Monday, March 31, 2014

Florida crimes and stupidity, what should you know?

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Crimes in our local Florida cities 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.

Florida has seen it’s fair share of stupid crimes lately from a man hiding in a freezer to rob a local Checkers restaurant to a burglar found trapped in a pizza oven vent begging for help.  These crimes are bizarre and happened to end without incident, but some victims of crime are not always that fortunate.

Bio Scene Clean Up 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.
Bio Scene Clean Up 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 Florida communities. 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 Scene Clean Up 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.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Violent home invasions and the trauma scenes that can be left behind

Home invasions are bad enough, but when the event turns violent, can leave behind horrible trauma scenes. Home invasions turned violent can include things like stabbings, blood and tissue matter from fighting and in the worst cases even death.

Bio Scene Clean Up 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 remediating these scenes. Some insurance companies also pay for these services.

Bio Scene Clean Up 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.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Domestic Violence in Florida – Some things you should know

In this line of work we often get calls for biohazard clean up where there was a presence of domestic violence.  Over the past decade the amount of domestic violence cases has drastically increased and the severity of these crimes often ends in a tragic death that could have possibly been avoided.‎

If you know someone who is a victim of domestic violence or are a victim yourself, there are resources that can help. Agencies like Florida Department of Children and Families and the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence have programs that can help victims of domestic violence.  There is a common misconception that domestic violence only happens against women. These cases can include children and men who are involved in volatile, abusive relationships.  These agencies have programs that can offer assistance, counseling, emergency housing and other services. There are also legal representatives that can assist you in the process of taking legal action as a victim.

Bio Scene Clean Up provides biohazard clean up from these types of crimes, death, suicide and other accident scenes.  Anytime there is a presence of blood and other matter that needs to be remediated from these scenes, you should always protect yourself and the health of all people involved by hiring a certified cleanup company to properly clean up these biohazards.  Sadly, many domestic violence cases turn into violet murder crimes or suicide scenes and these are the most common scenes we are hired for.

We provide information like this in effort to promote stopping domestic violence in Florida.  If you or someone you know needs help, we urge you to contact the appropriate agencies for your safety.  Domestic violence charges in Florida carry stiff penalties and most all cases involve imprisonment. If you are reading this article and feel as though you are in a situation that is even “questionable” contact the agencies above today. If you are a victim and in need of our services, please contact our office for more information on our biohazard clean up services and other resources to help.

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Fun & Dangerous Mix of Spring Break in Florida

For decades spring break has been a huge draw to the Florida beaches where we see miles of college students (and some old timers) in a full blown drunken party mode that lasts for days. The question like with whether Spring Break is safe or actually too dangerous for most that attend?

Reality shows like MTV and other popular media glamorize the whole phenomenon of spring breakers to increase ratings and of course profit margins. But, the reality is Spring Break is a time of increased sexually transmitted diseases, drugs and binge drinking that leads to many young people dying each year.

Bio Scene Clean Up services receives numerous calls each year during the spring break season to provide biohazard clean up services.  We’ve been employed to clean up trashed hotel rooms filled with urine, feces, blood and the remains of drugs and other biohazards from local hotels, private rental residences and even public law enforcement vehicle clean up services have been requested.

We specialize in the cleanup, blood, death & suicide scenes and other biohazard related to these types of ongoing parties that happen nationwide each spring. Over the past several years we’ve seen a steady increase in calls for our services and it doesn’t appear that it will lessen anytime soon.

Statistics show that it is common for guys to have in excess of 18 alcoholic drinks and girls in excess of 10 in short periods of time.  These types of drinkers are the typical candidates for unprotected sex, sexually transmitted diseases, drug overdoses and even crime and death scenes.  This poses the question of safety versus the fun times that the media portrays.

If you own a commercial or residential property that is rented during spring break in Florida contact our office to learn more about the services that we provide and we can help with your biohazard incidents that you may experience from your renters and guests. Our goal is to promote clean, safe environments for our Florida residents.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The dangers of synthetic marijuana uses and who’s affected

Synthetic marijuana is marketed as a legal “high” in today’s society and the deaths and serious Illnesses from its use are on the rise.  Commonly called Spice, No More Mr. Nice Guy and K2 ( or hundreds of others ) these drugs are legally marketed for sale and can be obtained by most everyone in neighborhood convenience stores, smoke shops and other retailers across the US.

Although marketed as a legal marijuana in reality it’s very different from the natural cannabis that smokers enjoy.  The synthetic version contains powerful chemicals called “cannabimimetics” that can cause serious health effects and possibly death.  These drugs are not tested for safety and uses have no idea what they are putting into their bodies when using them.  In addition to the synthetic drugs being highly addictive, health effects from the drugs can be serious and possibly fatal and have symptoms including:

• Nausea and vomiting
• Increased heart rate and higher blood pressure
• Agitation and Anxiety
• Seziures, Tremors and muscle spasms
 •Hallucinations and psychotic episodes
 • Suicidal and harmful thoughts & actions   

This drug is wreaking havoc on our youth especially and has been labeled by many state and federal government officials as a public health risk and a hazard to public safety.  There has been a huge influx of calls to poison centers in the past 2 years yet this drug remains an unattended problem.

Bio Scene Clean Up offers services that deal with the trauma and clean up of deaths associated from this and other drug uses.  We are also trained to clean up meth labs and other biohazard areas which may be contaminated by illegal drug manufacturing and the deaths and trauma associated with it.

If you know someone who is using this or other illegal drugs we urge you to seek help for these individuals immediately.  Should you find yourself in need of our decontamination, death or suicide clean up services, contact our office immediately. We have technicians standing by to provide services 24 hours a day 7 days per week.

Friday, March 14, 2014

AAA promotes it's annual St Patty's Day Tow To Go Program

Don't be a statistic!  Between 2007 and 2013 hundreds have died in DUI related auto accidents on St. Patrick's Day. We are providing this information to show support for a great program offered to drivers by AAA for FREE.

Bio Scene Clean Up gets frequent called to clean up biohazard scenes after drunk driving accidents.  This holiday, we'd like to receive zero calls for this type of job.  How often do you hear companies say "We don't want any business"... We value all of our Florida residents and visitors and want you to arrive safely to your destinations this holiday.

Here's the information on AAA's  Tow To Go program which is offered based on technicians and drivers available during times of high call volume:

• Confidential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location
• Service is provided in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee
• Free and available to both AAA members and non-members
• The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home


• Tow trucks can take up to two people home; if there are more people in your party—you will need to make other arrangements to get home safely.

• You can’t make an appointment to use the Tow to Go service, it is designed to be used as a last resort so have a designated driver before you have your first drink.

•  It may be necessary, in certain situations, for AAA to contact a cab company or local law enforcement to assist with getting the intoxicated individual a safe ride.

We are in hopes that this information will help save more lives.  Have a safe driving holiday everyone.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

National rise of suicide in the workplace

In past data collected, specifically from 2010 and 2011 census information, the United States Bureau of Labor shows a significant increase of workplace suicides.  As difficult as these types of scenarios may be, it’s important for employers and property owners take every precaution to protect co-workers and tenants.  

Bio Scene Clean Up provides death, trauma, suicide and biohazard cleanup services in workplaces, public buildings and private residential properties.

Whenever a trauma like this occurs there is immediate danger to others in proximity to the accident scene.  It’s imperative that property owners contact a professional, certified biohazard cleanup company like Bio Scene Clean Up to perform the tasks of cleaning and disinfecting the scene immediately.  Attempting to clean a scene that has a presence of blood, tissues and other bodily fluids or matter can pose a huge legal liability if not properly remediated.
When proper protocol and cleanup techniques are not followed, there may be trace elements of blood, tissue, matter and fluids that are not visible to the human eye.  These elements can cause airborne pathogens that can be ingested by others causing serious if not fatal complications.  There are major risks of infection and disease from these elements and most likely horrid odors that will keep recurring if they were only masked at clean up.  Each of these factors can be a potential legal matter in the event that an employee or tenant becomes ill as a result of inadequate removal and remediation of these scenes.

Bio Scene Clean Up is certified in the removal of blood, tissue, body fluids and matter associated with suicides and death. We are also capable of removal of all components that may be affected by the trauma and can perform total rehab construction on the affected areas. Please follow our blog for other important information about the services that we provide and how we can assist you with biohazard clean up and handling.  Please contact our office if you need more information about a specific service or if you have a biohazard area that you need cleaned. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Why you should choose a Bio cleanup company with construction capabilities

Hiring a biohazard cleanup company with experience in construction can be a huge cost savings to the property owner. Due to the nature of the scenes being cleaned it is often necessary for a biohazard company to work directly with the contractors who perform rehab construction to ensure their safety and diminish the liability of the property owner.

Bio Scene Clean Up understands the nuances of preparing a property for re-occupation and use. Our services include some rehab construction and we have partnered with contractors who are professionally trained to follow all OSHA guidelines.

We pre-clean the areas of crime, trauma, death and suicide scenes as well as work place accidents and other biohazard scenes in effort to assess what type of construction needs to be performed.  We ensure the site to be safe for contractors to complete the necessary rehab of the property and then complete a thorough clean up after the contractors have completed to ensure that the property is safe, decontaminated and ready for occupancy or use.

Construction waste also contains the same types of biohazards found in the scenes we clean and they must be handled, removed and disposed of properly in order to ensure safety and compliance with state and federal regulations. As a party responsible for the cleanup and removal of these materials, there are strict regulations that must be followed, permits that need to be obtained and special tools and equipment necessary to ensure the safety and well being of everyone involved in the rehab and remediation of the property. 

It’s a difficult task that should not be attempted by an untrained individual and is far from a DIY project. It is very difficult to hire a contractor that is unfamiliar with these processes to come in and rehab your property. This is why we suggest that you always hire a biohazard cleaning company like Bio Scene Clean Up who has experience in bot.

Contact our office to learn more about blood clean up, biohazard cleaning management and other services that we provide.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Why the costs of Murder and Violent Crime Scene Cleanup are expensive.

If someone dies as a result of a 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 Scene Clean Up 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 Scene Clean Up 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, bio hazard 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.