We at Biomart understand that when faced with the difficult task of coping with an unattended death, the last thing you want to worry about is the cleaning process.  A professional unattended death cleanup service will handle every aspect of the restoration, from the initial assessment to the final disinfection.  This allows families and loved ones to focus on grieving and healing without the added burden of managing the cleanup.  Our company will help you every step of the way from understanding what needs to be done to filing any insurance claims paperwork necessary.  Give us a call today and find out how we can help you get your property back to a safe and sanitary condition.

Biomart and our staff believe it is essential to work with a knowledgeable team that comprehends the complexity of unattended death cleanups.  Many factors must be considered, such as the health risks and potential hazards associated with the decomposition process. With the right precautions and expertise, we ensure that the affected area is returned to a safe and habitable condition.  Through our nearly two decades of providing help to families, we have dealt with a number of biohazard scenes including unattended deaths, homicides, and suicides.  This level of diversity in jobs we have helped with has ranged from severe to minor and has enabled us to craft solutions for nearly every size job we are called to help with.   Due to this, our customer satisfaction ratings have always been high with an overall rating of 4.5 stars.

Unattended Death: An Overview Of Our Cleaning Services

Causes and Types

Unattended deaths are tragic occurrences that can happen for various reasons, including natural causes, accidents, or criminal acts.  Some common types of unattended deaths include:
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>li>Natural causes: When an individual passes away due to illnesses or old age, and their body remains undiscovered for an extended period.

>li>Accidents: Fatal accidents can occur in the home, workplace, or other locations when an individual is alone.

>li>Suicides: In some instances, someone may take their own life, and their body goes undiscovered.

>li>Homicides: Unfortunately, there are cases when an individual’s death is the result of a criminal act, and their body remains undiscovered for some time.

Health and Safety Risks

At Biomart our professionals believe that timely cleaning and decontamination of an unattended death scene are crucial due to the health and safety risks posed by the presence of biohazardous materials, such as blood, body fluids, and decomposition. Some of the potential risks include:
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>li>Infectious diseases: Unattended death scenes may contain bloodborne pathogens or other infectious materials that can be hazardous to the health of those exposed.

>li>Odors: Decomposing organic matter releases unpleasant odors that can permeate the property and be difficult to remove without our professional assistance.

>li>Structural damage: Over time, the fluids released during decomposition can cause damage to the property, including staining and potentially irreversible damage to floors, walls, and furnishings.

Our team at Biomart has the expertise and equipment to safely handle the cleaning and decontamination of an unattended death scene.  We understand the importance of performing our services with compassion, discretion, and professionalism.  An example of our cleaning process includes:
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>li>Assessing the situation: We will thoroughly evaluate the scene, assessing the extent of the cleanup and decontamination required.

>li>Containing the area: Our trauma cleanup technicians will secure and contain the affected area to minimize the risk of cross-contamination.

>li>Removal of biohazards: Using industry-standard cleaning products and equipment, we will safely remove all biohazardous materials, including blood, body fluids, and decomposition matter.

>li>Decontamination: We will meticulously clean, sanitize, and disinfect the area, ensuring it meets established safety guidelines.

>li>Odor removal: Our team will utilize advanced odor-removal techniques to eliminate any lingering unpleasant smells resulting from the unattended death.

We’re committed to providing services that alleviate the burden faced by those affected by an unattended death. Our priority is to ensure the affected area is returned to a safe and clean state as efficiently as possible.  With all the services we provide we offer a free estimate and assessment of the damage.  Most appointments can be scheduled for the same day you call or we are happy to set a future date for an appointment.  However, we do warn customers that the longer you wait can result in further damage occurring at the property.  It is in your best interest to have us get to the property right away to begin determining the best way to contain and clean the home.

The Role and Importance of a Cleanup Service

In dealing with an unattended death, our primary responsibilities as a cleanup service are ensuring proper infection control and the safe handling of biohazardous material.  These aspects are of utmost importance when addressing the aftermath of an unfortunate event such as an unattended death.

Infection Control

In our experience, the scene of an unattended death can pose serious health risks due to the presence of bacteria and other pathogens.  We understand the importance of controlling the spread of infection and take every necessary precaution to limit exposure.  By using specialized medical-grade equipment and following stringent guidelines, we prevent the transmission of diseases and ensure that the area is completely sanitized and safe for occupancy.
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>li>Expert assessment of the scene and identification of potential health hazards

>li>Thorough cleaning and disinfection of affected surfaces

>li>Properly disposing of contaminated materials to prevent further contamination

Dealing with Biohazardous Material

One of our most critical responsibilities is the safe handling and disposal of biohazardous material.  Biohazardous material can include bodily fluids, tissues, and contaminated items found at the scene.  Improper handling or disposal of such materials can lead to the spread of infections and diseases. Our trained professionals adhere to strict protocols to ensure that these materials are handled and disposed of safely and effectively.  We never use a public landfill and always comply with EPA regulations.
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>li>Proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize risk

>li>Utilization of specialized tools and techniques to remove biohazardous material from the scene

>li>Compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations for biohazard waste disposal

Through our commitment to infection control and expertise in dealing with biohazardous material, we strive to make an otherwise difficult and distressing situation more manageable for those affected.  By meticulously addressing these concerns, we help families and property owners return to a safer and healthier environment.  At Biomart our goal is to return the home back to you in a safe condition.  We work extensive hours in order to try to get the home cleaned as fast as possible without cutting any corners.

Process of Our Unattended Death Cleanup Service

Initial Assessment

Upon receiving a call for an unattended death cleanup, we promptly dispatch a team of trained trauma cleaners to the scene.  We understand the sensitive nature of the situation and ensure discretion and empathy in this difficult time.  Our initial assessment includes evaluating the extent of the contamination, identifying biohazards and potential risks, and establishing a plan of action.

Clean-up and Sanitization

Our experienced team takes several steps to guarantee a thorough cleanup however it is important to note that each job has unique circumstances, objectives, and results:
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>li>Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Our technicians suit up with PPE to ensure their own safety as well as prevent cross-contamination.  This includes masks, gloves, as well as other needed gear including full hazmat suits when necessary.

>li>Remove Visible Contamination: We carefully remove any visible biohazards, such as bodily fluids, and contaminated objects, like furniture and personal belongings.  Anything that can not be cleaned properly will likely need removed.

>li>Disinfection: Using industrial-grade cleaning agents, we sanitize all affected surfaces to eliminate any lingering bacteria or pathogens.

>li>Deodorization: Unattended death scenes often have strong odors; we neutralize these with professional odor removal techniques.

Choosing the Right Cleaning Service

We want customers to understand why working with us for any unattended death cleanup is the best solution.  When selecting a biohazard cleanup company, it’s crucial to find a company that is reliable, professional, and compassionate. To help you make an informed decision, consider the following factors:

Certifications and Training

It’s important to choose a company with the proper certifications and training.  When you choose our company you will only be working with qualified and licensed trauma cleanup technicians and crime scene cleaners.

Experience

Experience is key in the unattended death cleanup industry.  A company with a proven track record and positive customer reviews is likely to be more reputable and trustworthy.  Ask for references and inquire about their experience in handling similar situations to ensure they have the expertise needed for your specific case.  We have hundreds of happy customers and with our experience you are sure to become another one.

Support and Assistance

During an emotionally challenging time, it’s essential to have a support system throughout the cleanup process. A good company will provide assistance with insurance claims, legal documentation, and other post-cleanup tasks.  Our staff will be empathetic, compassionate, and available to answer any questions you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an unattended death cleanup service cost?

The cost of an unattended death cleanup service can vary based on several factors such as location, the size of the area to be cleaned, and the extent of the biohazard contamination.  Generally, the price can range from $1,000 to $15,000. It’s important to obtain quotes from us by having our team do an onsite inspection of the damages.  When we arrive at your property we can do a complete assessment and provide you with a written estimate.  Once this is completed we are happy to assist our customers in filing any insurance paperwork or file a claim to find out what coverage your insurance may have for our services.

What steps are involved in cleaning up after an unattended death?

Cleaning up after an unattended death involves several crucial steps:
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>li>Assessing the scene: We evaluate the extent of damage and contamination in order to create a proper cleanup plan.

>li>Protective measures: We ensure the safety of our professionals by wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

>li>Removal of biohazards: We remove any solid waste, bodily fluids, and contaminated materials from the scene.

>li>Cleaning and sanitizing: We thoroughly clean and sanitize all affected surfaces to eliminate potential pathogens.

>li>Deodorizing: We neutralize any lingering odors to return the space to its original state.

How do I find an unattended death cleanup service near me?

To find an unattended death cleanup service nearby, try searching online using terms like “unattended death cleanup” or “biohazard cleanup” along with your location. At Biomart we provide unattended death cleanup services to over 500 locations in the United Sates. Give us a call and we can work out a time and day to meet you at your home to look at the damages and provide a plan of action to start the biohazard cleaning.

Are there any certifications required for death cleanup professionals?

Yes, those involved in death cleanup and biohazard remediation should obtain certifications that demonstrate their competence in handling hazardous materials and adhering to safety regulations.

How long does it take to clean up after an unattended death?

The time required for cleaning up after an unattended death varies depending on factors such as the level of decomposition, size of the area, and the amount of biohazardous material present.  In most cases, the process takes between one to three days.  For more complex situations, it may take longer.  We can typically provide an accurate timeframe when we come to your home to do an estimate.

Is crime scene cleanup similar to unattended death cleanup?

While both services involve cleaning up after a death, crime scene cleanup focuses on the aftermath of violent incidents, such as homicides or suicides, and typically includes evidence collection in cooperation with law enforcement.  Unattended death cleanup pertains to situations where the deceased has gone undiscovered for an extended period, resulting in decomposition and biohazard contamination.  Both services, however, require our specialized training, certification, and adherence to regulations for the safe handling and removal of biohazardous materials and disposal.

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