Alpharetta Death Cleanup from Suicide

When a person reads a news story, they only ever hear about a small portion of what occurred. At Georgia Clean, as we enter crime scenes reported in the news, we see many of the things the news never mentions: the scene itself, the grieving family, and details of what happened in the event itself. Even beyond what we observe at a crime scene cleanup, there are also far-reaching implications when events occur, a domino effect of events one after another that no person can predict.

Suicide Cleanup in Alpharetta

One such tragedy was a recent suicide in Alpharetta. A 53-year-old Georgia man who had recently been charged for crimes committed during the riot at the U.S. Capital was found dead in the basement of his home by his wife and family. Dying of a gunshot wound to his chest, his wife told the 911 operator there was “blood everywhere.”

A horrific scene for anyone to discover with no easy answers as to why, the woman was left to make sure the blood-filled scene was cleaned up properly once the police completed their investigation. Every surface of the basement needed to be cleaned and disinfected including all the tiny nooks and crannies where the blood soaked in so the family could move forward in their grief at least being safe and without the visual reminder of what occurred.

Georgia Clean is dedicated to public safety

It is Georgia Clean’s mission every day, whether we are conducting crime scene cleanup, trauma cleanup, suicide cleanup, or death cleanup, to help the public and those left behind not fear for their own physical safety at the scene of a death or accident. Instead, we work diligently and methodically at every job to make sure every drop of body fluid has been fully removed and the entire area disinfected. When we are done, the area is restored, and the property owner can rest easy knowing the building and surrounding environment is put back in order and safe from further damage.
While our staff knows we can’t bring back those who have lost their lives or take away the memories of what took place, it is our hope we were able to restore a sense of physical safety so families can grieve together in peace. Our thoughts are with those who lost their loved one in this tragedy.

Crime scene cleanup available 24/7

If you live in Alpharetta or anywhere throughout Georgia and need crime scene cleanup or death cleanup, give Georgia Clean a call. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and are available for emergency service 24/7. No matter what you’re dealing with, our professional team of biohazard cleaners are here to help and make this difficult process as easy as possible.

Georgia Clean Provides Compassionate Murder Cleanup and Suicide Cleanup

When a crime story appears in the headlines, many people read of the tragedy then forget the details. They don’t see the lives turned upside down, the grief, the ongoing hole where a loved one once was, or the people left behind. At Georgia Clean, we are dedicated to being there and serving those left behind after a crime has been committed by providing murder cleanup and suicide cleanup throughout Atlanta and the larger state of Georgia.

Murder Suicide in College Park and Clayton County

One recent murder suicide here in the Atlanta area occurred in College Park when a Delta employee waited for a coworker in the employee parking lot. Though she tried to run from him, the man shot her three times in the back and she later died from her injuries at a local hospital. While her family and other coworkers were in shock and grief over their loss, the perpetrator then went to a hotel a few hours later in Clayton County and killed another woman by shooting her once with a gun. Over the next two days while police investigated both murders and the crime scenes were cleaned to keep others safe, investigators deduced it was the same killer and when they tracked his vehicle to a gas station and pulled the car over to talk with the suspect, the man pulled out a gun and killed himself before they could arrest him.

Cleaning Up After a Murder Suicide

Here at Georgia Clean, we regularly step into clean crimes scenes like these after a traumatic event occurs. While the headlines are written, our team steps forward to help. We not only see the biohazards left behind after murders and suicides, but we often see the faces of the loved ones still in shock and grief over the sudden loss of life. Our hearts hurt for what they are going through. To prevent further damage and loss of life, though, our staff at Georgia Clean do what we can in the face of loss by meticulously cleaning the murder suicide scene left behind from all biohazards so the family and friends can begin the healing process in a safe environment. With all the blood and bodily fluids removed and the property disinfected, we know that at the very least, one tragedy won’t lead to another due to any biohazards left behind.

As members of the Atlanta community, we at Georgia Clean care about those we serve. Whether the crime takes place in a hotel, parking lot, home, or business, our team knows what it takes to clean and disinfect all types of materials and will work quickly to restore the property while using the latest state-of-the-art cleaning technology.

If you are dealing with the loss of a loved one or are a property owner in need of murder cleanup or suicide cleanup, Georgia Clean is always here for you with round-the-clock quality blood cleanup services. Fully licensed and with strict adherence to all local and federal rules governing biohazard cleanup and disposal, we are dedicated to providing our neighbors with this needed service with dedication and compassion.

While any loss of life has rebounding implications and pain among the community, the mess left behind doesn’t have to cause further damage. Georgia Clean is here to limit the hurt of the crime by cleaning up the blood and other bodily fluids left behind. With great respect to those who lost their lives and those left behind, you know you are in knowledgeable and dedicated hands. No matter the situation, we’ll clean the property and get you on the road to recovery.

6 Things You Can Do to Help Save a Life This Holiday Season

It is always heartbreaking for us at Georgia Clean to enter a scene where someone has lost their life whether from an accident, suicide, or murder. When that scene involves someone committing suicide, we are left asking the same questions as everyone else: why? Though the springtime is when the suicide rate goes up the most, the holiday season with its emphasis on love and family can also be extremely difficult. People can feel alone and lost and, for some, the only way out they can see is by losing their life.

With all the heartbreak of friends and family grieving their loved ones that we see here in Georgia, we can’t stress enough how important it is to be available and open to friends, family, and coworkers who may need to talk. You may just save a life this holiday season by asking that question or by taking someone out for a cup of coffee and being there for them. If you see someone struggling, here are six things you can do:

1. Follow Your Instincts

If you notice someone is struggling and something inside you says to intervene and find out what is going on, listen to that instinct and ask. It is better to risk offending someone than knowing you should then finding it’s too late. Make that call today. Talk to them today. Find out what is going on.

2. Listen

Sometimes people just need to feel heard and seen. When we are struggling with our emotions, with physical pain, or financial struggles, we can feel alone and as if no one sees us. We may even hide away. Without hope or the comfort of another, we start to believe the world will be better without us. Sit down with them and listen closely with compassion and no judgment to whatever they need to say.

3. Ask What You Can Do To Help

When we are going through a difficult time, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and not know where to turn for help or if anyone would even care. With the additional difficulty of taking the risk to ask, make the first move by asking how you can help if someone you know is struggling. If you see an obvious need, you can suggest you do that thing. Sometimes it just takes a bit of help to take the next step in life or to get out of bed the next morning. This help can take the form of buying groceries, babysitting, cleaning their house, weeding their yard, providing them a place to sleep, or simply taking them out for a night of fun and companionship.

4. Connect Them With Resources

Get to know the resources available for people who struggle in your community so you can point people in the right directions. There may be an organization helping pay utility bills, food banks that help feed the hungry, volunteers walking alongside immigrants, or resource centers to help people find jobs.

5. Help Them Find A Counselor

Not everyone can afford a counselor but if it is within reach or financial assistance is available, help the person find a good counselor they can talk to. Make sure, though, you don’t reach out to the counselor for them. They need to be the one to reach out and make that decision for themselves.

6. Reach Out For Help

If you think the person is a threat to themselves or another person, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for guidance or call your local police department for assistance.

Sometimes all it takes is one person to help turn things around for another person. If you think back to the difficult times in your own life, there was likely a friend, family member, or even a stranger who made a big difference during a difficult time—someone who helped you make it through. We can all be that person for someone else struggling through difficulties of their own. Your actions today may just save a life.

3 Things We Need to Know on a Suicide by Gunshot Cleanup Call

Dealing with the effects of a loved one’s suicide is a trauma no one ever wants to experience. If someone you love has killed themselves, though, we are here to help clean up the aftermath and restore your Atlanta property of all bodily fluids so everyone is safe from any health effects in the future.

If your loved one has killed themselves by gunshot in Atlanta, there are three key pieces of information we could use when you call us to clean it up. If you don’t know the information, that’s okay but it would be helpful if you tell us the following when you call:

  1. Type of Gun Used
    The type of gun a person uses when committing suicide can have different effects on the amount of cleanup needed to restore the property. When you call us to come to the scene, please let us know the caliber and type of gun used if you have that information. If you don’t, that is okay.
  2. Type of Room

    Different rooms in a building or home can have vastly different surfaces. A bedroom will have a lot of fabric, rugs, and carpet to dispose of along with a mattress. A kitchen or bathroom, on the other hand, can have a lot of tile and stone in the area which will need decontamination and sanitizing. For each surface, we have special industrial-grade cleaning products to make sure they are free of all bodily fluids and safe for anyone to use. By letting us know what kind of room needs to be clean, we can make sure we bring plenty of cleaners for the types of surfaces we’ll be cleaning.

  3. Has the Coroner Released the Scene?

    Before we begin cleaning, the police need to have finished their investigation and released the scene. In addition, the coroner needs to have already picked up the body before we can begin to take care of whatever material has been left behind. If the police and coroner have completed their work, we can come right away. If they are still completing their tasks, we can be on standby to begin as soon as they’re done.

Need Support?

There are multiple groups in the local area who can provide support for both suicide prevention and helping family and friends cope after a loved one dies.

Who Does Suicide Cleanup in Atlanta?

When a loved one decides to end their own life, the pain of their loss is immense. Not only are you left walking through your grief but if you own the property where they died or are in charge of the person’s estate, you also have to deal with cleaning up the physical mess left behind. Where do you turn in such a time? Cleaning up bodily fluids after a suicide can be extremely dangerous and takes a specialized skill set. In Atlanta, Georgia Clean is the go-to company for suicide cleanup.

Georgia Clean is Here to Help

Here in Atlanta, Georgia Clean is the trusted biohazard cleanup team ready 24/7 to address the suicide cleanup. Our experienced and compassionate staff will always respond right away to any property in the greater Atlanta area. Knowing this is a sensitive time for all involved, we respect your privacy and arrive in a nondescript vehicle with plain uniforms, getting right to work cleaning and restoring the area so you can begin the process of recovery.

How Much Does the Suicide Cleanup Cost?

Suicide cleanup is often covered under your homeowner’s insurance. Our staff at Georgia Clean can help you open a claim with your insurance company and file all the paperwork. We never ask for an initial payment. In most cases, your homeowner’s insurance will cover the entire cost of the cleanup less your deductible.

How Soon Can You Get Here?

Local to the Atlanta area, we are able to dispatch a crew quickly to your location. We prioritize these situations and we want to make sure that your evironment is both physically and mentally safe to return to.


Do you have any questions about our services or suicide cleanup? We’re here to help and will always be happy to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call any time of day, 24-7, at 770-766-4562 and our experienced team will be happy to help.

Do Suicides Really Go Up During the Holidays?

Despite our popular cultural myth that suicide goes up along with the Christmas trees and tinsel, this is not actually true. Contrary to the images of George on the bridge in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” during the holidays when friends and family gather closer together, suicide actually drops to its lowest point all year. This may be because hibernating away at home during the winter months is more socially acceptable or that we have less energy to carry out plans while it’s cold and bleak outside.

When do suicides go up?

The time of year when suicide peaks is actually in the spring and early summer. Though experts aren’t entirely sure why this is, they suspect it’s because of the greater disparity between the new life all around us and the dark thoughts of hopelessness running through the minds of those who struggle with thoughts of suicide. Feeling like there is no future when one is surrounded by new growth can bring our own feelings into greater clarity. As the sun comes out and the weather warms, we also experience more energy and determination some may use to carry out the suicidal thoughts they’ve harbored through cooler months.

During the spring months, pollen counts also climb as plants bloom, biologically altering the moods of those who are prone to such alterations. It may exasperate the mood swings people already experience, perhaps enough to push those experiencing mental disorders into greater disconnection and despair.

Why is this myth dangerous?

The danger of this myth that suicides go up in the winter is we are focused on prevention during the time of year when suicides actually drop and neglect to reach out to other people during the warmer spring months when they go up. Though there isn’t one reason people commit suicide, a combination of weather and altered social experiences can certainly alter one’s inclination and we need to be focused on reaching out to others all year round.

If you see someone experiencing these symptoms, they are at great risk for suicide:

  • Giving away their possessions
  • Talking and thinking about death a lot
  • Loss of interest in life
  • Clinical depression
  • History of suicide attempts
  • Sudden changes in mood
  • Putting their affairs in order
  • Withdrawal from friends and family

Get Support

There are many hotlines, support groups, and counselors ready to help those struggling with thoughts of suicide and their friends and family. If you need support, please call or text one of these numbers:

Fulton County Behavioral Access & Information Line
(404) 612-1211 (M-F 8:30-5pm)
Access line to learn how to handle mental health situations and get referrals to mental health services

Georgia Crisis & Access Line
For Georgia residents wanting access to suicide prevention care

Crisis Text Line
Text START to 741-741
24/7 volunteer-led text support for people in crisis