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Finding the body of someone who is recently deceased can be a scary and traumatic event. In this situation, many people would find themselves confused as to the steps that follow. Luckily, a call to the team at Spaulding Decon of Tampa can make the process as stress-free as possible.

Step 1: Remain Calm

If you discover the body, do not panic. If you keep calm, you will be more effective in preparing for the next steps. This is not an easy task, which is understandable, but if you are able to muster the strength to keep your composure you will thank yourself in the long run. Going into panic mode will not only distract you from taking effective steps toward a solution, but it may also result in increased trauma.

Step 2: Contact Family/Law Enforcement

A crucial step in the situation of finding a dead body is contacting law enforcement and the family of the deceased individual in a timely manner upon your discovery. A police investigation is extremely important in the case of a dead body, to investigate the cause of death and any foul play. It is also important for law enforcement to be called, as resources like police reports are often referred to later. It is also very important that the individual’s family is notified as early after the discovery as possible. It is hard news to break, but news that is very important.

Step 3: Clear the Area:

A dead body is a severe biohazard, posing many health and safety risks to those who are exposed to it. Before any cleanup operations, make sure that nobody is near the body without the proper safety training and equipment. If untrained individuals attempt to remove the body without this expertise, there is a serious risk of harm to themselves or even the surrounding community.

Step 4: Call a Professional Cleanup Company

Once the body is removed from the scene, call a company that specializes in biohazard remediation. A professional company will possess necessary training and equipment that the average person does not. This is when you should call our team at Spaulding Decon of Tampa. Your safety is our main concern, and we want the area to be comfortably inhabitable, without any trace of an incident.

Spaulding Decon of Tampa, Florida

Since 2005, Spaulding Decon has been providing a variety of services in the Tampa, Florida area. Our professionals serve communities all across the Tampa area, including Brandon, Riverview, and St. Pete. Spaulding Decon specializes in crime scene cleanup, biohazard remediation, rodent dropping cleanup, and more. For more information, give us a call at (813)298-7122, or visit our website at

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