Unattended Death Cleanup

The loss of a loved one is never easy we are here to try and assist with our Certified contamination technicians to help manage any unexpected deaths.  No one should have to go through cleaning the scene of their loved ones let Alamo Bio Solutions  properly clean, decontaminate, deodorize and dispose of any biohazardous waste.

We ensure the safety of your home making non-livable areas livable again. 

By:

1. Evaluate the scene:  This ensures that all other areas will be properly decontaminated just in case cross contamination happened to occur during unattended death. 

2.  Removal of any & all biohazardours or potentially infected items: Removal of the scene is our primary concern as to keeping your loved ones home safe & relivable.  The V.O.C that is released from a body that has decomposed is not healthy for anyone to inhale.  Without the proper training and Personal Protective Equipment it can be very dangerous to  anyones  health in the area

3. Deodorize:  Trying to remove these V.O.C's from the home/area is the hardest part of our remediation process.  Although we have state of the art equipment it takes days sometimes weeks to fully remove the molecules that have built over time in the home.  These molecules stick to everything which causes the V.O.C odor. The chemicals we use help speed up the process to properly deodorize your home efficiently.

 4. Testing:  Testing the area for you to ensure most organic matter has been removed is standard practice as keeping your home up to health industry standards is our pleasure.

Frequently Asked Questions  FAQ

Q: What are V.O.C's?

A: After death the body undergoes chemical and physical processes, modulated by biological factors, that result in the breakdown of organic matter into its original elements.  A wide variety of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are formed during the decomposition process arising from degraded proteins, carbohydrates and fat in the human body. Several research groups have studied these unsafe post‐mortem dynamic VOC mixtures and different chemical classes such as alkanes, alcohols, acids, esters, ketones, aldehydes, cyclic hydrocarbons, aromatic compounds, sulphur‐ and nitrogen‐containing compounds have already been identified.

Q:  How dangerous are V.O.C's?

A:  The ability of organic chemicals to cause health effects varies greatly.

Health effects may include:

  • Eye, nose and throat irritation

  • Headaches, loss of coordination and nausea

  • Damage to liver, kidney and central nervous system

  • Some organics can cause cancer in animals, some are suspected or known to cause cancer in humans.

Key signs or symptoms associated with exposure to VOCs include:

  • conjunctival irritation

  • nose and throat discomfort

  • headache

  • allergic skin reaction

  • dyspnea

  • declines in serum cholinesterase levels

  • nausea

  • emesis

  • epistaxis

  • fatigue

  • dizziness