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Unattended Death Cleanup Services

How We Approach Unattended Death Cleanup in Washington 

Unattended deaths, where a person passes away without immediate discovery or intervention, present unique challenges and require professional biohazard trauma cleanup services. These situations often involve the decomposition of the body, resulting in the release of bodily fluids and the potential spread of pathogens, which can pose serious health risks. Here’s why hiring our company’s professional cleanup services are necessary and what is done to clean a decomposed death scene:

  • Biohazardous Materials: The decomposition of a body leads to the release of bodily fluids, including blood, bodily tissues, and other organic matter. These materials can contaminate surfaces, penetrate porous materials, and emit strong odors. They can also harbor bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens, creating a biohazardous environment.
  • Health Risks: Decomposition fluids can contain infectious agents, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites, that can pose significant health risks to anyone who comes into contact with them. Exposure to these biohazardous materials can lead to the spread of diseases and infections, including but not limited to bloodborne pathogens like hepatitis or HIV.
  • Odor Control: Decomposition produces a distinct and potent odor that can permeate the surrounding area. These odors are challenging to eliminate and require specialized techniques and equipment to address effectively.

To clean a decomposed death scene, professional biohazard trauma cleanup services employ the following steps:

  • Assessment: Trauma cleanup technicians assess the scene to determine the extent of the decomposition and the areas affected by biohazardous materials. They develop a comprehensive plan for the cleanup process.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Before entering the scene, technicians don appropriate PPE, including full-body suits, respirators, gloves, and boots, to protect themselves from exposure to biohazardous materials.
  • Containment: Technicians establish containment barriers to isolate the affected area, preventing cross-contamination and limiting the spread of odor.
  • Removal of Biohazardous Materials: Using specialized equipment, technicians carefully remove and dispose of all biohazardous materials. This includes blood, bodily fluids, tissues, and other organic matter. They follow strict protocols for handling, packaging, and transportation to ensure proper disposal according to local regulations.
  • Cleaning and Decontamination: Technicians thoroughly clean and decontaminate all affected surfaces using industrial-strength disinfectants and specialized cleaning agents. They employ techniques to ensure proper penetration and complete removal of all traces of biohazardous materials.
  • Odor Neutralization: Professionals use specialized equipment such as air scrubbers, ozone generators, and fogging systems to neutralize and eliminate the strong odors associated with decomposition.
  • Restoration: Depending on the severity of the decomposition and any structural damage, technicians may need to repair or replace affected materials, such as flooring, walls, or furniture, to restore the environment to its pre-incident condition.

Professional biohazard trauma cleanup services we offer at WashingtonCleanit are crucial for unattended deaths involving decomposition. Our expertise, specialized equipment, and adherence to safety protocols ensure the effective and safe removal of biohazardous materials, elimination of odors, and restoration of the affected area to a clean and habitable state.  The levels of services we offer for an unattended death cleanup can vary.  We have cleaned a number of homes that have had an unattended death and the degree and circumstances of damage can vary greatly.  There may be limits to what can be done to restore your home from a technical aspect and financial.  Please contact our customer support staff to discuss how we can help your particular situation. 

Compassionate Cleaning When It Counts 

Discovering an unattended death of a family member can be emotionally tolling.  Many people do not understand how common this is and have immense emotions related to how they may not have checked in on a family member sooner.  Please understand that a dead body will begin to decompose just hours after death.  WashingtonCleanit has handled a countless number of unattended death and they happen frequently in today’s modern society where many people live alone.  The important thing is to clean, deodorize, and decontaminate the home. 

Is An Unattended Death Cleanup Service Covered By Insurance?

Insurance questions are answered more specifically and completely by our customer relations department.  In general, many people who contact us have some type of homeowner insurance that covers some or part of the damage to their home.  This may include the biohazard cleaning of an unattended death scene.  In addition to this, an unattended death may cause structural damage which can also enact property insurance to cover some or all of the remediation involved. 

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