Bereavement Cleaning Services
The death of a loved one is a heartbreaking event that causes a myriad of emotions to surface. Once the immediate shock fades and the police leave, you may be confused about what to do next. We consider ourselves to be 2nd responders — once the dust settles and you don’t know where to turn, you can turn to us. With the death of a loved one comes difficult, but practical realities. For example, if their death involved bodily fluid spillage or if their remains had not been found for some time, you will need professional, discreet bereavement cleaning specialists.
When Do I Need Bereavement Cleaning Services?
There are a number of reasons you may need the assistance of bereavement cleaning specialists:
- Unattended death. An unattended death is when somebody dies and the body is not discovered for some time after. If the deceased is left alone, especially in warm climates, the natural decomposition process can leave behind dangerous bloodborne pathogens and other communicable diseases. Bereavement cleaning specialists like Aftermath Services will clean, disinfect, and deodorize the affected areas in order to return it to a safe, liveable condition.
- Presence of blood or bodily fluids. If the death involved blood spillage, as in the case of a homicide or suicide, it’s safest to presume that harmful bloodborne pathogens are present. Blood can contain a host of diseases and pathogens such as Hepatitis B & C, HIV, MRSA and more — often without the carrier’s knowledge. Additionally, you are already going through a dark time. The last thing you need is to clean up the grisly reminders of a traumatic event. Our professional bereavement cleaning services will discreetly rid the scene of those physical remnants and ensure it’s safe to inhabit again.
- Infectious disease. If your loved one died of an infectious disease such as the recent coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s crucial that you do not expose yourself to the scene unnecessarily. Some of these viruses are particularly insidious; for instance, traces of COVID-19 can be found on some surfaces for up to 17 days after exposure. You simply do not possess the necessary equipment and training required to remediate such a situation, so it’s best to leave it to the professionals.
- Hoarder or unclean lifestyle. If your loved one was a hoarder, there’s no telling what kind of harmful bacteria could be present. A hoarding lifestyle carries with it inevitable health and safety concerns — it is not uncommon to find unknown bacteria growth, human or animal feces, animal remains, and other biohazards such as Hantavirus, Histoplasmosis, Staph bacteria including MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) and E. coli.
Aftermath Services: 24/7 Professional Bereavement Cleaning
We provide 24/7 bereavement cleaning services throughout the US and accept most homeowner’s insurance policies. Our local offices allow us to be at your doorstep within a few hours of your initial call. We adhere to all state and federal regulations and follow all OSHA and CDC guidelines, using state-of-the-art personal protective equipment and EPA-approved proprietary chemicals. Our staff is professional, discreet, and compassionate in order to help you get through some of your darkest moments, and onto the road to recovery.
Our verifiable surface testing allows us to ensure the environment is safe to inhabit once we are finished. If we find that the area has not been fully remediated, we will start the process over again until it is.
If you are in need of immediate bereavement cleaning, call us at 877-872-4339 or complete our contact form for more information.
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