Dealing with an unattended death can be extremely difficult, especially if the person was a close friend or family member. And navigating the process of an unattended death cleanup can seem like one task too many.
The Sparkle Gang is an experienced cleaning service who are well versed in helping families and close ones organise the cleaning of a property after an unattended death in Croxdale in an empathetic, discreet, and professional manner. We are also able to help business owners and companies deal with an unattended death on their premises.
Our team of fully trained and insured cleaners will assess the area that needs cleaning, liaise with any professionals that are involved, and will ensure that the property is fully cleaned, sanitised, and deodorised so that you can focus on taking care of yourself. If a death occurred on your business premises, we will work hard to ensure that there is as little disruption as possible.
It is sadly untrue that the police and other emergency services are responsible for cleaning up after an unattended death, even if it is a crime scene. Once the body has been taken away by the coroner's office or undertakers and the crime scene has been released (if there has been a crime), the responsibility for arranging unattended death cleaning in Croxdale lies with the property owner.
Most unattended deaths are unexpected, so organising the cleaning of the area can seem daunting and confusing. As a professional cleaning service, we can take the reigns as soon as you bring us on board and help to guide you through the process of what needs to happen next.
If you need assistance in unattended death cleaning, contact our helpful team so that we can start the process with you.
It is always unadvisable to attempt to complete an unattended death cleanup or crime scene cleanup yourself. Using a professional cleaning company with the proper training and equipment will ensure your safety and the safety of anyone else who enters the area.
When an unattended death occurs, the body is unfortunately often not found for some days or even months, which can lead to unpleasant and hazardous consequences. As soon as death occurs and blood stops pumping around the body, the process of decay begins to occur very quickly.
This process leads to bodily fluids leaking from the body, among other bodily changes, and these fluids create an immediate contamination risk. They can seep into furniture, soft furnishings, floorboards, and even skirting boards. And these bodily fluids are responsible for the characteristic foul odours that occur around death.
Blood is one of the fluids that can cause the greatest contamination risk. It may contain bloodborne pathogens such as hepatitis b, hepatitis c, and HIV.
A professional cleaning company, such as The Sparkle Gang, will ensure that their cleaning technicians are fully equipped with the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) so that they can deal with blood and other bodily fluids without exposing themselves to health risks.
They will also have the specialist equipment necessary to prevent cross-contamination and to fully sanitise the affected areas.
Biohazard cleaning, also known as biohazard remediation, is a specialised service that should only be carried out by fully trained technicians. The disposal of hazardous and biological waste is subject to regulations that have to be met and a professional cleaning company will know exactly how to navigate these.
If an unattended death has been undiscovered for a long period, then insect and fly infestation is likely due to their attraction to body fluids. These infestations can be hazardous and difficult to deal with effectively.
A professional cleaning company will have technicians with the skills, training, and equipment to identify and fully remove any pest infestations.
An unattended death cleanup, and especially crime scene cleaning or trauma cleaning, can be traumatic to deal with. These circumstances are unpredictable and often upsetting, especially for family members or friends.
A professional cleaning company will take charge of the removal, cleaning, and sanitization of all affected areas, which will protect you from the trauma of handling any of them yourself.
After death cleaning requires specialist training. To the untrained eye, it can often seem that the area is clean once any visible blood or bodily fluid stains are removed, but this is often not the case. For more information check out our post “steps of cleaning blood and body fluid spillage”.
Bloodborne pathogens and other hazards such as bacteria are invisible to the naked eye and can easily seep into many areas of the site. This is especially the case after a traumatic death such as an accident, murder, or suicide.
If the body has been left unattended for a long period, these fluids can reach deep into the floorboards and even underneath the skirting board. So proper cleaning may involve the removal of certain pieces of the site.
Professional cleaners also have access to commercial and hospital-grade cleaners and disinfectants that will ensure that the scene is fully cleaned and sanitised.
When you contact us for help with cleaning after an unattended death in Croxdale, our team will start a thorough process which begins with an on-site assessment and an investigation of the circumstances of the death. From there, we can devise a plan for the intensive cleanup of the scene.
We will remove any hazardous waste and furnishings that cannot be saved. We will then fully clean and sanitise the property, guaranteeing the removal of any bloodborne pathogens and other contamination. We will also use specialised techniques to remove any lingering foul odours.
If the death occurred on business premises, we will work hard to create minimal disruption for your customers and employees, and we will work with you to ensure that your property is safe for use as quickly as possible.
We understand how traumatic, confusing, and stressful being confronted with an unattended death can be, especially in the case of crime scene cleanup. Our team is on hand to not only provide our services in cleaning up the property but also in helping you by taking care of everything that needs to be done.
If you have a specific request that a sentimental piece of property be cleaned and restored, we will do our very best to accommodate it.
If you are confronted with an unattended death, all of us here at The Sparkle Gang are ready to provide our cleanup services and our support in helping you to navigate the next steps.
Professional cleaning after a death is needed due to potential biohazardous materials like blood and bodily fluids that can pose serious health risks. Trained experts ensure the space is thoroughly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorised in compliance with health and safety standards.
After Death Cleaning Services are typically required in situations where a death has occurred due to causes like accidents, crimes, unattended death, or severe illness. The service also proves essential in cases of extreme hoarding, where the accumulated material may pose health and safety hazards.
During After Death Cleaning, the elimination of odours is crucial and is done using industrial-grade deodorizers, ozone generators, or hydroxyl machines. These devices effectively neutralise the unpleasant and often persistent odours resulting from decomposition or severe contamination.
Professional discretion is paramount in After Death Cleaning Services. Teams are trained to work efficiently and quietly without attracting undue attention, respecting the privacy and emotional state of clients during their time of bereavement.