Do not expect companies to remove materials from rooms that were not affected by the crime. For example, if cleaners begin removing clothing, furnishings, curtains, and other property from adjoining rooms, tell them to stop. If they do not stop dial 911 and file a theft complaint immediately. Browse this site listing about Tampa Crime Scene Cleanup Company
So unless agreed on beforehand, no crime scene cleanup company should remove any property unaffected by a crime scene, including property containing the death scene odor. As implausible as it may seem, some companies in this business steal belongings from homes. They do not call it “stealing,” they explain it away as removing the “odor” or removing the “bio hazard waste,” none which is true.
Overall most crime scene cleanup companies work in good faith and do their best to return crime scenes to their pre-loss condition. Making a number of telephone calls by a responsible should include asking questions like these:
Can you quote over the telephone? What do you remove and when? How much time will you need? Do you return if asked? Do you remove the odor? Do you remove bio waste and solid waste connected to the contamination? What hours do you work? How many cleaners will clean? Are you insured?
Your cleaner may ask if water and electricity work on the crime scene. Your cleaner will ask about means of payment and when. Your cleaner may even ask about which hours they may work. By the time your help leaves, expect all the bio hazard waste, bio waste, and solid waste connected to the crime scene to have been removed. Expect the odor to have been reduced or eliminated. You cannot expect complete odor removal in one day, especially if the deceased was “down” for two or more days.