Unattended Death | Decomposition Cleanup
When a biohazard is present in a home, school or business, there can be no shortcuts taken during the cleanup process for the protection of the individual(s) performing the cleanup and all others who will be using the facility in the future. Bacteria and viruses will survive on any surfaces affected by human/animal bodily fluids or feces for a significant amount of time – some up to 90 days. Failure to properly dispose of affected materials and apply disinfectants in accordance with EPA standards can pose significant risk to others. Steri-Clean Crime Cleaners is considered the gold standard in the industry for the methods and materials that we use during highly challenging cleaning situations.
Our offices throughout the state of New Jersey are locally owned to provide 24 hours service to residents and businesses in our communities. Caring for the people involved is the highest priority of our technicians. Out of respect for your privacy, we will arrive in unmarked, discreet vehicles. The scope of the work and associated costs will be clear and easy to understand. If appropriate, we will work with your insurance company for approval and billing for services. The work that we perform will be completed to your satisfaction and will strictly adhere to all federal/state regulations and EPA standards. A Safe to Occupy Certification can be provided after the completion of work for your residence, school or business
A body that lay undiscovered for as little as 1-2 days will begin to decompose and bodily fluids will begin to leak out and saturate anything in the path of gravity. Oftentimes, this situation appears to be a simple stain on the surface, but the problem lies unseen. The odor associated by decomposition is overwhelming and will remain embedded in the contents and the structure itself up to several months if not properly cleaned. Steri-Clean uses a powerful illuminator to detect if blood and bodily fluids are present. If spraying the illuminator on flood boards causes the area to foam up, that is a sign there is biohazard underneath the floor. EPA Hospital-grade cleaning products are applied to affected surfaces to kill any biohazard diseases.
- Human decomposition begins a mere few minutes after death with a process called autolysis, or self digestion.
- In addition to various gases that are generated by bacteria in the body, a decomposing corpse also releases around 30 chemical compounds. All these come together to make a truly unpleasant odor.