Unattended or Undiscovered Death Cleanup & Odor Removal Services
An "undiscovered death" refers to a situation where a person dies, but their death remains unnoticed or undiscovered for an extended period of time. This can happen when a person lives alone, has limited social connections, or is in an isolated area. The body may not be found until someone becomes concerned for their well-being or when certain circumstances, such as odor, lead to the discovery.
Cleaning up after an undiscovered death can pose several hazards and risks to those involved in the process. These hazards may include:
Biological hazards: The decomposition of a body can result in the release of potentially harmful bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. Those cleaning up the scene may be exposed to these pathogens, which can cause illness or infections.
Odors and chemicals: Decomposition also produces strong odors and various chemicals, which can be unpleasant or even harmful to inhale. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other toxic substances can cause respiratory issues, headaches, and other health problems if not properly managed.
Bloodborne pathogens: If blood or other bodily fluids are present, there is a risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV. Proper precautions, such as using personal protective equipment (PPE), must be taken to avoid infection.
Sharp objects and hazards: The cleanup process may involve handling sharp objects, broken glass, or other hazardous materials that could cause injury if not handled properly.
Emotional and psychological distress: The cleanup process can be emotionally and psychologically challenging, as it involves dealing with the after-affects of a death. This can be especially difficult for family members or friends of the deceased.
To mitigate these hazards, it is essential to follow appropriate safety protocols, use proper PPE, and employ professional cleaning services specializing in biohazard cleanup when necessary. T.A.C.T. Knoxville specializes in cleaning up following an undiscovered death. We are certified in biohazard remediation, with the training and expertise to handle the cleanup process safely and effectively, including odor removal.
If hoarding is present, we provide hoarding clean up services, as well. After the first responders are gone, you need The Last Responders- contact T.A.C.T. Knoxville to safely and efficiently take care of the rest. We offer 24/7 emergency service, 365 days a year.
Phone: (865) 995-8672