Suicide is a national health crisis affecting more and more people worldwide. When it happens to someone you know and love, the aftermath is shocking and tragic. During this time of grief, it can be difficult to think about the next steps. However, it’s important to approach the cleanup process with compassion and caution. Learn more from our cleanup experts at Spaulding Decon San Francisco below.
Do the Police Cleanup?
Many people are surprised to learn that the police, after finalizing their investigation, are not responsible for cleaning up suicide or crime scenes. They do, however, give recommendations to decontamination professionals like Spaulding Decon. It’s up to you to reach out for help and hire a clean up company. Our team knows this can be an unimaginably hard time for the loved ones left behind, and we come in to help with complete discretion and compassion. Beyond cleaning up, we also offer guidance in working with insurance companies and finding grief counseling to get started on a path of healing.
Can I Clean up?
Hiring a professional decontamination company is crucial when it comes to dealing with biohazards, such as blood and other biological material. When someone dies, the decomposition process begins immediately and releases harmful bacteria. This bacteria becomes airborne, contaminates any material like flooring or furniture, and is extremely dangerous to your health. Attempting to cleanup such a scene yourself with household cleaning products and without the proper training puts not only your health at risk, but also anyone who comes into contact with the space in the future. Our team is trained with high quality cleaning techniques, and we will provide you with a clean bill of health for your space.
If you are worried about yourself or a loved one at risk for suicide, we are here for you. There are so many resources for those struggling with this difficult experience. Building awareness around suicide and being there for those who are vulnerable is crucial. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a confidential, free help-line available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255. There is no one cause of suicide, but there are signs and symptoms we can look for in those at risk. A few examples include sudden isolation, suicidal talk, and research into suicide methods.
If you need help restoring your home, call Spaulding Decon San Francisco today at (925) 790 1777. We are here to help when you need us.