Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Is your home filthy from hoarding, meth-labs or other biohazards?

As spring approaches and weather becomes warmer if your home is full trash, debris and generally unsanitary for living conditions, you are putting your health at an even greater risk for infections and other medical complications. Bio Clean Services frequently gets calls from property owners and health officials to assist in the cleanup of gross and filthy living conditions. These conditions contain contamination, bacteria, rodents and other debris that can be harmful or deadly to an occupants health.

We are specifically trained in the removal, disposal and cleanup/disinfecting of these types of scenes.  When evidence of these harmful biohazards are present, ordinary household chemicals are not sufficient to decontaminate the property. It requires trained professionals, industrial chemicals and equipment to return these properties to a safe and healthy living environment.

Our company is experienced in working with professional agencies and other officials to ensure that we recover any scene to a safe condition that adheres to health standards and guidelines.  Clients we work with are often elderly shut in residents, or property owners who property has been subject to homeless living, squatters and even illegal meth labs. Each of these circumstances contains different hazards and can affect the health of anyone that may come into contact with the scene.  Our decontamination technicians are certified and possess many years of cleaning, restoration and construction experience to get the job done.

If you own or know of a property that is currently in one of these conditions, please contact us immediately so we can help you access your situation and determine a proper plan of action for decontamination.  If these situations go unattended you are not only putting your health at risk but may potentially be liable for any health related issues that happen to others who come in contact with your property.

For more information on our coverage areas and the services we provide please visit our full website or call our office at 1-800-901-2988.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Gun Epidemic: Guns kill twice as many kids as cancer does

Did you know in 2010 guns took the lives of 31,076 Americans in homicides, suicides and unintentional shootings? Did you also know that in the first seven years of the US-Iraq war about 4,400 American soldiers were killed. These statistics, although a few years old, show that deaths involving guns are becoming an epidemic. 31,076 deaths in one year equates to approximately 85 deaths each day and more than 3 deaths per hour.

Bio Clean Services specializes in the cleanup of death, murder, suicide and other tragic events that contain biohazard materials.  With firearms being the third leading cause of injury related deaths after poisoning and motor vehicle accidents, we receive calls frequently from organizations, law enforcement and individuals who find themselves being responsible for the cleanup of the aftermath of these tragedies.  Serving a four state region that includes Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia, we find that these areas have a significantly higher rate of gun owners. With that comes more homicides, suicides and accidental deaths requiring our services.

Whenever there is an incident involving shootings, no matter the reason, there is always the presence of blood and other biohazard matter that needs to be remediated in order to protect the health and safety of others in or around the scene.  Our company is certified in the cleanup and removal of this biohazard waste and work diligently to properly clean and decontaminate these scenes returning them to a pre-incident condition.

If you, or someone you know is faced with the tragedy of this type of trauma, please remember to reach out to a professional biohazard company like Bio Clean Services to perform the clean up.  There are no safe and effective ways to clean these types of scenes with ordinary household products.  To be certain your scene is 100% free from contamination, it requires the use of industrial chemicals and equipment specifically for this type of work. We are also certified in the removal and disposal of biohazard materials and know what types of Federal and State protocols must be followed and permits that need to be obtained.  Don’t be faced with being liable for the health and safety of others, contact our professionals today.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Spring fever contribuites to dangerous motorcycle accidents

As we find the weather changing to the springtime we all have missed so much, there is always an increase of motorcycle riding, drinking and mixture of both.  Over the fall and winter months drivers seem to forget to take a second look for bikers and this causes an increased risk for dangerous accidents.

Bio Clean Services begins receiving calls every spring for many many automobile or motorcycle accidents to clean up the accident’s aftermath.  You may not think that it’s a big deal to see blood or tissue and bodily fluids on a busy street or roadway.  Or is it?  After the investigators and emergency professionals leave the scene, what dangers really remain? The presence of blood and other substances, if not properly cleaned from an accident scene can cause a huge risk to others. Spreading of these materials through vehicle spraying can transfer these pathogens and possibly potential infectious materials onto people, other vehicles and even into the cabin air systems of passing vehicles.

We are extensively trained in the clean up and decontamination of accident scenes, death, crime, trauma and many other biohazard scenes. We offer 24 hour emergency dispatch services in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia. We are also experienced in the removal, transport and disposal of biohazard waste.  We also provide vehicle clean up for auto accidents and we decontaminate / disinfect emergency transport vehicles to return them to service as soon as possible
Our services cover a large 4 state region and we have emergency response units that are readily available to assist our clients with biohazard, trauma and other services.  So, as a reminder, take always take an extra second to look a couple times in both directions, you may think the roadway is clear but motorcyclists can appear in your path within an instant and in most cases these accidents are severe to both drivers.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Ordinary or Biohazard Waste? What you should know

Most people recognize that there are proper procedures that must be followed in transporting and discarding of medical waste.  Occasionally there are some that either choose to ignore the procedures or are simply not educated on the disposal process and don’t realize they are doing anything wrong.

Bio Clean Services provides commercial and residential cleanup services for death, crime, trauma, suicide and other biohazard incidents. Almost every clean up job that we perform contains biohazard waste that much be properly contained, transported and disposed of.  Regulations for biohazard protocols vary by state and can carry sever fines and penalties if not followed.

What you see in this article image is never the proper way to dispose of biohazard waste. Luckily, in this instance, these bags contain regular trash and paper from an office. You should never use biohazard waste bags as normal trash bags.  Red bags marked with a biohazard emblem found like this should be reported to the local health authorities who will investigate to determine who is responsible for the improper disposal and what type of biohazards they actually are.

Biomedical waste is any liquid or solid waste that may present a threat of infection to humans. Liquid waste includes blood and other body fluids from humans. Solid waste includes clothing, towels, rags, sheets, gloves, plastic bags, or any objects soiled with blood, or other body fluids. When biohazard waste is improperly managed , it places sanitation workers and the general public at risk for contracting dangerous diseases. We take every precaution and are certified in the handling, transporting and disposal of biohazard waste.  We always suggest that you never attempt to clean these types of scenes yourself as there are very high chances that these scenes contain blood and other pathogens that can be extremely harmful if you come in contact with them.  Most state regulations suggest that you contact a biohazard clean up provider like Bio Clean Services to assist you.

If you see disposal like the one pictured above, or suspect that someone is illegally disposing biohazard materials, we urge you to contact your local health agency (health department) or contact our office to report it.  If this type of disposal process continues, you may be placing your health and the health of others in jeopardy.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter from Bio Clean Services

Bio Clean Services wants to take an opportunity to wish all of our viewers a safe and enjoyable Easter holiday! During holidays highway traffic always increases and so does the risk for auto accidents rises. These holidays also show an increase in suicides. We hope that none of our viewers or clients find themselves in this type of situation as the safety of everyone is what’s really most important.

We currently service the Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia areas providing biohazard clean up for victims of death, crimes and suicide. Our biohazard clean up services are required for these types of incidents involving blood, bodily fluids and other pathogens that are hazardous to others if not properly remediated.

Our qualifications enable us to provide these services in accordance with State and sometimes Federal regulations pertaining to the clean up and disposal of biohazard waste. We are experienced in working with clients who are emotionally traumatized during these incidents and offer discreet, compassionate and professional services throughout the northeastern United States.  Because we cover such a large portion of the northeast, we offer 24 hour per day / 7 day per week emergency dispatch for our clients.

During the holidays our current calls generally consist of:

Auto Accidents – Cleaning blood from automobiles or scenes of accidents

Police and Emergency Vehicle Cleanup – Cleaning blood, urine, feces and other fluids from these vehicles and returning them to service properly disinfected to protect other patients or persons who need to be transported.

Jail Cell Cleanup – Yes, even on Easter the number of DUI and other arrests increase requiring biohazard decontamination of holding areas and cells.

Suicide Clean Up – Unfortunately this is something no one should ever have to experience. If you do, we are here to assist in the cleanup and ensure that the incident scenes are properly cleaned and decontaminated back to the original condition.

To learn more about the services that we offer, please visit our website or contact our office for a confidential evaluation of services that you are in need of.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pennsylvania high school resumes classes after stabbing

Photo Courtesy of AP
Bio Clean Services, a biohazard clean up company servicing Pennsylvania, extends thanks to all of the law enforcement and medical personnel who assisted victims of the stabbing incident at Franklin Regional High School in Murraysville, PA.  These types of crimes are at an all time high across the country and it’s imperative that victims and officials know the dangers and hazards associated with crime scenes like this.

Our technicians provide biohazard, crime, trauma and blood clean up services in OH, PA, MI & WV and in incidents like this recent stabbing, a professional company that is certified in decontamination of crime scenes and blood clean up is necessary to ensure the safety of the faculty, students and others who are in contact with the scene.

Because we have such a diverse group of individuals in a concentrated area like the high school, the presence of blood and bodily fluids are potentially pathogenic and considered a biohazard that could possibly transmit disease.  Any areas or surfaces that are in contact with blood must be properly  cleaned and disinfected. Protective wear and industrial chemicals need to be used and special equipment is necessary to see trace elements of biohazards that cannot visibly seen with the eye.

In circumstances such as this high school stabbing, where large areas are covered with blood, it’s important to take additional time to ensure that all areas are free from these biohazards.  The presence of dried blood can contain airborne pathogens that, if ingested, can cause disease and other health issues for anyone who comes in contact.  These pathogens are be present for weeks and even months after an incident occurs.  Because of the dense population in such a confined area, the risks are even greater.

Bio Clean Services maintains the necessary qualifications to clean up and remediate these scenes.  For a complete list of our services or qualifications, please visit our website.  Our technicians are familiar with the protocols and procedures necessary to ensure the safety of all occupants. If you are involved in an incident like this or need additional information regarding the services we offer, please contact our office. We maintain 24 hour per day dispatch services to handle this and many other types of biohazard clean up emergencies.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The aftermath of Violent Home Invasions

Home invasions are bad enough, but when the event turns violent, can leave behind horrible trauma scenes. Home invasions turned violent can include things like stabbings, blood and tissue matter from fighting and in the worst cases even death.

Bio Clean Services provides services for crime, death and trauma scene clean up. We are experienced in blood clean up, removal of biohazard elements like blood  stained materials, body fluids and tissues from death scenes and home renovations that may be necessary to return the scene to a decontaminated safe area for the property owner.  Our company also provides

additional services that relate to drug clean up and decontamination for incidents relating to this matter.  Please see our list of Qualifications.

Ordinarily, when these types of crimes and trauma happen, it is the responsibility of the property owner to clean up the mess of the disaster left behind. Depending on the incident, there are organizations that assist with the costs of cleaning and remediating these scenes. Some insurance companies also pay for these services.

Bio Clean Services has experience working with these agencies and insurance companies to help the process go smoother.  We also realize that these traumatic events can be emotionally overwhelming to our clients. We provide discreet professional services and have the utmost compassion when dealing with victims and their families.  Because of the potential dangers and diseases that can be transmitted through cleaning these scenes, it’s important that you hire a professional company to perform these tasks. With every scene, there are trace elements of contamination and even airborne pathogens that can cause serious illness and sometimes be fatal if not handled properly.

We maintain the appropriate equipment and qualifications to perform these services and are accustomed to following OSHA and EPA guidelines on the jobs we perform.  We are also familiar with obtaining the necessary permits for disposal and other tasks that may need to be performed depending on where the incident occurs.  If you are in need of our services or would like additional information about the services we perform, please contact our office today.

Monday, April 7, 2014

When a murder scene is clear of authorities, what’s left behind?

Unfortunately in America, every city has experienced a rise in murders and violent crimes. You often hear reports of these tragic situations on local and national news, but you never hear about what’s left remaining after the deceased has been removed from the scene and the medical professionals and authorities are gone.

Who’s responsible for cleaning the scene, what dangers are there in these scenes and who would someone call to handle these situations? If you are faced with a situation like this, here’s what you need to know.  Bio Clean Services specializes in the clean up and biohazard removal of murder, suicide, and other trauma scenes. We are a professional company who provides these services to victims and their families, property owners and business owners who are faced with the reality of having to clean up and remediate the messes that can be left behind.  Are there hazards associate with these scenes that you should be aware of? You bet! Our technicians are specifically trained in the clean up and removal of these biohazards. Anytime you have the presence of blood, fluids, tissue matter and other elements, there is a huge potential for transmission of infectious diseases that could compromise your health and could cause death.

Frequently these types of scenes require the removal and disposal of structure elements like carpeting, flooring, drywall and insulation or more.  Our team of experts follow the proper protocol in the remediation and removal of these items. Some biohazard removals require disposal permits be obtained and have specific federal and local guidelines that must be followed in doing so.  If an untrained person attempts the clean up and removal without following these protocols they not only put the health of themselves and others at risk, but may be faced with heavy fines and still be required to contract a professional company like Bio Clean Services to re-clean the scene. If our technicians have to come in to re-clean an area correctly, it becomes far more difficult and a longer process because the original agents used to improperly clean can mask certain items that can later reappear.

If you are faced with the responsibility of cleaning this type of scene, contact our office for immediate dispatch of our professionals to assist you. Calling a professional company in the beginning can save you thousands in the end.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Even the most elite neighborhoods require Trauma Scene cleaning

Bio Clean Services is a Canton, OH based biohazard and decontamination company that provides Death, Trauma, Suicide and other Biohazard clean up. Serving Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, we frequently are called to the scenes of crimes and tragic events that happen in the most elite communities in these states.

These communities can range from private estates, exclusive members only clubs and even executive centers. Many cases require the utmost discretion and professionalism when dealing with these types of clients. Bio Clean Services can provide technicians who are equipped to handle clean up and remediation of almost any type of biohazard or death/trauma scene. We can arrive in unmarked vehicles and have the ability to blend in to the surroundings working discreetly to return the scene to a pre-incident condition.

Please see our qualifications to learn more about the services we are able to provide. Bio Clean Services also realizes that these types of situations can emotionally overwhelm our clients. We are compassionate and professional and are accustomed to dealing with clients in these delicate matters.  We also have the capability to work in secure environments like jails, prisons, and other government facilities where discretion and security are a must.

If you are in need of our services, or know someone that is, please contact our office for more information on how we can help.  We offer 24 Hour / 7 Day a week emergency dispatch to serve your needs. Bio Clean Services also provides these additional services in all coverage areas:

Meth-Lab Decontamination
Unsanitary Living Condition Cleaning
Industrial Accident Cleanup
Crime Scene Cleanup
Biohazard & Blood Cleanup
Police & Emergency Vehicle Cleanup

If you would like more information about any of our services contact us through our website or call us at 1-800-901-2988.