Trauma Scene Cleanup
When a loved one dies unexpectedly, it can be a terrible shock, especially for the person who discovers their body. You can count on the experienced biohazard cleanup professionals at Sterling Environmental, LLC to treat you and your family with compassion and understanding while thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing the scene.
Our professionals are specially trained and experienced in cleaning all types of biohazard scenes, including,
- Accidental death
- Unattended death
If a death is sudden, accidental, or discovered days after death, for safety reasons, the scene must be cleaned by trained biohazard cleanup professionals.
Trauma Scene Biohazards
Death scenes are typically contaminated by blood, tissue, feces, urine, and other bodily fluids. After death, toxins develop and thrive in the bodily fluids and tissue. Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, or MRSA may also be present at the death scene. During decomposition, fluids are released from the body and can contaminate a larger portion of the scene. The toxins and pathogens in these fluids will contaminate anything they come into contact with: carpet, flooring, paint, wallpaper, fabrics, window coverings, clothing, books, papers, even appliances. As decomposition continues, pungent, toxic odors will develop that further contaminate the scene.
Within one to three hours of your call, our specially trained team can typically be dispatched to the scene, anywhere in King, Pierce, or Snohomish county. Your team will arrive fully equipped to:
- Safely remove all contaminated materials
- Thoroughly clean the area
- Sanitize the scene with specialty chemicals
- Safely remove odors with ozone machines and other specialty equipment
- Properly secure and dispose of all contaminated materials per local and state regulations
To protect your privacy, your team will arrive in an unmarked vehicle and discreetly put on their personal protective gear.
Professional, Compassionate Trauma Scene Cleanup
While we are experienced in death scene cleanup, we understand that you have just lost a loved one. You can count on us to treat you and your family as our own, with respect and compassion.
We will work directly with your insurance company to verify coverage associated with the cleanup, whether for the accidental death, homicide, suicide, or unattended death of your loved one.
If you discover a dead body call 911 then leave the area. While you may want to be with the loved one who has passed, for your own health and wellbeing, it is important that you leave the scene. After the police complete their work at the scene, they will allow cleanup to begin.
24/7 Rapid Response
Contact us promptly if you suspect or know your site is contaminated with an infectious disease.