How Do I Clean Up After An Unattended Death in Lake Havasu City?
Discovering a loved one’s unattended death can be an extremely difficult and emotional experience. When a person passes away without others knowing for hours, days, or even weeks, the cleanup can be extensive, making the hard grief process even more difficult. However, as BioTeamAZ, we are here to make the whole process as easy for you as possible by taking the cleanup off your hands and providing you with a quick and easy solution.
What Damage Does an Unattended Death Leave Behind?
When someone dies and the body is undiscovered for as little as a day, particularly in the high desert heat of Lake Havasu City, the body will begin to decompose and start emitting a strong odor. During this decomposition process, bodily fluids seep into all the surrounding materials in the area. When not attended to right away, a decomposing body can quickly damage property and make a space unsafe and uninhabitable. Once discovered, a property needs to be cleaned up as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage.
Can I Clean Up After an Unattended Death Myself?
Whether it’s your home, place of business, or automobile, blood and other bodily fluids can carry numerous blood-borne pathogens, viruses, and bacteria such as MSRA, HIV, C. Diff, and Hepatitis. Incredibly dangerous, these bodily fluids seep into all kinds of porous surfaces such as fabric, drywall, leather, wood, and carpet, infecting areas both seen and unseen. As most people are untrained in cleaning up and disposing of medical waste, it’s incredibly dangerous with life-long consequences to do it yourself. If every area is not thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated, people can become sick from the viruses and bacteria left behind for long years to come.
What is the Cleanup Process?
Once you call us, our experienced technicians at BioTeamAZ will quickly come to your home or business in a plain, unmarked vehicle along with protective equipment and professional-grade cleaners. After the body is released by the police and removed by the coroner, we’ll first take out all clothing, furniture, and carpet in direct contact with the body. We then discard all resulting medical waste according to the Lake Havasu City regulations, working to minimize how much material needs to be removed and disinfecting and decontaminating anything that can be saved.
Once we remove all the destroyed material, we use professional-grade cleaners to carefully disinfect and thoroughly clean all infected areas, making sure they are all safe and clean. Our last step is to thoroughly deodorize the air, permanently removing any and all lingering odor-causing molecules in the walls, carpet, and air vents. You, your family, friends, and clients are our top priority and we work hard to ensure you are all safe and secure.
How Much Will It Cost Me to Have the Area Cleaned?
Using homeowner’s insurance, most of our customers have No Out Of Pocket Costs. At BioTeamAZ, we don’t charge anything up-front and we’ll initiate the claim and submit the paperwork. Home insurance usually covers:
Biohazard remediation and cleaning services
Replacement cost for any contaminated items
Cost of any discarded items
Why is BioTeamAZ the #1 Biohazard Cleanup Company in Lake Havasu City?
Available day or night, 24/7, we at BioTeamAZ will be at your house soon after you call no matter where you live throughout the Lake Havasu City area. Treating each client with the utmost respect and professionalism, we are unparalleled in the level of expertise we bring to each client.
BioTeamAZ is a fully accredited, bonded, and insured company following all of the guidelines set forth by OSHA, the EPA, and all city, county, state, and federal regulations. Our rigorous adherence to these rules and regulations guarantees your home and loved ones are safe.
Call us any time, day or night, and we will be there to help clean and restore your home or business throughout the Lake Havasu City and Mohave County area. Our goal is to be there for you when you need us.
Contact BioTeamAZ for immediate assistance at (928) 325-1157.