Unfortunately in life, death is inevitable yet no one is prepared to face.

And on top of the grieving and the sense of loss that comes with the death of a loved one, there is the unfortunate additional aspects to consider including the cleaning of the area after an unattended death has occurred.

And while we appreciate that it is not something that anyone wants to have to go into detail with, it is important that you understand the process of the dead body clean up.

Cleaning up after an unattended death

PLEASE NOTE – It is not safe to simply scrub floors or throw away items that have been affected. by a dead body.

When a person dies, the body undergoes the natural process of decomposition.  This happens relatively quickly.  Unfortunately at this point, potentially harmful bacteria and causes of disease can become a risk to those at the scene.  This biohazard risk MUST be dealt with quickly.  The release of bacteria through the decomposing process is the main cause of the bad odour of body decomposition.

In the affected area, any porous material such as wood, carpet, drywall or concrete can and will absorb bodily fluids.  Only trained specialists should attempt to clean these materials.  Depending on the condition of the deceased body, there is potential to come into contact with bodily fluids including blood.  This can be a significant bio hazard! Traditional cleaning methods and household chemicals are not suitable for the safe cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting of areas affected by human body decomposition.

Even the smallest amount of biological material left untreated can cause health risks.  As a specialist cleaning firm in Glasgow, we are experts in difficult access cleaning and the safe deep cleaning or crime scenes and trauma affected areas in the city.

While we fully understand that the loss of a loved one will be taking up all your mental and physical strength, we can’t recommend enough that you need to act quickly to get the scene of the dead body clean up professionally carried out.