It is emotionally devastating to deal with the death of a loved one in any circumstances. It’s especially difficult when the deceased passes alone. Added to the psychological effects is the responsibility to clean up the premises following the death.
The phrase “unattended death” refers to a death where the deceased was allegedly alone at the time of passing. The duration between death and discovery could be days, weeks, or months. The longer it takes to clean up, the more invasive the biohazards and property damage.
Even though the death may not have been the result of a crime committed, law enforcement usually must be summoned to investigate. That results in other materials left on the scene to clean up, like fingerprint residue.
Don’t Attempt to Clean Up Yourself
Cleaning up after the unattended death of a loved one should be left to the professionals. Aside from the emotional trauma you’re experiencing, there are also safety hazards to consider.
In cases of a death or accident where blood is present, there is a risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens (BBP) and biohazards ranging from viruses like Hepatitis to bacteria like MRSA. Professional cleanup companies use a safety-focused process to rid the area of bacteria and pathogens that can put people and animals at risk of contamination.
Our technicians are equipped with the PPE needed to safely clean the scene. They use industrial-grade cleaning materials and solutions that are not available to the typical layperson. These cleaners effectively clean and sanitize the are to remove any infectious germs.