While a heat wave scorches Northern California, Aftermath technicians are more hard at work than ever. High temperatures mean an increase in cases of unattended death and decomposition, which are not only distressing for family members, but can also pose potential health risks. An unattended death is defined as any death where the deceased goes undiscovered for any length of time. This type of death can occur nearly anywhere; however, private homes and residences are more susceptible to risks that accompany a death in an indoor environment.
What Are the Risks?
Bacteria thrives throughout the decomposition process, which not only account for the physical changes but also the odor which accompanies death. Left behind, even a trace amount of blood can lead to bacterial growth, odors and other problems down the road. Stains can remain on most surfaces, including wood and concrete, or may disappear to return at a later time. Furthermore, blood can harbor bloodborne pathogens, which can pass along disease days or sometimes even months after the death. When the deceased is undiscovered for a longer period, physical or structural damage to the home or building may occur.
What We Do
Remediating the scene of an unattended death is a job for professional trauma scene cleaners like Aftermath Services, who specialize in blood and biological fluid removal. Before starting cleanup, we survey the scene and prepare a written proposal for your approval. Our team members are courteous and considerate of the stress caused by these situations; our trucks are discreetly marked, and we will work with you to help protect your family’s privacy. After completing the crime scene cleanup, a supervisor will make sure you are satisfied with the work and leave you with recommendations for further assistance as needed.
Who We Are
Since 1996, Aftermath has provided fast, courteous bioremediation services to thousands of families in and around Sacramento, CA, and throughout Northern California. We travel throughout Northern California, to cities such as Stockton, Oakland, San Francisco, Rancho Cordova, Santa Rosa, and Petaluma. Our Northern California office, located in Rancho Cordova, delivers discreet, caring trauma cleaning service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
To learn more about Aftermath Services LLC and unattended death cleanup, view our presentation. (Please note that Aftermath Inc. is now officially Aftermath LLC):