Why We Call it an Unattended Death

Anytime a person dies alone, or their death goes unnoticed for a period of time, we in the business refer to it as an unattended death.

They can be difficult scenes to process, for many reasons, but mostly because you always wonder about the person and how they ended up alone in their final moments and for the obvious reason that they can pose a very serious challenge to remediate.

I went on a call recently in New Jersey that involved an elderly man who had passed away unnoticed in his small, cluttered home. John Doe had lived quite the life as a young man, had a family and everything. But things started to go south after his wife died. Shortly thereafter his children had a serious falling out with him over some property and as a result had nit spoken with their dad in nearly 8 years. From the look of things, with papers and boxes piled everywhere, John hadn’t had any visitors during that time either. His neighbors only noticed something wasn’t right when the smell started to penetrate the walls of his home.

Inside the home, the smell was even worse. Apparently, John D. had suffered a stroke and had collapsed in his living room. He died where he fell, on the oriental carpet that he and his wife had purchased in happier times. He had been there for some time, as the state of decomposition of his body was pretty bad. His bodily fluids had begun to pool on the floor around him and seep into the concrete foundation.

In situations like this it is so important to have the scene contaminated by experts like those at ABT. Blood, urine, feces and other bodily fluids can carry pathogens which pose a serious health risk. The trained professionals at ABT will not only work with your insurance but meet their rigorous standards as well as yours. We will make it like nothing ever happened. ABT is certified through the EPA and OSHA. Do not attempt to clean crime or accident scenes on your own!

It Took Some Elbow Grease in Jersey

But at the end of the day we were able to fully remediate this home. And that leaves me feeling good, because I never feel good about cases like this. No word on whether John’s children even knew that their father was gone and that they would never get the chance to mend broken ties. But I console myself in the thought that at least now John had been reunited with his Jane.

To ensure proper decontamination of the scene, an experienced scene clean up service should be employed. Human feces, urine, and blood cleanup pose a significant risk to human health. Advanced Bio-Treatment is well trained in EPA and OSHA regulations for biohazard cleaning.

Advanced Bio-Treatment has experience in the decontamination and remediation of crime scenes, accident scenes, suicides and other unattended deaths. We will work with your insurance company to ensure that our biohazard cleanup services meets both your standards and theirs.

Our 24/7 Cleanup Service Areas Include: Florida, Georgia, Washington DC, New York , Kentucky and other crime scene states

If you need scene clean-up and decontamination guidance, have questions about your payment options, which clean up and decon procedures your current insurance policy covers or require our scene cleanup services immediately, don’t hesitate to give Advanced Bio Treatment a call at:800-295-1684

Ted Pelot Owner & President of Crime Scene Cleanup Company - Advanced Bio-Treatment