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What Is An Unattended Death?

An unattended death refers to a situation where a person passes away without anyone being present or noticing for an extended period. This type of death is particularly traumatic as the deceased is often discovered only after several days or even weeks, resulting in the body decomposing and leaving behind unpleasant odors and biohazardous materials.


Unattended death cleanups require specialized expertise and equipment to ensure that the area is properly sanitized, deodorized, and restored to a safe and habitable condition. Here are the steps to follow to have an unattended death properly cleaned:


1. Call a professional cleanup company: It's essential to contact a professional cleanup company as soon as possible to minimize the risk of exposure to harmful bacteria and pathogens. These companies have the necessary training, experience, and equipment to handle the cleanup safely and efficiently.


2. Assess the situation: The cleanup company will conduct a thorough assessment of the situation to determine the extent of the damage and the necessary steps to restore the area. They will also advise you on the potential risks and precautions to take during and after the cleanup process.


3. Remove the body and biohazardous materials: The first step in the cleanup process is to remove the body and any biohazardous materials, such as blood, bodily fluids, and tissues. The cleanup crew will use personal protective equipment (PPE) and specialized tools to safely remove and dispose of these materials.


4. Sanitize and deodorize the area: Once the biohazardous materials are removed, the cleanup crew will thoroughly sanitize and deodorize the area to eliminate any remaining bacteria and odors. They will use specialized cleaning agents and equipment to ensure that the area is safe and habitable.


In conclusion, unattended deaths are a traumatic and difficult experience that requires professional cleanup services. By following these steps, you can ensure that the area is properly cleaned, sanitized, and restored, giving you peace of mind and a safe environment to move forward.


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