Disaster Response Companies

The Purpose of Decontamination

Decontamination methods are used to limit the spread of contaminants in toxic, hazardous, or otherwise unhealthy materials. In order to conduct thorough decontamination at the site of the emergency, workers, and equipment that have been exposed to harmful substances must be cleaned.

Decontamination showers from Granny’s Alliance, one of the leading disaster response companies, are used for decontaminating human beings on sites exposed to damaging substances. Decontamination showers are just like household ones but are designed with bigger showerheads for maximum efficacy.

Depending on the need, these showers come with pull-down levers for forcing the water out or have sensors installed which are automatically activated when a person steps into them.

Decontamination or “decon” showers are specialized showers used for human decontamination, especially in cases where people are exposed to harmful chemicals such as those working in the oil industry. For the optimal results from decontamination showers, it is imperative to have sufficient storage of clean water in portable tanks that can supply water to the shower for a minimum of 15 minutes. In addition to being completely free of dirt, the water temperature in a decon shower should be  regulated so that it is neither too hot or too cold.

Showers for decontamination must be installed in places near the contaminated area under secluded shelters like tents. It’s best if they can be reached by walking quickly for immediate eradication of the harmful toxins on the body.