The scene of a death is difficult to encounter and potentially very dangerous, especially in the case of a violent crime or unattended death. There are many health risks that are present at all death scenes regardless of whether the death just occurred or is discovered days later, which makes it important to call a professional that can safely clean up the scene. ServiceMaster Restoration by Complete provides death cleanup services in New York, NY to safely and effectively restore the scene of a death, unattended death, or violent crime.
The scene of an unattended death can be especially dangerous because the body has had a chance to decompose which results in more hazardous bodily fluids and strong odors. A death is considered an unattended death if the person dies alone and it takes days or weeks to discover the body. By this point the body will be partially decomposed, requiring specialized cleaning and restoration. Our technicians are trained and certified to provide death cleaning services for cases of unattended deaths as well as the following:
- Crime scenes
- Trauma Scenes
Death and Crime Scene Cleaning
If a death has occurred because of a violent crime, then the scene is considered a crime scene and you must call law enforcement officials to carry out the investigation. However, law enforcement does not provide cleaning which is why you must also call ServiceMaster Restoration by Complete, and our technicians are trained to work in cooperation with law enforcement officials to avoid jeopardizing the investigation as we clean. We start by thoroughly assessing the scene and we then create a cleaning plan based on our assessment. We will also keep the communication open with our clients so that they are updated on our progress.
The following steps are included in our death cleaning services:
- Use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Use of unmarked vehicles to help protect your privacy
- Removal of contaminated materials including flooring, furnishings, and wall coverings
- Scouring of the scene for stain removal
- Use of commercial grade cleaning solutions to reduce the risk of infection or disease from biohazard materials
- Deodorization using commercial grade deodorizers
- Transport and disposal of biohazard materials at a licensed facility
- Help with insurance claims.
Having the scene of a tragic death completely restored will not only protect your health, but also help start the recovery process by removing the physical evidence of the tragedy. However, restoration alone is not enough to help those grieving a loss as the pain goes much deeper and we can refer those who need extra support to counseling professionals. If a death has occurred on your property in New York, NY, make sure you call ServiceMaster Restoration by Complete as soon as possible at (347) 380-8388. We are standing by 24 hours a day to respond to your call.