Family members and friends will ask how they went through their lives without every hearing of an unattended death. I usually reply the phrase unattended death came into my life about the time I became a biohazard cleaner. So it's not a casually used phrase, I gather. My name is Eddie Evans. I own my own crime scene cleanup company.
I explain that unattended deaths probably increased with affluence in the US. As we earned more discretionary income, and as the nuclear family replaced the extended-family, in part. We began to exercise our new choices, choices that did not exist before more wealth entered our families.
People with less discretionary income often live in smaller homes with more people. Even here the residents find a need for unattended death cleanup.
We live alone because we choose to or we must. It follows that unattended deaths will increase as solo living baby boomers die alone. When down for more than a few days they will begin to decompose, and rapidly in warm weather. In these cases a professional cleaner should clean an unattended death because a decomposition following an unattended death creates unpleasant blood cleanup tasks. Psychological issues may persist for some choosing to clean after an unattended death.
On this unattended death cleanup web page you will find information related to cleaning services and the following subjects.
A professional unattended death cleanup reduces or removes odors. These odors will fade given time, usually over six months, depending on temperature, ventilation, and other environmental factors.
The death odor permeates organic and inorganic materials consisting of a cellular structure. Under the organic category, this includes cotton fabrics, paper, and wool rugs. Under the inorganic category this includes carpet padding, drywall, and synthetic materials found in mattresses and furniture. All of these materials contribute to prolonging the unattended death's miasma.
The death odor does not create a biohazard. Just the same, it might help your sense of caution to at least wear a paper nose-and-mouth mask. Besides, airborne dried blood creates biohazardous conditions.
Odors permeate cellular materials after surrounding and saturating the material. By osmosis from its presence in high concentrations it clings and permeates, and will come out after time. The amount of time required depends on ventilation, temperature, material, and exposure time and concentration.
The death odor's presence recedes with ventilation With ozone treatment it recedes quickly, although not completely in some cases. Property placed outdoors will lose its death odor faster than remaining indoors. Removing all contaminated items helps to return the room to a normal fragrance following a complete unattended death cleanup.
Sealing walls with Kilz or Zinnsser also reduces or removes death odors to complete an unattended death cleanup.
Blood removal for an unattended death cleanup calls for professional biohazard cleaners because of its severity in many cases. An unattended death with advanced or intermediate decomposition presents a wide array of effluents, decaying human fluids. The sight of an unattended death may create shock in the unsuspecting.
An unattended death's cleanup needs time, patience, chemicals, and tools. Avoiding close exposure to an unattended death remains advisable no matter how much time passes. If the reader must clean after an unattended death, then seek more information at crimescenecleanup.com/Unattended_Death.htm
An advanced decomposition during summer months may cause an unattended death to cost thousands of dollars. An unattended death with decomposition for twenty-four hours in winter for less than twenty-fours will cost thousands of dollars less than the former. Professional cleaners probably do not like to admit it, but some of the ugh factor contributes to prices. Imagine cleaning a horrific death scene in a small bathroom and removing the remains of a human being out of a toilet. Ugh.
Always call around to compare prices. Some companies will insist on seeing the death scene. Many will not. Most cleaners know what to expect. If you find a cleaner willing to give a low and high price, continue the conversation. If a cleaning company insists on seeing the scene, beware.
If a cleaning company insisted on seeing the unattended death scene and shows up with a contract, say "good-bye."
Unattended Death and Suicide Explained, in part - -
Everyone will sooner or later consider suicide as an option, no matter how rosy their life may be. Recall the many rich celebrities that have committed suicide for reasons unknown. It is an inescapable fact of life that we too must consider suicide sooner or later.
By the nature of language and thinking, we must consider suicide as an option under some conditions or no conditions. The only way of not thinking of suicide, sooner or later, would require a Universe with no suicide. In fact, it is just the same with criminal behavior and crime scene cleanup.
Like crime, the first act of suicide condemned humanity to ponder suicide for the rest of human history.
We work through the logic of suicide simply as a "last resort" hypotheses in some unimaginable world, or we simply look at it to unravel why anyone would end their own life. In doing so, we must in some manner place ourselves in the other's shoes for at least a moment.
Because suicides usually occur unattended, as an unattended death they create decomposition issues.
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Unattended deaths occur as naturally as any other type of death. The differences arise because place of death and isolation create unforeseen biohazard cleanup problems.
Among older persons death often comes in the early morning hours following heart failure. Stresses on the heart when waking, when standing up to walk, and even when using the toilet over come the heart. Death may follow suddenly leaving the deceased dead on a kitchen floor, a bathroom floor, or remaining in bed. Unattended death cleanup follows where decomposition follows the unattended death.
Many theories (explanations) help to tell how suicide comes about.
There is the theory of shame to help explain suicide. The notion here is that the self suffers too greatly from shame, rightfully of wrongfully imagined. Are the thoughts associated with shame responsible for the feelings of shame? "I am ashamed of what I have done."
Figuring out how the self became ashamed of its self or internalized other is more than a semantics game. It becomes a matter of life or death as the victim finds strength enough to destroy the internalized other at any expense, even destruction of the self. In the end, knowledge of shame drives the self beyond its ability to cope with the imagined consequences of surviving. The other (super-ego: psychoanalysis; significant other: Social Psychology) may have become perpetrator or victim of an act too terrible to live with.
This internalized dialogue becomes lethal when plans for suicide exist and the subject lives alone. Many unattended death cleanup contracts follow these unfortunate periods of time.
Alcohol abuse ranks as the United State' most prevalent, accessible drug. It causes impaired control over the body and a diminished ability to refrain from its use. Alcoholism remains the most serious drug problem worldwide and remains a prime cause for an unattended death cleanup.
Because of alcoholism's many influences over the body and mind, definitions sometimes lead to confusion. In 1992 the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence published a definition reflecting the current understanding of the disease:
"Alcoholism is a primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic."
Intoxication is produced by alcohol as it circulates in the blood and acts to depress the central nervous system (see depressant ). Alcohol can pass directly into the bloodstream. The absorption rate depends on the amount of the drug in the stomach and small intestine. Alcohol dehydrogenate presence in the stomach controls alcohols absorption in the stomach. Women usually have less dehydrogenate and become intoxicated more easily than most men.
An unattended death cleanup may follow drinking bouts of extreme alcohol ingestion. Only time allows alcohol to exit the body's blood as the liver metabolizes it. Alcohol cannot be stored or excreted. The lethal level, often given as .60%, may be as low as .40% in some people. Unattended death cleanup following one of these drinking bouts reveals the victim lost control over his or her bowels. Blood and feces often contaminate walls, furniture, refrigerators and more.
Over a long period of time the alcoholic may live in rooms contaminated by their own feces for weeks and longer. This form of habitat pollution becomes costly when an unattended death cleanup by professionals follows the alcoholic's suicidal drinking.
Chronic consumption of alcohol results in disconnection of the fibers that connect brain cells, producing memory lapses, impaired learning ability, motor disturbances, and general disorientation. Alcoholic dementia, loss of physical coordination, incoherence, and mental confusion, follow alcoholics committed to denial of their alcoholism.
Before long the alcoholics loss of control over their personality and physical abilities isolates them from their significant others and social groups. They come to live alone and continue drinking. As their confusion grows their abuse of alcohol grows with denial. Denial comes to justify continued alcohol abuse.
In a continued drunken stupor, alcoholics become unconscious, take the the wrong medications at the wrong time, and finally become unattended deaths. Unattended death cleanup employees know the signs very well.
Call at any hour, any day and a professional crime scene cleaner will take your call. Our goal is to help return biologically soiled dwellings and buildings to their pre-incident condition discreetly, respectfully. Ed Evans
A note on coroner corruption in Orange County, California needs to be shared. I live in Orange County and have cleaned as an unattended death cleanup practitioner for over 9 years. But I do not cleanup unattended deaths in Orange County because of Orange County's government fraud. Orange County's coroner employees, administration employees, and firefighters (not all of them of course) get kickbacks. They receive these kickbacks for sending grieving families of unattended death victims to corrupt biohazard company owners. Sometimes these corrupt employees own their own biohazard cleanup company.
To fight this fraud against our citizen tax paying, grieving families, I have written on a number of web pages. Here's a few that I think explain the situation: Eddie Evans is my personal web page, but I use it in my fight against Orange County Consumer Fraud. Besides these information web pages, I also write on Orange County Government Fraud and a favorite of mine, Orange County Fraud.
Orange County Government Corruption also goes after these government crooks.