Facing a cleanup after a dead body is discovered and removed can be a grim task to face. Calling a professional trauma and crime scene cleanup company such as Aftermath is recommended because they know how to clean, disinfect, and restore the affected area correctly.
Ensuring Safety After a Dead Body is Removed
After a dead body is removed, the next step is to ensure safety of current and future tenants. Several potentially dangerous aspects of a scene can affect functionality and safety, the most common being structural damage, and bloodborne pathogens.
Structural damage can occur to buildings in several ways. A crime scene may leave behind punctured drywall or shattered glass. Chemicals, blood, and other body fluids from a decomposing body can seep into the subflooring and other porous materials. Even if an area appears to be clean after a dead body is removed, it might not actually be clean. A dead body can affect a site within minutes of death.
Perhaps the most damaging component of a scene after a dead body is removed is the potential presence of bloodborne pathogens, which are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. Because bloodborne pathogens, such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and MRSA could be lurking, it’s best to call a professional bioremediation company to clean, disinfect, and restore the site.
Who Should You Contact After a Dead Body Removal?
Aftermath is a national bioremediation company with nearly 20 years of experience remediating areas where dead bodies have been removed. Aftermath technicians are fully insured, experienced biohazard remediation and death cleaning specialists who wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow approved safety and disinfection procedures to help return the scene to a clean, livable state. Additionally, we provide a Certificate of Treatment, guaranteeing the area is completely disinfected and safe.
Call us at (877) 872-4339 or contact us online if you have questions about what to do after a dead body removal. Our compassionate, discreet, and knowledgeable team is ready to help.