Unattended Death Scenarios

The death of a person without any medical care or witnesses is termed an unassisted death. It is common to find that this type of death occurs in the person’s home. Sometimes the body of the deceased is not even discovered until after a certain period of time. The longer this period, the more damage will occur.

An unassisted death is a traumatic event. Relatives imagine the scene that took place and the victim dying in excruciating pain and with no one at his or her side. It is very frightening. The worst is to see the person in question decomposing in his or her own home.  The place where he or she had been walking around full of life moments earlier. So cleaning up this type of death is one of the hardest things for families to deal with.

There are a lot of questions about this kind of situation. What to do with the victim’s body? Should it be cleaned alone? Who do we call to take care of it? This article will provide answers to these questions. It may be helpful if you find yourself in this distressing situation, which I do not wish you to be.

What Happens After a Person Dies?

Decomposition is as unpleasant to clean as it is to observe. It is characterized by a proliferation of malignant bacteria. They deform the body and spread a terrible smell. Soon after the unfortunate event, these bacteria penetrate:

  • Carpets
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • And everything around the scene

This is very dangerous for the people who are on the premises. It only takes a few hours to contaminate the house or apartment and destroy everything in it. Indeed, the infected objects cannot be recovered. They must be disposed of with the utmost care to contain this toxicity and neutralize the danger. This is part of the services provided by Crime Scene Intervention. Equipped teams clean the premises and assess which items can or cannot be kept.

How to Plan For This Unpleasant Event?

Unattended Death ScenariosThe U.S. population is becoming increasingly isolated and the risk of one day having to clean up after an unassisted death is growing. This makes it difficult to react fast or prevent such a situation.

Many disasters such as fires, storms, or floods have been predicted by the inhabitants. In these situations, there is an emergency plan or at least a procedure to be followed. But in the case of a death, no one expects it or knows how to react.

You should maintain regular contact with the most isolated members of your family. Make sure that everything is fine with your neighbors as well.

Contact Crime Scene Intervention Today!

The death of a loved one is always hard to take. But the decomposition of that person’s body must be dealt with by licensed professional crime scene cleaners.

This type of intervention can be covered by good insurance. The victim’s relatives can also enjoy the financial help offered by many associations.

In the case of rental or reception establishments, make sure that you establish a clear procedure. People who encounter a dead or decomposing body know how to react. This will help the authorities in their investigations. It will also ease the clean-up of the premises once the body has been moved.

Call Crime Scene Intervention for immediate help.