Unattended Death Clean Ups Brisbane: Understanding The Process And Reducing The Risks
When compared to a fire damage restoration or water damage restoration, property damage resulting from a suicide, murder or unattended death poses greater risk and complexity for the homeowner and the biohazard clean up technicians. Many cleaning and restoration companies will offer bio-remediation services, but only those that specialise in this area truly understand the discipline and intricacies of the biohazard remediation and decontamination process. In order to reduce risk for the property owner and future occupants, it’s important to understand the intrinsic challenges of bio-remediation and the processes and standards that every biohazard clean up professional must adhere to.
Changes To The Body When You Die
One of the first changes to occur after death is that the body’s temperature decreases the moment of death, and continues to fall until the deceased reaches room temperature. Rigor mortis takes place during this time, which occurs when blood pools at various points within the body. This process typically spans two to six hours after death. While the body in question may no longer be among the living, that doesn’t mean it is entirely devoid of life. Bacteria thrives throughout the decomposition process, causing additional and physical changes. These changes happen over several days, and include discoloration, as well as the emission of a foul odour as internal organs begin to break down. As weeks and months progress, additional decomposition takes place.
Risks Associated With Death Scenes
Many biohazard situations pose serious health risks to property owners and occupants, and the biohazard remediation technicians due to the potential exposure to blood borne pathogens. Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV pathogens can survive in a deceased person for a considerable amount of time – up to 16 days after death, depending on the temperature and surrounding environment. Exposure to blood borne viruses can occur due to direct contact with scratches and sores, accidental injury from biological waste, inhalation and exposure from blood or bio fluid to the eyes, nose, or mouth. Considering the health risks, bioremediation specialists must follow stringent employee safety regulations and meticulous decontamination procedures that most clean up crews are not accustomed to.
Death Scene Cleanup Services:
Our team of highly experienced Brisbane Unattended Death Clean Up specialists will remove any damaged property including any significant structural elements including carpets, floorboards, wall sheeting etc. to ensure the property is left is a sanitised, safe, non bio-hazardous state.
We pride ourselves on delivering prompt, reliable service to property owners, real estate managers, body corporates, law enforcement agencies and insurance companies. Contact Brisbane Crime Scene Cleaning today to discuss your biohazard remediation requirements.
To arrange for a clean up of an unattended death scene, contact the team at BrisbaneCrimeSceneCleaning.com.au for a professional discrete unattended death clean up service.