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.

Hoarding Remediation Services Blog Post

Have you ever seen hoarding shows on TV? Our team has first-hand experience remediating these situations with care and compassion. From clutter, trash, to animal hoarding, we understand that the removal of items can be stressful and sometimes overwhelming for families involved. Bio-One will make it a priority to establish trust to ensure everyone is comfortable and ready for each day to begin. 

It's as simple as 1, 2, 3.

First, we always offer estimates at no cost to you. An experienced crew leader will tour the home and propose a plan based on your needs, expectations, and goals. 

Second, our certified technicians are trained to be mindful of all possessions. We make it a priority to find and save items of value whether that's a wallet, coin collections, legal documents, photo albums, or baseball cards. 

Third, we want to make sure you are 100% satisfied and happy with our work. If for some reason something else needs to be done, we are here for you. 

Call Bio-One today to learn how we can help

Mirror Review published the article "Nick-Anthony Zamucen - A Game-Changer in the Restoration Industry" and we couldn't be prouder! Over the past 15 years, Nick has established a Pizzeria Chain franchise, a home care franchise, a bio-recovery franchise, and BOR. All of which are stories of success!

If you're considering stepping into the Bio-One family, here are our top 5 favorite Nick-Anthony Zamucen quotes from this article and how they relate to owning a Bio-One franchise. 

1.  “They’ve gone through enough, let’s go in there and end their day better than it started.”

This is a core mentality of the Bio-One motto Help First, Business Second. Crime scene cleaning is an industry where you know you are making a positive difference in people’s lives, and you will have the opportunity to help people in their greatest time of need. It's as close to being a hero on a day-to-day basis as you can get. 

2. “One of the greatest enjoyments of business is interrupting the ‘status quo’ in set industries." 

Over twenty years ago, the 'status quo' in crime and trauma scene cleaning was DIY. But after first-hand experience, Nick knew it was time for things to change.

Nick encountered a fellow church member who recently lost her husband after he had sadly taken his own life. After police had finished their inspection, she was left with the traumatizing aftermath from the suicide that occurred. With the mindset of helping a community member in need, Nick visited the home with the church minister and helped clean the biohazard. Soon after, Nick realized similar situations are unfortunately faced by countless individuals throughout the country and world, and with the simple idea of helping others, Bio-One was born. 

Fast forward to today, Bio-One Inc. is still paving the way in this industry. In 2021, Bio-One was named number one in crime scene cleaning and trauma scene cleaning in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list. Why? Our experienced training and support team will help you launch and build your franchise business. Bio-One has developed the necessary referral networks, created top tier marketing plans, and established vendor relationships to increase your profitability.

3. “You don’t have to wear every hat and figure out every detail by yourself. When you buy a franchise, you are buying into a success strategy, a road map, and a proven game plan." 

One of the benefits of buying into a franchise is that you can be in business for yourself, but not by yourself. Once you begin your Bio-One business, there is a robust training and support program, systems and tools. We begin with our initial franchise training at our headquarters, and ongoing training classes are hosted throughout the year via live webinars and conference calls.

4. “This is fun and business is challenging, but how fun would it be if it were easy? I live to win and compete. I don’t live my life aiming for the second prize. It’s first or nothing…that’s what keeps me motivated."

In order to expect your new business to be a success, prepare to work. You can't just throw a bunch of seeds into the wind and expect a high yield crop. You have to be willing to put in effort from sun up to sun down to get where you want to go. 

Bio-One provides the training and game plan, but the fun begins when you push yourself to execute all you've learned. You will have an incredible support system behind you, but you are the key to your own success. Once you buy a Bio-One franchise, prepare to work like never before. And prepare to be rewarded like never before. 

5. “We teach life skills and business ownership. There is no one size fits all plan for everything, because everyone is uniquely different and needs different things.”

Supporting franchise owners is the backbone of our success. We recognize that Bio-One owners have unique skill sets and business backgrounds. Whether you're a retired police officer, military service member, marketing professional, or data analyst - there's a place for you. 

If you answer "Yes" to any of these questions, Bio-One is a good fit for you!

  • Do you want to build a business that can change your life? 
  • Do you want to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself? 
  • Do you want to own an exciting company where no two days are the same?  
  • Do you want to have the satisfied feeling that comes from helping others while keeping your community safe?

Join The Bio-One Crime Scene Cleaning Franchise Team!