Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Traumatic incidents in soldiers with PTSD

As activity in the middle east winds down and more of our troops are returning home, our country is faced with a whole new realization that these soldiers suffer greatly from PTSD. Many soldiers come home and are faced with depression and other emotional disorders causing increased suicide rates, illegal drug usage and in some cases even involvement in violent crimes.

Bio Scene Clean Up provides biohazard clean up services in the Tampa Bay and Sarasota FL areas. Many calls we receive about these types of cleanup services involve veterans who have recently returned home from active war zones.  These incidents leave family and loved ones to pick up the pieces of yet another life shattering event, but in a different way.

Our team is experienced in the cleanup and remediation of crime, death, trauma and suicide scenes in addition to many other biohazard cleanup jobs that you may need.  We understand the emotional distress that these incidents cause family members and loved ones and we are accustomed to handling these types of cleanup jobs in a compassionate, discreet method and work to return the incident scenes to normal as quickly as possible.

As the increase of soldiers return home, our nation has to become more aware of incidents and traumatic events that could happen as a result of dealing with soldiers who have PTSD. One great resource to become familiar with is the PTSD Counseling Services website. It provides great insight on how we can help these soldiers overcome PTSD and ways to help them cope. 

If you find that you are in need of biohazard cleanup services related to these incidents, Bio Scene Clean Up offers 24 hour emergency dispatch to serve our clients needs. Call us now to for professional certified biohazard cleanup. We maintain the proper certifications and equipment necessary to clean most all types of biohazard scenes and are familiar with the filing and paperwork processes required for your insurance claims.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Drug biohazards inside our prison systems

Over the past decade illegal drug activity has reached an all time high. From sales on streets to manufacturing these drugs, the presence of biohazards is always consistently found.  Bio Scene Clean Up specializes in the cleanup and remediation of biohazards associates with blood, death, crime, trauma, illegal drugs and other biohazard waste disposal needs.

When you hear about illegal drug activity you usually associate it with people who are selling, using and manufacturing in ordinary neighborhoods, however there is an increasing amount of illegal drug activity happing inside of prison facilities all across the United States.  Certain drugs are simple to manufacture with things that are accessible to inmates, many of whom are incarcerated because of illegal drug convictions.

Due to the types of biohazards created by these drugs and the potential risks for compromising the health and safety of staff and other inmates, prisons have began contracting professional licensed biohazard companies like Bio Scene Clean Up to clean these scenes. We are called to clean and disinfect jails, police holding cells, transport units and other areas associates with police departments and prisons. Some incidents not relating to illegal drugs are blood from fights, vomit and other bodily fluids found in holding cells, police cruisers, transport vehicles and even emergency response units.  These areas must be properly cleaned and completely disinfected to ensure the safety of anyone coming in contact with the areas again.  All materials from the cleaning must be disposed of according to the guidelines of State and Federal regulations. Our company maintains the proper certifications and permits necessary to transport and dispose of these types of waste.

If police departments or prison personnel were given the task to cleanup and disinfect these areas it would require every member to be specifically trained to handle and dispose all forms of biohazards, and maintain licenses and permits. They must also house all of the industrial chemicals and equipment necessary to perform these tasks.  The cost for even one municipality to maintain these types of services is astronomical.  In addition to eliminating themselves from liability of the cleanup, the costs associated with these incidents are the main reasons police and prisons have began contracting professional companies to perform work.

Friday, July 11, 2014

What happens if a crime or death scene is not properly cleaned?

Bio Scene Clean Up performs certified, professional biohazard cleanup services covering the State of Florida  Several calls we receive are from clients who, after a traumatic incident, death in their home or illegal drug activity, are experiencing horrific odors and other issues.

It’s imperative that anyone who is responsible for having to clean up after a crime, death, trauma or suicide scene contact a professional company like Bio Scene Clean Up.  We maintain the proper certifications and are experienced in the proper remediation of all sorts of biohazards.  Every state is different however, each state requires certification for the proper disposal of biohazard waste and contaminated materials. We maintain those certifications and permits.

Almost every call we receive from clients who have attempted to clean an incident scene is because of odor or bugs. If these scenes (which almost all do) contain blood, bodily fluids and other pathogens that can’t always be seen with the human eye, then it’s nearly impossible for an untrained individual to clean using normal household chemicals. Bio Scene Clean Up uses EPA approved industrial strength chemicals and equipment to ensure that all traced of biohazards have been removed from the scene.  If these elements are not properly cleaned and all biohazards removed, there will most definitely be horrific odors, bugs and a breeding ground for other infectious diseases to grow.

One example that we like to explain to our clients it a small 4 inch diameter blood stain on a floor when uncovered can expose blood biohazards in mass quantity underneath. This means carpet cleaning and other methods can not possibly extract all of the biohazards. The elements must be removed and disposed.  It is often necessary to remove all carpeting, subflooring and even portions of walls or furniture that are in contact with the biohazards. Removal is the only way to ensure that the areas are returned to a safe, sanitized environment.

If you are the person responsible for cleanup of these types of scenes, call us immediately to employ our services. Failure to properly clean a biohazard scene can have serious liability issues and may be dangerous to your health or possibly fatal.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Who is responsible for cleaning up after a suicide or messy death?

Crime scene investigators and emergency personnel do not clean up after trauma, crime and suicides. In most cases there are always medical waste left behind in addition to blood, bodily fluids and other matter that must be cleaned up. The real questions is, “Who’s responsible for cleanup?”

Ordinarily the family members or other persons residing with the deceased would be responsible for the cleanup. If the person died alone or without family, the responsibility typically falls on whomever owns the property. If the incident occurs in a commercial setting such as an office building, the management of the building would most likely be responsible for ensuring proper cleanup to protect other tenants in the building.

Bio Scene Clean Up is experienced in the cleanup of death, crime, trauma, suicide and many other biohazard scenes.  Each state has different requirements and protocols for the cleanup and removal of biohazard waste materials. With our coverage areas expanded to a large portion of Florida, we maintain all of the necessary permits and training to ensure that the biohazard scenes we clean are 100% safe and returned to their original, pre-incident condition.

Cleanup after any form of traumatic event is no easy task. There are hidden biohazards and microorganisms that cannot be seen with the human eye and even small trace amounts of these biohazards have the capability of causing infections disease spread, health hazards to those who come in contact and possibly even death.  It is imperative that these scenes be professionally cleaned and sanitized following strict guidelines for safety standards implements by agencies such as OSHA, EPA and the Florida Department of Health.

If you are faced with a trauma, crime, death or biohazard situation please call our professional technicians at once.  We offer 24 / 7 emergency dispatch to help make certain that our clients are safe and protected.  Financial responsibility for our services usually falls on the family or property owner however several insurance carriers cover these types of services. There are also additional assistance options from other agencies nationwide. Bio Scene Clean Up can help you in filing the necessary documents to obtain assistance in these cases.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Have a SAFE and fun filled 4th of July Holiday!

Bio Scene Clean Up would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our clients and the industries that refer our company to them. We appreciate the opportunity to serve our Florida communities and offer assistance in a very traumatic or dangerous time in their lives.

We hope that everyone has a safe and fun filled Fourth of July weekend.  As certified cleanup technicians for Death, Trauma, Crime, Blood, Suicide and many other forms of biohazards our company sees increased service volumes during holidays like July 4th.  This is typically a time that families spend together, vacationing and travel increases. It also goes without saying that there is an increase in drug and alcohol consumption and other recreations that lead to death and injury scenes.

Many local towing and transport service providers offer discounted or free services during major holidays to help everyone arrive at their destination safely.  We are experienced in cleanup from traumatic auto and motorcycle accidents and we can’t stress enough the importance of utilizing these services.  We appreciate the business but would much rather our friends and neighbors not have to be faced with traumatic incidents that require our services.

If you need more information about the types of services that we provide or our qualifications and how we can assist you, please contact our office for complete details.  Again, we hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend and we look forward to offering continuing services in the years to come. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Property owners unaware of dangerous biohazards

Over the past decade the failing real estate market has ruined many homeowners across the country.  With the market decline and unemployment being at an all time high, there has also been a significant increase in the amount of illegal drug activity in our country.

Homeowners have been forced to relinquish their homes to the bank or mortgage company due to inability to make payments. Some homeowners elected to rent out their properties to individuals to cover the cost of the mortgage in an attempt to not face the financial devastation.  What these homeowners turned landlords didn’t expect was the dangerous rise in drug activities that turned may ordinary residential properties into full blow meth labs and illegal drug houses.

Bio Scene Clean Up is experienced in the clean up, removal and remediation of these types of drug scenes. Not only is this type of activity illegal, there are extreme dangers to the health of anyone who comes in contact with these homes. The manufacturing of these substances ( or cooking as it’s sometimes called ) are not only hazardous to the health of the occupants, but animals, residents in the immediate surrounding areas and even the clean up personnel that have to restore these scenes to a safe environment.  The chemicals and methods used to manufacture these types of drugs are extremely flammable and one small explosion can blast through walls causing destruction to anything in it’s path.

Clean up of these biohazard substances and chemicals should never be attempted by an untrained individual. Bio Scene Clean Up is certified in the removal and disposal process associated with these biohazards.  Our technicians are specifically trained to clean and disinfect all areas that have been affected by the chemicals, residue and paraphernalia that always remain in these homes.  We work closely with authorities and property owners to ensure that these homes are returned to a safe environment for the owner, surrounding neighbors and anyone who may come in contact with the property after our work is done.

Due to the severity of these types of chemicals and substances, it’s often necessary for our technicians to remove materials from the structure such as plumbing, flooring, walls and other items and dispose of the materials properly. We work directly with our contractors to ensure that these homes are restored to a pre-incident, safe condition.

If you own or manage a property that has been condemned because of illegal drug manufacturing or activity, please contact our office today for assistance.  We offer 24 hour dispatch and are able to respond immediately to help you ensure the safety of anyone affected by these incidents.