A body will begin to decompose in as little as 1-2 days. Bodily fluids that usually are contained in the body slowly leak out and saturate anything in the surrounding area. This causes a complex problem and needs to be properly cleaned. What may appear like a simple stain on the surface is actually just the beginning of the problem. The odor associated by decomposition is overwhelming to say the least. It will remain embedded in the contents and the structure itself up to several months if not effectively dealt with.
Carpet, padding, subfloor, and even portions of walls must sometimes be removed to eradicate the health hazard and to control the overwhelming odor. Often times pieces of furniture are contamintated with biohazard waste. This presents a unique challenge because objects like mattresses, couches and other furniture items simply cannot be taken to a licensed medical waste facility whole. We must cut out the affected portions and place them into biohazard transport containers. The remainder of the unaffected furniture will also be removed, but disposed of at a regular landfill. Homeowners insurance will almost always cover the cost of our services and possibly the replacement of items affected in the residence.