Accidental and forgotten death can happen, and often more frequently than we think. Whether someone dies in an apartment and no one is around to know about it or animals have turned the room into a nest and there are dead animals within the building, decomposing is a major concern for your building. While the death of a human inside of the facility is never a good thing, whenever it comes to the breakdown of living tissue in an enclosed space, it causes a serious problem. And it needs to be cleaned up as quickly as possible. In the event of a human death, very specific assistance is required to restore the room back to normal. Until this happens, the room is simply unusable and becomes an instant biohazard. The professional team at Safeguard Restore is on hand, both scheduled and for emergencies, to assist with the cleanup of any decomposition & odor removal situations.
First, the removal of the body occurs. This is handled by the police, ambulance, or coroner’s office. Who picks up the body depends on the situation and the cause of death. However, when decomposition is involved, the body is not simply taken out. As organic tissue breaks down, it begins to deteriorate and leaves material behind at the scene. While the authorities are there to remove the body and perform any other necessary tasks, they are not a cleanup crew and will leave the remaining tissue. This is where the decomposition and odor removal begins.
Cleaning Up Decomposition Remains
The next process is to completely remove all of the bodily remains which are properly bagged, removed, and disposed off in order to prevent the spread of any biohazard material. Once all of this is taken care of, the real cleanup can begin. All organic material from the decomposition must be removed in order to avoid any biohazard situations and to make it safe for someone to be in the room again. If not, it can become a serious health hazard. The cleanup can prove extensive, especially if a decomposition was in a particular location for weeks. This can result in the seepage of organic material through carpeting into flooring. There is a good chance the entire floor must be removed. The same holds true with walls and just about anything else in the room. In some extreme cases, it may prove easier to rebuild some of the room instead of cleaning.
Decomposition & Odor Removal
Odor removal goes hand in hand with decomposition removal. Odor can stick to any surface. During cleanup, a considerable amount of the room will be removed, which in itself reduces any odor level. Following the removal of all cellular remains of the decomposition, the rest of the room is cleaned up using specially designed cleaning supplies made just for this kind of a situation. The cleaning supplies kill bacteria and subsequently kills odors. This way, by the time the team at Safeguard Restore is done, the room will be like new.
Now, it is important to realize this is a cleanup crew and not a construction crew. So, if a decomposition destroys flooring and walls, there is a strong likelihood you’ll need to bring in a contractor to rebuild some elements of the facility. Once this is done, you’ll be able to begin using the room or area once again.
Decomposition & odor removal can prove extremely unsettling, but it must be dealt with should it occur in a property you own. With the help of Safeguard Restore, the decomposition remains and odor will be removed quickly and efficiently.