Unattended Death Cleanup Services

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Unattended Death Cleanup Services

Compassionate & Discreet Giving You A Peace Of Mind During An Emotional Time
We Help Fast 24/7! Call (732) 769-8101

Like It Never Happened

An unattended death is never an easy situation. While some unattended or undiscovered bodies are the result of violent crime or suicide, many are accidental deaths or individuals who lived alone and passed away from natural causes.

The decomposition process starts almost immediately after death. The biological processes that held the bacteria and other microbes in check, in and on the body, stop functioning. The microbes then start to populate at an alarming rate. The decomposition process can further be accelerated by warm humid weather.

Many unattended deaths are discovered when neighbors or passers-by notice a foul odor. Sometimes referred to as the “Stench of Death” this powerful odor is a sign of significant decomposition. It often permeates the area, and the release of bodily fluids can saturate the soft, absorbent materials surrounding the body.

Highest Standards In After Death Cleaning . Period!

Common Causes Of An Unattended Death

What Should I Do If I Find A Dead Body?

An unattended death can be a disturbing thing to happen upon. The first thing you need to do is call 911 to alert law enforcement. If you have any suspicion of foul play or the person appears to be the victim of a violent crime, it’s important to remove yourself from the scene. The last thing you want to do is accidentally disturb any evidence.

By law, the site cannot be cleaned until law enforcement or other investigative agencies have completed evidence collection at the site. Any attempt to clean the site of the unattended death could be construed as tampering with evidence.

Will The Police Clean Up An Unattended Death?

You might be surprised to hear that while law enforcement or the coroner will remove a dead body, they are not responsible for site cleanup. Technically, the property owner is responsible for cleaning the site itself as well as sanitizing potential pathogens. This could be a major liability issue for a rental property, as certain standards need to be met before the unit can be rented to someone else.

Can I Clean Up The Site Of An Unattended Death Myself?

Attempting to clean up the site of an unattended death yourself is rarely a good idea. Most people simply lack the training, gear, and personal protection equipment to safely remediate an unattended death site. Not to mention that most of the cleaning products available at the retail level simply aren’t potent enough to handle the job.

You might be able to get the site looking reasonably clean, only to find that the telltale “Stench of Death” returns a few days later. This is often a sign that bacteria from the body or released bodily fluids have saturated the site and continue to reproduce.

In the case of a rental property, strict safety and health codes need to be maintained. Without professional remediation and certification, municipal authorities likely won’t allow you to rent the unit to another tenant.

This truly is a time when you need to let the professionals handle the clean up of an unattended death.

Affordable Remediation Unattended Death Clean Up Process

At Affordable Remediation, we understand the sensitivity required in cleaning up an unattended death. Our technicians always act with the utmost professionalism and discretion. In some cases, we might also be able to help you find ways to finance the remediation costs. Our experience takes the psychological burden of cleaning up the site off your shoulders.

We start with a comprehensive assessment of the site. The remediation strategy we recommend will vary depending on the degree of decomposition, the presence of possible pathogens, and the state of the surroundings.

Before starting the cleanup process our professionally trained technicians will do the appropriate level of personal protection equipment.

This typically includes:

  • Goggles and other protective eyewear

  • Surgical grade masks

  • Surgical grade gloves

  • Protective outerwear

If there are respirator hazards or powerful foul odors, our technicians might also need to use commercial-grade respirators. 

All biohazardous materials will then be removed from the site. If a particular item is salvageable, we might reserve it for further restoration. Otherwise, all compromised materials will be removed and properly disposed of according to standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency, the CDC, and any local regulations.

At this point, we will use commercial-grade equipment and professional-strength cleaning products to effectively sanitize and deodorize the unattended death site. Our meticulous process is designed to eliminate all potential pathogens and remediate the presence of any microbes that might contribute to unpleasant odors.

If you have suffered an unattended death at your home, business, or rental property, you should never attempt to clean it yourself. Not only could you put yourself and others at risk of exposure to harmful pathogens, but you could also leave yourself liable for future legal problems.

This truly is a time when you need to turn to professionals like Affordable Remediation. We have the trained, experienced personnel to handle any size problem, with the equipment and professional-grade cleaning products to ensure that the cleanup job is done right the first time.

Professional Documentation & Certification Upon Completion

In many cases of an unattended death, there are regulations and insurance requirements that need to be met. Certain state and local laws might also need to be observed to rent the property to a new tenant. Biohazardous materials also need to be disposed of according to regulations.

Affordable Remediation is well aware of these requirements and regulations. As needed, we can supply you with any required documentation noting important information such as:

  • What contaminated materials were removed
  • How the contaminated materials were disposed of
  • What sanitation methods were used to eliminate pathogens
  • What chemicals if any were applied to the site
  • Contact information for any further questions