Friday, June 3, 2016

Blood Cleanup Services Pittsburgh, PA

At some point during our lives it’s inevitable that we must deal with blood clean up from a trauma, death or some form of accident. Bio Clean Services  provides blood cleanup service in Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding cities.

When blood leaves the body it eventually dries. Depending on the type of surface that the blood is on depends on how long the drying process is.  Blood leaves the body in liquid format and then begins clotting where the potential of particles flaking can create serious biohazard risks. Clotting can happen in as little as fifteen minutes and the dried flakes can become airborne (depending on the blood scene scenario) spreading potentially dangerous biohazards to other areas away from where the blood spill occurred.

In most cases the medical conditions of the person who’s experienced a trauma or death causing blood spills are not known. If you are the person responsible for blood cleanup services, it’s important that you know the risks associated with cleanup and hire Bio Clean Services, a Pittsburgh, PA Blood Cleanup company to safely clean and sanitize the biohazard area.  Once blood leaves the body, there are many factors that cause blood to quickly become a dangerous biohazard. Our technicians are experienced in blood cleanup  and biohazard removal services.  Our company maintains the proper permits and equipment necessary to perform blood cleanup services in compliance with State and Federal guidelines. IF you are unfamiliar with these protocols, you are putting yourself and others at risk. You may also be subject to strict fines and penalties if you perform an improper biohazard cleanup.

If you find yourself being faced with the responsibility of cleaning up blood from a trauma, accident or death scene, contact Bio Clean Services  immediately for assistance. We offer emergency dispatch services for blood cleanup in Pittsburgh, PA and are familiar with payment assistance options that may help cover the costs of our services.


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Crime Scene Cleanup Detroit, MI

Bio Clean Services has been providing Crime Scene Cleanup in Detroit, MI and surrounding cities for decades.  Crime Scene Investigations are much more complex than what most of us see on popular television shows like “CSI”.

When a crime occurs, responders who perform the investigation appear and isolate the crime scene to look for evidence.  This process can take hours, days or even weeks depending on the nature of the crime. Investigators sometimes comb every inch of a scene looking for evidence that will help prove what actually happened, especially if there are no witnesses to the crime. In searching for these clues the potential for scattering dangerous biohazards occurs. In some instances, what starts off being a small area can become an expanded scene with many different types of biohazards.

If blood or other bodily fluids are present as a result of a crime, the chances of spreading biohazards to other parts of the scene are likely.  Pathogens from a crime scene can be redistributed by footsteps, medical waste being moved, dried blood becoming airborne particles and more.  These types of scenes need professional crime scene cleanup services provided by Bio Clean Services.  Once investigators and emergency personnel have completed their investigation, the scenes are usually then turned over to the person who owns the scene or a friend or family member.

Investigators and emergency responders do not clean up these crime scenes. If you are not experienced in crime scene biohazard cleanup, call the professionals at Bio Clean Services. We maintain all of the necessary equipment and certifications to perform safe, thorough crime scene cleanup in Detroit or surrounding areas.  Even if the crime scene doesn’t appear to have biohazards, fingerprint dust and other methods used for the purpose of investigating a crime scene may be potentially harmful. Bio Clean Service technicians are experienced in the safe cleanup and remediation of crime scenes and through the use of specialized equipment and cleaning process are able to discover even trace elements of biohazards that may not be visible to the human eye.

It is not possible for untrained individuals to know about all of the possibilities of biohazards associated with crime scene cleanup. The services we provide are meant to help protect you and others who may be involved with these types of scenes.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

How to get rid of a biohazard mattress?

Frequently we receive calls from clients asking about mattress disposal and what exactly constitutes a biohazard situation that would require professional disposal.  Bio Clean Services provides biohazard cleanup and waste disposal in Dayton, Ohio.

Most people don’t understand that anytime blood or bodily fluids come in contact with a mattress there is the potential for a dangerous biohazard situation.  Blood, urine, fecal matter and other bodily fluids can all contain infectious diseases that must be properly cleaned.  Blood and bodily fluids once dried can become airborne and are able to be ingested by normal breathing by anyone in the affected area.  Because these scenarios are usually related to trauma, crime or medical circumstances, you cannot just sit a mattress out for normal garbage collection.  Doing so risks the health of the workers who collect garbage, the area where the mattress is stored while waiting for garbage pick up and even the disposal site.

Blood and bodily fluids can cause horrific odors and attract the presence of bugs and insects for weeks after an incident occurs.  Bio Clean Services uses industrial chemicals to properly clean and disinfect these types of scenes.

Proper mattress disposal would include our cutting away the area affected with the biohazard, sealing the waste in proper biohazard bags or containers and taking the waste to a facility that is certified in the proper disposal of biohazard waste, usually be incineration.  Because biohazards are found in many forms related to the human body, it is always best to consult with a biohazard cleanup company like Bio Clean Services to ensure that mattresses are properly disposed of.

Contact our office for more information on how are services can keep you safe in the event of a biohazard accident. Our technicians are certified and will be able to help you decide which method of disposal is right for your scenario.

Monday, May 16, 2016

What exactly is emergency response?

Bio Clean Services  provides emergency biohazard cleanup from Crime, Death, Trauma and Blood Scenes.  Each scene we clean has a different set of circumstances, so how do you know what is really a situation that requires emergency response.  The short answer is, almost every case involving blood, bodily fluids and other matter from these types of scenes is a potentially dangerous environment for people.

If you are responsible for the cleanup of a blood or biohazard scene and there are other people living in the home or it’s a workplace with employees in the same area, this would constitute an emergency response need.  If there is a trauma, blood spill or medical biohazard situation in an area that is closed off from contact with anyone, or a scene like an undiscovered death where the area can be quarantined, then it is easier for companies like Bio Clean Services to schedule a non-emergency cleanup.

Any time you are faced with the responsibility of having to have a biohazard scene cleaned and materials removed, you run the risk of exposing yourself and others to potentially dangerous pathogens that can be harmful to your health and in certain cases, even fatal. People who are not certified in biohazard cleanup and removal should never attempt to remediate a scene themselves.  Improper cleaning can easily spread potentially dangerous biohazards to other people or areas.

Out trained, professional staff is experienced in certified biohazard cleanup and we maintain the necessary equipment and cleanup protocols that help protect our clients from these types of liabilities. If you experience a trauma, crime or other blood and biohazard situation, contact us for more information. We will ask a series of questions that will help determine if you need emergency cleanup services or just standard cleaning and biohazard removal.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Who we work for

Bio Clean Services provides Death, Crime, Trauma, and Blood cleanup services in Detroit, Michigan and surrounding cities.  Many people are aware of biohazard cleanup companies, but they usually don’t understand who we work for.

Our services are primarily provided to individuals or families of Crime, Trauma, Death and Suicide victims however we also provide services for industrial accident cleanup at companies, apartment biohazard cleaning and even police department blood and biohazard cleanup scenes.  So the complete answer is Bio Clean Services provides services for any individual, family or business that is faced with the responsibility of performing biohazard cleanup.

Because there are many forms of biohazards, in most cases our clients contact us because they have no idea how to properly remove these potentially harmful elements from the scene or they aren’t sure what liabilities they will be faced with if the remediation is not done correctly.  Our job is to assist these customers with proper cleanup, removal and disposal of any form of biohazard found at these scenes.

For over a decade we have been providing licensed, professional cleanup services for customers who have no idea the dangers that are associated.  Our trained professional staff helps customers identify the biohazards and we perform proper cleaning and removal techniques to ensure that a scene is completely free of any biohazards that may be potentially harmful to others.

If you, or someone you know becomes responsible for blood or biohazard cleanup in Detroit or a surrounding area, contact Bio Clean Services immediately for more information on how we can help.  Our staff is trained in assisting clients with insurance claims and other resources that may help pay for the cleanup costs.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Are landlords responsible to hire a certified biohazard company after crime?

We receive numerous calls from landlords and rental property owners who are faced with the dilemma of dealing with Crime, Death, Suicide and Blood scenes at their properties.  Almost always, we are asked “Are we responsible for the cleanup of these scenes?”  Bio Clean Services provides cleanup of Blood, Death, Trauma, Crime and other biohazard related scenes throughout Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding cities.

To answer in short, the owner of a property, or its authorized managing agent is responsible for the cleanup, removal and disposal of any biohazard materials found on their property.  If these biohazards are directly related to an incident involving a tenant, it is still the property owner or managers responsibility. Ordinarily, there are multiple tenants in or around rental properties and it is up to the owner or management of the property to protect the health and well being of the other residents or people who may come in contact with an affected area.

Our service technicians are licensed and specifically trained to clean, remove and dispose of any forms of biohazard found at a property. The typical forms are form Crime, Death, Suicide or violent trauma but can also include illegal drug manufacturing, hoarding and other forms of gross filth and negligence from tenants.  Because biohazards take on many forms, landlords or property owners should never attempt to clean these scenes on their own or have an employee perform the cleanup.  Let’s face it, how many landlords or property owners actually know the health status of their tenants.

If a biohazard situation is discovered, the scene must be treated as though it is extremely dangerous and every precaution taken to protect anyone who may be in contact with the property.  Bio Clean Service technicians are experienced in dealing with property owners and managers to discreetly remediate the property and work hard to eliminate all traces of biohazards quickly and safely.

If you are a landlord or property owner and experience a biohazard situation that requires cleanup, contact us immediately for service. We realize that these types of cleanup require an immediate response and offer emergency dispatch to help you contain the area and protect your staff and your tenants and their families.

Monday, April 25, 2016

What families don’t understand about our work

When you experience a death, suicide, trauma or other biohazard related incident it is important to know the reasons why you should always hire a certified biohazard cleanup company like Bio Clean Services.

Most people don’t understand when incidents occur it is not only traumatizing for the family members but a huge risk of contracting health compromising diseases from blood and other pathogens that are associated with a scene.  Most people believe that a biohazard scene can be cleaned using bleach and other household products and this is the main reason they don’t understand what we do and why it’s important.

Biohazards related to blood, bodily fluids and remains of a scene have to be cleaned using industrial grade chemicals, special equipment and techniques only known to trained or certified professionals.  Bio Clean Services  maintains certifications in biohazard cleanup, removal, waste disposal and other services areas that can ensure your trauma scene is restored to a healthy, inhabitable condition.

In most cases the full health details of a victim are not known. Every biohazard scene must be handled with extreme caution as though it contained infectious diseases or other pathogens that can be harmful or deadly to someone who is not trained to clean up biohazards.

If you or someone you know experiences a death, suicide or blood spill related trauma, contact our team of professionals for certified cleanup at once.  In most cases insurance companies will cover the cost of professional biohazard clean up and it is important that you know the facts about remaining safe when experiencing the responsibility of dealing with biohazard cleaning.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hazards on the job

When most people think of biohazard cleanup, they usually associate it with the process of cleaning up blood but there is so much more to what a professional biohazard technician does.  Being a biohazard cleanup expert is a dangerous job and many hazards associated with what we do are not known to untrained professionals.

As a biohazard cleanup professional Bio Clean Services performs blood cleanup services which also entails murder scenes, suicide and violent crime scenes. While these are the most common jobs we perform, we also provide services for hoarding cleanup, junk removal, workplace related accidents, vehicle clean up services and even meth lab or other illegal drug cleanup.

It’s understood that blood cleanup has a huge potential for exposure to infectious pathogens that can be deadly if not handled properly. What’s not considered is the fact that hoarding, drug, junk and vehicle cleanup jobs also contain many hazards that are just as severe.  When cleaning drug scenes there are always chances of infection from contact with needles, explosive or deadly chemicals that could be ingested and even airborne pathogens that contain infectious bacteria from emergency vehicle cleanup jobs.

Because all incidents have a large level of uncertainty about the victims, it is imperative that extreme precautions be taken while handling the cleanup process of these jobs.  If an untrained individual were to attempt to clean up a biohazard scene without following proper protocols and decontamination practices, they may be held responsible if anyone were to become ill or die as a result of the improper cleanup.

If you experience a trauma or tragedy and are uncertain about the type of cleanup that may be needed, it is always best to contact a professional cleanup company like Bio Clean Services who will be able to help you determine the level of services needed.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spring Break, Drunk Driving & Biohazards

Each year there is a steady increase in dunk driving accidents during the spring break season. Bio Clean Services provides blood and biohazard cleaning in Cleveland, OH and surrounding areas. Most of the calls we receive regarding drunk driving accidents involve blood clean up and other biohazard materials from vehicles, streets and emergency vehicles used for transport.

Anytime a vehicle accident involves blood cleanup, it’s imperative that a professional biohazard cleanup company like Bio Clean Services perform the job. Blood mixed various elements from accidents such as broken glass and car interiors can carry traces of potentially harmful biohazards for weeks after an accident. If the vehicle or accident scene is not properly cleaned, there is a risk of exposure to others who may come in contact with these elements.

Bio Clean Services is experienced in removing all traces of harmful biohazards from accident and transport vehicles. With professional grade chemicals, strict protocols and following the guidelines of proper cleanup we help ensure that vehicle and property owners are at risk for potential liabilities to others. Removing traces of blood and other biohazards from vehicles is a difficult task and without proper training, someone attempting to clean it is putting themselves at serious risk.

Drunk driving not only affects the driver, it also endangers the lives of passengers, pedestrians and other motorists. With inexpensive methods of transportation like Uber, Lyft and reduced cab fares in resort and vacation areas, we advise anyone who plans on drinking even one drink to not drive. Drivers fail to realize, especially during spring break that not only may they be impaired, but so may other drivers or pedestrians and this exponentially increases the chances of deadly, life changing accidents.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Are employees allowed to clean up blood at work?

How many times have you seen an accident happen at work that involved blood? If you work in a construction or mechanical industry, chances are it’s a lot! Bio Clean Services provides industrial clean up services in Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding areas.

Every person who owns and operates a business with employees should have an emergency  blood/biohazard clean up protocol in place. Unless your employees are specifically trained and certified in blood and biohazard remediation, it is never a good idea to have employees clean up blood and other bodily fluids in the workplace.

Because the health condition of most people is not known, any blood or bodily fluids should be cleaned up by a professional biohazard cleanup company like Bio Clean Services. We are experienced in the removal and disposal of biohazard materials and are certified to return a biohazard scene to a safe area for other employees. If you allow an untrained employee to perform the clean up task, you not only are putting their health at risk, but may be held liable in the event that the employees health becomes compromised. This is also true for allowing other employees to come in contact with a biohazard scene in the workplace.

In the event of an accident involving blood and bodily fluids, the best possible thing you can do is get the injured person medical attention immediately then seal off the affected area to keep others safe. Contact Bio Clean Services immediately for emergency dispatch so we can properly clean the accident scene and restore it to pre-incident, biohazard free condition.

For more information about workplace accidents and help with establishing the proper protocol for your business visit the OSHA website for complete instructions or contact our office to establish an emergency procedure protocol for your employees.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Why are costs for biohazard cleanup so high?

If someone dies as a result of natural causes, violent crime, murder or suicide in a residence or place of business, the burden of clean up typically falls on the property owner. Obviously this is a traumatic task that few people are willing to undertake themselves. But why are the costs for cleanup of these scenes so expensive?

Biohazard cleanup companies like Bio Clean Services guarantee the scene will be restored to it’s original pre-incident state after the victim has been removed from the scene.  There are several factors that determine the amount of time and services that our clients need. These factors are usually:

• How long was the death unattended

• Where it happened

• What type of scene it is (How it happened)

• What elements are in the scene where it occurred

If the body was in a decomposing state when removed, the cleanup is even more challenging because insects move into the body after death and may still be in the scene area after the body is removed by a coroner.  It’s customary to also have body fluids, liquefied skin and organ tissues that have soaked into carpeting, flooring or other surfaces in contact with the scene. The most difficult task is generally remediation of the smell from the scene as the body will release ammonia gases that permeate these areas and can linger for months.

Our technicians are required to wear protective suits and respirators and utilize OSHA and EPA compliant chemicals to decontaminate these areas. Special equipment is used and all waste materials must be properly placed in safety sealed bags and disposed of. This usually requires obtaining permits from local officials with specific directives on how the waste is to be transported and disposed.  Sometimes, medical-waste incinerators need to be used for this type of disposal.

Once the initial cleaning has been performed, it is necessary for Bio Clean Services to inspect every detail of these scenes utilizing special instruments and equipment to search for even the smallest trace elements of contamination (not seen with the visible eye). This inspection helps determine if the scene will need our construction crews to remove flooring, walls, insulation or other structural materials in effort to ensure proper cleaning for the safety of our clients.

As you can see from just a few short paragraphs, biohazard cleaning and decontamination of these types of scenes is more than a simple wash down with bleach. Obtaining permits, disposal charges, and construction costs are common factors that dictate what cleanup charges will be.

Depending on the circumstances, property owners may have coverage options through property insurance policies. In this regard, most companies will provide a service that handles all the paperwork for filing a claim. If insurance coverage is not available, they can also help their clients in contacting various charitable or religious organizations that can provide financial assistance.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What happens to all biohazard waste once removed from a scene?

Crime, trauma, blood and biohazard cleanup companies like Bio Clean Services assist people in dealing with the aftermath and cleanup of biohazards. But what actually happens to the biohazard waste once removed from the scene?

Our technicians are specifically trained to follow state and local guidelines for waste disposal.  Organizations like OSHA leave it up to individual companies to determine what is or is not contaminated however, improper disposal carries stiff fines if an investigation determines a company’s mishandling in the disposal process.

When biohazard cleanup companies remove articles from a scene, it is determined at that time what is actually a contaminated article that needs special disposal. For example, a piece of furniture such as a bed or sofa may contain a blood stain. The area of the furniture that contains blood would be considered contaminated, so technicians remove the contaminated area and properly dispose while the remaining portion of the furniture can be disposed of by regular trash removal methods.

Any materials from a death, blood, crime or other trauma scenes that are contaminated are collected in proper, clearly marked biohazard containers. Once these materials leave the scene they are either take to a facility that collects and disposes of biohazard materials or they utilize mobile biohazard pick up and transport services to come collect the materials and transport for proper disposal.

Bio Clean Services maintains all of the necessary certifications and permits for biohazard material handling and disposal. Our company contracts with a certified biohazard disposal company who picks up contaminated materials and delivers them to a processing facility for proper disposal. Because of this every changing world and the uncertainty of what you may be dealing with, it is always recommended that you hire a professional, certified biohazard cleanup company.

If you attempt to clean up and dispose of biohazards without following the proper protocol, you may be endangering the health and safety of others as well as be subject to legal action from authorities for the improper disposal. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

The police, fire and other rescue departments play a crucial part in handling the many tasks after a death or suicide.  These crucial professionals however, do not clean up the trauma scene. Trauma-scene clean up is a niche market within the cleaning industry and many clean up steps following a trauma must adhere to strict regulations for handling decontamination and materials.

Special equipment, chemicals and materials are necessary when performing this type of clean up as it involves dangerous and most often contaminated materials that cannot be cleaned up using conventional house cleaning methods. Depending on the location of the trauma scene, different precautionary practices become applicable to ensure safety.

Some different types of Trauma Scene Clean Up can be:

• Death Clean Up  (Resulting from natural death, an accident or a violet trauma such as murder)

• Suicide Clean Up

• Biohazard Clean Up (Clean up of blood and other hazardous wastes, meth labs and other chemically contaminated scenes)

Bio Clean Services offers these cleaning services and more.  With offices located in northeast United States they are able to offer 24 hour and emergency services to Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia.

Since families of crime and trauma victims typically do not leave the home after this occurs, our job is to remove any sign of what happened and any biohazardous materials that may be present from the incident.  These biohazardous items are materials such as blood or tissues at a crime scene, bodily fluid removal and waste associated with the clean up.  

It is definitely not advised for family members or friends of family to attempt cleaning these scenes.  Often times with trauma and death scenes specifically, there are specific protocols that must be practiced in order to ensure the safety of yourself and others.  Special permits are required for handling these materials and substances and intense training should be completed by the professional who performs the clean up.  Bio Clean Services is certified to performs these and many other types of clean up.  For more information about what we do preview our SERVICES.  We realize in the midst of these incidents that it’s a very difficult time for families and people associated with incidents.  We are professions, compassionate and willing to help you restore these scenes to before incident conditions.  CONTACT US for more information on how we can be of service to you.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

How to choose the right biohazard cleanup company

Having been in the Crime Scene and biohazard clean up industry for over a decade, Bio Clean Services has worked hundreds of clean up scenes. Surprisingly, several of the jobs performed were as a result of non-reputable cleaning companies who did not follow proper protocols and techniques when cleaning these scenes.

If crime, trauma, suicide and other biohazard scenes are not properly cleaned, weeks, months, and even a year later clients have reported horrible odors, infestations of bugs, stains and other problems that all stem from the fact that the original cleaning company did not properly remediate.

How do you know if you are hiring a legitimate clean up company?  There are a few things to look for when selecting a company. Bio Clean Services has built a reputation following these same tips.

1. Search for a company that holds certifications in biohazard cleaning.

2. Ask your law enforcement of grief management staff at the scene who they would suggest.

3. Ask the company for references from other clients they’ve worked for.  Individuals may not feel comfortable sharing their experience, but a reputable company should be able to provide you with references of companies, apartment managers and other industrial business owners who have used the company’s services.

4. Ask the company representative if they are familiar with working with insurance claims and what happens if the insurance company denies the claim. If they aren’t familiar then chances are they aren’t certified, will cut corners and discount the price greatly. (Referencing the jobs we perform after these companies provide inadequate services)

5. Pay attention to the compassion of the person you are interviewing to hire. Larger national companies do not always provide the best service.  Locally owned companies that are certified and have a small staff usually do this type of work because they are compassionate about the clients and have a desire to ensure the safety and good health of their community.  You should be able to tell if the person is just working a job, or if they are professional, compassionate and relate to your level of grief and concern.

Not all companies are the same. Building a reputation in the biohazard clean up industry takes hard work, dedication and it’s not something that just anyone can do.  Bio Clean Services has provided these professional, compassionate services for over a decade throughout the Northeastern United States.  We’ve worked on hundreds of jobs relating to death, trauma, suicide, meth labs, hoarding, animals, gross filth and negligence and more. Contact our office immediately if you have a situation that requires this type of cleaning.  Never attempt to clean these scenes on your own. It will put your health and the health of others at a much greater risk.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Questions about biohazard cleaning

The most important thing in handling the crime scene clean up is that affected things should be cleaned in a way by which life will be danger free in future. It is imperative that one employs the help of the experienced bio hazard technicians who are certified and well trained to remove the fluid materials of body and blood or other biohazard materials.  Often there are various items such as walls, carpet, furniture, wallpaper, flooring, etc that will need to be disposed of in the red bio-hazard bags.  Disposal can usually be taken to a state-regulated and federal- regulated site. Laws do not permit the use of dumpster to dispose the items. According to the laws of federal and state, a bio-hazard clean up will need to store the records of the place where disposal is taken place and include what was disposed. It is suggested that these records be stored for 30 years. It’s also important that permits and certification information be retained for the same amount of time should they ever need to be reviewed.

Why is trauma and crime scene clean up so dangerous? The cleanup process of a scene may be easy and simple. But, clean up technicians have to be trained in how to handle materials to avoid contact with deadly diseases such as HIV, hepatitis, and other diseases that can be occurred by affection of bio-hazards. Frequently sharp items that can puncture your skin are found to be present during clean up. It’s also possible that a cleaner’s mouth and eyes can be affected accidentally during the removal of biohazard items.

Why should someone call a biohazard clean up company?  When it comes to cleaning and removal from a biohazard trauma scene, family members, friends or people associated want to clean the scene themselves.  Seldom do they realize that the tasks are physically and emotionally overwhelming. Bio Clean Services is trained in the removal of biohazard items such as body fluids, decomposing bodies, human tissues, hypodermic needles, blood, etc.  Our technicians are fully trained and certified in the removal of these materials and have been specifically trained to restore a scene to a better than original condition. Utilizing a trained professional company like Bio Clean Services enables you to avoid the emotional distress of the work. Anyone attempting to clean a biohazard scene may also run the risk of certain liabilities should someone cleaning become exposed to harmful items and substances.

Who pays for biohazard and crime scene clean up? Depending on the circumstances and where the incident occurs, ordinarily the insurance company pays for the clean up. Every insurance carrier is different and certain restrictions may apply.  Anyone having to hire a professional clean up company should contact the insurance company to review these limitations; if any.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Death and Crime Scene Odor Removal

The removal of odors from homes and buildings is a tedious and often elusive task. Bio Clean Services is trained in odor remediation and disinfecting techniques that will eliminate any trace of odors from these types of scenes.  We are skilled at cleaning odors that arise from many sources such as disaster contaminates, blood and bodily fluids,  unattended death decomposition and others.

Most crime, trauma and death scenes contain trace elements of blood, fluids and tissues that are not seen with the human eye.  If these areas are not properly cleaned, you will have putrid odors that can last for weeks, months or in some cases even years depending on the severity of the scene.  Household cleaning solutions will not clean these areas and do not vacate the smell. They are only a temporary masking of the odors and soon as the chemicals dissipate, the odors will return.

Odor removal involves the following general principles:

Removing the source of the odor as soon as possible. In certain instances, this may include removal of parts of the structure that are immediately affected by the source.

• Cleaning the affected surfaces and materials.  Every porous surface in the affected area must be properly cleaned and disinfected with commercial chemicals that are specifically used for this type of remediation.

• Use of counteractants to restore the area

• Sealing any surfaces that have been in contact such as flooring, porous surfaces etc; if possible

Bio Clean Services utilizes specialized chemicals and equipment to solve the odor contamination permanently by using specific solutions that chemically bond to odor molecules  in the air and on surfaces.  Our technicians have the knowledge and equipment to apply restoration techniques that return these scenes to their pre-incident condition.

If you are experiencing odors from a crime, trauma or death scene or you need specific help related to these service areas, please contact our office to learn more about the service areas we cover and our certifications.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Police Department Biohazard Cleanup Services

Bio Clean Services provides quick and effective police department clean up and decontamination services for jail cells, holding areas, evidence lockers, police and emergency vehicles.  In the past it was ordinary practice for many police departments to require inmates to clean biohazard areas such as vehicles and jail cells. Over the last few years these departments are changing their protocol regarding biohazard clean up and decontamination.  Inmates who were previously required to perform these clean ups experienced exposure to all different types of biohazards and infectious pathogens.

Most departments now contract these clean us to a compliant professional service for the safety and protection of their staff and inmates. This also reduces the legal liability of someone being exposed to these dangerous biohazards

Bio Clean Services offers the following contracted services to Police Departments and Medical Service Providers.

Jail Cell & Holding Area Clean up – It’s imperative these areas are properly cleaned and disinfected immediately to avoid transmission of things like MRSA and other airborne pathogens, contact with blood in these area and other bodily fluids that may be present.

Police Vehicle Decontamination – After transporting an  inmate, frequently there are bodily fluids like blood, vomit, urine and feces left behind. These vehicles must be cleaned immediately with proper chemicals and cleaning techniques to ensure the safety of the personnel. It’s our goal to clean these vehicles and returning them to service as quick as possible.

Emergency Vehicle Decontamination - Bodily fluids present a high risk to the health and safety of the people who travel in these vehicles due to the risk of infection and exposure to diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV that can be contained within them and transferred. Therefore it is vital that these vehicles are cleaned and disinfected in order to minimize this risk.

Our technicians are accustomed to cleaning homicide/murder, suicide and unattended death scenes which are all extremely dangerous.  Police and Emergency service clean up is as dangerous if not more because of the people in the affected areas most often times cannot be removed (Ex. Jails). Our staff is OSHA compliant and obtain the necessary credentials to work in these secure areas and follow strict protocol to ensure the safety of other inmates and personnel.

Contact our offices today to inquire about contracting our services.  Bio Clean Services services Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia and may be reached 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  We have an immediate response dispatch that can immediately send technicians to service your biohazard clean up and decontamination needs. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Violent crime scene biohazard cleanup

Violent crimes like home invasions, fighting and gun crimes can leave behind horrible trauma scenes. Violent crime scenes almost always contain blood, tissue matter and other biohazard elements that require certified biohazard crime scene cleanup.

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.

Ordinarily, when these types of crimes and traumas 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 remediation of these scenes. Some insurance companies also pay for these services.

Bio Clean Services has experience in 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.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Biohazard Cleanup Detroit, MI

Bio Clean Services provides biohazard cleanup services in Detroit, MI and surrounding cities.  With over a decade of experience in providing safe and effective cleanup services for things like deaths, suicide, accidents and trauma, our trained biohazard technicians help alleviate the stress and dangers of harmful biohazards that are found at these scenes.

Through use of special equipment and industrial cleaning techniques, Bio Clean Services can safely restore your biohazard or trauma scene to its original condition. Frequently, when an accident or trauma occurs the party responsible for cleanup doesn’t realize that there are most likely biohazards that can be harmful to themselves and others if not properly handled.  Our job is to access the site for these potentially harmful biohazards and remediate the area to a clean and sanitized environment.

We’ve written previously about the dangers associated with biohazards and inadequate cleanup methods. If you are not trained in biohazard cleanup and disposal you should not attempt to cleanup these areas yourself. Strict protocols have been set by State and Federal authorities that require specific cleanup guidelines be adhered to. If not, you may potentially sustain hefty fines which mainly result from improper disposal of the biohazard materials.

We maintain all necessary equipment and certifications that ensure your biohazard sites are cleaned, sanitized and completely biohazard free. Our technicians are experienced in working with clients to alleviate the emotional trauma that can occur from having to cleanup a biohazard scene. Depending on the circumstances, we offer emergency dispatch and can usually arrive in as little as 2 hours to provide biohazard cleanup services.

If you or someone you know has experienced an accident, trauma or death of a loved one and biohazard cleanup services are needed please contact us immediately. We are also insurance billing experts and can work  directly with your insurance company and other assistance organizations to help make the process as easy as possible.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Death Cleanup Services Akron, OH

Death, although a natural part of life, can be one of the most traumatic events in the life of a family member or loved one. Death can also be a potentially dangerous event for family members or loved ones because of the presence of biohazards.  Bio Clean Services provides death cleanup services in Akron, OH and surrounding cities.

After death occurs the breakdown of the human body happens rapidly. At almost every death scene cleanup we perform there is the presence of blood and other bodily fluids and matter that can contain biohazards that may be extremely harmful to anyone that may come in contact. Blood, after leaving the body, will begin to dry and flake. Flakes can become airborne and may be easily ingested but others. Because you may not know the entire health scenario of the deceased, you have to handle the death cleanup process as though it contained potentially fatal biohazards.

When a death is discovered, or after authorities and medical personnel have left, whomever owns the property is usually responsible for the cleanup.  If you are untrained in biohazard handling and disposal, you put yourself and others at risk of contracting diseases or other microorganisms that can harm someone’s health.

Bio Clean Services maintains all certifications and special equipment necessary to completely remediate a death scene  and return the site to a safe and biohazard free area.  We also maintain all of the required permits for proper handling and disposal of any materials or matter containing biohazards.  Frequently people attempt to cleanup blood and other trauma scenes themselves not realizing that these biohazards and organisms can survive outside of the human body for a long period of time. Inadequate cleanup can cause horrific odors, the presence of bugs and other harmful bacteria to appear sometimes weeks after the trauma occurred.

If you do not hire a professional death scene cleanup company like Bio Clean Services, it may be very difficult to have these areas restored to a safe environment in the future. Because many of the biohazards are not visible to the human eye, it is often necessary to remove any materials that were in direct relation to the trauma. This may mean walls, flooring and other structures affected. The cost of cleanup after an inadequate cleaning is tremendous and most often the total costs become the responsibility of the property owner or family member.  Protect yourself and contact our office immediately for death scene cleanup assistance.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Workplace Accident Biohazard Cleanup

Bio Clean Services provides biohazard remediation and disposal from workplace and industrial accidents in the northeastern United States.  When most people think of biohazard cleanup they think of chemical spills or other toxins that are environmentally related.  Biohazards in the workplace can come from all sorts of incidents especially when there is a presence of blood, tissue and bodily fluids that affect an accident area.

Cleaning biohazards in the workplace is an especially sensitive issue as most workplaces involve many people confined to a specific area and the chances of biohazard contamination are increased because of this. Anytime an industrial accident has a presence of blood or other potentially dangerous biohazards it becomes crucial to hire a professional biohazard cleanup company like Bio Clean Services. OSHA requires that strict protocol be followed when cleaning or disposing of biohazard in the workplace. Blood biohazard cleanup is one of the strictest protocols we must follow when a trauma occurs.

Many workplace accidents occur because of misuse of equipment or negligence of the victim in some form.  When these accidents occur, Bio Clean Services technicians are able to dispatch emergency cleanup technicians to discreetly remove and dispose of all traces of blood or other biohazards found at the accident scene.  Emergency personnel will frequently leave biohazard materials at a trauma scene, especially when the accidents are life threatening and immediate medical transport is necessary.

Business owners or managers are left with the responsibility of cleaning up the accident scene and protection of other employees or individuals who may come in contact with the biohazard area. When trauma or accident scenes contain blood the potential for bio contamination is significantly increased. Blood, in various forms, can become a huge potential in the compromising of someone’s health if they are exposed, ingest or have contact by other means.  The responsibility of the safety and protection of other employees, clients and individuals is the responsibility of the business owner and should not be taken lightly. 

Even if your company has established biohazard cleanup protocols, it is always best to employ a certified biohazard cleanup company to perform the cleaning. Not only will it eliminate your liability, it helps ensure that the job is done properly and that all areas affected by the trauma will be biohazard free and a safe environment for your staff and clients.  Contact our staff immediately if you experience an industrial accident.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Death Decomposition Cleanup Service

Bio Clean Services provides biohazard cleanup of decomposing death scenes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia.  When someone dies, the body goes through many rapid changes and the decomposition process starts almost immediately.

When a person’s heart stops beating the cells and tissues stop receiving oxygen. Brain cells are the first to die, usually within seven minutes after the heart stops (bone and skin cells can survive for several days). Blood begins to drain and pool in lower-lying portions of the body. This pooling causes blood leakage that requires professional death scene cleanup. As a body’s cells die, bacteria begins to break them down causing the appearance of the body to change dramatically and smell.  Decomposing death cleanup requires biohazard remediation practices that should only be performed by professionally trained company.

Once the body is well into the decomposition process, insects are usually present. These insects not only feed on the decomposing body but are able to multiply in mass quantity. This is especially dangerous because these insects can carry contaminated biohazards to other areas and potentially other people.  If you are unfamiliar with cleanup practices for a death scene you are putting yourself and others at risk for possible contamination. If skin and bone cells can live for several days after death, that means the bacterial and other potentially dangerous pathogens can live even longer.

Because of the location, it’s very common to receive calls for decomposition cleanup services all throughout our service areas.  Many of the rural areas experience increased numbers of people dying at home who many not be found for some time after they’ve died.  Discovering someone’s death is traumatic enough, but an untrained individual attempting to deal with the cleanup of a decomposing body is most often more than they can emotionally handle.

If you find yourself being responsible for the cleanup of a friend or loved one, contact the professionals at Bio Clean Services. We provide 24 hour emergency dispatch for death and decomposition cleanup service. Our technicians are professional and compassionate and have experience in dealing with the emotional aftermath experienced by our clients.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Crime Scene Biohazard Cleanup

Crimes in the United States can be chilling and in certain instances turn deadly for victims. The ironic part is that most crimes, even severe ones start out with a stupid idea and a dumb criminal who never intended for the crime to become violent.

Bio Clean Services receives frequent calls to clean up and remediate biohazard crime scenes. Some violent, and others drug related or just destructive. No matter the case our company offers crime and trauma scene clean up services. We are experienced at blood and biohazard clean up and removal. We are perform disinfecting and debris removal from crime scenes that are left with huge messes. With a steady increase in gun related violent crimes, it’s important to know what to do in the event that you experience a crime requiring biohazard clean up.

Bio Clean Services works with police and local authorities to ensure the property owners safety and restoration is done according to state and federal regulations.  We have 7 day per week -  24 hour emergency dispatch to service our four state coverage area. If you or someone you know are responsible for cleaning a crime scene, we suggest that you always hire a professional company who is trained to clean these scenes.  There are several elements of crime scenes that may contain contaminants that are harmful to you and without proper precaution you are placing yourself and others at risk.

If you are not familiar with regulations and permits pertaining to these types of cleanup jobs, you may find yourself facing stiff penalties for not following proper protocol.  Certain insurance policies pay for professional clean up of these scenes and there are other organizations who may be able to assist if you are the victim of a crime. Bio Clean Services is familiar with these processes and can assist you with the documentation required to file a claim or in reaching out to organizations who may be able to assist you.

Contact our office for more information on how our services can help you when being faced with this type of dilemma.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Trauma Scene Biohazard Cleanup

The police, fire and other rescue departments play a crucial part in handling the many tasks after a death or suicide.  These crucial professionals however, do not clean up the trauma scene. Trauma-scene clean up is a niche market within the cleaning industry and many clean up steps following a trauma must adhere to strict regulations for handling decontamination and materials.

Special equipment, chemicals and materials are necessary when performing this type of clean up as it involves dangerous and most often contaminated materials that cannot be cleaned up using conventional house cleaning methods. Depending on the location of the trauma scene, different precautionary practices become applicable to ensure safety.

Some different types of Trauma Scene Clean Up can be:

Death Clean Up  (Resulting from natural death, an accident or a violet trauma such as murder)
Suicide Clean Up
Biohazard Clean Up (Clean up of blood and other hazardous wastes, meth labs and other chemically contaminated scenes)

Bio Clean Services offers these cleaning services and more.  With our coverage area spreading throughout the northeastern United States we are able to offer 24 hour and emergency services.

Since families of crime and trauma victims typically do not leave the home after this occurs, our job is to remove any sign of what happened and any biohazard materials that may be present from the incident.  These biohazard items are materials such as blood or tissues at a crime scene, bodily fluid removal and waste associated with the clean up

It is definitely not advised for family members or friends of family to attempt cleaning these scenes.  Often times with trauma and death scenes specifically, there are specific protocols that must be practiced in order to ensure the safety of yourself and others.  Special permits are required for handling these materials and substances and intense training should be completed by the professional who performs the clean upBio Clean Services is certified to performs these and many other types of clean up.  For more information about what we do preview our SERVICES.  We realize in the midst of these incidents that it’s a very difficult time for families and people associated with incidents.  We are professions, compassionate and willing to help you restore these scenes to before incident conditions.  CONTACT US for more information on how we can be of service to you.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Suicide Cleanup Services in Ohio

Whenever a death occurs by tragic suicide, it leaves family members and loved ones in an emotionally fragile state. Bio Clean Services provides suicide cleanup services in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  We are a certified biohazard cleanup company and are our main job is helping victims of crime and tragedy by providing biohazard cleanup for suicide and other traumatic incidents.

Bio Clean Services only employs compassionate certified technicians who work diligently to assist friends and family members of suicide victims with professional, safe cleanup and restoration of the death scene.  We understand the emotional trauma and our suicide cleanup services are discreet and we provide unmarked vehicles for the cleanup and removal of any biohazard materials.

As with any death scene requiring professional biohazard cleanup services, suicide scenes are often very difficult to clean. Blood and other bodily fluids or matter are often spread over a large portion of the incident site and these biohazards are difficult to see or find.  In addition to the emotional toll this takes on a friend of family member, we do not suggest that anyone attempt to cleanup a suicide scene.

Even trace elements of blood, fluids or tissues can carry pathogens that may be potentially dangerous to your health.  If a biohazard area is attempted to be cleaned by an untrained person, there is a huge potential for contamination of health risks after the improper cleanup is performed.

In many instances, insurance companies will cover the cost of professional suicide cleanup services in Ohio. Bio Clean Services is experts in insurance claims and we are able to assist victim’s family members in filing claims and understanding insurance processes. We are also familiar with other agencies and services that offer assistance when a tragic event like suicide occurs.

If you or someone you know have experienced the loss of someone and need suicide cleanup services please contact our office immediately.  We provide 24/7 emergency dispatch of certified suicide cleanup technicians  who can help ensure that you and your loved ones are protected.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Decontamination Services

Whether you are the victim of a crime, death or trauma it’s important to know what to do after a life changing event such as these occur.  Ordinarily, once investigators, emergency personnel or coroners leave the scene it’s the responsibility of the property owner to clean up the aftermath.

Bio Clean Services provides crime, death, trauma and accident scene cleanup and decontamination.  When you have a scene containing blood, bodily fluids or other hazardous materials you should always enlist the help of a certified biohazard cleanup company. When blood and fluids leave the body or flesh begins to decompose many dangerous issues can arise especially in the form of airborne bacteria that may be life-threatening to someone who attempts to improperly clean up the scene.

Blood cleanup and biohazard waste handling and disposal have specific cleaning/handling processes which are crucial in the assurance that you or others who come in contact with the scene are protected. Our technicians are specifically trained in these protocols and maintain all of the necessary equipment and cleaning materials. Our services are guaranteed and we maintain the proper permits for handling and disposal of all of the biohazard elements we remove from a scene.

We are able to assist with crime, death and murder or suicide scenes and provide decontamination and disinfecting services for many other types of biohazards. If you experience a trauma or crime it is safe to assume that there are always potentially dangerous biohazards left at the scene. Your fist step in trying to recover these types of scenes is to contact Bio Clean Services for a confidential consultation.

We are trained to help you through every aspect of the cleanup and restoration of biohazard scenes and also have experience in insurance billing and other organizations that assist with these types of cleanup costs.  Contact our office immediately for more details on how we can help protect you and your property.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Ohio Death Cleanup Services

Bio Clean Services offers death and body decomposition (unattended death) cleaning for Cleveland, Ohio and surrounding cities. Bio Clean Technicians are experienced in removal, sanitizing, decontamination and deodorizing sites where deaths have occurred. 

Cleaning death scenes can be a difficult task but our technicians maintain the certifications and professional equipment necessary to perform death scene cleanup services in Cleveland.  Death sites that require professional biohazard cleanup are common in the Cleveland area, many of which are also unattended death scenes or sites where a death had been undiscovered for several days or weeks.

When a person dies and the heart stops pumping, the cells in the body begin to die from lack of oxygen and the decaying process immediately begins.  Death leads to rapid changes in the appearance of a body and the body can become unrecognizable in a very short time if not discovered.  After death the body will also release toxins and bacteria that create horrific odors and become airborne pathogens that are harmful to anyone coming into contact with them. These pathogens and bacteria are easily spread and are in most cases not visible to the human eye or an untrained person.  Improper cleanup practices can create potential health hazards in death scenes for weeks to even months after the death has occurred.

Because the risks of biohazard contamination are so high and the emotional trauma can be damaging to friends or family members of the deceased you should never attempt death scene cleanup on your own. Hire a professional company like Bio Clean Services.  Our team can remediate the areas directly affected by the death scene with our certified biohazard cleaning techniques.  Our death scene cleanup services ensure that any health risks associated with blood or biohazards are eliminated. We guarantee all services.

If you or someone you know is in need of death or unattended death cleanup services in Cleveland, contact our office immediately for assistance. We are trained to handle all aspects of Cleveland Death Cleanup and help protect our clients from possible exposure or health risks related to these scenes.