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What Does a Crime Scene Cleanup Company Do?

Crime Scene Cleanup Company

A cleanup company takes a crime scene and cleans it to how it was before the crime took place. Doing this entails many different tedious methods such as deodorizing and disinfecting. 

Different crimes require different approaches. For example, in a violent crime, where someone has died at the scene, a crime scene cleanup company must disinfect and disinfect the area. In an area where teargas has been used, the type of threat is different and the chemicals and tools used are different.

There are, of course, quite a few other things that a crime scene cleanup company in Georgia must handle.

Biological Agents

When the police and the first responders have finished their job and the coroner leaves, the scene left behind will often contain biological remains such as blood and other bodily fluids. These biological agents can contain many pathogens and life-threatening hazards that a cleanup company will remove quickly and safely.

These signs of a crime are not only a physical hazard but an emotional and psychological danger as well. They pose a threat by serving as a constant reminder of the crimes that took place there. 

Whether the crime committed occurs in a home or an office, people are exposed to its effects. A crime scene cleanup company removes these dangers and makes it easier for those involved to move on.

Chemical Agents

In an event where tear gas is used, a crime scene cleanup company in Georgia. like Bio-One Savannah, is paramount. 

The chemicals from tear gas do not dissipate and fly away after the incident. Instead, they remain in the area until they are properly disposed of by a professional. 

Tear gas chemicals can cause a host of health problems ranging from respiratory to skin to even severe allergic reactions. Without its removal, the chemical agents would continue to expose people to this biohazard.

Other Services Crime Scene Cleanup Companies Provide

Companies like Bio-One Savannah also provide services for:

Medical Waste Disposal

Wherever dangerous medical waste materials are involved, it’s always best to hire a crime scene cleanup company Georgia expert. 

Biohazard Removal Caused by Bodily Waste

When a decomposing body is discovered, the environment around it may become very hazardous. This is another time when crime scene cleanup companies are indispensable.

Homeless Encampment And Hoarder Situation Cleanup

Homeless encampments and properties influenced by hoarders are often susceptible to a myriad of dangerous pathogens and other related factors. Some of these venues leave behind very stubborn odors that only a crime scene cleanup company will successfully eradicate.

Sewage Backup Cleanups

While they’re not really known to do such, crime scene cleanup companies will offer sewage backup cleanups. Sewage backup can cause foul odors and be harmful to be around.

Mold Removal

Mold can cause a host of respiratory ailments if not treated and remedied correctly. 

Emergency Vehicle Cleanup

Emergency vehicles will often become contaminated after transporting victims of a crime or accident. Which is why some crime scene cleanup companies will also assist in cleaning emergency vehicles.

The Right Tools

The thing that makes Bio-one Savannah so successful at crime scene cleanups is the level of training, the certifications, and the use of industrial cleaners and protective equipment. But other than that, our success also derives from our commitment to helping clients. 

If you find yourself in need of a cleanup company that is available 24/7 everyday of the year, you can call at 912-755-1211 or visit our website

Crime Scene Cleanup Companies

If you ever wondered how crime scene cleanup companies work, read about the requirements they all share and the things they have in common. Crime scene cleanup Georgia service providers have a series of requirements imposed by the state. Below is a list of these requirements and regulations.

Requirements Regarding Vehicles Used

When using a vehicle for crime cleanup, experts must always follow these requirements:

  • Must always carry a copy of the license in the vehicle.
  • The cargo area must be enclosed and leak-free. It must also be easily disinfectd.
  • Permit number, address, phone number, DOT number, and biohazard symbol must be visible on each of the vehicle’s four sides.
  • Any biohazard material to be delivered to the transfer station or disposal station in under 72 hours
  • Must not transfer any biohazardous material from one vehicle to another unless there is an emergency and the original vehicle breaks down.

Requirements Regarding Manifest

In regards to manifest, the following requirements must be followed:

  • Permit number, address, phone number and generator name.
  • Name of facility and transporter as well as address, phone number and permit number.
  • Quantity and type of waste to be disposed of.

Requirements Regarding Storage

There must always be a separate area for storage when dealing with a biohazard. This area must be marked with a biohazard symbol as well as a sign that reads: “No unauthorized personnel.” Said storage must not exceed 30 days and must be at 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

About The Requirements

All crime scene cleanup services in Savannah have to operate by these rules. Beyond operating by these rules, they work by ensuring their employees are using the best protective gear possible to preserve their health and that of their clients. 

They work by taking the crime scene, erasing every bit of biohazardous material, and decontaminating the entire area. Crime scene cleanup services work by making areas safe again and helping the homeowner or property manager move on. 

As not all companies have the same level of professionalism and care, we recommend researching any possible cleanup service and ensuring they have an excellent reputation.

Bio-One of Savannah

Bio-One of Savannah has proven expertise, client approval, and years of experience providing top-notch and lightning-fast crime scene cleanup Savannah services. We will restore the area to the way it was before the crime or incident took place. 

Our services include: 

Contact Bio-One Now For Their Crime Scene Cleanup Savannah Services

Our commitment to the safety of both our clients and our employees is unmatched. We realize that our clients require discretion, compassion, and privacy which is why our friendly staff is always available 24/7, everyday of the year.

For crime scene cleanup Georgia services, call: (912)755.1211 or visit us at

crime scene cleanup savannah

We live in troubled times; even with a pandemic going around and many people staying away from crowds and in their homes, the rate of homicides has had a massive rise during 2020. These and other violent crimes tend to leave behind a scene of chaos containing all sorts of biohazards, including blood, urine, and other bodily fluids. These must be cleaned up as quickly and professionally as possible to prevent any danger to those that would be exposed to the area's pathogens. 

Homeowners, property managers, and business owners alike can become affected by crime in the blink of an eye and suddenly find themselves having to clean up biohazards from a crime scene. It is important to make sure the right crime scene cleanup service is contacted and avoid any contaminants and further emotional hardship.

Who to Trust with Your Crime Scene Cleanup?

The only responsible thing to do is to find a Crime scene cleanup Savannah expert with a great reputation and testimonials to back their reputation up;. Someone with years of experience and no complaints.

Facing the aftermath of a crime can be an emotionally draining experience. But it doesn’t have to be when you reach out to a reliable service provider. 

Before selecting a company to remove biohazards and cleanup, make sure they adhere to OSHA regulations and use only EPA-compliant chemicals. They must be properly certified and put their clients first and their business second.  

The Right Company for Crime Cleanup in Savannah

Not all crimes leave the same type of residue. For example, while most cleanup services are trained to handle biohazardous material, fewer companies will know what to do with other chemical agents such as tear gas. 

Tear gas can cause respiratory problems and damage to the heart and liver and the residue it leaves behind will remain a danger until properly cleaned up. Make sure you find a company experienced in the specific type of cleanup you require. It all requires a set of skills that not all companies can properly execute.

The Best Crime Scene Cleanup Savannah Service Provider

With Bio-One, you will find proven expertise in providing quick and professional crime scene clean-up. We will take care of all biohazards by disinfecting, deodorizing, and restoring the scene to pre-incident status. 

We are state-licensed and OSHA certified; we use EPA-compliant chemicals and are used to assisting law enforcement public service agencies, and the private sector in the restoration of property that has been contaminated because of a crime. 

Contact Bio-One For Our Crime Scene Cleanup Savannah Services

Crime can take place any time, which is why Bio-One is always available 24/7 everyday of the year. We are fully committed to the safety of our employees and our clients and are equally committed to providing a service that is discreet and respects clients' privacy.

When you need reliable service, call us at (912)755.1211 or visit us at

Bio-One What to Ask Before Hiring a Crime Scene Cleaner

The roots of crime- and trauma-scene cleaning companies can be traced to the 1990s, and at that time only a dozen or so companies existed. The industry was widely unregulated and awareness of contamination risks were relatively non-existant.

"I was young and dumb and saw something you only see in movies, so I quickly shut the door, took a deep breath, sat on the couch with the widow and told everyone else to get her out of here and take her to lunch, and we’ll clean this up for her," said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, Founder of Bio-One Inc. "We were just trying to help a lady in her greatest time of need, and that’s for me how I got into the crime scene and cleaning business."  Read Nick's story in Franchise Times

Today, there are hundreds of companies that advertise crime and trauma scene cleaning, and a simple Google search may prove overwhelming when you're experiencing one of the most traumatic moments in your life. To help, we've listed pre-qualifying questions to ask before choosing a crime and trauma scene company. 

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Crime and Trauma Scene Cleaner

There are a number of key questions to ask crime and trauma scene cleaning technicians or business owners to properly root out which one is best for your goals and circumstances. 

  • Are you local? When there's a blood spill, response time is key to prevent biohazards from spreading and to ensure quick remediation. Several businesses may pay for online advertising in your city, but their technicians could be 3 or more hours away. Furthermore, avoid calling toll free numbers. "These numbers often lead to call centers. We're local. They're not," said Ginger Akemon, owner of Bio-One in Jacksonville, FL
  • Is your business certified and insured? Professional crime and trauma scene cleaning companies should have bloodborne pathogen certifications, they should follow OSHA personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines and remediation processes, and they should have insurance for their business. 
  • What is your process for disposing biohazardous waste? Once the remediation is complete, the accumulated waste will need to be disposed in accordance to local state guidelines. Make sure the business owner or technician is aware of these guidelines and has an appropriate plan for disposal.  
  • What happens to valuable or personal items that are impacted? At Bio-One, we are trained to be mindful of valuable and perceived valuable items, such as pictures, wallets, or a baseball card collection. Professional crime and trauma scene cleaners should ask if there are valuable items to keep an eye out for, and they will keep the family informed if these items are found. 
  • How will you charge for your services? In most cases, home insurance will cover the cost of biohazard remediation - less your deductible. Ask if they can open a claim on your behalf, taking this burden off your shoulders. If you don't have homeowners insurance, it's OK to ask for a free estimate so you can compare costs between other local companies. 
  • Will you be discrete during and after the job? Michele Amoranto, Bio-One owner in Oceanside, CA, always assures her clients that discretion is top of mind while her team is onsite. Bio-One vehicles are unmarked and technicians will designate work areas to don and doff PPE out of view from neighbors. 
  • Do you have a list of resources that can help after the cleanup? You may need flooring replaced or fresh drywall installed, which will also be covered under your home insurance claim, and a recommendation could help speed up the reconstruction process. Additionally, many crime and trauma scene cleaners have connections with local counselors and victim's advocates. In west Texas, Bio-One owner, Garrett Spooner, always offers a list of free mental health resources and states that, "Being volunteers of our local Crisis Intervention Unit, we consider our job incomplete without making sure our clients' mental health, grief process, and other issues our clients may have, are addressed."

Last but certainly most important, make sure the business you speak with shows care and compassion for your situation. They should want to do everything possible to support you and your loved ones.

If you are searching for a crime and trauma scene cleaner, Bio-One is here for you. All of our offices adhere to our business motto Help First, Business Second and are available 24/7. Click here to search for a Bio-One team near you.

Bio-One Weekly Wrap-Up Week 7 Thin Gold Line Help First Business Second

Bio-One teams across the U.S. answer calls to help their communities and remediate a variety of scenes. In our new blog series, we'd like to bring you into the Bio-One world by sharing stories of the unique and important work we do for local communities.

Here is Week 7 of our Bio-One Weekly Wrap-Up. 

Thank You to the Thin Gold Line

The second week of April is a time to celebrate and thank telecommunications professionals who dedicate their lives to serving the public. Often called the thin gold line, 911 dispatchers are true heroes behind the scenes

Coast to coast, Bio-One teams found fun and unique ways to recognize the Thin Gold Line. 

Bio-One Helps Homeless Man with Vehicle Clean Up

This week, News San Diego reported "Homeless man's story inspires San Diego mom to enlist community's help", featuring Rene Flohr and Nicki Chipp-Flohr, owners of Bio-One. The Bio-One duo spotted a NextDoor post asking for anyone who could help 79 year-old, Les, who had been living out of his vehicle and was recently diagnosed with skin cancer. His vehicle was floor to ceiling full of items, and Bio-One was ready to help clean and disinfect the vehicle so it could be sold or donated. 

In a message to Bio-One owners, Nicki said, "I am very proud of what we are doing to help someone. I thought you’d all appreciate it, since we live the Bio-One motto of #helpfirstbusinesssecond." We couldn't agree more! 

Read the entire story on News San Diego. 

A "Week in the Life" at Bio-One

The Bio-One team in Tuscon, AZ had a busy week with work ranging from COVID-19 disinfections, mold remediations, bird dropping clean up, medical waste disposal, suicide remediation, and more. 

If you've ever wondered what it takes to be a crime and trauma scene cleaner, we recommend read through the Tuscon team's Weekly Wrap-Up! 

Crime and Trauma Scene Cleaners at Bio-One

Bio-One Weekly Wrap-Up Week 6 Crime and Trauma Scene Cleaning COVID-19 Disinfection

Bio-One teams across the U.S. answer calls to help their communities and remediate a variety of scenes. In our new blog series, we'd like to bring you into the Bio-One world by sharing stories of the unique and important work we do for local communities.

Here is Week 6 of our Bio-One Weekly Wrap-Up. 

Cherokee County Biohazard Remediation 

Lives in the Atlanta area were forever altered on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 after a shooting spree at three metro Atlanta spas left eight people, including six Asian women, dead within the span of 45 minutes. 

Our hearts and sympathies are with everyone impacted by this tragedy.  

Two weeks after the tragic events in Atlanta took place, Bio-One answered the call to remediate the spa in Cherokee County. Led by Michele O'Brien and Rebecca Phillips, the Bio-One team provided a quick response and thorough decontamination. Read more in our recent blog post. 

Bio-One Cherokee County Massage Parlor Biohazard Remediation

Tragedy in Rock Hill, South Carolina

As details from the tragedy in Rock Hill, South Carolina unfold, one Bio-One team paid special tribute to the victims, first responders and other local law enforcement officials. Bio-One owners, John and Jen Symons, live in Rock Hill and experienced the police response first-hand. "It's a tight-knit community. We just can't believe it," said Jen Symons. 

Their team is currently in communication with local law enforcement, and activity supporting neighbors through this difficult time. 

COVID-19 Disinfection at Dojo

This week, we're spotlighting the Atlantic City team where they are regularly disinfecting Ganguly's Mixed Martial Arts. According to Bio-One owner, Victor Russomanno, "We are contracted with a local martial arts studio to disinfect them weekly. In addition to their in-house protocol, we use an electrostatic sprayer to ensure maximum coverage and protection, to ensure those who are training are staying safe through our efforts."

Across the United States, Bio-One teams actively disinfect local businesses, government buildings, and residents in the fight against coronavirus. Learn more about our COVID-19 disinfection process. 

Mirror Review published the article "Nick-Anthony Zamucen - A Game-Changer in the Restoration Industry" and we couldn't be prouder! Over the past 15 years, Nick has established a Pizzeria Chain franchise, a home care franchise, a bio-recovery franchise, and BOR. All of which are stories of success!

If you're considering stepping into the Bio-One family, here are our top 5 favorite Nick-Anthony Zamucen quotes from this article and how they relate to owning a Bio-One franchise. 

1.  “They’ve gone through enough, let’s go in there and end their day better than it started.”

This is a core mentality of the Bio-One motto Help First, Business Second. Crime scene cleaning is an industry where you know you are making a positive difference in people’s lives, and you will have the opportunity to help people in their greatest time of need. It's as close to being a hero on a day-to-day basis as you can get. 

2. “One of the greatest enjoyments of business is interrupting the ‘status quo’ in set industries." 

Over twenty years ago, the 'status quo' in crime and trauma scene cleaning was DIY. But after first-hand experience, Nick knew it was time for things to change.

Nick encountered a fellow church member who recently lost her husband after he had sadly taken his own life. After police had finished their inspection, she was left with the traumatizing aftermath from the suicide that occurred. With the mindset of helping a community member in need, Nick visited the home with the church minister and helped clean the biohazard. Soon after, Nick realized similar situations are unfortunately faced by countless individuals throughout the country and world, and with the simple idea of helping others, Bio-One was born. 

Fast forward to today, Bio-One Inc. is still paving the way in this industry. In 2021, Bio-One was named number one in crime scene cleaning and trauma scene cleaning in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list. Why? Our experienced training and support team will help you launch and build your franchise business. Bio-One has developed the necessary referral networks, created top tier marketing plans, and established vendor relationships to increase your profitability.

3. “You don’t have to wear every hat and figure out every detail by yourself. When you buy a franchise, you are buying into a success strategy, a road map, and a proven game plan." 

One of the benefits of buying into a franchise is that you can be in business for yourself, but not by yourself. Once you begin your Bio-One business, there is a robust training and support program, systems and tools. We begin with our initial franchise training at our headquarters, and ongoing training classes are hosted throughout the year via live webinars and conference calls.

4. “This is fun and business is challenging, but how fun would it be if it were easy? I live to win and compete. I don’t live my life aiming for the second prize. It’s first or nothing…that’s what keeps me motivated."

In order to expect your new business to be a success, prepare to work. You can't just throw a bunch of seeds into the wind and expect a high yield crop. You have to be willing to put in effort from sun up to sun down to get where you want to go. 

Bio-One provides the training and game plan, but the fun begins when you push yourself to execute all you've learned. You will have an incredible support system behind you, but you are the key to your own success. Once you buy a Bio-One franchise, prepare to work like never before. And prepare to be rewarded like never before. 

5. “We teach life skills and business ownership. There is no one size fits all plan for everything, because everyone is uniquely different and needs different things.”

Supporting franchise owners is the backbone of our success. We recognize that Bio-One owners have unique skill sets and business backgrounds. Whether you're a retired police officer, military service member, marketing professional, or data analyst - there's a place for you. 

If you answer "Yes" to any of these questions, Bio-One is a good fit for you!

  • Do you want to build a business that can change your life? 
  • Do you want to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself? 
  • Do you want to own an exciting company where no two days are the same?  
  • Do you want to have the satisfied feeling that comes from helping others while keeping your community safe?

Join The Bio-One Crime Scene Cleaning Franchise Team!


Bio-One Inc. ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s 42nd Annual Franchise 500 at #241 for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power. This is the fifth year in a row that Bio-One has been included in the ranking.

Succeeding 11 years of franchising, Bio-One provides service in recovery and suicide cleanup, homicide cleanup, hoarding situations, junk removal, deceased animal recovery, feces removal, pest and rodent droppings and much more. The number of Bio-One franchises have increased 145 percent in the last three years with over 100 locations in 41 states.

“We’re honored to be recognized by Entrepreneur,” said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, CEO of Bio-One Inc. “The ranking is a direct reflection of our Bio-One family, strength of our business model, and our ability to consistently deliver care and compassion to our clients.” 

The key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.   

“2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but it was also a year of unusual opportunity,” says Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur editor-in-chief. “Franchises were able to be nimble and innovative, serving the needs of franchisees and customers in ways that will resonate for many years to come. We believe that, when we eventually look back on this time, we’ll see it as a moment when many brands defined themselves for the future.”

Over its 42 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Bio-One’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity. 

About Bio-One Inc. 

Bio-One Inc. is the first crime and trauma scene cleaning franchise, operating in 41 states with over 100 locations. Bio-One is committed to providing excellent service in recovery and suicide cleanup, homicide cleanup, hoarding situations, junk removal, deceased animal recovery, feces removal, pest and rodent droppings and much more. Each office is independently owned and operated by a member of the local community. For more information about Bio-One, visit us at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter