Texas Emergency Cleanup Services Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping people when tragedy strikes. Our objective is to compassionately and discreetly restore a trauma scene to a safe and aesthetically pleasing state. This relieves families, giving them the peace of mind knowing they will not be responsible for the daunting task and potentially dangerous chore of “cleaning up” after a homicide, suicide, decomposition and/or traumatic accident.
What No One Tells You About Suicide, Homicide, Crime Scene, And Emergency Cleanup
Death isn’t something we like to think about, let alone talk about with our loved ones. When the topic arises, we certainly don’t discuss how to navigate a tragic and unthinkable death from suicide, homicide, unattended death, or crime.
What you never hear about on the news is that you are responsible for the post-investigation crime scene cleanup. While first responders wish they could help, they are not allowed. And no, there is no government agency that will help.
Crime Scene Cleanup—The Truth About Your Homeowners Insurance
Cleaning up a crime scene with bodily fluids and hazardous materials requires a specialized cleaning crew. Yes, your homeowner’s insurance will help to cover the costs, but what they don’t tell you is that usually, Texas Homeowners deductibles are calculated as a percentage of the stated replacement value of the home. Sometimes, instead of a percentage deductible, you’ll see a flat dollar deductible. So if an average median home is $280,000 with a 1% deductible, the homeowner would pay $2800.
Imagine what you will have to pay if your premium is higher than 1% or your replacement value is higher!
To further complicate the process, this often leads to an increased premium when it comes time to renew, or to your policy being canceled altogether.
We Keep Things Simple With Insurance-Free Low Costs
The average suicide with agun can cost as little as $2,500 up to $10k+, however, there are many for-profit companies that charge as much as $50,000 for cleanup—but we keep things simple.
TEXAS EMERGENCY CLEANUP SERVICES DOES EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP OUR COSTS LOW, WITHOUT CUTTING CORNERS OR SACRIFICING SAFETY. WE GENERATE REVENUE FROM OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR DONORS WHO RUN MATTRESS AND EVENT RECYCLING PROGRAMS, ALLOWING US TO CHARGE ONLY FOR THE TRUE COST OF A CLEANUP—AND NEVER MORE THAN $2,500—EVEN IF CLEANING ENDS UP COSTING US MORE.
If you are in financial hardship, we can apply any public donation we received with the cleanup.
Our staff and volunteers are fully trained in our specialized area of cleanup, are licensed and insured, and in full compliance with all state and federal regulations. Our mission is to one day be able to cover all the costs associated with cleaning up a trauma site, so no family is left cleaning up after a loved one. In the meantime, we work diligently to keep our costs low.
Homeowner Verification and Discrete Crime Scene Cleanup
Texas Emergency Cleanup Services cleans bodily fluids and hazardous materials that result from homicide, suicide, crime scene, and unattended death. Our compassionate team, many of whom are first responders or victims of similar tragedies, has the knowledge and expertise to restore, clean, and disinfect your home.
Privacy And Discretion Is A Top Priority
Our goal is to ease the stress in an already challenging time, by allowing you to return to your home or business when it is safe to do so, but also to respect your right to privacy.
Before cleanup, we discreetly verify ownership of your residence. If you are a renter, then we would need to get in contact with your landlord or property management company as this would be treated as a commercial cleanup. The owner of the property has to give us permission to do the cleaning. When our cleaning specialists arrive, they do so in a vehicle marked “TECS” so the nature of our service is not apparent to neighbors or onlookers. TECS is the initials of our organization. This allows us to help be in compliant with our insurances as these vehicles are used for commercial purposes and are not our personal vehicles to drive around.
Our staff and volunteers are fully trained in our specialized area of cleanup, and in full compliance with all state and federal regulations. We carry $2 million dollars General Liability insurance, and our vehicles are covered under acommercial policy.
Quality Matter In Crime Scene Cleanup
Although we are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, our specialty area of cleaning requires both specialty licensing, training, and advanced tools. We never cut corners in any area of training, or product and equipment purchases.
We want you to return home with no visible reminders. To keep our costs low, we cap our prices at $2,500, regardless of if it costs more to get the job done.