If someone passes away and the body is not discovered for some time, there’s more to be done than arranging for the body to be cremated or buried. Something must be done about the scene itself. Most people will not know how to clean the space or be able to manage it properly. That’s why the only logical approach is to have professionals take care of the unattended death cleanup Idaho Falls Idaho. If you’re not convinced, here are some other points to ponder.
Seeing the Site Repeatedly Will Be Harder Than You Think
Perhaps you’re a family member who was away and came home to find your loved one had passed away. It could be that you are a friend who noticed your loved one wasn’t returning calls or texts, and decided to drop by. Maybe you’re a landlord and a tenant who normally pays rent on time is late, so you let yourself into the apartment after getting no response to your knock.
Even if the connection between you and the deceased was not a strong one, seeing the site over and over after an unattended death can affect you deeply. Once seen, the details of the site will remain with you for a long time. That includes what you see as well as the scent of death that seems to cling to everything within the space. You would do well to back out of the space as soon as you realize what happened, call the authorities, and not enter the space again until after the body is removed and the space is thoroughly cleaned.
The Site Isn’t Safe for You or Others Right Now
It’s not just your emotions that are at risk. There are biohazards within the space that need to be removed before you spend any amount of time there. Those hazards have to do with fluids from decomposing bodies, up to and including blood. There are also contaminants in the air that need to be handled. While you and others need to stay away for the sake of your health, professional cleaners know how to protect themselves from these issues. The best course of action is to step back and let them take care of the cleanup in a safe manner.
The Death Scene Requires Professional Cleaning
Every material found at the place of death has to be examined. Whatever is beyond cleaning must be removed from the space. Professionals know how to manage this part of the cleanup responsibly and with efficiency. Once that’s done, whatever remains is cleaned using supplies and equipment designed to disinfect everything. Doing so does more than ensure that no biological material remains within the space; it also eliminates odors that would otherwise linger for a long time.
The Site Can’t Be Used For Anything Until the Cleaning is Finished
Until the space is cleaned, nothing can be done with it. The heirs can’t sell the home, the landlord cannot rent the vacant apartment, or the office space can’t be assigned to a different employee. It’s only after the unattended death cleanup Idaho Falls Idaho is complete and all traces of what happened are gone that it’s safe for others to occupy that space.
Take cleaning up after an unattended death seriously. Call a team or professionals as quickly as possible. Doing so will make it a little easier to deal with what has taken place and begin the process of moving forward.