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Decomposition Cleanup - Steri-Clean® Rhode Island

Biohazards from decomposing bodies can cause harm to both the environment and humans. When a biohazard isn’t properly cleaned up it releases tiny microorganisms via contact and air. If not professionally handled, spilled blood, body fluids, and human waste can cause big problems. When cleaning up any type of biohazard, Steri-Clean® Rhode Island  uses EPA standards during the cleanup, which quickly eradicates long-lasting biohazards such as Hepatitis.


Unattended Death and Decomposition Cleanup

Finding a friend or family member who has passed away can be truly devastating and incredibly disturbing. An unattended death is when a person dies and has not been discovered for days, weeks, or even months. In cases like this, the body begins to decompose and breakdown from as little as 24 hours. This means, on top of the trauma, you will be faced with an awful mess and odor to clean up. 


The decomposition process starts with 'algor mortis', which is the period when the body cools and takes on the temperature of the surrounding environment. This is also the period when body fluids like blood can pool to the parts of the body that are closest to the ground. When these fluids seep out onto the ground below the body, they can saturate the area. As you can imagine, these fluids can be dangerous to humans. 


Next, the body’s muscles stiffen and become difficult to move, this stage is known as 'rigor mortis'.This can happen anywhere from 2–6 hours following death. As the body continues to decay, enzymes and bacteria in the body begin to break it down. The fluids can then leave the the body, which causes an odor.  


With the disturbing nature of decomposition, coupled with the health hazards, a cleanup of this magnitude should be left to the likes of our trained professionals.


Decomposition Cleanup: Cleaning the Area

At Steri-Clean® Rhode Island, we understand that witnessing a death is an extremely difficult situation. Whether you’ve lost a friend or family member, we know how hard this time is, and cleaning up after a decomposing body can worsen the traumatic experience. Let us take care of the cleanup so that you can focus on your own mental and emotional health. 


Our Steri-Clean® Rhode Island  team uses a special illuminator that displays where fluids are present or where they may have seeped into. We deep clean the entire area so that any remaining biohazards are eliminated. This then successfully gets rid of any odors and contaminants.


Why Choose Steri-Clean® Rhode Island?

  • A decomposition cleanup is very difficult to clean and requires highly specialized training, equipment, and products

  • We also understand that sometimes a large dog or other animal might require the type of decomposition cleanup, we can assist with this situation as well

  • We can clean your home, vehicle, outdoor area, and wherever else you need us to

  • We will always arrive in discreet and unmarked vehicles

  • We will work with the homeowner to address any issues and answer any questions you may have

  • Often homeowner’s insurance will take care of this type of cleanup, and we will work directly with them to make sure everything is handled correctly 


At Steri-Clean® we do everything we can to assist you and your loved ones during this difficult time. Give us a call and talk to one of our representatives and find out how we can help you. 

We're available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 1-888-577-7206. 

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