While it can happen to anyone, frequently unattended deaths happen with elderly people. Often they are not discovered as having passed for several days or sometimes longer in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Marietta, Canton, Smyrna, and the surrounding areas. Relief-Remediation has been helping families with unattended death cleanup situations for many years. While it is admirable that a family would try to handle this task themselves, the truth is that they just aren’t prepared or educated on what needs to happen with the different materials that the body and bodily fluids touched. Not only that, but this task only compounds the grief and other emotions that you are dealing with from an unattended death. Contact the experts when you have need of an unattended death cleanup.
A Cleanup That Needs a Professional Touch
Cleaning up blood is not anywhere near the same as cleaning up a spill of coffee or food. Blood is quite problematic to clean from soft and porous materials, and most of the time things like bed linens, towels, furniture, and even untreated wood will need to be properly disposed of rather than cleaned. Disinfection can be challenging but important as bloodborne pathogens could be present with unattended death cleanups.
Along with cleaning up all of the bodily fluids and other debris, oftentimes the odors from decomposition also need to be addressed. While it might seem like something that should dissipate quickly, it usually doesn’t. Using specialized equipment we can help to remove these noxious odors and have things smelling much better a lot faster than normal airing out. Decomposition odors are not what you want to have remaining long after the rest of the cleanup is finished.
Family Members Don’t Need More Trauma
It is one thing to anticipate someone dying and being with them when they do. It is another thing entirely to either find that person having already died, or receiving a phone call that they have passed on. There is a grieving process that we all go through, and the sudden notification of a family member’s death takes time to deal with. Having to do the cleanup from an unattended death can be a bridge too far for people, not even mentioning that they likely don’t have the right tools and equipment to do the unattended death cleanup properly.
Unattended deaths happen all the time in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Marietta, Canton, Smyrna, and the surrounding areas, but you likely don’t hear anything about them. If you ever experience such an event, don’t try to handle the unattended death cleanup yourself. Bring in our team from Relief-Remediation to properly handle all of the cleaning, disinfection, odor removal, as well as proper disposal of all items affected. Contact us to learn more.