Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Death of children from being locked in hot car

Summertime temperatures in every region of our country have risen over the past several years. With global warming and other environmental elements, the temperatures seem to show a steady increase.  Double the hot temperatures and an automobile with windows rolled up and you have a fatal scenario for children and even elderly that are left alone in hot cars. If an average outside temperature is 90 degrees in a closed car it can reach in excess of 110 degrees in as little as 30 minutes. Children, elderly and even pets left alone in a closed car in this extreme heat are literally dying from heat strokes.

Bio Clean Services provides cleanup services for death, crime, trauma, suicide and many other biohazard incidents.  We receive calls frequently for cleanup of automobiles that contain biohazards from blood and other potentially dangerous bodily fluids after someone had been in an accident, committed suicide or expired in a vehicle.

There are currently huge controversies all across our nation regarding parents and caregivers leaving children in locked cars during extreme heat.  Not that it’s acceptable to do it at all (most people’s opinion), but  there is too much public media and awareness of this for someone to claim they didn’t know. In most cases it is later determined that the parent or caregiver was suffering from emotional disorders, addictions and other problematic scenarios that attributed to the death of these victims.

Bio Clean Services is experienced in cleanup of aftermath from biohazard scenes like this. Our company is certified and licensed for biohazard handling and disposal. Our teams consist of discreet, compassionate professionals who are experienced in dealing with clients during the cleanup of traumatic events and death scenesServicing Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia, we are able to provide emergency dispatch to a large area to meet our client’s needs. 

If you, or someone you know experiences a traumatic event and biohazard cleanup is necessary contact our office immediately. Our staff is trained to aide you in the cleanup and dedicated to the health and safety of everyone surrounding the incident scene.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Trauma Scene Cleaning and the dangers involved

Trauma happens to everyone at one point during their life, but what happens when the traumatic scenes leave behind biohazard waste that must be cleaned and removed? Bio Clean Services provides certified biohazard cleanup for Trauma, Death, Suicide, Crime and many other scenes that contain potentially dangerous biohazards.

When a trauma occurs, especially with the presence of blood, emergency professionals and police departments do not clean up the aftermath of the trauma scene. That responsibility is left to a family member of the victim or the property owner. These types of dangerous scene cleanups should never be performed by an untrained individual. As a certified biohazard cleaning and removal company, we provide these services to assist the victim’s family members or the property owners to ensure proper cleanup and remediation of the scene where the trauma occurred.

Every State has different protocol for the cleanup and removal/disposal of biohazard waste and materials. Our company is certified to follow these protocols and all technicians are trained to protect our clients and return the scene to a safe condition as soon as possible. If an individual were to attempt to clean and dispose of biohazards they are putting themselves and others at risk for potential infections or health compromises. They may also be subject to fines imposed by their municipality for the improper cleanup and disposal.

Often times the health conditions of these victims are not known or the scenes are too emotionally overwhelming for the victim’s family members or property owners to deal with. Bio Clean Services provides these services on a daily basis. Over the course of the past decade, there are very few types of biohazard scenes that we haven’t cleaned up.

If you, or someone you know has experienced a trauma, discovered an unattended death or crime scene that contains biohazards and requires cleanup it’s imperative that you contact our office immediately for assistance.  We are experts in insurance billing and utilization of other community resources that can assist with payment for our services. Don’t put yourself or others at risk due to your inability to pay. Your protection is our main concern.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Unattended Death & Decomposition Cleanup

An unattended death can create a very problematic scene for medical professionals, police and even death clean up services like Bio Clean Services.  It’s important to know that there is so much more to this type of scene than just removal of the body.

An unattended and / or decomposing body leaves not only visual, but microscopic trace elements of dangerous contaminants that can potentially be harmful, if not fatal to someone who comes in contact with them.  They can also create a very problematic scene for medical professionals, police and even death clean up services like Bio Clean Services.

Handling this type of death scene requires a company that has extensive training in the proper procedures for death clean up, the use of OSHA approved chemicals and proper removal protocols of the scene’s debris.  To ensure your safety and that proper protocol is followed we never suggest attempting to clean a death scene yourself.  Bio Clean Services is familiar with insurances processes and in most cases, insurance policies cover the costs of our services.

Here’s a simple list to follow if you discover an unattended death:

1. Call the police to report what you found and wait for their arrival.  Make certain that you obtain a business card from the investigating officer, you’ll need this information in the future.

2. When the coroner is contacted also make certain that you obtain a business card from this individual as well.

3. Call Bio Clean Services immediately so we can schedule and dispatch a technician. The longer you delay in clean up. Depending on the length of time of death or state of decomposition, will determine the amount of time needed to restore the scene to a safe condition for you.

4. Please do not enter the scene and attempt to collect items. This will most likely lead to your becoming more traumatized than you may already be. A professional can retrieve items for you.

5. If you know the name of the insurance company and/or policy number, please have this information available if it is readily accessible. This will enable our technicians to reach out to you’re the insurance company and provide any information needed.

6. If you are not the property owner, business you’ll be asked to provide that information. In most cases a "Permission to Enter" form must be executed prior to the clean up process beginning.

7. DO NOT attempt to clean any areas of the scene. Contact with biohazards, such as blood and fluids, may expose you to risks that could result in death or serious illnesses. We are trained professionals skilled in restoring the environment to safe conditions for you.

Our primary concern is the safety and well being of our clients.  Don’t let your emotional state cause you to misjudge the dangers from an unattended death sceneContact us now for more details.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Fingerprint Dust Biohazard Cleanup

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.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Suicide Biohazard Cleanup Services

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.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

We’re your Biohazard Clean Up Specialists

Throughout the course of any day, whether pumping gas, running errands or simply driving through a city on the way to a job, our Bio Clean Services logo and uniforms spark the interests of  many people.  Some onlookers assume we’re a service that performs some form of environmental or occupational cleaning company, but we’re so much more.

Bio Clean Services offers the following services in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan & West Virginia:

Crime Scene Clean Up
Trauma Scene Clean Up
Homicide, Murder Scene Clean Up
Suicide Clean Up
Biohazard / Blood Clean Up
Unattended Death Clean Up
Death Scene Clean Up
Workplace Accident Clean Up
Police & Emergency Vehicle Cleaning
Jail Cell Clean Up

Our number one priority is helping our clients recover from traumatic situations while returning these environments to clean, safe pre-incident conditions.  Our services help clients overcome the emotional and physical hazards associated with these scenes in a professional and compassionate manner.

We’re often asked by people we come in contact with, “Why do you choose to do this line of work?” and our response is always the same…because we are passionate about helping our clients and we are dedicated in the promotion of safe, contaminate free area after tragedies occur.

An ordinary Bio Clean Services client would be an individual who has to handle the cleanup of a death or suicide scene or an employer who needs remediation after a work place accident.  We also deal with Police Departments, Fire Departments and Emergency Personnel, Funeral Homes or other governmental agencies needing biohazard clean up services. Due to the sensitive nature of our client’s grievance, we are required to be extremely empathetic and understanding about these situations.  We try to convey through our work ethic and actions the same compassion that we would offer if it were our own family member or workplace experiencing the trauma.

If you or someone you know in our coverage area needs assistance in remediation of these types of scenes, please contact us immediately. We will work discreetly to handle all processes of clean up and are available for immediate dispatch to the scene.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Crime Scene Cleanup Services

Bio Clean Services provides Crime Scene Cleaning and the removal of biohazards and waste in West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan & Pennsylvania. As we’ve stated in previous posts, the site of a messy death poses severe danger that you can’t always visually see. Blood-borne pathogens from these scenes can cause infections affect someone for months or years later if not properly cleaned and decontaminated.

Depending on the severity of the death scene, clean up can range from only a couple of hours to 40 or more hours.  The Bio Clean Services technicians have to make certain that the areas are truly clean and properly disinfected, not just apparently clean on the surface. This is equally true of crime scenes, unattended and decomposing death scenes or suicides.

After death, the body swells, insects invade the body, organs self digest and the skin becomes liquefied.  Decomposing bodies expel ammonia gases that create an intense, unforgettable odor. Proper precautions need to be taken in cleaning of these scenes so pathogens are not ingested and the person cleaning the scene doesn’t come into direct contact with any substances or infectious remains.  It is not suggested that a family member, friend or any untrained professional attempt to clean this type of scene.

Bio Clean Services technicians utilize hospital grade disinfectant to clean blood, matter and other materials from walls, ceilings, surfaces, fixtures and any contents contained in the affected area. This also can include the removal of blood-soaked carpeting and rugs, walls, flooring, furniture and any porous components that these biohazards cannot be removed from.  Special permits must be obtained and special handling for the disposal of these items must be adhered to.  These are not tasks that an ordinary individual would know.  You cannot simply discard these materials in a dumpster or trash bin because of the potential risk of infection to others, or possibly death not to mention the legal ramifications and fines from authorities if it’s discovered.

Contact a Bio Clean Services representative today for specific information on how we can be of assistance with your Crime, Death or biohazard clean up.