Thursday, May 29, 2014

Fingerprint Dusting Cleanup and Potential Hazards

If you are the victim of a crime, you’ll have enough to worry about just dealing with the trauma and details after the police and investigators leave.  Some forces employ professional crime scene cleaners like Bio Clean Services to clean the aftermath of a crime however often times it’s left up to the victims themselves to clean.

Depending on the type of crime the scene may have hidden biohazards that most untrained people would not think about.  If it’s a violent crime scene, there is usually a presence of blood or other bodily fluids that can be transferred to various areas of the scene in the process of investigators dusting for prints. The dusting powder used leaves residue on everything in the area. Carpets, furniture and other elements like doors, windows and walls are often covered with residue.  Although very difficult to clean and properly remove, Bio Clean Services utilizes industrial solutions and various equipment to remediate crime scenes. We ensure your property will be returned to a sanitized pre-incident state.

If there is a presence of blood or other bodily fluids, we advise you not to attempt to clean the scene on your own.  Blood and other fluids, once dried, can become airborne and molecules can attach to the fingerprint dust. This means that these areas may potentially contain deadly bio-organisms that can be easily ingested with dust particles in the air or may adhere to clothing or other fabrics and transferred to other areas or people. This type of clean up generally requires a professional company that can remove and dispose of all biohazard waste the proper way. We are a certified biohazard removal company and possess the necessary permits and experience to properly clean and sanitize your property so it’s free from all biohazards.

If you have been the victim of a crime or know someone who is required to clean up a crime, death or suicide scene, contact our office immediately so we can help access the scene and provide you with protection from these dangerous biohazards. We offer 24 hour emergency dispatch services and guarantee that your property will be restored to a safe environment efficiently.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Gun Crimes Lead To Dangerous Biohazard Scenes

No matter where you live in the United States, gun crimes are still a reality that we face daily.  From large metropolitan areas to rural small towns, Bio Clean Services receives frequent calls from authorities and property owners requesting crime scene, death and blood cleanup services. In many of these cases, shootings were accidental but there is still a major volume of violent gun crimes committed each year.

Several factors attribute to these crimes and many times involve domestic disagreements, murder/suicides and people who are subject to illegal drug use or anti-depressant medications.  Though statistics of the individual causes aren’t known, the same common biohazard denominator is true in all scenes involving shootings.  Blood, bodily fluids and other matter is present in these scenes and it must be professionally cleaned and removed in order to ensure a safe environment for everyone involved.

Some authorities make referrals of professional crime scene cleanup companies like Bio Clean Services but many leave the responsibility up to the victims, family members and property owners to find a certified biohazard cleanup company.  We possess the qualifications and necessary certifications to properly clean up death, murder, suicide and crime scenes and also provide services to decontaminate illegal drug scenes (meth labs) or the biohazards from hoarding and gross filth conditions.

Depending on the state you reside in, each municipality has their own regulations and protocol for the handling, removal and disposal of biohazard waste.  Although there are some federal regulations, it’s important to know these protocols and regulations. Any individual attempting to clean up these types of scenes who isn’t certified and does not follow these protocols could very easily find themselves liable for improper clean up practices and may be putting the health of themselves and others in jeopardy.  Whenever there is a presence of blood, tissue, fluids and other biohazards special industrial chemicals and equipment are needed to ensure the scenes are free from biohazards and completely decontaminated.  If a scene is improperly cleaned it’s possible to have horrible odors and the presence of some dangerous pathogens or biohazards can remain present for weeks or months after clean up is performed.

If you experience any of these types of scenarios, please contact our office immediately. The cost of professional cleanup services is far less than the liability you face from improper cleanup of these dangerous scenes.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Unknown Dangers of Transitioning from High School to College

The time is quickly approaching for the Graduating Class of 2014 High School Students to transition to college life.  Whether they're traveling across the country or just across town to attend their chosen campus, their previously safe and sanitary environment will become vulnerable to many of the biohazards that public life affords. Bio Clean Services provides biohazard cleaning in the Northeastern United States.

Photo courtesy of Lincoln University
One of 5 college women are raped during their college years according to the Center for Disease Control’s 2012 statistics.  Most survivors of sexual assaults are full time students.  Approximately 1/3 of the survivors are 1st year students between the ages of 17-19.  Left behind are invisible organisms for which a biohazard clean-up is required. Colleges across the state are often faced with contracting a biohazard company like  Bio Clean Services to remediate these scenes. We employ technicians who are experienced in all aspects of biohazard clean-up professionally and discretely.

An equally serious scenario under which biohazard teams are imperative is the cleanup of microbes left behind after an unruly campus party.  The inappropriate, unintentional discharge of a biohazard, such as urine, fecal matter or other bodily fluid,  are significant health concerns. These scenes pose an immediate health risk to anyone who may come in contact.  Bodily fluid cleanup must be immediately addressed, to ensure the health and safety of all students. The liability of  universities must be  diminished. We are familiar with state and local regulations and OSHA guidelines and provide certified remediation services to ensure proper cleanup protocol.

If you have children planning to attend a university for the first time, we urge you to discuss these potential dangers.  If you are a member of a university administration please contact our office for additional information on the  services we offer and areas we cover.  We maintain  24 hour emergency dispatch  for immediate response to your biohazard needs.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Domestic Violence in Florida – Some things you should know

In this line of work we often get calls for biohazard clean up where there was a presence of domestic violence.  Over the past decade the amount of domestic violence cases has drastically increased and the severity of these crimes often ends in a tragic death that could have possibly been avoided.

If you know someone who is a victim of domestic violence or are a victim yourself, there are resources that can help. Agencies like The National Domestic Hotline have programs that can help victims of domestic violence.  There is a common misconception that domestic violence only happens against women. These cases can include children and men who are involved in volatile, abusive relationships.  These agencies have programs that can offer assistance, counseling, emergency housing and other services. There are also legal representatives that can assist you in the process of taking legal action as a victim.

Bio Clean Services provides biohazard clean up from these types of crimes, death, suicide and other accident scenes.  Anytime there is a presence of blood and other matter that needs to be remediated from these scenes, you should always protect yourself and the health of all people involved by hiring a certified cleanup company to properly clean up these biohazards.  Sadly, many domestic violence cases turn into violet murder crimes or suicide scenes and these are the most common scenes we are hired for.

We provide information like this in effort to promote stopping domestic violence in the Northeast.  If you or someone you know needs help, we urge you to contact the appropriate agencies for your safety.  Domestic violence charges in the Northeast a carry stiff penalties and most all cases involve imprisonment. If you are reading this article and feel as though you are in a situation that is even “questionable” contact the agencies above today. If you are a victim and in need of our services, please contact our office for more information on our biohazard clean up services and other resources to help.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Construction accident cleanup calls are frequent for biohazard cleanup companies

Construction in our country is always in high demand. Whether commercial or residential, large or small, this industry has always been in the top percentile of workplace accidents and many contain some form of biohazard issues that must be professionally cleaned up to avoid liability.

Bio Clean Services serves the largest portion of the Northeastern United States and these accident calls are frequent. We are experienced in many forms of workplace accidents including slip n falls, power tool accidents, deaths by heavy equipment and general accidents that have a presence of blood, tissues and bodily fluids.

These accident scenes must be properly cleaned and all biohazards removed to protect other workers and anyone who may come in contact with pathogens or other possible infections materials that may be present.  These scenarios, when not properly cleaned may potentially be a huge liability for the company or property owner of the construction site.  Some pathogens can become airborne and ingested by others and certain infectious diseases and biohazards from blood or bodily fluids can remain present and dangerous for weeks if not months after an accident occurs.

If blood and fluids are present and not properly cleaned and sanitized the smell from this can linger on for months. It’s important that a professional, experienced biohazard clean up company like Bio Clean Services remediate the scene and return it to a safe environment as soon as possible.  We are specifically trained to find elements that cannot be seen with the naked eye and are a certified biohazard waste disposal company.  These certifications are required for the removal and disposal of most any form of biohazards found at a workplace accident

If you own a construction company, please contact our company for more information on the areas that we cover and what you’ll need to do immediately if an accident occurs on your job site.  We offer emergency dispatch services 7 days a week to assist our clients.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Is there a common connection in Bankers committing suicide?

In the 1930’s bankers who committed suicide were commonly known as “jumpers” as the fought to maintain the pressures of failing businesses. It’s the same cliché today, so is there a common connection? Large public polls show that the general population are angry at large banks who were bailed out during our economic collapse (much like they are at congress).

Most bankers start their career at a very early age and fight to rise to the top of their industry. If they only knew that their rise to the top only numbered their days.  It’s a stressful and very volatile position that can take its toll on the mental state of mind of these professionals, and the common and unfortunate end result seems to be suicide.

Bio Clean Services gets calls to perform the clean up and bio-hazardous remediation in scenes like this frequently.  Suicides (accidents in the workplace) are more common than anyone would imagine. Our technicians are experienced in trauma, death, suicide and murder / crime scenes.  From blood removal, to clean up of bodily fluids and matter, we perform these tasks discreetly and with the utmost confidentiality. We realize the importance of restoring these scenes and getting the area back to a normal, functioning condition as soon as possible.  It’s an emotional time and we work diligently to provide expedient services that do not impede the normal business activities.

These cases are all sad and tragic incidents and Bio Clean Services is certified  and experienced in working with authorities and professionals in work places to help keep the trauma of co-workers or co-tenants to a minimum, while resorting the accident scenes.  We provide 24 hour, 7 day per week emergency dispatch to these types of scenes.

Because of the recent rise of suspected and know suicides among banking executives, we have to wonder what the direct relating cause is.  Recently, more larger financial institutions have insisted on executives taking more time off and providing better working conditions and benefits for their employees. Our company is always disturbed by receiving calls to scenes of such promising, often very young victims of suicide.

For more information on suicide preventions, please refer to the National Suicide Prevention LifelineContact our office for more information about the services we provide and how we can help.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Why hospice agencies use biohazard cleanup companies

Bio Clean Services maintains relationships with several hospice agencies throughout the Northeastern United States. These agencies help terminal patients with end of life care, more commonly for patients who wish to die peacefully in the privacy of their own home. So, why do these agencies utilize the services of professional death scene and biohazard cleanup companies.

When a person dies at home several factors can cause the death scene to be a biohazard area that should not be cleaned by untrained professionals.  When a person expires, bodily fluids, urine, feces and in some instances blood are expelled from the body causing an immediate biohazard threat to the health of others.  After death, professionals like a coroner, or funeral home personnel remove the body but they do not perform clean up of the death scene.  These types of biohazard scenes cannot be cleaned with ordinary household products.  The cleanup process requires industrial chemicals and equipment specifically used for the removal and restoration of biohazard scenes.  The debris and materials that remain after the body has been removed must also be disposed of following proper biohazard waste disposal protocols.

Bio Clean Services is experienced in all forms of biohazard clean up and disposal. We clean many types of scenes such as death, crime, trauma, suicide, industrial accidents and even filthy living conditions from things like meth-labs or hoarding.  All of these types of jobs require trained professionals that know how to properly remediate a scene and return it to a safe environment free from contamination and health hazards.  Without companies like ours performing these clean up tasks, individuals and agencies like local hospices, police or coroners would have to complete these cleanups and the health risks and liabilities are too great. It would also be an exuberant cost to train these agencies in the proper protocols that need to be followed.

If you find yourself in need of these types of services, please contact our office for more information on how we can assist. Even if you are a private individual with an aging or terminally ill family member who’s wish is to die at home, it’s important that you know the risks associated once the patient has expired and the liability that you have if you do not properly cleanup these scenes.

Monday, May 5, 2014

What are the dangers of synthetic marijuana uses and their biohazards

Synthetic marijuana is marketed as a legal “high” in today’s society and the deaths and serious Illnesses from its use are on the rise.  Commonly called Spice, No More Mr. Nice Guy and K2 ( or hundreds of others ) these drugs are legally marketed for sale and can be obtained by most everyone in neighborhood convenience stores, smoke shops and other retailers across the country.

Although marketed as a legal marijuana in reality it’s very different from the natural cannabis that smokers enjoy.  The synthetic version contains powerful chemicals called “cannabimimetics” that can cause serious health effects and possibly death.  These drugs are not tested for safety and uses have no idea what they are putting into their bodies when using them.  In addition to the synthetic drugs being highly addictive, health effects from the drugs can be serious and possibly fatal and have symptoms including:

• Nausea and vomiting
• Increased heart rate and higher blood pressure
Agitation and Anxiety
• Seizures, Tremors and muscle spasms
• Hallucinations and psychotic episodes
Suicidal and harmful thoughts & actions

This drug is wreaking havoc on our youth especially and has been labeled by many state and federal government officials as a public health risk and a hazard to public safety.  There has been a huge influx of calls to poison centers in the past 2 years yet this drug remains an unattended problem.

Bio Clean Services offers services that deal with the trauma and clean up of deaths associated from this and other drug uses.  We are also trained to clean up meth labs and other biohazard areas which may be contaminated by illegal drug manufacturing and the deaths and trauma associated with it.

If you know someone who is using this or other illegal drugs we urge you to seek help for these individuals immediately.  Should you find yourself in need of our decontamination, death or suicide clean up services, contact our office immediately. We have technicians standing by to provide services 24 hours a day 7 days per week.