Odour Contaminated Vehicle – Snake Under a Bonnet

by | May 30, 2017 | Auto Decontamination, Forensic Cleanup | 2 comments

Juvenaire recently dealt with an odour contaminated vehicle with a most unusual odour source. Our technicians were called in to address an odour emanating from somewhere within a vehicle. The source of the odour was from a biological source – a decaying snake. Protein odours are particularly foul and difficult to remove. Unbeknownst to the occupants, a snake had crawled up into the engine bay of the vehicle. As it decayed, it released a foul odour. Further more, it was especially putrid as the engine bay continued to ‘cook’ the snake because of extreme heat. The smell entered the vehicle through the air conditioning vents and flooded the interior with its foul odour.

Our technicians attempted to remove the snake from the bonnet intact, but was not possible due to the degree of decomposition. We had to remove the entire bonnet to remove the source of the odour. All affected areas were treated with specialist chemicals and techniques in order to remove the odour and disinfect the car.

In this instance, due to the level of contamination, the odour contaminated vehicle had to be treated and re-treated. This took place over the course of two weeks until we were able to achieve a neutral odour level. The car was successfully decontaminated and the odour neutralised following the second treatment.

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