Dead Body Decomposition Cleanup For NJ Property Managers

May 29, 2018 • Biohazard Cleanup
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Some times tenants pass away at home and alone. As sad as that may be, it is something that just happens. When tenants suddenly pass away alone at home, it often can go unnoticed for a period of time, especially if they live by themselves and don’t have anyone checking in regularly. In that period of time, decomposition begins and can leave behind a pretty messy and traumatizing scene for property managers who discover the body. As the property manger you will likely be tasked with finding a way to quickly and effectively restore the property back to safe and livable conditions.


Handling a Dead Body Decomposition Cleanup in New Jersey

Once you overcome the shock of discovering the unattended death of a tenant in your New Jersey property, everything begins to happen pretty rapidly. You must call the authorities to report the incident and block off the contaminated area. Once law enforcement and medical personnel arrive, they will proceed with protocol by securing the scene, collecting evidence and conducting interviews. Once the authorities “release the scene,” you must find a way to safely and effectively erase all remaining evidence of blood, bodily fluids and odors in order to move forward.

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Hiring a Decomposition Cleanup Service in New Jersey

Cleaning up the contamination and odors left behind by a decomposing corpse is far more involved than simply asking a maintenance guy to scrub down the floors, throw out a few items and wash down the rest. When a person dies, decomposition begins relatively quickly. As the body begins to breakdown and decompose, it releases fluids and gases that carry potentially harmful bacteria. Cleanup after a decomposing body in New Jersey is a very involved process so property managers need to proceed with caution.

  • Porous building materials and contents like wood, carpet, drywall, or furniture, will absorb blood and bodily fluids. This often makes porous materials non-salvageable. It is simply not possible to safely and effectively clean certain contaminated materials. A professional bio-hazard cleanup company can safely remove non-salvageable materials and properly dispose of all contaminated materials.
  • Depending on the deceased individual’s medical history, there my be a variety of bloodborne pathogens present that will put everyone in the environment at risk.
  • While decomposition is perfectly normal, traditional home cleaning solutions are not sufficient to safely clean, sanitize and disinfect areas affected by human decomposition. Bacteria released by the decomposing body need to be cleaned with professional grade cleaning agents.
  • Human decomposition in New Jersey properties is often accompanied by a foul odor than be difficult to neutralize if you do not know what you are doing. If there is a lingering odor, it is very likely that an inadequate cleanup has left behind traces of bio-contamination that can easily be missed by the untrained eye.

It is important for New Jersey property managers to keep in mind that dead body decomposition is NOT and average cleanup. Blood and bodily fluids are considered bio-hazards that require special treatment by a professional bio-hazard cleanup company in NJ. While your maintenance staff is likely very skilled at managing the day-to-day maintenance needs throughout the property, your maintenance staff is likely not trained or equipped to safely and effectively meet such extreme cleanup needs.

Attempted cleanup on your own, without the proper knowledge, equipment or personal protection, can be ineffective and possibly make the situation worse by spreading the contamination or by making you, your staff and other residents sick. Without the appropriate training and experience, you can easily overlook blood and bodily fluids that have seeped into or under the building materials throughout your New Jersey property. If left undetected, hidden blood and bodily fluids could cause infection or spread disease.

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Professional Decomposition Cleanup Services in South Jersey

Mastertech has the necessary certifications, permits, equipment and qualified staff to safely complete any death scene cleanup in New Jersey. Our team is fully trained, licensed and certified in the handling of bio-hazards, and our technicians utilize personal protection gear to extract and properly dispose of bio-hazards and dangerous chemicals and bacteria. We understand that this is a sensitive time for you and your family, that is why we enforce strict non-disclosure policies to ensure you and your family’s privacy during this distressing time.

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