Unattended Death Clearance & Clean Up Service
At Keke we fully understand and sympathise that the loss of a close relative or loved one is an incredibly stressful, trying, and difficult time.
When the passing is an unattended death in the home, then it adds an extra layer of anxiety, stress, and turmoil, and we do everything we can to make sure that we help you to navigate through this emotional time with the minimum of distress.
Please be confident in the knowledge that we are highly skilled and experienced in this area, and we are here to help you and to make the process of resolving the situation as emotionally painless, stress-free, and straightforward as possible.
What Is An Unattended Death?
An unattended death is when a person dies in their home but isn’t discovered for a period of time, which may be a few days or several weeks.
The death may be because of long-standing ill health, sudden illness, old age, or even suicide.
Usually, their passing is not discovered for a period of time because they are alone or have lost regular contact with family or friends, and this time to being discovered results in some unfortunate and potentially health hazardous outcomes.
Sadly, when someone dies alone and isn’t found for a period of time, natural processes begin to take place and this can result in bodily fluids contaminating the property and contents and leaving an extremely overpowering residual odour.
Unfortunately, the responsibility for the clean-up of the property lies with the loved ones, or, in the case of a rented property, the landlord.
It is critical that you find and secure the services of a compassionate, caring, experienced and understanding professional clean-up company to hygienically and safely handle the necessary clearance and cleaning.
Unattended deaths have a number of health risks and concerns.
Cleaning bodily fluids puts you at direct risk of contracting bloodborne diseases like HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Tuberculosis, and many others, so it’s really important that the clear-up is done by suitably qualified professionals who understand these risks and know how to safely clean the property, and dispose of affected items.
At Keke we have substantial experience in dealing with unattended deaths and the clearance and disposal of affected furniture and other possessions, and the deep-cleaning of the property to remove odours and stains.
We also understand how difficult a time this is for you, and so we offer a totally discreet service (we use unmarked vans to keep your business private), and we will be with you every step of the way to make the entire process as painless and easy as possible.
What Needs To Be Removed From A Home After An Unattended Death?
When a person dies and their death is undetected for some time, bodily fluids may contaminate the property and create an overpowering malodour that is difficult to get rid of.
It can only take a few hours for the natural processes of a decomposing body to contaminate and affect the immediate area and then the entire property.
The result is that carpets, rugs, flooring, furniture, beds, sofas, etc will need to be safely and hygienically disposed of.
If the property is left untreated the damage can be very serious, even to the extent that the water system could be contaminated, and in extreme cases bio-hazard cleaning and fumigation aee both needed.
As already mentioned this can cause a direct health hazard to you if you do not have the correct equipment, knowledge, and training, without even taking into account the traumatic and emotional impact of trying to do it yourself.
At Keke we are a specialised unattended death clearance company, our aim is to clear and clean the property as quickly and efficiently as possible, with the minimum disruption, all while giving you the discretion, understanding, and compassion that you need and deserve.
We provide a comprehensive unattended death clearance and clean-up service, including deep-cleaning, the safe disposal of contaminated furniture, carpets, and other items, the fumigation of the property, plus complete sanitisation and the removal of any vermin that may have been attracted.
After we have cleared and deep-cleaned the property to decontaminate it and remove smells and odours, you will be left with a property that is in a clean, fresh, and useable condition.
Reasons To Choose Keke For Unattended Death Clearances
We offer a discreet service
We are fully trained and experienced in unattended deaths
We are compassionate, caring, and sensitive to your needs
We provide deep cleaning, and the safe disposal of contaminated items
We are approved by the Environment Agency
We are a fully licenced waste carrier
We are fully insured with public liability insurance
We offer competitive and fair pricing
All of our operatives are CRB checked, fully trained, and insured