Unattended Death Cime Scene Cleanup

How to Clean Up After an Unattended Death

Unattended Death Cime Scene Cleanup

How to Clean Up After an Unattended Death

Discovering that a friend or loved one has passed away unattended in their home is traumatic. Not only are you dealing with grief, but the situation also presents biohazards that require proper cleaning and disposal. Xtreme Cleaners understands how difficult this situation can be. With sensitivity and care, we help guide families through the clean-up process.

Contact the Authorities Immediately

The first step is to contact the authorities to report the unattended death as soon as possible. Local law enforcement or emergency responders typically handle these investigations. Coroner offices may also need notification in some cases.

Be prepared to provide specifics on the identity of the deceased, your relationship, and any health conditions if known. Authorities will determine proper next steps regarding transportation, notification of next of kin, and investigation of the scene. Never move or alter a body or the surrounding environment prior to an assessment.

Allow authorities to fully document and analyze the scene first. Once the initial investigation completes, they will provide clearance on when and how to proceed with clean-up.

Trust Xtreme Cleaners to Handle Proper Cleaning

Upon receiving clearance from authorities, contact Xtreme Cleaners to schedule remediation services before attempting to clean up yourself. While it may seem logical to want to sanitize the area immediately, biohazard cleaning requires special equipment, disinfectants, and personal protective equipment (PPE) due to health risks from exposure.

Blood, bodily fluids and decomposing organic matter may contain dangerous pathogens like hepatitis, salmonella, staphylococcus, HIV, tuberculosis, rotavirus, and gastrointestinal bacteria. Attempting to clean up an unattended death scene without proper protocols could spread contamination throughout the home.

The cleaning process also involves removing parts of the structure, content, and personal items that cannot be sufficiently disinfected. Xtreme Cleaners’ professional technicians are specifically trained for this type of regulated remediation work. We follow OSHA and EPA procedures to contain, treat, and dispose of biohazards safely.

What You Can Expect From Xtreme Cleaners

When you choose Xtreme Cleaners for your unattended death clean-up, we Will provide full-service cleaning and decontamination including:

Initial Site Assessment

After authorities release the scene, our OSHA-certified technicians will conduct a thorough contamination assessment before starting the job. This involves identifying affected areas, documenting the extent of biological contamination, evaluating porous materials, and determining appropriate disinfectants and necessary removal. Proper assessment contains biohazards early in the process.

Biohazard Cleaning and Disinfection

Using EPA-registered hospital-grade disinfectants effective against HIV, MRSA, Hepatitis, Norovirus, and COVID-19, our team safely removes and disposes of contaminated materials using recommended contact times for each product. We also employ specialized fogging equipment to fully saturate affected areas, leaving no pathogen behind.

Full site decontamination restores the environment to safe and habitable conditions.

Restoration Services

If cleaning and disinfection requires removing floor materials, drywall, insulation, or other structural components, Xtreme Cleaners can also coordinate any needed repairs or replacements. We work with preferred vendors and insurance adjusters directly regarding restoration services when necessary.

Certificate of Cleaning

Once our biohazard removal job concludes, we issue a Certificate of Cleaning certifying that the site meets habitability standards for bloodborne pathogens following an unattended death incident. This documentation provides peace of mind and protects from liability.

Compassionate Customer Service

We understand this situation leaves loved ones exceptionally vulnerable and emotional. Our dedicated team handles every detail moving forward with compassion through to case resolution while eliminating health risks. You can trust us to manage this difficult process from start to finish.

Trust Xtreme Cleaners for All Unattended Death Restoration Needs

Losing a loved one unexpectedly leaves families shocked, overwhelmed, and vulnerable. Contact Xtreme Cleaners today at 800-524-9591 to eliminate the stressful burden of disposing contaminated materials while grieving. 

Our dedicated biohazard cleanup teams serve as advocates through the entire process – assessing the extent of restoration needed, dealing directly with authorities and insurance agencies, providing certified full-service remediation, and returning your property to safe condition with compassion every step of the way. 

We help manage this difficult situation so you can focus on healing.

FAQs About Unattended Death Clean-Up

Below are answers to common questions about professional unattended death cleaning services:

What types of pathogens require special cleanup protocols after an unattended death?

Unattended deaths allow dangerous bacteria like E. Coli, Hepatitis B/C, Salmonella, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Kurthia, Clostridium, Bacillus cereus, and viruses including HIV, Hepatitis A, Rotavirus, Norovirus, and gastrointestinal infections to rapidly spread. We disinfect against all possible bacteria and viruses using hospital-grade EPA-registered products.

How long does the cleaning and restoration process take?

The full unattended death clean-up process lasts anywhere from 1-3 days depending on the same variables affecting cost. The on-site cleaning and decontamination phase typically lasts 1-2 days. Extra time may be needed if repairs, replacements, or reconstruction work proves necessary. We strive to work efficiently to restore normalcy rapidly while not sacrificing safety or efficacy.

Does homeowner’s insurance cover unattended death clean-up and repairs?

In most cases, yes. Many common policies cover emergency remediation services when required to restore safe occupancy, including biohazard waste disposal, structural repairs and general cleaning related to an unattended death incident. We work directly with insurance adjusters and can refer you to providers that specifically include these services should yours exclude them.

When should someone contact Xtreme Cleaners about an unattended death?

Contact us immediately after authorities release the scene and provide consent for professional clean-up services to start. We respond 24/7 via our emergency hotline. Early engagement limits the spread of biohazards.