Bio-One Of Rowan County decontamination and biohazard cleaning services

7 Common Biohazard Cleanup Situations

Biohazard cleanup is a specialized task that requires a great deal of training as well as the use of personal protective gear, special cleaning techniques, and OSHA-approved solvents and chemicals designed specifically for biohazard remediation. At Bio-One of Rowan County, we can provide you with professional biohazard cleaning for any of the following situations.

1. Crime Scene Cleanup

Crimes scene cleanup should always be left for professionals to handle. Our crime scene cleaners will ensure that all biohazardous materials are removed and disposed of safely. Once law enforcement has completed their investigation and has allowed our team into the site, we can provide you with comprehensive biohazard cleaning.

Crime scene cleaning includes the removal of blood and other bodily fluids and, in some cases, tear gas residue removal. Tear gas cannot be removed with soap and water or most standard cleaners. We use special cleaning techniques and wear protective gear which a typical cleaning company or maid service will not have.

2. Unattended Death Cleanup

When a loved one or tenant dies alone and isn’t discovered for some time, the body begins the natural process of decomposition. This is a traumatic situation for family, friends, or landlords, and it is never advisable that you attempt to handle death cleanup on your own.

Aside from the emotional aspect of the situation, bodily fluids can be toxic and, unfortunately, can seep into mattresses, carpeting, flooring, and other items. We will inspect the situation carefully and remove anything that can not be fully remediated and cleaned, ensuring that all traces of biohazards are removed.

3. Hoarding Cleanup

Hoarding disorder is a serious illness, and it can be heartbreaking for family members to try to deal with cleaning up a hoarding situation on their own. Aside from the stress of the situation, hoarding cleaning services usually entails coming into contact with some amount of biohazardous waste.

We find everything from rodent droppings and dead rodents to human waste and medical waste as well as mold and other potentially infectious materials or potentially hazardous materials. This is simply not a safe task for family members or a landlord to handle and we will provide you with safe, compassionate hoarder clean up services.

4. Suicide Cleanup

Suicide is perhaps the most traumatic situation a family will ever have to endure, and when we are called on to help out after a loved one’s death, we always strive for the most compassionate approach possible.

Suicide cleanup as well as any type of death cleanup should never be handled by loved ones or anyone with a personal connection to the deceased person. However, the reality of the situation is serious, and it requires using a professional biohazard cleanup crew. We will work as quickly and discreetly as possible to complete our cleanup tasks and ensure that no blood-borne pathogens or biohazardous waste remain.  

5. Homeless Encampment Cleanup

Homeless encampments can pose a significant public health hazard, but we have the experience necessary to ensure complete remediation. This includes blood cleanup, medical waste, and narcotic cleanup, animal and human waste cleanup, and general cleanup.

On the human side, we know that this is traumatic for the homeless population and do our best to treat each individual with compassion and dignity, working to preserve as many of their belongings as possible.

6. Animal Waste & Animal Cleanup

Often with hoarding situations and homeless encampment cleanup, we encounter animal waste (and human waste) as well as deceased animals. Of course, some homeowners also might find rodent droppings, dead rodents, or other dead animals in their home, attic, crawlspace, or even inside the walls.

Whenever there is animal waste, especially rodent waste or dead animals, it is essential that you hire professionals for biohazard cleanup. Rodents can carry many potentially deadly diseases and their waste must be removed with care while wearing protective gear.

7. Odor Removal

If you notice foul odors in your home, office or car and cannot seem to either locate the source or remove the odor, it’s probably time to hire a professional odor removal service. The Bio-One team can identify the source of the odor and remove any biohazards.

In some cases, odor removal might necessitate the removal of carpeting or other floorings as well as drywall, but we do our best to limit this damage as much as possible. Still, it is important to remove any items that may be contaminated with hazardous materials, such as animal waste, mold, or other toxins.

We do offer mold cleaning services, as well as odor removal. Chances are, if you notice a musty smell or a small amount of mold on your walls or flooring, there is quite a bit more mold invisible to the naked eye behind the walls and under the floors. We can identify all areas with mold and ensure that this toxic substance is removed from your home or office.

In Your Time of Need, Bio-One Is Here

The Bio-One team is here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. We also will work directly with your insurance company, which can be a difficult task during this stressful time in your life.

We are locally owned and operated and provide biohazard cleanup throughout Rowan County as well as Buncombe, Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, and Mecklenburg counties. If a trauma has occurred, please give us a call at (704) 645-0345 and we will provide you with comprehensive and compassionate biohazard cleanup.