Unattended Death Cleanup

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  • Discrete & Confidential in Unmarked Trucks
  • Covered by Most Insurance
  • FAST 24/7/365 Service
  • No Out of Pocket Costs in Most Cases
  • Trusted by Local, County, State & Federal Law Agencies
  • Licensed by CA Dept. of Public Health

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Unattended Death Cleanup

  • Local Company
  • Discrete & Confidential in Unmarked Trucks
  • Covered by Most Insurance
  • FAST 24/7/365 Service
  • No Out of Pocket Costs in Most Cases
  • Trusted by Local, County, State & Federal Law Agencies
  • Licensed by CA Dept. of Public Health

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Unattended Death Cleanup

It is a sad reality that sometimes people pass away and no one knows about it for days or weeks. Usually it’s the strong smell that brings people to the realization that something has gone terribly wrong. Bio SoCal’s emergency service is available 24/7 to respond to your home or business or to answer any questions you have.

Types of Death

Who Takes Care of the Unattended Death Cleanup?

Death cleanup needs to be handled by trained and licensed professionals. All body fluids and tissue are considered biohazard materials and must be handled and disposed of according to strict regulation and protocol mandated by the California Department of Public Health. Bio SoCal has a Trauma Scene Waste Management Practitioners license and can legally cleanup, transport and dispose of the biohazard waste resulting from a death cleanup.

How Much Does It Cost?

If you have homeowner’s insurance chances are that there will be no out of pockets costs. In most cases we have been successful in getting approval by homeowner’s insurance to cover the cost of our services as well as the replacement of any items that are contaminated and need to be removed and disposed of. We will file the claim on your behalf to cover our services and submit an inventory of any items that are removed or not able to be recovered due to biohazard contamination. Unlike most biohazard companies, Bio SoCal also works with victim’s assistance and compensation programs to further assist you. If you do not have insurance or are a property manager please call us for a free estimate.

What Is The Death Cleanup Process?

The Bio SoCal technicians will remove all remaining bodily fluids and objects that that came in direct contact with the decomposing body including carpet, furniture, clothing, etc. Any objects that can be cleaned and disinfected will be thoroughly decontaminated and restored. The cleanup crew will remove everything else that is considered a biohazard or has absorbed the strong odor of decomposition. In some cases to fully remove the odor, it may be necessary to remove carpet, drapes, clothing, upholstered furniture and any other personal items that have absorbed the odor.

Lastly area will be ventilated and an ozone treatment will be implemented to assist in removing all remaining odors in the air and on hard surfaces. Within a short period of time the property will return to the way it was before the unfortunate event.

What Happens When a Body Is Undiscovered?

In hot weather it can take a mere 12 hours for a body to start decomposing. When the weather is cold and the room is closed, it can take longer, around 48-72 hours. Usually flies will find their way to the bodily fluids, lay their eggs, which will develop into larva and feed on the organic matter. This leads to cross contamination. Undiscovered death results in biohazard material that is left after the body has been removed. Typically a terrible odor sets in and affects everything in the area. The first step is to remediate the remaining biohazards followed by removing affected items that have absorbed the odor. Lastly, an odor removal system is implemented to remove the remaining odor in the air and hard surfaces.

What Is the Coroner’s Seal on the Door?

When an unattended death occurs and the next of kin is not immediately available, police will conduct an investigation and the coroner removes the body. Once that is complete, the coroner places a seal on the door to the property to safeguard the interior until the legal representation of the deceased arrives. Only the police, coroner, or legal representative (usually next of kin) are legally allowed to break the seal. Even if a property needs to be cleaned and biohazards removed, the property owner must wait until the seal is legally broken. At Bio SoCal, we’ll work with the coroner’s office and police department to decontaminate the property while abiding by state and federal laws.

The Best Decomposition and Unattended Death Clean Up Company in Southern California

Bio SoCal has extensive experience in death cleanup resulting from undiscovered and decomposition events. Bio SoCal has a Trauma Scene Waste Management Practitioners license and can legally cleanup, transport and dispose of the biohazard waste resulting from a death cleanup.

Cross-Contamination

When flies land in body fluids and the fly and land in other parts of the house, cross-contamination occurs.

Mattress Removal After An Unattended Death

When someone has died on a mattress, particularly if the person wasn’t found for a time, the aftermath of a death often involves bodily fluids created during the decomposition process that can permeate all layers below a body including blankets and mattresses. The mattress will need to be deconstructed whereby the biohazards are removed from the mattress, put in red bags, and disposed of as medical waste. The remaining mattress can then be discarded as regular trash. Bio SoCal provides the entire service of deconstruction of the mattress and then properly disposing of the mattress.

Southern California Counties Served

Los Angeles County

Phone: (310) 773-4599

Riverside County

Phone: (951) 534-5899

San Bernardino County

Phone: (909) 332-5800

Ventura County

Phone: (805) 852-1600

Orange County

Phone: (714) 831-0088
Phone: (949) 424-6299

Santa Barbara County

Phone: (805) 852-1600

Kern County(Parts of)

Phone: (805) 852-1600

San Diego County (Parts Of)

Phone: (760) 565-5900

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