Death, no matter how expected or sudden it may be, there is no preparing to handle that kind of loss. Knowing that your loved one died alone and may have been left for some time is outright heartbreaking. Coping with the loss of a loved one is difficult enough as it is, cleaning up the mess left behind can be overwhelming and rather traumatic. In the event that your loved one died alone and not found immediately, it is considered an unattended death. An unattended death cleanup in New Jersey can be a major burden that you and your family may not be ready to take on so soon following the loss.
Blood and other bodily fluids left behind following a death are considered a biohazard that require special cleanup procedures and strict adherence to protocol.
Cleaning Up After an Unattended Death in NJ
Upon discovering that a loved one has passed away suddenly and alone, reality begins to rapidly settle in. Emergency personnel are on the scene to assess the scene, confirm cause of death and remove the body. Once law enforcement and emergency personnel are all wrapped up, the authorities will “release the scene.” At this point, you are probably long overdue for some time to properly grieve and find a way to move forward, but wait– it’s not over. There’s the cleanup…
Various factors and conditions can really affect the aftermath of a death, whether it’s death from trauma, crime, suicide or otherwise, the reality is that someone has to clean it up. Cleaning up after an unattended death may not be as simple as scrubbing down the floors, throwing out a few items and washing down the rest.
Body Decomposition Cleanup
Cleaning up after an unattended death may not be as simple as scrubbing down the floors, throwing out a few items and washing down the rest. When a person dies, decomposition begins relatively quickly, and potentially harmful bacteria are released into the affected area. Bacteria are responsible for the odor of body decomposition. It is also important to note that:
- Any porous material, including wood, carpet, drywall, or concrete, will absorb body fluids. As a result, it is unsafe for you to attempt to clean porous materials on your own. A professional bio-hazard cleanup company can properly dispose of these items for you.
- Depending on the deceased individual’s health condition, there is potential to come in contact with bloodborne pathogens that will put everyone in the environment at risk.
- While decomposition is perfectly normal, traditional home cleaning solutions are not sufficient to safely clean, sanitize and disinfect areas affected by human decomposition.
- Even the smallest amount of biological material left untreated can make a residence unlivable.
Hiring A Professional NJ Biohazard Cleanup Company
It is unsafe and emotionally overwhelming to take on the task of cleaning up after an unattended death on your own. Contact a professional biohazard cleanup company in New Jersey who will quickly, safely and discreetly restore the NJ property back to its pre-incident condition.
- Avoid addition emotional stress— Blood cleanup and bodily fluid cleanup can be traumatizing to some individuals, especially if you are personally invested in the situation. A professional bio-hazard cleanup company will be properly trained to respond with respect, discretion and compassion.
- Ensure safety and prevent health risks— It is so important to keep in mind how dangerous blood and other bodily fluids can be if you come into contact with it without the appropriate protection.
- Proper Removal and Disposal— In most cases porous materials cannot be effectively cleaned once it has been contaminated with blood or other bodily fluids and will need to be removed, transported and disposed. Depending on your state regulations, proper training and certification is required to safely extract, transport and properly dispose of biohazards and contaminated materials.
- Reduce Property Damage— If blood and other bodily fluids are not thoroughly removed in a timely manner, it can permeate through porous materials (like flooring, walls, etc.) and lead to additional property damage. A quick and efficient cleanup will help to limit the amount of property damage
Mastertech’s Biohazard Team
Mastertech has the necessary certifications, permits, equipment and qualified staff to safely complete any death scene cleanup in New Jersey. Our team is fully trained, licensed and certified in the handling of biohazards, and our technicians utilize personal protection gear to extract and properly dispose of biohazards and dangerous chemicals and bacteria. We understand that this is a sensitive time for you and your family, that is why we enforce strict non-disclosure policies to ensure you and your family’s privacy during this distressing time.