Getting rid of odour from a dead body is the most arduous task for a cleaner. The cleaning of blood, bodily fluid, biological materials, and other hazardous materials eliminates odour. Cleaners pay much addition to the body using many phases and equipment as directed by the EPA and clean-up technology. Dead body cleaners undergo training on different remediation phases. They wear EPA PPE for their safety and that of others. The equipment is satisfied by authorities as high standard equipment for cleaning, deodorization, and disinfection of dead bodies.
Here are some ways cleaners get rid of the smell of a dead body.
- Prepare the dead body
Preparing the dead body is the hardest part of the clean-up process. It takes both emotional and mental toll on the cleaner. The cleaning process is a way of offering a dependable experience to console the family. The scene is deodorized, cleaned, and sanitized to make it livable again. The scene is filled with unseen contaminations such as fluid and blood, which contain hazardous bloodborne pathogens like HIV, MRSA, and hepatitis B and C. Cleaners ensure the home is disinfected and clean for the family to inhabit.
Washing, dressing and positioning the body
Washing and dressing a dead body is another way to eliminate the awful smell. People who know about caring for a person’s physical care will feel comfortable cleaning the body. The washing should be carried out where the person died, whether in a nursing home, hospital, or home, to prevent the body from stiffening. The stiffness phase is called rigor mortis, which occurs seven hours after death. To move or turn the body will require four to six people. You can use the bed at home to wash the body, a narrow table, or a hospital bed. Ensure you have absorbent pads or towels to clean the body fluid or waste. Don’t forget to take precautionary measures by putting on your PPE like gloves, a face mask and washing your hands after washing and dressing the corpse.
- Cleaning and disinfecting
Different bioremediation chemicals are used for the removal of smell from a corpse. These chemicals are approved as disinfectants and deodorizers for dead bodies. The cleaning procedure is the recommended standard for cleaning, removing, and disinfecting blood, body fluid, odours and other contagious diseases. That’s why it is best to hire professionals who are trained, licensed, equipped, and certified to handle the risk associated with exposing oneself to bloodborne pathogens.
- Routine practice
After moving and cleaning the body, other precautionary steps are taken to prevent the spread of harmful pathogens. The cleaners continue with a science base practice to completely remove contamination and biological materials. The act follows a test to validate that the body and scene are rid of odour, pathogens, and bacteria. You must diligently and thoroughly perform the cleaning to safeguard the people’s health.
The next thing is to plan the funeral, burial or cremation. You can use a funeral home to move the body to their facility. However, if the dead body is in the hospital or hospice, the staff call the funeral home to arrange a pick-up. The odour can only be fully eliminated when the body is buried.
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