Discovering a death at a property is something of a shock to anyone. When this happens the first thing that should be done is to contact the police to make sure no crime was committed. The police and coroner will come to the property and remove the body from the premises and then they will release the property back to the management company or family if it is a residential home. Upon the release there is a number of things that must be understood and handled. First you will need to make sure the home is safe for other people to enter. Advanced Bio Treatment offers excellent info on this. After the body is removed there will be biohazard fluids and blood which will need cleanup in order for this to happen. At this point due to the biohazard nature and risks involved in cleaning up blood or after a death it is important to make sure you hire a company that is designated and licensed to be able to do this kind of work. That type of company is commonly referred to as crime scene cleanup even if there is no crime involved, some people refer to them as death cleanup businesses, but either way they are a specifically trained and skilled type of hazmat service that is able to handle this.
Once the crime scene cleanup people are onsite and at the property, they will complete a full evaluation of the damages. They will want to know how the death occurred to help them know what they are dealing with. If it is a suicide cleanup for example, they may have to take into account the exit wound of the bullet and trajectory of the blood splatter to determine if ceiling panels, walling, room furniture, or flooring will need to be removed. If it is a homicide cleanup, they will want to know what rooms the assault happened in according to the police and will want to know if fingerprinting dust was used or tear gas used to apprehend the assailant. Or it may be a natural or unattended death and in this case they need to know where the body was when found and how many days unattended to determine how bad the flooring may be damaged.
After this evaluation is done, they will begin the cleaning, with the primary objective being to decontaminate all affected areas. This means they must complete the death cleanup of any substances that are visible, which may be removing floor boards and ceiling panels. The next step is to sterilize the property to make sure any blood borne pathogens or other hazardous like MRSA, STAPH, C-DIFF, HIV or Hepatitis are destroyed and can no longer cause any harm to any human or animal that may soon enter the property.