Suicides Are Expensive and Happen a Lot

Joe Cole

Let say a loved one who lives alone passed on by committing suicide and then nobody finds the body for a couple of days, weeks, or even months. Who handles the cleanup of the remains of that loved one? The police and first responders are not paid to clean up […]

Let say a loved one who lives alone passed on by committing suicide and then nobody finds the body for a couple of days, weeks, or even months. Who handles the cleanup of the remains of that loved one? The police and first responders are not paid to clean up blood spills and pick up brain cells and neither are the grieving families fully equipped to mop up brains out of ceilings, walls, and carpets. This is a special task handled by suicide scene cleanup.

A vast majority of the deaths reported today are due to suicide. So expect to see a number of suicide scene cleanup companies. Most biohazard cleaning companies will attest to the fact that they get called up for suicide scene cleanup than any other cleanup job. The most common type of suicide is gunshot-related. To tell the truth, the vast majority of gun-related deaths in the US are suicides.

Gun-related suicides are the most difficult of all cleanup jobs. This kind of death leaves behind splatters of blood, bodily fluid, and human parts scattered all over the area. All these waste do not take long to sip into porous surfaces and decompose into its surrounding, leaving the cleaner with a more tedious cleaning job.

Cleaning the body and removing signs of human parts in the affected area is one of the most tedious jobs. Most suicide scene cleanup jobs might take up to 12 hours to clean. One thing that made this cleaning specialist grow in popularity is the discreetness in their service offering. On most occasions, they work through the night and will be off the premises before sunrise. They pride themselves on offering discreet service at all times. Add this to the plain vehicle parked in your hallway making it impossible for prying neighbors and passersby to know what’s going on in your property.

It is however important to note that every suicide cleanup situation is unique. While some are easy to clean, others require a more advanced cleaning technique. A decomposed body on the second floor of a building will require more intensive cleaning. The bodily fluids and blood could seep into porous surfaces like the walls, furniture, and the floor. For complete remediation, some of these surfaces will need to be removed and replaced. Otherwise, it will be hard to perform complete remediation. Due to the extensiveness of the cleanup area, suicide scene cleanup can be time-consuming.

Experts who specialize in suicide scene cleanup have handled quite a number of suicide scenes, delivered absolute results and yours won’t be any different.

Regardless of what you are going through in life, no matter the state of depression you are battling with, suicide is clearly not the answer. Talk to friends or see a therapist for help. Learn to socialize and mingle with friends. There is always something to live for. And even if you truly believe there is nothing to live for, at least consider your drywalls, ceilings, and floors.

 

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