Pittsburgh Unattended Death Cleanup - What to do after a Decomposition Discovery
One of the most difficult scenarios we face in life is dealing with the death of a loved one. It is estimated that 13.8 million “older Americans” live alone. Each year, a little over 2.7 million will pass away, and a fair amount of those will be “Lonely Deaths,” meaning they are undiscovered for a period of time.
These unattended scenarios can make a terrible situation worse for the family members.
Steri-Clean understands your grief - and we’re here to help!
With the passing comes the difficult reality that the home needs to be cleaned and deodorized.
When Steri-Clean comes to your location to evaluate the situation and formulate remediation strategies, we will arrive in unmarked vehicles, which do not announce to the whole neighborhood that something traumatic has happened.
The risk of unknown blood-borne pathogens can be significant to anyone entering the area. Just wiping up the bodily fluids is not enough to ensure everyone’s safety. Steri-Clean’s Biohazard Technicians are highly trained to deal with unseen pathogens. You should not attempt to clean the area without personal protection professional equipment and proper training. All affected porous materials must be removed. Hard surfaces must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Biohazard materials will need to be disposed of through a licensed medical waste company. Steri-Clean can provide a “Safe-to-Occupy” certificate for your records after remediation.
Unattended Death Cost & Insurance Coverage
Homeowners insurance will, in most cases, cover the cost of remediation and replacement of removed items like carpeting and subflooring. The process to open the claim may seem overwhelming, but Steri-Clean offers the handling of the claim as an added service to make things easier on you. We do not charge anything extra for managing the claim like some companies do. At least 85% of our biohazard remediation jobs cost less than $2500, including disposal or medical waste.
Professional Unattended Death Cleanup & Disinfection
Steri-Clean was one of the very first organizations of its kind founded in this country, and we still provide the same affordable, discreet, and compassionate service to those in need of our services. With more than two decades in the business, we have become one of the most experienced companies in the country at handling crime scene cleanup, CSI cleanup, and forensic cleaning for cases involving murder, trauma, homicide, or suicide.
Our services are frequently used by individuals, businesses, governmental agencies, insurance companies, and other organizations when traumatic events have occurred. We remove any uncertainty you may have about biohazard cleanup, and we make the site safe again for anyone frequenting the area, whether it's other community members, or immediate family.
Call 888.577.7206 or fill out our contact form here to reach our 24 hour response team.