleanup materials and services.
If your application is approved, we will work with you to determine which crime scene cleanup expenses are eligible for compensation.
WHAT EXPENSES FOR CLEANING UP THE CRIME SCENE ARE COVERED?
Crime scene cleaning means removing, or attempting to remove, stains, odors, broken glass, or any other objects or impurities caused by crime or crime scene processing.
Expenses to clean up the crime scene can include:
- Professional cleaning services
- materials to clean
WHO CAN RECEIVE COMPENSATION PAYMENT?
Persons who incur expenses to clean up crime scenes may be eligible for compensation payments. If more than one person pays the cost of cleaning up the crime scene, they can be paid pro rata.
The compensation payment is limited to $2,250 for crimes that occurred after July 14, 2016. For crimes that occurred before this date, other limits apply.
By law, CVC is the last source of payment. All other sources that are immediately available must be used to pay before the CVC program begins to pay compensation. Learn more about the payment sources in Covered Expenses.
While your application is being processed, you should be prepared to provide copies of:
- Bills or receipts for services from professional cleaning companies
- Itemized expenses for materials with an explanation of the services provided
- Verification of homeowner’s or renter’s insurance
CVC will tell you what documentation you must mail to CVC and when to do so.
INFORMATION FOR PROVIDERS OF SERVICES TO CLEAN UP THE CRIME SCENE
In order to pay the service provider, an invoice must be submitted detailing the services provided. The victim or claimant should use available collateral sources (homeowners/renters insurance).
To pay directly to the supplier, it is necessary to provide CVC with a valid tax number. The crime scene cleanup compensation payment is limited to $2,250 for crimes that occurred after July 14, 2016. For crimes that occurred before this date, other limits apply.