Friday, February 28, 2014

Tampa Bay “Dive Against Debris” March 15th

Bioscene Clean Up offers Florida crime, trauma, death and even suicide clean up services.  We also provide hoarding, meth-lab and biohazard clean up services in effort to keep our Tampa Bay family and friends safe and biohazard free.
As residents of Tampa Bay, we often forget about the need for clean up and debris removal from our gulf waters.  As part of an ongoing effort to protect our ocean planet, Project Aware is helping support the Tampa Bay Watch’s Great American Cleanup 2014 at the Ft Desoto Bay Pier on March 15, 2014.

These organizations are in need of volunteers for this Diving Event.  All divers should be advanced open water divers with verifiable dives of at least 15 in their log book.  You can find more information on this event at or .

As a company providing critical services for biohazard clean up in the Tampa Bay area, we appreciate the efforts of other organizations who help keep our oceans clean and safe for all to enjoy. We urge anyone, if able, to take part in this great event.

We would like to personally show our appreciation to Scott Lucci (World of Water, Incorporated), Anette Monroe (Gulfport Dive Center), and Al Jeffrey (Scuba Quest) who have graciously offered to provide tanks (or air) and dive gear for those who need it, if available.

If you find yourself in need of biohazard clean up services, please contact our office immediately to learn more about how we restore biohazard scenes to a clean, safe environment.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

An upclose look at the job of a Florida crime scene clean up expert.

You never plan to have to deal with the aftermath of a crime or death scene, but if you do, we want you to know that there are simply too many hazards and health risks to attempt this type of project yourself.  Bioscene Clean Up offers complete crime and trauma scene biohazard management in Florida.

This week, we’ll show you a video that gives a detailed look at part of our job. If you are faced with the overwhelming task of scenes like these, remember that we are available to immediately remediate these scenes and return these environments to safe conditions for you.

Our services include: Trauma Clean Up, Death Clean Up, Suicide Clean Up, Biohazard Removal, Blood Clean Up and more.  Contact us today to find out more about what we do and how we can help.

Video Courtesy of CBS News

Friday, February 21, 2014


We are frequently called to clean up after an unattended death or suicide and 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.    Were 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.

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 it’s 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.

At Bioscene Clean Up, we take every measure to safe 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.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Bioscene Clean Up offers gross filth clean up services in Florida

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 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.  Bioscene Clean Up 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.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

How to choose the right biohazard clean up company

Having been in the Crime Scene and biohazard clean up industry for over a decade, I’ve personally worked hundreds of clean up scenes. Surprisingly, several of the jobs I’ve 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.

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 Scene Clean Up has provided these professional, compassionate services for over a decade throughout Florida and 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

Monday, February 10, 2014

What happens after the Crime Scene Investigators leave?

Most people think that the same individuals investigating a crime or trauma scene are also the ones that clean up the scene once their work is complete but this is not the case.  Once police and investigators collect their evidence or emergency workers have left the scene, everything else is left behind.
Photo Courtesy of Getty Images
Who’s responsibility is it to clean up the aftermath of these scenes? In short, the property owner is responsible for the cleanup. Any remains, medical waste, blood, tissues etc left behind must be properly cleaned up.  This is where we come in. Bio Scene Clean Up provides professional cleaning services for Death, Trauma, Suicide, Medical Emergency and many other biohazard scenes. We are trained and experienced in the proper protocols to return your property to a before incident state. Utilizing special equipment, we are trained to discover all hidden biohazards and re-mediate
the scene so it’s returned to a safe environment for the property owner.  These scenes contain many minute trace elements of pathogens and bacteria that cause odors, bugs and breed infections spores that can be harmful or fatal if not properly removed.  We never suggest that an untrained individual attempt to clean a scene like this because of the high potential health risks.

The use of industrial biohazard cleaning chemicals and proper tools are needed to ensure these items are removed from surfaces and the air in the property.  If an untrained individual attempts to improperly clean the scene, they also put others at risk who may come in contact with these materials and airborne pathogens.

In addition to experience and training, our staff members are also accustomed to dealing with family members and property owners during this highly emotional time. We provide professional, compassionate services and work expediently to remove hazards and restore the property to a good state. We are familiar with proper processes such as obtaining disposal permits and working with insurance companies to provide information pertaining to the claims filing process.

Contact our office immediately if you have an incident that requires clean up.  Although it may seem basic in nature, biohazards are often unnoticeable by the human eye and can still pose health threats for many months after an incident if not properly re-mediated.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Microsoft makes major changes in technology empire

Just moments prior to the announcement of a new Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, Microsoft introduced John W. Thompson and the new Chairman of the Board for the corporation.  Bloomberg reports that Thompson worked as a sales representative in Tampa, Florida as his very first job graduating from Florida A&M in 1973. Thompson received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Florida A&M, and a master's degree in Management from the Sloan Fellows program of the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Thompson worked at IBM for nearly 28 years and rose to the General Manager of IBM Americas. In 1999 he was names CEO of Symantec where he remained for a decade. During his 10-year tenure as CEO of Symantec, he helped transform the company into a leader in security, storage and systems management solutions. Thompson stepped down as CEO in 2009, and stepped down from Symantec's board of directors in 2011. Thompson was named to the board in 2012 and was a lead independent director. He replaces Bill Gates as chairman and is only the second chairman to hold this position since Microsoft’s founding in 1975.

Does this mean more changes are coming for Microsoft? Apparently, larger American corporations are reevaluating their key decision makers and looking for fresh, innovative directors to turn larger profits. It’s interesting to see the direction these new executives will take technology and exciting that one of these individuals has ties to the Tampa area.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Lonely Death Becomes More Popular in Florida

Over the past few years our company has noticed a steady increase in calls requesting us to clean an unattended death scene.  Some time ago the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research indicated that by the year 2030 nearly 40 percent of all households in the United States would be single-person households.  With these numbers rapidly increasing its only natural that the number of unattended deaths would be on the rise.

Bio Scene Clean Up provides clean up and decontamination services at these types of death scenes as well as trauma, suicide, accident scenes and more. Requests for our services generally come from immediate family members or close relatives. It’s common that these corpse are not discovered for weeks or sometimes months after the death has occurred.  It’s also not uncommon for us to receive requests from landlords and property managers as many of these individuals die with no children or family.

We offer professional clean up services and are very compassionate with the families of the deceased.  The emotional toil is generally much higher in a situation like this because the family members had no knowledge of the passing and a certain element of guilt is involved.  We are accustomed to working in a manner to help facilitate a quick clean up and restoration and assist the family members or property owners with the necessary procedures that must be followed before and after the remediation.  The protocol for clean up can vary depending on the amount of damage and the length of time that the body has been unattended.

Several of the requests we receive are also from care managers, helpers or sometimes municipalities asking for help cleaning the dwellings of elderly people who live alone. These individuals usually have huge garbage accumulations. Many of these individuals were men in their 50’s or 60’s with no job or real family to speak of.

Bio Scene Clean Up also provides clean up services in homes of people who have died in facilities, but left their home unattended, full of garbage and have generally unsanitary living conditions.  This is common with the elderly and given the unknown circumstances, it is advised that individuals not attempt to clean these areas.  These scenes are usually tremendous breeding grounds for biohazards and must be professionally cleaned and decontaminated for the safety of family or property owners.
If you, or someone you know, are in need of our services please contact us immediately. Bio Scene Clean Up offers 24 hour and emergency dispatch service in Florida.