Monday, June 23, 2014

Industrial Accidents and What Employers and Owners Should Know

Many American businesses run smoothly each and every day but if you own an industrial business you can expect at some point to be faced with some sort of severe accident, trauma or death in the workplace.  Bio Scene Clean Up provides cleaning for these types of industrial incidents all through the State of Florida.

Due to the liability, rigid regulations and most of all the emotional trauma when these accidents happen, a professional cleanup company like Bio Scene Clean Up should always be hired to clean the accident scene.  Most workplace or industrial accidents take place in areas that directly affect other employees or in some instances the general public.  If the accident scene is not professionally remediated by a certified biohazard cleaning company and someone’s health is compromised as a result of inadequate cleanup, the property owner or it’s tenant may be liable.

As with any incident that involves blood, tissue, bodily fluids and other biohazards, it is critical that the scene be cleaned following protocols set by State and local authorities for removal and disposal.  These types of pathogens may be disturbed if improperly cleaned causing them to become airborne where they may possibly be ingested by others in certain proximity to the incident scene.  Depending on the circumstances, these biohazard materials could carry infectious diseases that are life threatening or fatal to those who are exposed.

If you are the responsible party for the cleanup and it’s determined that you did not adequately remediate the incident scene, you can be liable for any person(s) who are affected.  Our staff of certified biohazard technicians are available 24 hours a day for immediate response dispatch. In the event that you experience any type of industrial or workplace accidents where other personnel are involved, call the appropriate emergency response personnel, evacuate the area of the incident and contact our office immediately to schedule cleanup.

After emergency personnel or authorities leave, there is most always waste, tissue, blood and other substances left behind.  Rarely do emergency personnel take the time to alert you of potential hazards or who to call to handle the cleanup.  We suggest that all business and industrial companies maintain an emergency checklist of who to contact as soon as an incident occurs.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Vacation traveling biohazard tips

Whether you are vacationing in the Blue Ridge Mountains or the sandy white beaches of Marco Island, the same hidden biohazards invisible to the human eye can be found just about anywhere.  During the summer months, vacationers spend time preparing and traveling across the country for what they hope to be rest and relaxation.  How much time do these travelers actually spend preparing for biohazards that they may encounter during their travels? Probably none.

No one really knows the history of hotel rooms, rental accommodations or even rental cars for that matter. You may never know that someone committed suicide or died in the very hotel room you stay in. You probably would never know that the rental car you are driving could have been involved in an accident leaving traces of blood or other bodily fluids that are potentially hazardous to your health.  The bottom line is this information is not publicly known and every precaution for biohazards should be taken.

Bio Scene Clean Up is experienced in the cleanup, remediation and disposal of blood, bodily fluids, matter and other dangerous biohazard materials. These biohazards are always found after a death, crime, traumatic experience or even in cases where illegal drug activity is present. In certain rental accommodations allow for pets and even these accommodations can carry biohazards from pet waste and urine. Let's face it, hotels and rental accommodations do not clean and sterilize the carpeting and materials after each rental period.  It is a commonly known fact that hotels have a laundry cycle for comforters and they are not laundered after every guest.

There are many precautionary measures you can take to help better protect yourself when traveling.  Industrial strength chemicals can be obtained in travel size to help disinfect toilets, showers, sinks and surfaces that are shared in rentals.  Consumers can purchase sleeping nets that help place a barrier between you and hidden biohazards in hotel beds. Hand sanitizer can be used to wipe surfaces of  tables and other areas where you eat or drink and you should always sanitize the TV remote control. In surveys by travel experts, TV remotes are at the top of the list of bacteria and other hazards.

If you are a hotel owner or hospitality manager, we suggest that you contract a certified biohazard cleanup company like Bio Scene Clean Up to ensure the health and safety of your guests after any of these incidents occur.  Contact our office for more information on how our services can help diminish your liability.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Increasing crime scenes and their biohazards. We can help!

• “Mother of Teen Girl Fatally Shot: It's An Ongoing War”
• “A gunman, 23-year-old student Seung-Hui Cho, goes on a shooting spree killing 32 people in two    locations...”
• "Twenty children and six adults are killed at the school by 20-year-old.....”

Headlines such as these are becoming an everyday occurrence.  There once was a time when these headlines could strike a panic throughout the country.   No longer do they strike a panic as Americans have become impervious to these types headlines. Daily we hear of the incidence of brutal killings all around our country. Unfortunately, there is an alarming increasing in the rate of killing sprees, mass murders, massacres, rampage killings and other violent crime activities. Clearly these killings occur without regard for any of the victims especially those that by some unfortunate twist of fate are innocently in the wrong place. 

These murder and crime scenes leave behind have many potential biohazards.  There is a are certain threats of infection from the blood,  matter, bodily fluids and invisible air borne pathogens that are sure to be hidden in the aftermath.  As little as 15 years ago if a murder had occurred only buckets, scrub brushes, disinfectant, gloves and  facial masks were recommended  by crime scene authorities as acceptable cleanup methods. 

Bio Scene Clean Up technicians have the experience to handle any death, crime, trauma or biohazard scene, returning the location to its original sanitary condition.   Certified by State and Federal agencies we consistently sanitize these bio hazard sites thoroughly utilizing EPA approved chemicals. 

Available all hours with a 24 hour emergency dispatch Bio Scene Clean Up specialists have successfully decontaminated scenes across Florida for over a decade. If you find yourself or someone you know in this unfortunate position and a biohazard clean up is required the discreet professionals at Bio Scene Clean Up will be there for you. 

If you require more information about our services please contact our office for a complete list of our biohazard services and the locations throughout Florida that we serve. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Client Referral Program – Earn Rewards for Referrals would like to take an opportunity to thank our clients and let them know that we appreciate having worked with them. We’ve developed a new program specifically for you to earn rewards for referring someone to Bio Scene Clean Up.  Even if you are a repeat client, we still offer rewards ranging from $100-$500 depending on the type of job we are hired to do.

This referral promotion program has no limits to the number of referrals you can make and no maximum number of rewards you can earn.  Our goal has always been to provide the most professional services to clients like you who are victims of death, trauma, crimes and other biohazard incidents. We also realize when events like this happen, it can be overwhelming and difficult to know who to turn to for quality professional bio cleanup services.  Since you’ve worked with us in the past, we are in hopes that you’ll refer anyone who may be in need of our services. Direct referrals are greatly appreciated by new clients and our company. It’s also a great way to help us give back to the awesome clients who refer our services.

Here are some ways that your “Rewards” can be paid:

• A discount toward the services of your referral.
• A donation to a charity in your name or the person’s name you refer.
• A payment toward funeral expenses of funeral gift for the referred person.
• A check to you from our company.
• A gift card for you.

When making a referral we ask that you visit our REFERRAL PAGE on our website and complete the short information form. We verify all information and if hired, we pay your reward within 48 hours.

You must know the individual that you are referring as we will verify at the time we meet the new client to discuss services.

Again, we appreciate all of our clients and the referrals that you send our way. If you know of someone who could benefit from our services contact us immediately to make the referral.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Florida Burglary Crime Scene Clean Up

When a crime occurs in a residential home or place of business, the aftermath can be overwhelming.  The biohazard materials left behind depend on the severity of the intrusion and whether or not violence with occupants are involved.  Even if no physical violence occurs, intruders can still leave behind certain biohazards from broken glass, wooden splinters and often times we find the presence of bodily fluids from vandals who intentionally try to damage a property.

The stressful cleanup of these types of aftermath require a professional company like Bio Scene Clean Up to remove all biohazards and restore properties to a pre-incident state.  When intrusions are violent and involve a homicide, the evidence of biohazards is usually evident. In other cases, the use of special equipment is necessary to discover the trace elements of any biohazard materials left behind.

Bio Scene Clean Up maintains all equipment necessary and is experienced in the cleanup of death, suicide, blood, trauma and various types of crime scenes. Individuals, apartment managers and even general janitorial or cleaning companies are not equipped to handle this type of cleanup and to protect their health and the health of others, we advise that these scenes should not be cleaned by anyone without specific training, knowledge of biohazard removal and disposal or protocol of Federal and State guidelines.

Cleaning of most types of crime scenes involves the use of personal safety equipment to protect yourself from blood, waste and other pathogens that may be present.  Certified biohazard cleanup companies like Bio Scene Clean Up use highly advanced sanitation equipment and effective EPA approved industrial cleaning chemicals or solutions that ensure your property is completely decontaminated and returned to a habitable state.  Any objects that come into contact with these biohazards must be cleaned, sanitized or in extreme cases removed from the scene.  Some materials can be handled in a simple medical waste box while others require proper removal protocols so they do not pose a health threat to the public.  In either event, if you attempt to clean a scene like this on your own and do not follow proper protocol, you may find yourself liable for health risks that may affect other people.

If you need more information about our services, contact our office for a complete list of our biohazard services and the areas in Florida that we serve.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dying at home increases risks of related biohazard illness for family members

Photo Courtesy of Huffington Post
Your loved one has signed a Do Not Resuscitate Order also known as a DNR. They have decided to take the natural progression into their next life and are requesting that this transition takes place in the comfort, peace and tranquility of their own home.  Knowing before the death will certainly give you time to brace yourself for the shock that comes with  loosing a loved one. Dealing with the death of a friend or loved one is traumatic enough without having the worry of cleaning up biohazard materials that remain after a person dies.

A number of steps must occur after your loved one has passed on.  First, you must call  911 and report the death to the police. The police will investigate the death scene, and the determination as to whether an autopsy is required or not.  When the police have determined that a homicide has not taken place and release the body, you may call funeral home personnel to remove the body and transport for the impending funeral.

Now that the body has been removed from the home, there are traces of pathogens and other biohazards that can be extremely harmful to you if the proper cleanup protocol is not followed.  Bio Scene Clean Up is experienced in the clean up and removal of biohazard materials, waste, blood and other trauma scene materials. When someone dies, it takes as little as 15 minutes for the body to begin to decompose.   The area in which the body was located may become contaminated with these  hidden  pathogens which could possibly make you or other family members sick.

Our bio- hazard professionals at Bio Scene Clean Up are trained to  re mediate the death scene back to its original sanitary state.  We are trained to deal with all situations in a discreet and professional manner.  Frequently, Bio Scene Clean Up receives calls to perform clean up for all death scenes types including murder, suicide or trauma clean up.

If you or someone you know is in need of these services please contact our office, we are available with 24 hour immediate response dispatch. We can assist you with procedures for insurance claims and other payment assisted programs. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summertime depression and suicide

As summer rolls into full force most people are busy having fun, planning vacations and family events.  Most don’t realize that SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) haunts thousands of Americans.  Summer months typically show a sharp increase in suicides all across America.

Bio Scene Clean Up provides cleanup services for death, suicide, trauma, crime and many other biohazard incidents all across Florida. Specifically with suicides, the trauma scenes left behind are often gruesome and require the expert skills of a professional biohazard cleaning and removal company like Bio Scene Clean Up.  Because of the dangerous and sometimes fatal pathogens, bodily fluids and other matter that remain after a victim’s body has been removed, these scenes require immediate cleanup to avoid infections and other health related causes that are a result of poor cleanup techniques or accidental exposures.

We suggest that individuals never attempt to clean a scene without the assistance of a professional.  Industrial chemicals and special equipment will be required to remediate and decontaminate the scene and with severe trauma scenes reconstruction of a property is sometimes necessary. Failure to  properly clean these types of scenes can put the property owner in a liable state if someone contracts an infection, disease or dies as a result of the improper clean up.  These harmful pathogens can linger where the event occurred for weeks and even months afterward.  Improper cleaning can also cause horrible odors that can only be masked with normal household cleaners and may require more extensive reconstruction if not immediately disinfected.

Bio Scene Clean Up provides these services for residential and commercial clients all across Florida.  We provide 24 hour emergency dispatch and are experienced in working with investigators and crime scene experts to help restore your property to a hazard free, safe environment.

If you are faced with the task of having to clean up after a suicide or other traumatic death incident, contact our offices immediately so we may assist you in the proper cleanup protocol. Stiff penalties are imposed on individuals every day who do not follow the State and local protocol for cleanup and removal of biohazardous materials and waste.