When a person passes away without medical supervision or witnesses, the legal definition is “unattended death.” Often, unattended deaths occur in the individual’s home, and the body is not discovered for days, weeks or even months.
As awful as crime scenes and accidents are, the upsetting nature of an unattended death is one of the hardest to bear for the families.
Along with the thought of a loved one dying alone and decomposing in a place that was considered home to them, that is not the only concern with those left behind; unattended death clean up is among the most challenging situations to deal with.
There are usual questions that come with situations such as this. Some involve what to do next, if you should clean it yourself (the answer is always a resounding no), and who to call to take care of this.
The processes of decomposition, which include insidious bacterial growth, is as unpleasant to clean as it is to witness. Such bacteria can permeate carpeting, clothing, furniture, essentially the entire home in only a few days.
It is more than just a heartbreaking mess, it is also a potentially harmful and toxic threat to the well-being of those who must still live and work in the home or business.
Sometimes just a few hours, depending on the weather, is enough to taint and stain the house or apartment, destroying everything within, and it is the job of the cleaner to salvage whatever they can for the sake of those who remain.