Who Pays for Unattended Death Cleanup?

Absent death is something that can not always be prevented. If you are left to deal with the death of a loved one, tenant, roommate, etc. the cleanup can be stressful and traumatic. Crime scene cleanup companies, such as ourselves, are available at all hours, nationwide to assist in the remediation process, however, the thought of paying for this service can often prevent people from calling and getting the assistance that they need. Let’s dig into the myth that crime scene cleanup companies are too expensive for average people to use, as well as the methods in which this service can be paid for.


What is Unattended or Absent Death?

The definition of an unattended death is when a death occurs when a person passes away and no one is there to witness it. This situation can cause many problems, due to the fact that if no one is there to witness the death, it’s more than likely that no one is made aware of the death in a timely fashion. In some cases, the decedent is found quite quickly, as in a matter of hours. In other instances, the person is not discovered for days, weeks, months or in rare cases, years. If not properly cleaned up by a professional biohazard cleanup company, the place where the death occurred lends itself to odors, pests, dangerous pathogens, and the scary chance of stumbling upon solid matter or stains after the first cleanup.


After coming to the realization that a biohazard cleanup is necessary, the next question that comes to mind is the cost of the service. Many factors are taken into consideration when determining the cost for the unattended death cleanup.


Unattended Death Cleanup Cost Factors

When it comes to a professional biohazard cleanup company breaking down the final cost of death scene cleanup, the main conditions can be categorized into two groups.


  • Cause of Death
    • Natural Causes
    • Overdose
    • Suicide
    • Homicide
    • Accidental death
  • Circumstances
    • Time lapsed since death
    • Location of property
    • Death by violence
    • Climate
    • Pests
    • Hoarding
    • Severe Saturation
    • Pre-death condition of body


After all of these factors have been accounted for, the biohazard cleanup company will offer an estimate of the final cost. The last decision to think about is how will the service be compensated.


Who Pays?

When a person is in the unfortunate position of being left to deal with the death scene aftermath, the last thing that person needs is the added stress of worrying about getting the money to hire a professional biohazard cleanup company. Fortunately, there are multiple types of aid that are available to those going through this difficult time.

  • Homeowners Insurance

Homeowners insurance commonly covers the cost of unattended death cleanup. Give your insurance company a call if you aren’t sure if you have this type of coverage. Many companies will work with your insurance carrier directly to make the claims process go as smoothly as possible.

  • Crime Victims Fund

The Victim of Crime Act supports this funding where the fines and penalties were collected from the convicted federal offenders. It’s current balance is $12 billion. A lot of the money is given to victim assistance programs.

  • Renters’ Insurance

If you have renter’s insurance and your landlord carries insurance, it’s possible that you can get the cost of the biohazard cleanup service covered

  • Credit Card

Almost all crime scene cleanup companies accept all major credit cards.

  • Financing

Some companies offer financing options to those in need. This will allow the individual to work out a payment plan that works with their schedule.

Call EcoTek Pro Today For Unattended Death Cleanup in Palm Beach

If you are in need of unattended death cleanup but are worried about the cost, don’t hesitate to call EcoTek Pro and ask for help. The longer the issue goes unresolved, the more expensive it becomes. There are many options to alleviate the financial burden of the service and we are happy to help you every step of the way.

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