Suicide Cleanup: What To Do With an Undiscovered Death in the Home

Suicide Cleanup: What To Do With an Undiscovered Death in the Home

Suicide Cleanup: What To Do With an Undiscovered Death in the Home

Are you in need of a suicide cleanup service because of an undiscovered death in your home? Read on and learn more about it here.

Keyword(s): Suicide cleanup


What Is an Undiscovered Death?

An undiscovered (or unattended) death occurs when the deceased pass in solitude; considerable time may pass before the death is discovered. There are several circumstances in which this may happen, such as:

  • As a result of an injury when handling a task alone and away from others
  • Due to a sudden medical emergency while engaging in an activity outside of the normal routine or location
  • Suicide after seeking seclusion
  • An elderly person who lives alone and doesn't have regular contact with others

How To Respond to an Undiscovered Death

Whether you find yourself in this situation now or want to educate yourself and others, there are four key steps to take.

1. Remove Yourself

It may be especially difficult to leave if you are a close friend or relative of the deceased. In any case, it is a somber moment; regardless of the relationship, an impression is made.

Don't linger to try and piece together what has just happened. For your physical and emotional safety, it's best to leave the area.

2. Contact 911

Once you are in a safe space, such as another room, in a hallway, or outside the home, contact the police department. The Dallas County or Collin County Sheriff's Department may give you further instruction. Cooperate with them and follow their requests.

Although this is a necessary step, it's noteworthy that the police department is unable to provide biohazard cleaning services or decontamination. This is a job for licensed providers of biohazard cleaning and disinfectant procedures.

3. Call Bio-One of Dallas County for Suicide Cleanup

We specialize in decontamination in the event of undiscovered death in Dallas County and many other counties in Texas, such as Collin, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties and the surrounding areas.

You may call us directly 24/7 at 469-786-7882 or fill out our online contact form. We're known for our compassionate care and thorough decontamination techniques. Be assured that we will treat your residence or other location with the utmost respect. 

We are licensed and insured professionals with the goal of cleaning up in a thorough, responsible manner. We are sensitive to what you are going through and get the job done with minimal disruption.

When you call us, we will walk you through the next steps. We help you work through insurance claims in an easy manner.

4. Seek Support

At Bio-One of Dallas County, we strive to be empathetic and supportive in restoring your home or other areas to their original condition. We care for each and every one of our clients and that is why we suggest that you seek support. 

For some, a supportive environment includes family and friends. For others, perhaps a therapist is involved. Whichever method you decide on, it's important not to seclude yourself. 

Talk to others and do not minimize the effect of the unattended death you discovered.

The Aftermath of an Undiscovered Death

Once you have followed the above steps, you can be confident that your residence is safe for dwelling. Need help with suicide cleanup or know of someone who does? Please reach out to us at any time—we are here for you.