Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Welcome 2015

"Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties". 
-- Helen Keller

Monday, December 29, 2014

Biohazard Cleanup Akron, OH

Bio Clean Services provides biohazard cleanup services in Akron, OH and surrounding cities.  Our most common biohazard cleanup jobs include microbes, biohazards and pathogens related to blood but there are many other forms of biohazards that pose a risk to someone’s health everywhere you look. Microbes is simply another name for microorganisms. Biohazards are infectious agents or dangerous biological materials that present a risk or potential risk to human health. Pathogens are germs that can cause disease.

Bio Clean Services is experienced in cleanup and removal of biohazards from incidents related to death, crime, trauma, suicide and more. Because these types of traumatic incidents often do not allow us to know the health conditions of the people involved it is necessary for a processional Akron Biohazard Cleanup company to perform the task of safely eliminating any traces of biohazards from incident sites.

It is probable that most biohazard sites contain trace elements of potentially harmful pathogens that cannot be seen with the human eye and have been spread to other non-incident related areas unintentionally by investigators or emergency personnel. Bio Clean Services utilizes industrial equipment, chemicals and certified cleanup practices to properly remediate these scenes. Our company holds the necessary permits and certifications to clean, handle and dispose the elements associated with our Akron Biohazard Cleanup jobs.

Bio Clean Services  provides cleaner and safer environments with our biohazard cleanup methods. We are able to assist our clients with insurance claims filing, or other document processes for agencies that assist victims of crimes and trauma with the costs associated with biohazard cleanup services in Akron. If you or someone you know find yourself being responsible for the cleanup of a crime, death, suicide or trauma scene contact us immediately. Improper cleanup and uncontrolled biohazards can potentially cause illness and spread disease. If you are not qualified to clean a biohazard scene, you may be putting yourself and others at serious risk for compromised health issues.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays to Our Clients

All throughout the year we write about our services and share valuable information for our viewers. We wanted to take the opportunity to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to all of our viewers and clients for supporting us.

Because of loyal clients like you we are able to continually provide affordable, efficient services in our area. 2014 has been an exceptional year for our company and we could not have done it without you.

In the upcoming months we will continue to post the same great articles and bring you information that is informative and important. We welcome communication from our readers. If you have a comment, suggestion or perhaps have a particular topic that you would like more information about, please send us an email through the contact form on this page. We will make every effort to provide requested information in our blog as soon as possible.

We wish you the Happiest of Holidays and look forward to a prosperous New Year in 2015.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Crime Scene Cleanup Pittsburgh, PA

2014 has been a year of continual breaking news about deaths and murders of civilians and police officers throughout our country. Bio Clean Services provides crime scene cleanup in Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding cities. Most recently, two NYPD officers were shot point blank while on duty in their patrol car. These types of crimes are happening all across the nation. Bio Clean Services has seen a rise in the number of crime related deaths in 2014 that involve handguns.

Most people don’t realize that crime scenes usually involve blood and other biohazards that must be professionally cleaned. Crime scene cleanup is often a very difficult task when dealing with crimes that involve violent acts and handguns. Any time there is a presence of blood and bodily fluids, the potential risks for diseases and other health related compromises increase. The technicians of Bio Clean Services are experienced in the cleanup and removal of crime scene biohazards. After investigators and emergency personnel have left the scene, our technicians arrive to completely remove any traces of blood or other materials that can be potentially harmful to others.

Depending on the nature of the crime, if emergency medical personnel are present, they usually leave behind articles of blood stained clothing, medical waste and other items that must be removed. State and Federal guidelines have been established for the removal and disposal of crime scene cleanup waste and other biohazard materials. The Bio Clean Service teams maintain all necessary certifications and qualifications to properly restore crime scenes to a completely safe and biohazard free state.

We work closely with police departments, property owners and families or friends of the victims to ensure the safety of anyone associated with our crime scene cleanup. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime that requires crime scene cleanup in Pittsburgh, contact our office immediately for assistance.

We are insurance claims experts and are able to provide our clients with assistance resources that have been established to help during these types of crisis situations. Serving a four state region, we offer 24/7 emergency dispatch services. Call now for more information about our services and how we protect you.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Trauma Clean Up Detroit MI

When you hear the word Trauma Scene Clean Up most people automatically assume you are talking about a medical emergency or something like an automobile accident. Bio Clean Services provides biohazard cleaning for Trauma in Detroit, MI and surrounding areas. Trauma Scene Clean Up can be related to many sorts of things such as death scenes, suicide scenes, violent deaths from crime related incidents and more.

Trauma Scenes usually refer to any scene incident that involves trauma, blood or biohazards that require professional cleanup, or incidents that inflict an emotional trauma on a victim’s family members or friends. The technicians of Bio Clean Services are familiar with all aspects of Trauma Scene Cleaning and are experienced in dealing with Detroit, MI clients who suffer emotional trauma as a result of these incidents.

Because most of the Detroit, MI Trauma Scene Cleaning we perform contains blood and other potentially dangerous biohazards, it’s important that you are aware of the risks associated with these scenes. We educate our clients about the hidden dangers of trauma scene biohazards and inform them of the strict State and Federal protocols that must be followed in order to remediate these scenes. Bio Clean Services maintains all necessary certifications and permits that enable our teams to clean, disinfect, remove and dispose of all scene related biohazards.

Detroit Trauma Scene Clean Up is a common service that our technicians perform. If you or someone that you know has experienced a trauma and you find yourself responsible for the cleanup of the incident scene, call Bio Clean Services immediately for assistance. In most cases after investigators or emergency response personnel have left the incident scene, they leave behind items such as medical waste, blood and bodily fluid spills and other potentially dangerous biohazards that cannot be cleaned up with ordinary household chemicals.

You’ll want to be sure that you protect yourself and others against possible contamination from these types of scenes. We offer 24 Hour Emergency Response and are able to assist you in handling insurance claims and other forms of payment assistance.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Blood Clean Up Pittsburgh PA

It’s a known fact that blood transmits diseases, but most people don’t know that even small amounts of blood are just as potentially dangerous as the large pools of blood that need to be cleaned up after a trauma. Bio Clean Services provides professional Blood Clean Up in Pittsburgh PA and surrounding cities.  When an accident or trauma occurs that causes bleeding or blood spills, it’s not common to interrogate someone about their medical history. It’s a natural reaction to get the person help immediately, then want to get the blood cleaned up.

Cleaning blood is not safe for people who do not have the appropriate training to address biohazard cleaning, handling and disposal.  Blood that comes in direct contact with porous materials such as carpeting, furniture and fabrics is often tough to remove. Many times these elements must be removed from the site and disposed of to ensure that there are no possible chances for further contamination. Materials that contain blood by law must be disposed of properly. They cannot be placed in a normal trash receptacle to be discarded. Bio Clean Services maintains the necessary permits and certifications that allow our technicians to completely remove and dispose of any blood clean up biohazard from the scene.

Many biohazards or potential diseases found in blood can live for extremely long periods of time outside the human body. Most of these pathogens are not visible to the human eye which poses a greater threat to further trauma after an improper cleanup is performed. The Bio Clean Service technicians are experienced in using industrial grade chemicals and the proper equipment to ensure, once completed, that a blood cleanup site is 100% safe and free from any biohazards.  Pittsburgh Blood Cleanup is a very common service we perform.

If you are in need of Blood Cleanup Services in Pittsburgh, contact us immediately for assistance in properly remediating your trauma site. We offer 24 hour emergency services to the Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding cities. We are insurance claim specialists and are able to assist you with filing the proper documentation for payment assistance. We also work with many local assistance programs depending on the nature of the incident.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Suicide Cleanup Columbus, OH

Second to homicides and murder scenes, suicide is one of the most emotionally devastating situations a family or friends can face. After police or investigators and coroners leave a suicide scene it is usually left up to family and friends to personally handle the aftermath cleanup. Bio Clean Services provides Columbus Suicide Cleanup services. Our experience and expertise enable our teams to help with the emotional traumas experienced in these types of devastation.

Families and friends of suicide victims are often confronted with many questions and are overloaded with decisions that must be made regarding the cleanup and remediation of the suicide scene.  During this time, it is crucial that families and friends work with a professional suicide cleanup company like Bio Clean Services.  We are compassionate and provide our clients with guidance and support that help the decision making process easier enabling them to move forward.

Many Columbus  Suicide Cleanup scenes involve firearms which make the scenes even more difficult for families to endure mentally. Firearm associated suicides cause greater amounts of blood and bodily fluids that must be properly cleaned and removed from the site. There are strict State and Federal guidelines that must be followed in Columbus Suicide Cleanup jobs including the proper removal and disposal of biohazard waste and materials.

Due to an increased amount of biohazard materials found in Suicide Scene Cleanup jobs, it is sometimes necessary to remove walls, carpeting, flooring, furniture and other household items. These items must be properly removed and disposed in order to alleviate any possibility of further contamination at the scene.  Bio Clean Services technicians are certified in biohazard cleaning and waste removal. We assist the family members and friends of suicide victims with these professional cleanup services in effort to help return the site to a safe, habitable condition that is 100% free from any biohazard.

If you or a member of your family or friends is faced with the task of having to handle suicide aftermath cleanup in Columbus, please contact us immediately for a consultation and information on how our suicide cleanup services can help keep you safe.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Death Cleanup Columbus, OH

Death is a fact of life that we’re all faced with at one time or another. Unattended death cleanup services are common in out Columbus, OH service area. In most cases, family or friends are not able to reach an individual for a long period of time and through contact with a landlord, property manager or authorities learn that the individual has died. Bio Clean Services provides Death Cleanup Services in Columbus, OH and other northeastern cities.

Unattended deaths are very emotional for family members and friends of the deceased. Our trained death cleanup technicians are compassionate and experienced in assisting individuals in making the necessary decisions regarding their biohazard remediation needs. Depending on the time of death and the discovery date of the body, cleaning the aftermath of a death scene can be extremely dangerous.  After death, the human body will automatically begin to decompose and liquefy. If a death is undiscovered for some time, there may be a large presence of blood, bodily fluids and other matter which cause irreparable damage to the surfaces of contact.

Bio Clean Services is certified in death and biohazard cleanup practices as well as removal and disposal of biohazard materials. Both local and federal protocols have been established for these types of death cleanup services and if not followed, carry a stiff fine for improper disposal. Our technicians are familial with Columbus, OH biohazard cleanup regulations. Because of the potential health risks and other dangers associated with death cleanup, untrained individuals should never attempt to clean the aftermath of a death scene.  Proper protection protocols must be adhered to at all times to prevent possible contamination to other areas. These scenes also contain trace elements of biohazards that aren’t always visible with the human eye.

If death scenes and blood/bodily fluids are not properly cleaned, you may find your health at risk if you have contact with any contaminants. Bio Clean Services offers 24 hour emergency services in Columbus, OH to assist anyone needing death scene cleanup. If you, a family member or friend is faced with the responsibility of handling the aftermath cleanup from a death, contact us immediately for assistance.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Crime rates down from previous years

Crime in our country is the lowest it’s been in the past 42 years according to news reports. This also seems to be the case on a national average.  According to news reports, the largest drops occurred in motor vehicle thefts, aggravated assaults, larcenies, burglaries and robberies.

Bio Clean Services  provides Crime Scene Cleanup Services in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia. We have also noticed a difference in the amount of calls we receive for Crime Scene Cleanup versus other biohazard and blood cleanup services that we perform. Because Imprisonment is at an all time high in the nation, we have to wonder if there is a direct relation to the decrease in Crime related incidents?

Government officials seem to think that the decrease is partially attributed by the onset of several anti crime initiatives  such as banning panhandlers, installation of city wide security cameras, programs targeting illegal weapons and even increasing late night police patrol units to accommodate late night bar hours.

The professional technicians of Bio Clean Services are experienced in Crime, Death, Trauma and other biohazard incidents that involve blood cleanup. We offer services to individual victims of crime and tragedy and also professional services for police and emergency vehicle cleanup. While crime seems to be less, the amount of non-crime related incidents involving the need for biohazard cleanup services remains steady.

We recently talked about the dangers associated with untrained individuals who attempt biohazard cleanup, especially from Crimes. When there is a presence of luminol or fingerprint dust, the potential for biohazard contamination spread is much greater. What appears to be a simple cleanup task can turn out to be a huge risk for spreading infectious diseases and contaminating other areas of an incident scene.

If you have experienced a crime or traumatic incident, contact our certified biohazard cleaning team today for assistance. We’re insurance claim experts and offer 24 hour emergency service in northeastern United States to help protect you.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Akron, OH Trauma & Emergency Cleanup Services

Trauma and Emergencies are never planned so for most people, there isn’t much preparation “in the event” something happens. Bio Clean Services provides Trauma Scene Cleanup Services and other biohazard cleanup services pertaining to blood, death, crime and suicide in the Columbus, OH area.

Since a trauma or emergency happens in an instant, victims or their families are left to deal with the aftermath of the incident scenes. The level of trauma will determine the level of services that you need form a certified biohazard cleanup company. We are experienced in all facets of biohazard cleaning, removal and handling. Bio Clean Services also maintains all necessary permits and certifications that are necessary to perform these services.

Individuals, not trained in the cleanup and handling of biohazard materials from traumatic events need to be aware of the risks they face if attempting to perform their own cleanup.  Almost every accident or emergency scene contains some form of biohazard material such as blood, bodily fluids, vomit or other matters that can contain things such as infectious diseases like HIV, hepatitis or various life threatening pathogens. These pathogens can be spread by person to person contact, as airborne particles or on materials being disposed of.  Many are trace amounts not visible to the human eye.

As a certified biohazard cleanup company, we maintain all of the necessary equipment for the removal and remediation of all biohazard sites. We are skilled in the discovery of even trace elements of biohazards and work diligently to return any trauma or emergency scene to a safe state free from any trace of biohazards.

Bio Clean Services also provides police and emergency transport vehicle cleanup services. These services are required to return these vehicles to a sanitary, sterilized state ready to be returned to service for the next trauma or emergency. If you or someone you know are the victim of a trauma or emergency accident that requires biohazard cleanup in the Columbus, OH area contact Bio Clean Services immediately for assistance. We offer 24 hour dispatch to server our Columbus clients.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Biohazardous Waste Cleaning & Disposal Services

Bio Clean Services provides removal and disposal of biohazard waste from numerous scenes such as crime, death, trauma, suicide and even from medical facilities or companies who do not possess the means to dispose of biohazard waste.

There are several types of waste as well as different means of handling and disposal of each. When we perform cleanup and disposal services we are trained to completely remove all traces of biohazards, blood and bodily fluids. Depending on the type of site being cleaned we sometimes have to remove furniture, structural elements and even dirt or soil from affected areas.

Blood and other pathogens, when leaked outside of the human body, if infectious, can carry harmful pathogens for days to weeks. Most people don’t realize that even in soil these biohazards can still pose a great danger to anyone who comes in contact with the site. Our trained professionals use state of the art equipment for discovering blood and other matter that can be hazardous and follow strict protocols that are set by State and Federal authorities for the clean up process.

In addition to the normal clean up services for blood and bodily fluids, we also provide cleanup for emergency transport vehicles, jail cells, police cruisers and even workplace accident scenes. We provide biohazard remediation to any area that may contain a potential hazard of being harmful to others. These scenes, if not properly cleaned, may also have future problems such as odors, insect infestations, and infectious diseases that can appear days, weeks or even several months after an incident.

If you experience a traumatic incident or are exposed to a situation that requires blood, bodily fluid or other form of biohazard cleanup, contact us immediately for assistance.  There are too many potential dangers involved in attempting the cleanup yourself so make certain you hire a certified biohazard cleaning expert like Bio Clean Services.

Monday, November 17, 2014

The dangers of bedbugs and why professional treatment is needed

We’ve all heard the saying “Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite”  and have laughed it off as an old saying that has been passed down from generation to generation.  The fact is, these creepy critters have actually become a dangerous nuisance over the past few decades and seems to be rapidly getting worse.

Bio Clean Services provides biohazard cleanup of blood, crime, death, trauma and other biohazard sites. Because we are experienced in biohazard waste handling and removal, we are able to assist with sites that contain these types of hazards as well.  Bed bugs are blood sucking insects that multiply at a rapid pace and infestations are common, especially in elements like bedding and other materials that come into contact with human skin.  These insects can be found in all sorts of places and can live for months without having the presence of blood.

In past years an insecticide called DDT was used to treat these biohazard carrying insects but that chemical has been banned causing the return of these insects in a greater number of cases than ever before.  The bugs are extremely tiny and posses a hinged beak and stylet that pierces the skin finding blood vessels and they suck until full. Because they carry blood if the bug bites someone else there is a potential for secondary infections caused from scratching and pathogens that can be carried in blood.

Bio Clean Services maintains the proper equipment to help remediate these types of sites and the experience to properly clean, disinfect and return an infected site to a safe habitable area.  Bed bugs are good hitchhikers. Often people carry them unknowingly in their luggage. This can be baggage when you are traveling, a briefcase, a backpack or just clothing. They can be picked up in public transportation sometimes or in theaters. They will travel on pipes and wiring and conduits from one apartment to another.

If you experience an infestation of these insects you can see why you will need professional biohazard assistance.  Getting rid of the infestations isn’t as simple are removing a mattress or piece of furniture. To avoid the risk of spreading the insects to other areas contact our office immediately for assistance with biohazard cleanup.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Myths and Facts About Suicide or Depression

Depression in Americans today is more common than Cancer, AIDS or Diabetes combined. It’s estimated that nearly 400,000+ people attempt suicide in the United States each year.

Suicides peak during the major holidays

There are certain times of the year that suicides spike and are more common, but during the holidays isn’t that time. Statistics show that suicides in December are usually at their lowest and seem to peak in the spring months.  Bio Clean Services provides suicide cleanup services in the Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia.

Suicide rates are higher with altitude

It’s been discovered that the greater the altitude of someone’s home, the higher the suicide rate seems to be. This is particularly true in cities with high rise living. These suicide rates ranked higher than those of increased gun ownership or of a lower population density.

Teens are the highest risk of suicide

This is actually just the opposite. Elderly people are more likely to commit suicide than any other age group.  Teenagers are still a high risk group, but ordinarily Caucasian men over the age of 85 have the highest percentage. Our professionals who provide suicide cleanup services agree with these statistics. The majority of suicide clean up jobs we perform are for elderly victims, most of whom have major health issues and are alone.

Depression is always the cause of suicide

It is true that two out of every three people that commit suicide are depressed but other factors such as alcoholism, failed marriages, financial devastation also attribute to suicide.

Bio Clean Services is experienced in death cleanup and remediation. We realize the emotional devastation that people face when having to deal with the aftermath of traumatic events like these. If you experience a loss from suicide, death or other trauma, contact our compassionate team of experts for assistance immediately.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

5 things you need to know about blood

Concerns about infectious diseases found in blood are growing rapidly on a global basis. In today’s society the amount of traumatic events, crimes, suicides and other blood related traumas seems to be increasing on a daily basis. Bio Clean Services is experienced in blood, crime, trauma and other biohazard cleanup practices. Here are 5 tips that you really need to know about blood and blood cleanup.

1.    Even topical blood spots need to be handled with extreme caution. Topical spots usually mean a perimeter of about 12 to 18 inches surrounding the blood source.  What most people don’t realize is that blood, when splattered in an area can have trace elements that contain infectious diseases and other dangerous pathogens become airborne or land in areas several feet away from the source. This causes hidden dangers as these elements are not easily seen or thought about.

2.    Blood that soaks into carpet, flooring or other material must be handled by a specialist trained in biohazard removal.  Often times after carpet or other porous surfaces are removed, the sub elements (sub-flooring, wood, furniture) must be completely removed and disposed of to remediate the potential of further contamination.

3.    It’s rare that you know the exact health status of a person who sustains blood loss from instances like suicides, crime and traumatic accidents. Because the status is unknown, you must assume that it’s likely infectious and employ a professional biohazard cleanup company to properly clean and remove any blood biohazards.

4.    Blood spills on carpet CAN NOT be cleaned or removed by a professional carpet cleaning company. If you find a company that will actually do this work, be prepared that the presence of blood stains, odors and most likely the presence of bugs and insects will occur shortly after the cleanup is complete.  Blood must be cleaned up or removed using specialized equipment and chemicals that are usually only available to professionally trained technicians like the ones at Bio Clean Services.

5.    If a traumatic accident, death or suicide occurs in commercial or institutional buildings, it is the employer or administrators responsibility to make sure that an emergency plan for blood/bodily fluid cleanup is followed.  Companies have a higher risk associated with these scenes because of the number of people that are usually in a concentrated area where incidents occur.

These are only a few of many facts that you should know about blood and bodily fluid clean up.  If you experience an incident containing blood spills, contact us immediately for more information and assistance with cleaning the incident scene.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Luminol cleaning in automobiles

Every year thousands of crimes are committed that involve vehicles. CSI personnel commonly use a chemical know as “Luminol” in the process of discovering blood in vehicles. Other substances such as fingerprint dust are also used and are extremely difficult to remove.  Bio Clean Services provides cleanup and restoration of vehicles that contain luminol, fingerprint dust, blood and other biohazard pathogens that may be associated with crimes and trauma.

If you are responsible for cleaning or restoration of a vehicle containing these chemicals, it’s important that you hire a professional company like Bio Clean Services to perform the restoration.  Any biohazards that may be found in the car can be spread through the use of these chemicals. Even trace elements of blood, if not properly removed and sanitized can cause potential dangers to your health for weeks after the cleanup is performed.

In addition to health risks associated with blood and other biohazards in vehicles, if they are not properly removed, you can have problems with horrific odors, bugs and other harmful bacteria that can be extremely difficult to completely remove if the initial cleaning was done improperly.

Bio Clean Services maintains all necessary equipment to completely clean, sanitize and remove all odors from vehicles.  Whether the vehicle was subject to a crime, death, suicide or other traumatic incident, it’s important that you know the health risks associated with these scenes and leave the cleanup to trained professionals.

Many times after CSI or emergency personnel have completed their duties, the vehicle is released to whomever is responsible. At the time the vehicle is released instructions or warnings are most likely not given on the proper handling of cleanup or transporting the vehicle. Because of this, not only is there a potential for health risks with the personal responsible, but may cause liabilities to them if the health of others is affected due further contamination because of improper handling.

If you are responsible for a vehicles that has been involved in an accident, trauma, crime or death call us immediately for professional, licensed cleanup.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Biohazard Cleanup Rises with the increase of S.A.D.

Seasonal Affective Disorders (S.A.D.) affect thousands of Americans each year.  Although common with each season, winter seems to have the highest increase in suicide and deaths related to S.A.D.  Bio Clean Services provides cleanup and restoration for suicide, death, trauma, crime and other biohazard scenes throughout the Northeastern United States.

Because S.A.D. is very common and has a direct relation to depression, researchers at the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) have linked the increase of cases in the winter season to be that of decreased light, temperatures and other weather related elements that cause S.A.D. patients to become confined to indoor spaces during this season. Suicide cleanup is the most frequent calls we receive during these times. Although depression worsens during the holiday seasons the death and suicides are most often related to reclusive tendencies caused by weather.

During this season, in particular, it’s important that we realize the complications that these patients and our elderly populations face and do what we can to make sure that they receive human interaction, frequent visits and participate in activities that keep their minds active. In the majority of jobs that we perform, we learn that the victims are often alone and receive no visitors or have no human interaction for weeks at a time.  This is also difficult for biohazard cleaning companies like Bio Clean Services because we frequently cleanup unattended death scenes where the deceased isn’t discovered for days or weeks at a time. 

Unattended death scenes are not only emotionally difficult for the family and friends, but poses a huge risk for biohazard contamination and requires additional cleaning and  restoration of the scenes in order to completely return the property to a safe, inhabitable state.  Depending on the amount of time between the death and discovery, it is often necessary to remove major structural elements from the property in order to assure that all biohazards are completely removed.  This is a costly process that can cause even additional emotional distress on the victims families and friends that are responsible for the cleanup and restoration.

If you, or someone you know, has friends of relatives that you believe suffer from S.A.D, please do your best to ensure they have the care that is needed. If you experience a loss and need biohazard cleanup services, please contact our office immediately for assistance in cleaning up and maintaining the safety of all involved.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Red light camera accidents and the biohazards associated with them

In recent months the controversy has grown over whether or not red light cameras should be removed because of the amount of accidents and rear end collisions being caused by their presence. Bio Clean Services provides blood and biohazard cleanup associated with accident scenes, trauma scenes and sites that contain medical biohazards and waste from police or emergency personnel.

When traffic accidents occur, emergency responders act very quick to attend to injuries and remove victims from harm. After the scene is cleared if there is a presence of blood, bodily fluids or medical waste, these hazards must be remediated. We are often called to accident scenes to handle these types of cleanup because we maintain the certifications and permits necessary to ensure proper site cleanup and are experienced in practicing thorough cleaning that assures the health and safety of others in or around the accident scene.

Most people don’t realize that accident scenes that contain blood spills and biohazards on surfaces like roadways, auto exteriors, in broken glass and other elements can be spread and carried distances by other vehicles, can affect cleanup crews, tow truck drivers and even onlookers who may be near the scene.  Wet blood can be sprayed on people if cars drive through it, tow truck drivers have to enter the interior of vehicles that contain possible infectious diseases from blood and bodily fluids and so on.

Bio Clean Services technicians are experienced in many forms of blood and biohazard cleanup.  We provide services for Trauma, Death, Accident, Suicide, Crime and other potentially dangerous biohazard scenes. Serving Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia we are specialists in insurance claims and assistance programs that aide victims of crimes and tragedies.

If you or someone you know experiences any form of blood, trauma, crime or death scene that requires cleanup, contact our team of professionals immediately for assistance. We offer fast response times, are police recommended and work discreetly to assist our clients in restoring these scenes to a safe condition as quickly as possible.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

When do you need biohazard cleaning

When someone hears the term biohazard the first thing that usually comes to mind is a disease or some form of chemical substance that is hazardous to humans. The fact is, biohazards come in many different forms. Bio Clean Services performs cleanup and disinfecting for death, crime, trauma, accident and many other scenes that contain biohazards.

In the event of a death or suicide where blood and bodily fluids are present, there is a huge potential for infectious diseases and other harmful pathogens. The same can also apply to a police cruiser that contains vomit, urine and other bodily fluids cause by transporting someone. In almost every form of accident scene there is a presence of some type of biohazard. All of the different types of scenes have the same common protocol for handling clean up.

If you are unfamiliar (untrained) to clean up biohazard materials, you need to hire a certified biohazard cleaning company like Bio Clean Services to assist you.  Blood, in wet or dried form, can carry harmful or even deadly viruses for hours to even days after being exposed to our external environment.  If these scenes are not properly remediated, the risk for potential infection can still be present.

We are specifically trained and certified in biohazard cleaning, handling and removal and retain all necessary permits and certifications. We currently service a four state region that includes Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia. Offering 24/7 Emergency dispatch our team of trained, discreet professionals are available to assist with any biohazard cleaning needs that you have.

If you or someone you know experiences  trauma, death, accident or other biohazard related incident, contact us immediately for information on how we can assist you.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

5 important steps to take immediately after a biohazard incident

You never know when you will be the subject of an incident related to crime, trauma, death, blood or other biohazard endangerment. For most of us, we go about our everyday life not giving thought to the possibilities of the “What If’s” actually happening.

Bio Clean Services provides cleanup and decontamination of biohazard sites such as these every day. All across the country hundreds of people, many just like you, are faced with the responsibility of cleanup of biohazard sites. From auto accidents, to medical emergencies to deaths or suicides, our team of trained experts are here to assist you with the cleanup and remediation of biohazard scenes.  The following are 5 important steps that should be taken if you are faced with a biohazard situation:

1. Never attempt to clean the site on your own.  Biohazard scenes could contain potentially deadly microorganisms that could compromise your health. Seal off the immediate area as much as possible to avoid anyone having contact.

2. Call a certified biohazard cleanup company. If possible, always select a local company like Bio Clean Services.  Local companies are most likely independently owned and offer better services than a company located hours away.

3. Remove all persons from the affected area including pets. The less the affected area is disturbed, the easier cleanup can be and there is less chance of transmission of any diseases that may be present.

4. If you are not the property owner, contact the property owner immediately. Property owners may carry special insurances that will assist in the cost of biohazard cleanup.  If not, it may still be the residents responsibility for cleanup but the property owner must be notified as the biohazard cleanup company will have to have their authorization to enter the property and perform services.

5. Allow the cleanup company to do their job. In many cases, biohazard scenes involve some form of trauma. It is usually and extremely emotional time for the victims family members or friends. Keeping people away from the scene lessens the trauma of the situation and allows workers to perform their tasks safely and effectively.  There may be a need to remove personal items and effect from the scene. If you are the responsible party, you’ll have to realize that some items cannot be decontaminated and the only way to ensure a safe clean up is to remove the items from the scene. You cannot have any emotional attachment to items that must be removed. For your safety and preservation of your health, these items must be disposed of following strict biohazard disposal protocols. Again, if you restrict access to the scene, you are less likely to have emotional struggles over items that bust be disposed of.

Every biohazard scene requiring cleanup is different, some scene are more dangerous than others and the determination of types of cleanup needed should be left to trained professionals.  If you or someone you know experiences a biohazard situation, call our office immediately at 1-800-901-2988 for assistance.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The importance of having a biohazard cleanup plan for your business

If you own a business or manage a commercial building with tenants, chances are you’ve thought about what would happen if a biohazard incident occurred. But do you actually have a plan in place that protects the health of others and you from the liability?

Bio Clean Services offers industrial accident, blood, trauma, crime, death and other biohazard cleanup services.  Being faced with a biohazard site in a commercial setting can in most cases be far more dangerous than a confined site like someone’s home or auto. Public workplaces and buildings have more people in close proximity to an affected area and extreme caution should be used when handling the cleanup and removal from an accident or trauma site.

Property owners and commercial business management are responsible for the health and safety of occupants of spaces and when the presence of any biohazards such as blood, airborne pathogens and other dangerous microorganisms are present it is imperative that an experienced biohazard cleanup team like Bio Clean Services remediate and disinfect the site as quickly as possible to protect the health of anyone in immediate contact with the site. There are strict requirements for handling and disposal of biohazard materials and if these protocols are not properly followed, property owners can be liable is there is a compromise in someone’s health.

Bio Clean Services maintains the proper certifications and experience necessary to deal with industrial accident and trauma clean up.  These types of accidents are not frequently thought about so it’s important that business and commercial property owners have a remediation plan in effect in the event of an accident.

If you own, manage or lease a commercial business or space, please contact Bio Clean Services for more information about the types of services that we offer and our coverage areas. Our technicians are professional, discreet and experienced in working with traumatic crime and accident sites where others are present. We can assist you with a plan of action to ensure safety and provide resources that offer assistance with the financial costs in certain circumstances.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Who do you call when death cleanup is necessary?

There are many different causes of death with natural death, of course, being the most desirable form. Bio Clean Services provides death cleanup services for Natural and Unattended Death, Violent deaths related to crimes and trauma and even vehicle accident deaths.

In every death scene we clean there is always a presence of blood. Blood is a complex fluid of the human body which can turn bio-hazardous the moment it is exposed to the external environment. In natural circumstances of death due to sickness under medical supervision, it is not a tough situation to handle. Other deaths from violent crime or trauma scenes can contain widespread blood spills making the biohazard scene more difficult to clean.

Bio Clean Service technicians maintain the proper experience and certifications necessary to clean and remediate death, crime, trauma and many other biohazard scenes.  It is never suggested that untrained individuals attempt to clean up death and decomposing death scenes as the risks for health compromises are too great. Property owners may also be liable for any health issues that could arise from improper cleanup of a biohazard scene.

When a person dies the body immediately begins the decomposition process. When the human body begins decomposition it releases dangerous biohazards, gasses and other airborne pathogens that are extremely dangerous if proper protocol for cleanup is not followed.  It a death scene has been unattended for a period of time the presence of bugs and organisms will be found which can also carry the biohazards to other areas of the death site. Our technicians use special equipment and industrial chemicals only available to biohazard cleanup companies to help remediate and disinfect the site. This helps ensure the odors are completely gone and do not return and the site is 100% sanitary and free from any biohazards.

Death is something that we are all aware of, but we usually don’t think about the aftermath when someone dies. Who is responsible for clean up? Who do you call to help? Bio Clean Services offers quick response times and is locally owned and operated servicing the northeastern United States. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Why Police Departments Use Crime Scene Clean Up Companies

A crime scene is an integral part of a police investigation, but what happens once the investigation is complete? Who’s responsible for the cleanup of potential biohazard dangers that are a part of any crime scene?  In most cases, the property owner or a relative.  Bio Clean Services provides biohazard cleanup services for crimes, trauma, death and other contaminated sites.

Crime Scenes can range from breaking and entering to cases as severe as sexual assault of murder.  In any ordinary crime scene biohazards that can potentially compromise the health and safety of others is usually found. Most people don’t realize that the presence of one drop of blood, when exposed to outside elements, can contain pathogens that can make you sick. If fingerprint dust is used at a crime scene, microscopic organisms can be transferred in the dust to various places throughout a scene. The dust can also carry airborne pathogens that could potentially be ingested by others who come in contact with a crime scene.

Bio Clean Services maintains the necessary equipment to remediate and removal all biohazards from a crime scene. Our technicians are experienced in the cleanup of blood, bodily fluids, tissue matter and other materials found at crime scenes. We are a certified biohazard cleaning company and are familiar with both State and Federal protocols for handling biohazards.

Police departments do not clean crime scenes. Once the investigation is over, they leave the cleanup to the property owner or responsible party.  We often receive referrals from police departments clean and disinfect police cruisers, emergency transport vehicles and even jail / prison cells that may contain biohazards from inmates.

If you or someone you know has experienced a crime or trauma scene, please do not attempt to clean the scene yourself. Contact our office for assistance with your biohazard cleanup. We’ll ensure that the site is properly cleaned and returned to a safe, sanitized state expediently.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Ending Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Sexual assault is a terrible tragedy that happens to thousands of Americans each year. It’s an even more complex tragedy when it is happening more frequently on college campuses across the United States. For most people, the focus tends to be on the victim and the events surrounding the assault. These are very important factors in any assault case however, with every assault there is a huge biohazard potential associated with the crime. Bio Clean Services provides biohazard decontamination from crimes of sexual assault, violent deaths, home invasions and other intense traumas.

After the crime is committed, the biohazards that remain cannot simply be “washed away”. Blood, tissues, bodily fluids and other matter always remain at the crime scene and these biohazards must be properly remediated to avoid the potential of infections and contamination of others.  When sexual assault crimes are committed on college campuses (dorm rooms, public facilities to name a few) it’s important that these scenes be properly cleaned and disinfected. The areas are typically ones that many people are in or around and the risks and health hazards associated with these crimes puts the universities at huge risk for health issues and safety of other students.

Bio Clean Services maintains all necessary permits and certifications to properly clean, disinfect and remove all biohazard materials associated with these and other crime scenes.  We realize that these crimes traumatize many people and work discreetly and professionally to return the sites to a safe, sanitized area as soon as possible.  Each State maintains strict local and federal protocols for proper cleanup and biohazard handling. We arrive on scene with the proper equipment and materials, secure the site to avoid contamination spreading and completely restore the site to a pre-incident, safe condition.

If you are an administrator of faculty member of a College or University, please make sure that you have proper biohazard  handling protocols in place. If not,  create one and include Bio Clean Services as the company to contact for all biohazard cleanup and removal needs that arise.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Drug use creates huge potential for hidden biohazards

Drug abuse is one of the highest factors in putting people at risk for biohazard exposure.  for the people to get exposed to the bio-hazard dangers. The  United States is a developed country containing many laws and regulations in terms of fair usage of drugs and any deviation from that is termed as abuse. Other countries have less stringent regulations, therefore the risk of biohazard exposures are much greater.

Our country has a stringent medical regulations with protocols regarding  disposal of medical waste and related substances. This includes needles, tissues, disposable sheets and unused pharmaceutical substances. The amount of materials being used for personal and often illegal drug activities are astounding.  Nearly impossible to regulate materials being used for in-home medical care, improper disposal or common misuses cause transmissions of dangerous diseases and often cause death. Bio Clean Services is experienced in death, trauma, illegal drug and many other biohazard cleanup procedures. 

Apart from legal consequences, dealing with drug cleanup or death from biohazards associated with meth labs and other drug manufacturing practices can be emotionally overwhelming to the people left behind. Families, friends and often property owners are left with the aftermath, cleanup and all of the liabilities associated with these sites.  The Bio Clean Service technicians are experienced in proper cleanup and disposal of these biohazard materials. We maintain all necessary permits and certifications to perform these jobs according to strict State and Federal guidelines and work diligently to ensure each of our cleanup sites is completely safe and inhabitable after our cleanup.  This helps eliminate the risks of further exposure and health complications to others and diminishes the property owners liabilities associated.

Our team of professional experts offer services in a four state region including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia. If you or someone you know is dealing with illegal drug activities or a death scene associates with this type of activity we are here to help you.  We offer 24/7 dispatch for emergencies and have a very quick response time to all non-emergency biohazard cleanup jobs.  

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hoarding generally occurs by cluttering of materials like garbage, furniture, clothing, flea market / yard sale items and more. Garbage is often considered as the major source for the formation dangerous biohazards associated with hording. Bio Clean Services performs hoarding and gross filth clean up for property owners and individuals who hoard. These hoardings are often very dangerous in congested household environments because the person lives in the contaminated surroundings every day. Hoarding in most cases is an addiction and the hoarder doesn’t realize that they are placing their health and the health of others at great risk.

Our technicians are experienced in disinfecting and sanitation of these types of sites. We maintain all necessary permits for the handling, removal and disposal of materials containing biohazards.  Even though we perform death, trauma and crime scene cleanup services, hoarding cleanup has become more prevalent over the past few decades. Our main objective is to remove the debris, remediate and disinfect the space and return the area to a safe habitable state for the property owner.

Most hoarders do not realize that accumulated garbage is a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause major health complications. It also attracts rodents and insects that carry diseases that can be fatal to the hoarder. In most cases, it is necessary to remove all items from the space in order to properly disinfect and sanitize the structure itself.  Our technicians, in some cases, are able to salvage good pieces of furniture and other household items though the majority of items removed have to be disposed of to rid the risk of further contamination.

If you or someone you know is dealing with a hoarding issue, please contact Bio Clean Services immediately. Our trained technicians can give an on-site assessment and help you develop a plan to eliminate the debris, sanitize the space and protect the health of the hoarder and anyone associated with these conditions.  Many people will not seek the assistance of a professional company because of the stigma associated with hoarding. Bio Clean Services technicians perform gruesome cleanup of death and accident scenes so conditions associated with hoarding are nothing to be ashamed of.  Call us today, we can help. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Biohazard nature of a suicide event

Every event of untimely death is traumatic and suicide has very far reaching consequences. People who commit suicide have various reasons and family members and loved ones may never know how the victims get to the point of actually committing suicide.  Bio Clean Services provides cleanup and remediation of suicide, death and other trauma scenes throughout the northeastern United States. Though persons responsible for the cleanup of the aftermath have many resources to refer from in dealing with their trauma, suicide is something that every individual experiences differently. Our decontamination and cleanup experts are professional and experienced in dealing with the emotional trauma that friends and families of a suicide victim experience. We work discreetly and expediently to return the site to a safe and completely decontaminated state. Most individuals are neither emotionally or professionally prepared for the cleanup of suicide scenes that contain potentially dangerous biohazards from blood, body fluids and other matter that are always found at the scene.

Bio Clean Services is a certified biohazard cleanup company. We maintain all of the necessary certifications, permits and equipment to ensure that the property or scene is returned to a safe inhabitable environment. Most individuals are neither emotionally or professionally prepared for the cleanup of suicide scenes that contain potentially dangerous biohazards from blood, body fluids and other matter that are always found at the scene.  The risk of contamination and health compromises are too great for any untrained individual to attempt this form of cleanup, so they hire a professional biohazard company like ours to perform the tasks.

Even during a very emotional time it is imperative that you know the risks and liabilities associated with biohazard cleanup practices. We educate our clients and perform every cleanup job to standards acceptable with the State and Federal guidelines. We maintain all of the necessary permits for the removal and disposal of biohazard materials and we make certain that our clients have no liability from inadequate cleaning.

If you or someone you know finds yourself in a traumatic situation that requires death, blood or biohazard cleanup contact our office immediately. We offer 24/7 dispatch so our response times are always quick. We are experts in insurance claims and other document filings for organizations who may help cover the expense of your biohazard cleanup.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Call Bio Clean Services for blood spills, crime and trauma cleanup.

Summary

Blood is most commonly referred in the context of human beings. Human blood has a complex combination and can potentially transmit infections or virus. Blood spills are common either due to an accident, trauma, crime or even suicide. These  situations demand special attention and a professional biohazard company like Bio Clean Services to clean up the site. 

Risk of exposure to blood and need for caution

For many allied healthcare professionals, it is part of their work profile to deal with blood spills and subsequent clean –up as and when it is required. Apart from the healthcare professionals, who are trained and aware of standard Blood Clean-Up protocols, it is important that you know the intricacies of handling spilled blood. Before understanding the clean-up process and acquiring the knowledge about the equipment or accessories used in the process, it is important to know the basic risk of exposure to blood. Everyone who is being exposed to blood should consider that it can possibly be the carrier of any dreadful disease such as Hepatitis B or HIV, think as though every drop of blood carries risk of dreadful disease. This impression is not to get into the fear psychosis, rather to be cautiously aware of the risk involved.

Bio Clean Services maintains the experience and equipment necessary for the cleanup of scenes that contain blood spills and other bodily fluids. Every municipality has a standard protocol for the cleanup, handling and disposal of biohazard waste and materials. An untrained or inexperienced person should never attempt to clean up an accident or trauma scene using ordinary cleaning methods.  This type of cleanup may spread any harmful bacteria, pathogens or viruses and cause potential health risks to yourself or anyone around the site.

Cleaning up of Blood Spills – various scenarios 

There can be various situations during which blood spills occur, and subsequent cleaning up depends on the surroundings or the surfaces that need attention.

•    If it is a floor without carpets or maintains hard surfaces like tiles or concrete these areas may be easier to clean and there usually isn’t a need to remove these elements from homes. If carpet or other porous materials like wood are present, these elements almost always have to be removed to eliminate the risk of any transmission of biohazards to other area.

•    If the trauma area is free from fabrics and other materials that collect, soak or hold any blood or fluid spills, then special equipment and industrial chemicals are used by our trained technicians in order to remediate the site to a clean and safe environment.   

These are only a couple scenarios that show you why it’s never a good idea to attempt blood or biohazard cleanup yourself.  In most instances, there are many unknown facts about the victims of these traumas and the risk of compromising your health or those around you is simply too great.  If you need blood, accident or death cleanup, please contact our office immediately for assistance.