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THIS IS UGLY, BUT I NEED RESPIRATOR MASK ADVICE AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN HELP WITH

 
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My brother passed away about a month ago.

No one knew until I got a call from a county detective.

He was alone and was apparently sick, and was found on the floor and had been there about three weeks.

Okay, told you it was ugly. Now here is where my head gets all scramled...

Apparently I'll be the one to deal with the estate. Not much except the land the mobile home was on. Almost a half acre.

The mobile home should have been condemned already but thats the way he lived and wanted things left alone. His property is strewn with any kind of junk (useful in his eyes) that you can imagine. Inside, old furniture, dirty clothes and dishes and other useless to me stuff. Oh and nicotine covered everything. Nothing in there to salvage. EXCEPT I need to find the important papers. Property deed.
Vehicle titles and just whatever paperwork I can grab withing a littl e trip inside...
BUT, there is still some "residue" on the floor and it's killing me to think of it there. I gotta get in there, but....well, you know.....bodies kinda melt after a while. Most of him has been removed but it hasn't been cleaned. And to have it cleaned would be very expensive, they'd have to remove part of the floors and rebuild. Thats not feasable, I want the place demolished or burned down by fire department. In the meantime, I need the papers. And I have enough money to cremate his remains but thats about it.


What mask should I use to protect from smell and potential germs and bacteria. Also, he may have died from COVID but we dont know yet until the medical examiner provides the report.

So, about that mask please?

My apologies for the gruesome story, but it's what I am up against.
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You need a respirator and a hazmat suit. Sorry about your brother. Was it the virus for sure?
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Not an expert here but if it smells really bad perhaps there is a kind of SCBA you could use. You'd have to work systematically starting in one room at a time working form one edge to the other. Picking up, tossing, and sorting. You may find there is only enough worth keeping that could fill a mini van. Also check for his banks for security boxes.
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How long have you got to get it cleared?
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Not an expert here but if it smells really bad perhaps there is a kind of SCBA you could use. You'd have to work systematically starting in one room at a time working form one edge to the other. Picking up, tossing, and sorting. You may find there is only enough worth keeping that could fill a mini van. Also check for his banks for security boxes.
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my brother lived like a pauper. He would squeeze his out 1/4 until the Eagle squealed. He didn't hardly ever work a W-2 job, but he always worked under the table. I don't think there's any money, but that's my thoughts on things. But I will get hold of the bank papers if I could just get in there.

The smell has almost dissipated. The detectives left the window open, and you can catch a whiff of it here and there. It's not as bad as it could be. I'm just worried about germs.

As for COVID, we don't know. Medical examiner hasn't come back with the report yet.
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Pay a professional.
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The stink will get through most masks that you can buy at any store.
Get a half mask respirator with some N95 or N100 cartridges. About as good as you will get without spending huge money.
About as good as you can do.
Open doors to house/trailer first and let air blow through a while before you go in.
Buy a tyvek disposable suit and wear old shoes.
As soon as you are done then just garbage everything right then and there.

Bring a bunch of bottled water and soap and clean up before getting into car and going home.

I had a relative in similiar situation. Gangrene sores leaked all over couch and carpet. Stunk beyond belief.
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You need a respirator and a hazmat suit. Sorry about your brother. Was it the virus for sure?
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that's just it, what type of respirator? I was looking on Amazon and there's so many kinds.

Thank you
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Pay a professional.
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I said I have enough money for the cremation and that's about it. I do not have the money for paying a professional.
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The stink will get through most masks that you can buy at any store.
Get a half mask respirator with some N95 or N100 cartridges. About as good as you will get without spending huge money.
About as good as you can do.
Open doors to house/trailer first and let air blow through a while before you go in.
Buy a tyvek disposable suit and wear old shoes.
As soon as you are done then just garbage everything right then and there.

Bring a bunch of bottled water and soap and clean up before getting into car and going home.

I had a relative in similiar situation. Gangrene sores leaked all over couch and carpet. Stunk beyond belief.
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this is good advice. Thank you for understanding. Good idea on opening doors and windows.
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For germs contaminates, get a N95 or N100 mask. Might not stop smell but should be protected from the Hantavirus and roach dropping dust etc. hf
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You need a respirator and a hazmat suit. Sorry about your brother. Was it the virus for sure?
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that's just it, what type of respirator? I was looking on Amazon and there's so many kinds.

Thank you
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For what you're doing I would want eye protection aswell: [link to www.amazon.com (secure)] something like that would work.
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You won't need to buy anything expensive, something along

the lines of a painter & decorators suit, a n95 respirator

mask, a pair of marigold rubber gloves, and buy some vicks

vapour rub, smear it around your nostrils (coroners here in

the uk use it) you won't smell a thing.

Be prepared to burn what you are wearing at location,

sanitise afterwards and you are done.
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You need a respirator and a hazmat suit. Sorry about your brother. Was it the virus for sure?
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that's just it, what type of respirator? I was looking on Amazon and there's so many kinds.

Thank you
 Quoting: MeowMix


For what you're doing I would want eye protection aswell: [link to www.amazon.com (secure)] something like that would work.
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probably good idea thank you
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You won't need to buy anything expensive, something along

the lines of a painter & decorators suit, a n95 respirator

mask, a pair of marigold rubber gloves, and buy some vicks

vapour rub, smear it around your nostrils (coroners here in

the uk use it) you won't smell a thing.

Be prepared to burn what you are wearing at location,

sanitise afterwards and you are done.
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A-OK on the VICKS !!!!! Great!!!
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1/ painter & dec suit [link to www.ebay.co.uk (secure)]


2/ marigolds [link to www.ebay.co.uk (secure)]

3/ n95 mask [link to www.homedepot.com (secure)]

4/ vicks vapour rub [link to www.ebay.co.uk (secure)]
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Wow.

I'm very sorry for your loss, that doesn't sound fun, not one bit.
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Similar thing happened to a friend 10 days ago when they asked the police to go and do a well check on mom. Dead on the floor melting. Floor area has to be be removed and replaced. Unfortunately they were one the heels of the police and got the full Impact. PTS as a result - nightmares.

So sorry for your loss and the mess you have to deal with.

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Thank you! I have three and four, working on 1 and 2
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Maybe add a cheap pair of eye protection, nothing expensive as you'll be burning all of it at location.
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1/ and 2/ are relatively cheap, taking into account your budget.
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Wow.

I'm very sorry for your loss, that doesn't sound fun, not one bit.
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It's got me a bit messed up right now but I gotta do it
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Apparently I'll be the one to deal with the estate.
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What happens if you don't? Just leave it there.
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I am so sorry for your loss, and the predicament you are in.

Hugs.

Maybe you could hire a local teenager to do it for a few bucks? That's what I would do. I personally would not be able to go inside that trailer.

Blessings to you. XX
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Similar thing happened to a friend 10 days ago when they asked the police to go and do a well check on mom. Dead on the floor melting. Floor area has to be be removed and replaced. Unfortunately they were one the heels of the police and got the full Impact. PTS as a result - nightmares.

So sorry for your loss and the mess you have to deal with.
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OH SHIIIIT! OMG I cannot even imagine! OMG
I did not even know how decomp stages worked until all this happened and yeah, bodies literally melt and liquefy in a matter of weeks. If I had to see it, you mayas well kill me now. PTS for sure and you cannot UN see that
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And remember when entering property take a plastic carrier

bag or two just so you can tip anything in you require to

examine later on, just tie a knot when full and leave

outside, go back in and if need be fill another, repeat as

necessary.
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Most of the mess will be cleared don't worry yourself,

chances are there'll be just staining on the floor.
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By far my favorite for comfort and particle blocking with odor: the 3M 6200 with 2097 P-100 filters.

Comfortable, easy to breathe through, and gives great filtration for everything but certain chemicals. If you're not worried about a chemical attack, that's the setup.
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I have to go out now, sorry I can't help any further,


and good luck,

but honestly you'll be ok, just make sure you do a thorough search.
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Apparently I'll be the one to deal with the estate.
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What happens if you don't? Just leave it there.
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My brother told his best friend and my two sisters that when he goes, it belongs to me. I was the one person he trusted more than anyone in the world and helped him through some hard times. I COULD leave it. I COULD just let the state take it. There is no will, (that I know of but who knows till I get in there) just succession of inheritance. So it will fall on me when my sisters decline. That is what my brother would have wanted.

I already made plans that when I see him again beyond this world I'm going to kick his ass for leaving me such a mess!
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I am so sorry for your loss, and the predicament you are in.

Hugs.

Maybe you could hire a local teenager to do it for a few bucks? That's what I would do. I personally would not be able to go inside that trailer.

Blessings to you. XX
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I wouldn't ever do something like that to a teenager for extra cash. Hell no. I can only imagine the stories he would be telling his friends and I don't want my brother talked about that way.





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