Decomposition Clean Up in Northeast Florida
The unforeseen hazards of decomposition are many and varied. We have to deal with each of these events. We are Biologic, specialists in the death cleanup process.
After death, the pH level in the body decreases, creating a high level of acidity. Remaining cells are poisoned by wastes. Fluids are released by cells which rupture. The brain and liver add water to these fluids. These are among the conditions we have to deal with during a cleanup.
When a body decomposes, it becomes liquid again. That seeps into the cracks of the floor – if it's underneath, then just cleaning the surface will not eliminate the odors. You have to address the source. It's a detailed and painstaking process – cleaning blood borne pathogens has to be done right or you have the risk of disease.
Then the odor of death permeates just about everything – natural or manmade. These include composite wood, carpeting, cushions, bedding and just about anything in the immediate vicinity.
Federal Regulation 29CFR1910:1030 says in effect that if you want to clean up blood spills on a property, that employee must have blood borne pathogen training, be operating under an exposure control plan, must wear protective equipment, and have or be offered a Hepatitis B vaccine. It must be done with properly marked containers and disposed at approved sites. This is not something
you want to try on your own.
The most common situation we encounter is when a relative is found days after the event in their home or apartment. But the possibilities are limitless. We respond immediately to biohazard cleanups – call us today for an immediate evaluation.