When someone passes away unexpectedly and alone, this is referred to as an unattended death and only a professional can clean up the home. What do you do when you are faced with an unattended death? How should you go about cleaning it up? These are questions many individuals face in the unfortunate death of a family member or loved one.
The Importance of Cleaning After an Unattended Death
Cleaning the scene of an unattended death requires a rigorous, multi-step process to remove all traces of potentially biohazardous materials. When cleaning up the scene of an unattended death, it is important to remember that potential biohazards can be lurking anywhere in the home — in carpet, in furniture upholstery, in subflooring and padding, even behind walls.
"If left untreated, even the smallest amount of biological material may lead to serious physical damage within the home. Airborne bacteria cause lingering odors which, in addition to being unpleasant, can impact both the safety and well-being of future occupants.
Most people are shocked to realize that a decomposed body can begin to impact a home’s livability in only a few hours, under some weather conditions. Often within a few days, personal property such as furniture, books, clothes and carpeting are forever ruined."
Removing these elements from the scene and restoring the home to a sanitary state is vital to the health and safety of current and future occupants.
Aftermath Provides Cleanup Services You Can Count On
Thanks to bioremediation companies like Aftermath, you never have to clean up the scene of an unattended death yourself. With almost 20 years of experience, Aftermath understands how families can be overwhelmed by their loss, and our hearts go out to those who are suffering.
How does Aftermath approach unattended death cleanup?
With compassion. Though you may feel alone, it is important to know that you are not. Our technicians are not only trained in bioremediation best practices, but complete sensitivity training.
With discretion. Our vehicles are discreetly marked to protect our customers’ privacy.
With expertise. As an industry leader, we handle a wide range of traumatic situations on a daily basis. Although bioremediation is not a federally regulated industry, we require our technicians to complete OSHA bloodborne pathogen and personal protective equipment (PPE) training, and provide proof of workers compensation, liability, and property damage insurance. This PDF delves further into our quality assurance standards.
…The Aftermath Way.
Our code of service, The Aftermath Way, is more than a cleaning regimen. To learn more about Aftermath and our services, contact us anytime, day or night.