Unattended Death Clearance Glasgow

We are a full-service house clearance and waste management company, offering unattended death house clearances in Glasgow and the surrounding area. We handle the difficulty of safely disposing of junk waste, ensuring that it’s recycled, removed and disposed of responsibly. All you have to do is point and we do all the heavy lifting!

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Unattended Death Home Clearances

Unattended Death House Clearance Services Glasgow

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Unattended Death House Clearance Glasgow

At Jettison Express, we fully understand and sympathise with the fact that the death of a close member or loved one is a traumatic and difficult moment in a person’s life. When there’s an unattended death in a property, it adds an extra layer of stress to an already difficult situation and also unfortunately additional administration. At Jettison, we do everything we can to help you navigate through this difficult time, making the process of clearing and cleaning a loved one’s property as straightforward as we possibly can.

With nearly 20 years of experience in the house clearance and cleaning industries, the team here at Jettison are both extremely knowledgeable and,experienced in all matters relating to an unattended death.

What Exactly Is An Unattended Death?

Unattended death occurs when a person dies at home and this has gone unnoticed for a period of time, which could be a few days or even several weeks. The cause of death could be long-term disease, a sudden illness, old age, or even suicide. Because they are alone or may have lost frequent touch with family or friends, their death is usually not detected for a period of time, which can result in traumatic and sometimes hazardous circumstances.

Unfortunately, when someone dies alone and isn’t discovered for a length of time, natural processes occur, which can result in human fluids contaminating the property and contents and leaving an extremely strong residual odour. Consequently, the burden for property cleanup falls on the loved ones or, in the event of a rented house, the landlord.

It such difficult circumstances it’s essential to engage the professional services of a specialist company specialising in cleaning services including biohazard cleaning or trauma cleaning before any clearance work can be carried out.

There are several health hazards and issues associated with unattended deaths. Cleaning bodily fluids may put a person at risk of contracting bloodborne diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and many others, so it’s critical that the cleanup is handled by appropriately qualified professionals who understand these risks and know how to safely clean the property and dispose of affected items.

Jettison Express has extensive expertise dealing with unattended fatalities, including the decontamination and disposal of impacted furniture and other household items, as well as the comprehensive cleaning of the house to remove odours and stains.

Meet The Jettison Express Team

Dave Gordon

Dave has years of experience in the waste management industry working in both North America and Scotland. He’s the guy that looks after all the staff training, the maintenance of our vehicles and sorts the logistics for every job. 


Ross has many years of experience in the waste management industry having started Jettison – A fresh new business model totally focused on a target market and committed to delivering excellence and personal service at all times.


Tracey has worked with Ross & Dave for several years and as well as keeping them in check, she looks after HR and Jettison’s customers too.  If there’s anything you need, just give her a call or drop her a line. 

What Items Should Always be Removed From a Home Following an Unattended Death?

When a person dies and their death goes unnoticed for a while, their bodily fluids may pollute the property and generate an overpowering malodour that is difficult to remove. The natural processes of a decomposing body can contaminate and impact the surrounding area and subsequently the entire property, in just a few hours. As a result, carpets, rugs, floors, furniture, mattresses, sofas, and other items will need to be disposed of in a safe and sanitary manner. If the cleaning and clearance of the property is not addressed properly, the bio-impact can be severe and in extreme circumstances, both bio-hazard cleanup and fumigation are required.

Jettison Express are a specialised unattended death clearance firm. Our goal is to clear and clean the affected Glasgow property as soon and efficiently as possible, with the least amount of inconvenience, all while providing you with discretion, empathy, and compassion. We offer a thorough unattended death clearing and clean-up service that includes deep cleaning, the safe disposal of contaminated furniture, carpets, and other things, fumigation of the home, as well as complete sanitisation and vermin removal if required.

You will be left with a property that is clean, fresh, and usable after we have cleared and deep-cleaned it to disinfect it and remove smells and odours. We can safely dispose of any items from the property including furniture, white goods, clothing and bric-a-brac.

The Benefits of Using Jettison Express for Unattended Death Clearances

  • We have extensive training and expertise with unattended deaths.
  • We are a sympathetic clearance company, caring, and considerate of your requirements.
  • Rapid unattended death cleanup service
  • We offer thorough cleaning as well as the secure disposal of contaminated objects.
  • We are a completely licenced waste disposal transporter.
  • We are fully insured for public liability.

Jettison Express House Clearance Services

If you are looking for an experienced and professional company to complete a house clearance then look no further than Jettison Express. We handle jobs from single-item pickups all the way up to multiple truck full house clearances. With upfront rates, experienced truck team members and a proven recycling track record we are the solution you have been looking for. Let us handle your house clearance needs no matter if it’s a home extension, a redecorating project, or just clearing out the old junk and household clutter. Our service includes garage clearance, loft clearance, junk removal, post tenancy clearances and any form of rubbish clearance and we cover Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Motherwell, Hamilton, Paisley, and Renfrew just to name a few.

Michael TruonoMichael Truono
19:21 12 Nov 22
We needed tons of junk to be removed quickly as we were moving house. I made a last minute request to ‘Get shot of all the junk’ . Thankfully Tracy at Jettison were happy to help and arranged collection early the next morning on the day of our move to ensure everything was cleared before new buyers moved into our Glasgow house. Friendly helpful team, reasonable price for the service. Would definitely recommend Jettison express for a quick house clearance.
H AndrewsH Andrews
21:51 22 Oct 22
Jettison where amazing, Dave turned up just ahead of time, a really nice guy, pleasant and helpful. All junk was removed and even swept up afterwards. Reasonable price also. Will use again.
David WrightDavid Wright
12:05 09 Aug 22
From start to finish the whole process was very simple. I needed my flat clearing asap. I got in touch with Ross by leaving a message early evening and was delighted to get a call back the same night. First load was collected right on the dot a few days later. David and his workmate cleared the load efficiently making sure they didn't take anything I didn't want them to! Same with the second load. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend or use these guys again. Top notch.
Michael BurnsMichael Burns
09:34 20 Jul 22
Really great company, I had hired them to remove some furniture from my late father's flat, both guys showed up ahead of time and had everything gone within half an hour. Really friendly and professional service. Would recommend
Jen HodsonJen Hodson
09:11 08 Jun 22
I needed to have big furniture pieces removed from my flat quite quickly, I phoned and the guys came the next day. They were really friendly and everything was gone within 10 mins. The prices were fair and I was really happy to hear that they would try to find a new home for everything rather than taking things to the rubbish tip. Very pleased, would definitely use again!

Jettison – Void House Clearance

We can handle any Glasgow void house clearance – large or small. Our property clearance team of junk clearance professionals come prepared to complete your job quickly and efficiently. Carpets can be ripped up, kitchens emptied, sheds and garages returned to spacious areas. We have multiple vehicles if your job is large and needs to be carried out quickly.

  • Friendly Glasgow-based business
  • Efficient and flexible with a “Can Do” ethos
  • Pristine vans with secure furniture fixings
  • Domestic and Commercial specialist clearance services
  • 3.5 Ton Luton vans for a speedy and efficient service
  • Excellent online reviews on Google and Facebook for waste removal
  • Fully insured and registered with the SEPA
  • Garden Clearance Glasgow experts
  • Friendly local service with professional standards
  • Quotes within minutes during office hours
  • Punctual and reliable – on time, every time
  • Serving Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Motherwell, Hamilton, Paisley and Renfrew

Combined years of industry experience

Completed Projects

Junk Clearance Specialists

Our Commitment to Charities

We are able to offer a circular economy approach, with an eco-friendly service . This is due to our extensive reuse & charity network.

Jettison Express Glasgow

Jettison is a forward thinking house clearance company , working with landlords, solicitors, letting and estate agents, house movers and anyone dealing with probate, executors and estates.

Recycling & Reuse

On almost every house clearance we take on there is some element of ‘general waste ‘ and recycling to take on. This is generally for damaged items of furniture, or miscellaneous items found in cupboards  which we can happily clear for you too. We also offer secure data destruction for sensitive documents.

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0333 880 6800

Need A House Clearance In Glasgow? Contact Us

We enjoy nothing better than taking on a project or challenge other companies might shy away from.  We’re a ‘think on your feet & out of the box’ kind of team and we’ll always come up with a solution for our clients, albeit this might take a bit of head scratching.

Contact Info

Our Office

Head Office: 47-51 Glasgow Rd, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 1LJ


Open Office Hours

M-F: 8am – 6pm


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