Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from Bio Clean Services

At this time of Thanksgiving celebration our thoughts turn gratefully to our customers with warm appreciation. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Suicide Clean Up and Holidays

Holidays are supposed to be a time of great joy and celebration. For many of us they are, but for many people they are anything but joyous. Persons who suffer from depression and mental illness have extreme highs and lows around the holidays. Suicide because of stress and anxiety is something that we don’t want to think of during this time, but we need to learn what to look for and how to help these patients cope.

Bio Clean Services provides Suicide and Death Clean Up services to victims of crime, trauma and tragedy.  We understand the stress and bombardments that media places on people during this time of the year. Seeing families and friends gather with smiling faces can be detrimental to someone suffering from severe depression.  We work directly with family members and property owners who are faced with the responsibility of these types of traumatic events that require biohazard clean up. We maintain  decades of experience in compassionate, discreet and professional services for these situations.

While it’s true suicides tend to drop off right before and during the holidays, there is a 40 percent increase immediately following the holidays. Every year at this time we try to remind our readers about suicide and the devastating effects it can have on those left behind. Sadly, we still receive calls for emergency response suicide and death cleanup.

If you or someone you know is faced with the aftermath of a suicide or death contact us for assistance. We offer emergency response and are available to help if needed. For more information regarding suicide and what you can do to help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit them online at

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Seasonal Death and Social Isolation

During the winter months our older generation experiences social isolation and feelings of disconnectedness due to not being able to be outdoors, lack of sunshine and the decrease of visits by family and friends. Unfortunately, the end result for many elders that experience this is death at home. In certain cases it is days or sometimes a couple of weeks before the death is discovered.

Bio Clean Services performs death and decomposition clean up services for unattended deaths. When an unattended death occurs, the aftermath of the death scene is extremely traumatizing on the person who discovers the death. Blood, bodily fluids and other potentially hazardous pathogens can no longer be contained inside of the body as it begins to liquefy. This process begins in only a few short hours after death and the deceased can become unrecognizable in just a few short days.

Bio Clean Services technicians are experienced in the clean up, removal and remediation of a death scene. It takes a person specifically trained in biohazard clean up to completely restore a property to a biohazard free state. You should never attempt to clean a death scene on your own.

Blood and bodily fluids, once outside the body become a breeding ground for infectious pathogens, attracts bugs and insects and in their dried state, it’s possible to ingest these harmful pathogens through normal breathing while cleaning the scene. Because the health conditions of the deceased is often not know, these scene become a liability to the property owner if an improper cleanup is performed and someone’s health becomes compromised.

If you own a property and are responsible for death scene or blood and biohazard cleanup, contact us immediately for professional, certified cleanup services.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Gross Filth Clean Up Services

Gross and filthy living conditions are frequently found, especially in homes of the elderly who are ill, have dementia or other conditions which often leads to hoarding and very unsanitary conditions in these homes.  Other reasons like fear for safety and a person not leaving the home can contribute to these conditions as well.

Only certified professionals like Bio Clean Services should attempt to clean these types of homes or areas. It is necessary to use OSHA approved chemicals and other agents and to follow the proper disposal processes in order to ensure proper remediation. It’s also necessary in order to ensure the health and safety of the person living in these conditions.

Our technicians are accustomed to seeing overwhelming amounts of garbage and rubbish and unimaginable living conditions. We’re all compassionate and have a desire to help the homeowner return the property to a livable condition that is sanitary and free form health hazards.  Some biohazards commonly found in these conditions include:

• Body Fluids
• Feces
• Urine
• Blood
• Vomit
• Pest infestation
• Rodent feces
• Mold and mildew

These all attribute to the deterioration of the structure and its contents. It is often necessary to replace drywall, insulation, flooring and almost always any fabrics and materials in contact with the debris. They also take their toll on mechanical elements of the property as well due to leaks, sewage backups, busted or leaking pipes and poor roof conditions.  Bio Clean Services also provides certain general contracting services that can correct these problems. If structural problems are present, we have great working relationships with contractors who can provide these repairs.

If you or someone you know needs help with an unsafe, filthy living condition, please contact our office immediately. We will perform a site inspection and assess the project and develop a full task plan to help you safely remediate the home.

Monday, November 9, 2015

We’re not just a biohazard company

Bio Clean Services does more than just clean up debris, biohazard materials and cleaning.  A major part of the remediation process involves tear out and removal of materials that have come in direct contact with these biohazard materials. Some of these processes include the removal of:

• Carpeting
• Vinyl Flooring
• Floor Boards / Sub Floor
• Drywall
• Ventilation

Essentially any material that is porous in nature is susceptible to being at risk of contamination and should be removed from the scene. Bio Clean Services is qualified in these types of remediation jobs and posses the correct insurances for biohazard work and are EPA compliant.  Please see a list of our complete qualifications HERE.

Bio Clean Services realizes that it can be a huge shock for our clients to face the realization that they will have to have their home or place of business torn apart and repaired. We are accustomed to working with insurance companies and agencies to ensure the proper protocols are followed to return these scenes to a safe inhabitable state.  We provide a comprehensive analysis of repairs that are needed and implement a plan of action to properly complete the tasks.

We make every attempt to positively help our clients deal with the clean up during their grieving process, while helping them arrive at a sense of closure and resolution when our work is completed.  We follow the same rigid safety practices for any of the services we perform. 

Our main service areas include:

Crime Scene Clean Up
Death Scene Clean Up
Industrial Accident Cleaning
Murder Scene Aftermath Clean Up
Suicide Clean Up
Trauma Scene Cleaning
Police Dept. Services
Tear Gas Clean Up
Hoarder Clean Up
Tenant Trash House Cleanup
Disinfecting Services

Please contact us today to learn more about the services we provide and our qualifications.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Random shooting and blood biohazards

It seems almost daily in the news we hear reports of random shootings that leave victims dead and blood that needs to be cleaned and removed from the scene. Bio Clean Services provides blood and biohazard cleanup services from gun violence and other crimes.

Due to unknown circumstances in most of these cases, our technicians are hired to clean and remediate biohazards to help protect the victim’s family and others from being affected by the potentially dangerous scene. Our main responsibility is to help victims of crime and tragedy to remain safe after a trauma occurs. Typically, in these types of cases police and emergency medical personnel leave behind materials that may be compromised with blood and other bodily fluids. If these materials are not properly removed and disposed of, the chances of biohazards affecting others is drastically increased.

When a person is wounded or dies as a result of a gunshot blood, bodily fluids and other matter can be disseminated over large areas. Some forms of biohazard material are not visible to an untrained eye. If a biohazard scene is improperly cleaned certain biohazard dangers can remain for weeks to a few months after the incident occurs. In certain cases, this type of improper cleanup can cause things like horrific odor, the attraction of bugs, stains from blood returning and can be a breeding ground for infectious diseases that others can come into contact with.

If you have the responsibility of cleanup from a crime, death or trauma scene as a result of a shooting, contact Bio Clean Services for assistance. Our teams are certified in the cleanup and removal of these types of biohazards and are experienced in following strict protocols set by your State and our Federal government.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Can odor from death be removed completely?

Bio Clean Services provides clean up services after death, crimes and suicide. One of the very first questions we’re always asked is, “Can you get rid of this odor completely?”  The answer is yes however, several factors will determine the amount of time and work necessary to remediate these odors and return the scene to a clean, sanitary environment.

What we’ll need to know:

1.  Where did the death occur, and what elements are directly connected to the death scene?  For instance, did the person die in a bed, on a carpeted floor, in a bathtub or a car?  Death clean up requires decontamination of furniture, flooring, fabrics and virtually any porous surfaces related to the scene.  In certain cases, it may also be necessary to remove and replace walls, ceilings, sub-flooring and possibly insulation. Weather conditions also may affect the scene depending on temperatures and other factors.

2.  How long has it been since the death occurred? If the death was an accident, suicide or an elderly person and not discovered immediately, the cleanup process is more entailed as most likely decomposition has started. We would need to follow specific cleaning processes using chemicals, antimicrobial cleaners and ozone or neutralizing agents. Ozone is commonly used in death cleanup because of its quick reaction to carbon based molecules associated with death odors. It’s a highly useful tool but not a guarantee that it will completely get rid of the odor.

Bio Clean Services takes every measure possibly to safely and effectively remediate these scenes with as minimal disruption as possible. Our cleanup technicians are trained to provide our clients with the emotional support needed during these types of tasks. The unattended death of a friend or loved one is never something that anyone is prepared to handle. The emotions and questions that are brought on by this tragic event can make it difficult to determine what to do next.

Our goal is to offer clients the assurance that our work will completely restore the scene to a pre-incident condition and we are dedicated to the protection and safety of our clients. Hiring the proper cleanup company is difficult, after we analyze the scene, we provide a full plan of action and work directly with our clients through each step of the process.  Contact us today for more information about the services we offer.