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Unattended Death Cleanup

First of all, what is an unattended death? Well, an unattended death is when a person dies alone, and is not discovered right away. This happens a lot with the elderly, but it can happen to anyone. Especially if you live alone, and don’t have a lot of company over or people checking on you very often. This can be many different types of situations which result in death, from a freak accident to a suicide. After a person like this is discovered, when all is said and done, there will need to be a crime scene cleanup to eliminate any biohazard risks. When you need assistance like this due to an unattended death, Seattle uses Crime Scene Cleaners. We have specialized in crime scenes such as unattended deaths for nearly 25 years now. We have the protective gear and equipment necessary to clean, disinfect, and sanitize the area, restoring it back to normal in no time.

Slip And Fall Accidents
Slip-and-fall accidents happen all the time, and can be caused by a variety of different circumstances. However, sometimes they can be deadly. In a situation where a person lives alone, a nasty fall where they might hit their head hard enough or break a bone and not be able to get help, could prove fatal. Try and keep your pathways clear of debris or anything that could obstruct you while walking and cause you to fall. If you have a relative, a friend, or know someone who lives alone, do a welfare check on them a couple of times a week or so, if you can. A simple act of kindness such as this could actually save their life some day.

Accidental Choking
This is another common type of unattended accidental death, as if a person’s airway becomes obstructed and they do not receive assistance, they lose consciousness in about a minute. It takes just 4-6 before permanent brain damage and the brain begins to die, and about 10 for irreversible brain death to occur. The brain must have oxygen to survive, and the body needs the brain to function. In older adults, risk factors for choking include advancing age, poorly fitting dental work, and alcohol consumption. The fact of the matter is, however, anyone can choke to death. If you are alone and you begin to choke, call 9-1-1 immediately. Even if you can’t make a sound to tell them what’s going on, they will send help. You should then immediately attempt to give yourself an abdominal thrust (also known as the Heimlich maneuver), by using the same method you would use to give one to another person. You can also do this by using a firm object like the back of a chair, and bend your belly over it and thrust yourself into it. Don’t panic if you start to pass out, as help is on the way from your 9-1-1 call. If you have a relative or loved one who lives alone, encourage them to get a panic button service, such as the ones you wear around your neck. These can be lifesavers, for sure.

Suicide Cleanup
A suicide is one of the saddest types of unattended deaths there is. It represents someone who felt that alone, unloved, and hopeless in their life that they saw no other option but to end it. These poor souls are the ones who are truly in need of help, but never ask for it. They don’t tell anyone about their plans, or call suicide hotlines. Their lives just become so unbearable one day, that they finally make the decision to end it, and then they do. Often, these are the forgotten, the lonely, or the outcasts of society. They are people who fall through the cracks, and no one remembers them on holidays. They may live as hermits or mostly in solitude, and perhaps live in the house in your neighborhood that everyone avoids. If you know someone who might be alone or at risk, take a chance and make contact with them. You just never know what might make all the difference in the life of a person like this. If the unthinkable becomes reality and you need suicide cleanup, Seattle chooses Crime Scene Cleaners for these needs. We have nearly 25 years of experience in unattended deaths including suicides.

Homicide Cleanups
A homicide is not necessarily the same as a murder. In fact, a homicide can be the result of an accident, or a reckless or negligent act, with no intent of harming anyone. It is defined as a volitional act by one person that results in the death of another. Therefore, it is easier to understand why a person who caused an unintentional death might leave the scene of the crime, resulting in an unattended death, due to the fact that the person is not found right away. This causes all kinds of problems including decomposition of the body and accurately being able to reconstruct the crime. It also makes whoever is inadvertently responsible look much more guilty, and they will likely be found out in the end, anyway. Homicides often have a lot of blood on the scene, requiring the need for a blood cleanup company in Seattle like Crime Scene Cleaners. We can handle any type of crime scene cleanup involving bio-hazardous materials.

Biohazard Cleanup Experts
If you have a situation that needs cleanup that represents a biohazard, such as any type of Seattle blood spill, call Crime Scene Cleaners. We have the protective gear and equipment necessary to handle this type of situation, and have the experience and knowledge you need. We work with all levels of law enforcement agencies and officials in cleaning up crime scenes, and our technicians are discreet and professional. We understand that time is of the essence, and we will work quickly and efficiently to restore the area back to normal. When you need assistance with the cleanup of an unattended death, Seattle calls Crime Scene Cleaners. Want to learn more? Check out our bed bug treatment services: Bed Bug Exterminator Seattle


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