Cleaning Up a House After a Death
Cleaning out the house can be a daunting task for the family, so it’s not surprising that we often get called to clean up a house after a death. As a full service company, we provide the bio cleanup and clearing out the house of its contents. Whether it is one or both of the services you need, we are here for you.
When There Is A Death In A Home
When a loved one or a tenant dies, it is ultimately the property owner’s responsibility to make sure the house is cleaned up and all biohazards fully removed. Especially after the emotional trauma of a death, this task can be overwhelming and dangerous. Without the proper training, equipment, and staff, the job can take a long time and areas can still be missed, thus creating an unsafe environment for whoever else is in the area.
Our staff at Georgia Clean are here for you with compassionate biohazard cleanup after a death any time of day you need us. With experience dealing with all kinds of situations, we will handle your property with care and fast service. Whether you need us to clean up body fluids from a building structure, remove an infected mattress, or to clean out an entire hoarded home, we solve every problem, no matter how big or small.
Unattended Death Cleanup
While most people pass away with loved ones around them or at least someone knowing about it shortly after it happens, there are those who die by themselves in their homes with no one knowing about it for days, weeks, or even months. When this happens, the person is usually discovered after a friend or family member has gone in to check on them or the smell from the decomposing body has alerted neighbors to the issue.
When a person dies, their body soon starts the decomposition process. As the body tissue breaks down and fly larva process the material, fluids are created that follow the force of gravity into whatever layers are below the body. These can include the nooks and crannies of fabric, furniture, flooring, and even the interior building structure. How far these fluids go depend of the speed of the decomposition process and how long it takes for the body to be found. Either way, the building is uninhabitable and unsafe until every small amount of fluid has been removed and the area thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated.
For the loved ones left behind or the owner of the rental property, dealing with the cleanup of an unattended death can be damaging to your health and emotionally traumatic. In these moments, Georgia Clean is here for you with professional unattended death cleanup any time of day you may need us. With compassion and respect, we will carefully remove all unsalvageable items that cannot be cleaned and meticulously clean everything we can save. We’ll then make sure every amount of fluid has been removed in whatever structural layers it has flowed into, then clean the entire area to make sure the space is restored and safe. Lastly, we use specialized equipment to remove any lingering odor.
Death Cleanup Mattress Removal
After a loved one has passed, the materials around and below the body can become infected with body fluids during their illness or after death when the body decomposes. When the death was on the mattress, the mattress must be discarded as medical waste so any diseases in the fluids can’t infect anyone else. If such a mattress or bedding is thrown away in the regular trash or at a dump site, the people responsible can face heavy fines and legal action. To protect yourself and others, give our team at Georgia Clean a call and let us take care of the problem for you. We’ll come pick up the mattress and any other affected bedding and legally transport it with all needed licenses and permits as medical waste to be burned at a medical waste disposal facility.
Ready a House for Sale After a Death
Getting a house ready for sale after a death is always a process regardless of the condition of the house. In an estate cleanout situation, valuables and heirlooms will need to be separated from the other items that need to be sold, donated, or discarded. Others may discover that the home is overly cluttered or even hoarded. In any case, many relatives find it helpful to call a company like ours to help with the process. Because we have done this so many times before, we have a procedure down that allows us to be both thorough and efficient.
Cleaning Out Clutter or a Hoarded House After Death
A hoarded or cluttered home can come in all shapes and sizes with different types of items within. What they usually have in common is they nearly always include different biohazards such as urine, feces, pests, rotting food, sharps, and animal carcasses. When the person living in the home passes away, what is left inside must be dealt with.
At Georgia Clean, we specialize in cleaning out cluttered or hoarded homes. Don’t put yourself or others in danger by cleaning out the home and biohazards yourself. With respect and compassion, we’ll quickly clean out the entire home and will leave your home biologically and environmentally safe. You’ll then be able to sell it, rent it out, or have another family member live there.
Georgia Clean is Always Here for You
A fast and effective solution is just a phone call away. Available around the clock, 24-7, we are here for you with whatever kind of house cleanup you may need after a death. Our staff here at Georgia Clean have years of experience cleaning up biohazards so we can tailor our work to fit your exact needs. Give us a call today at 770-766-4562.