Understanding Unattended Death Clean Ups in Sydney

Cleaning the scene of an unattended death requires a rigorous, multi-step process to remove all traces of bio hazardous materials

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One of the most challenging and grim situations Forensic Cleaning technicians can face is an unattended death clean, where a person dies and isn’t found for weeks or even months. If left untreated, even the smallest amount of biological material may lead to serious physical damage within the home. Airborne bacteria cause lingering odours that, in addition to being unpleasant, can impact both the safety and well being of future occupants.

 

The Importance of Professional Biohazard Cleaning after an Unattended Death

Cleaning the scene of an unattended death requires a rigorous, multi-step process to remove all traces of bio hazardous materials

Cleaning the scene of an unattended death requires a rigorous, multi-step process to remove all traces of bio hazardous materials

Cleaning the scene of an unattended death requires a rigorous, multi-step process to remove all traces of bio hazardous materials. When cleaning up the scene of an unattended death, it is important to remember that potential biohazards can be lurking anywhere in the home including in carpet, furniture upholstery, sub-flooring, grout and under tiles and even behind walls.

In the case of an unattended death clean up, the human body begins to decay only 15 minutes after the heart stops beating, and if left for day or weeks, widespread contamination will occur in the property including body fluid seepage into the flooring, walls, sub-flooring and furnishings. Additionally, an infestation of insects such as flies and cockroaches will occur and lay their eggs in and around the decomposing body which in turn, speeds up the decomposition process.

Most people are shocked to realise that a decomposed body can begin to impact a homes liveability in only a few hours. Often within a few days, personal property such as furniture, books, clothes and carpeting are forever ruined. Removing the contaminated property and belongings from the scene and restoring the home to a sanitary state is vital to the health and safety of current and future occupants.

 

Sydney Forensic Cleaning is provides a Superior Unattended Death Clean Up service

The team at Sydney Forensic Cleaning understand the importance of discretion and professionalism and all of our staff have been trained to ensure that our work is conducted in an appropriate manner to ensure the minimum disruption while delivering a first class forensic and unattended death cleaning service.

 

How does Sydney Forensic Cleaning technicians approach unattended death cleanups

With Compassion

Our Unattended Death Clean Up technicians are not only trained in bioremediation best practices, but complete sensitivity training

Our Unattended Death Clean Up technicians are not only trained in bioremediation best practices, but complete sensitivity training

Though you may feel alone, it is important to know that you are not. Our Unattended Death Clean Up technicians are not only trained in bioremediation best practices, but complete sensitivity training.

With Discretion

Our vehicles are discreetly marked to protect our customers’ privacy.

With Expertise

As an industry leader, we handle a wide range of traumatic situations on a daily basis. Our forensic cleaning teams are fully insured, experienced biohazard remediation and death cleaning specialists who wear personal protective equipment and follow approved safety and disinfection procedures to help return the scene to a safe, clean state. If required, we will remove personal property and affected structural elements such as flooring, and dispose according to biohazard regulations.

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Comments (3)

  1. :

    Thanks for the great blog. It was real help in understanding what is required in cleaning up a death scene. I am currently having to deal with a death clean up in a rental property of mine. Thanks David

    • :

      Perfect timing and great article. And to think I was going to talk to someone in person about this. Thanks for the helpful hints and tips guys, keep them coming.

  2. :

    This includes a pleasingly rational point of view. Great post – keep them coming.

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