What to do when someone dies.

If you are dealing with the immediate aftermath of discovering someone has unexpectedly died in your home, here are a few simple steps that you should follow:

Call 111 immediately for advise.


An unexpected and unattended death will need to be reported to a coroner. A coroner is generally responsible for investigating unexpected deaths in the UK. There are various steps involved covering everything from registering the death to notifying various organisations. When someone passes, there is a lot to deal with – paperwork, finances, legal issue, the funeral and of course your own emotional state. However it is very important that you understand that when you are dealing with an unexpected and unattended death in the UK, there is potential biohazard risks that have to be dealt with immediately.

It is not something that you want to have to deal with but with a trauma, suicide, biohazard spill or similar, using a professional biohazard cleaning company is the only safe option to ensure that your home or vehicle will be cleaned properly and made safe for future use. Domestic cleaning products are simply not cut out for the bacteria and pathogens commonly found in biohazards involved with dead body clean up.

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At Balmore Contracting, we are a caring and compassionate cleaning contractor and with unattended death cleaning, we fully understand what you are having to go through and we are here to help in anyway we can as you deal with the aftermath of the death of a loved one of family member. If you have questions about what is involved in the safe clean up of a scene involving a decomposing body, please call us today on 0141 370 4038