Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Gun crimes and accidents are rapidly climbing toward the top 5 death causes

Did you know in 2010 guns took the lives of 31,076 Americans in homicides, suicides and unintentional shootings? Did you also know that in the first seven years of the US-Iraq war about 4,400 American soldiers were killed. These statistics, although a few years old, show that deaths involving guns are becoming an epidemic. 31,076 deaths in one year equates to approximately 85 deaths each day and more than 3 deaths per hour.

Bio Scene Clean Up specializes in the cleanup of death, murder, suicide and other tragic events that contain biohazard materials.  With firearms being the third leading cause of injury related deaths after poisoning and motor vehicle accidents, we receive calls frequently from organizations, law enforcement and individuals who find themselves being responsible for the cleanup of the aftermath of these tragedies.  Florida crime has increased drastically over the past decade and we find that there are a significantly higher rate of gun owners in 2014. With that comes more homicides, suicides and accidental deaths requiring our services.

Whenever there is an incident involving shootings, no matter the reason, there is always the presence of blood and other biohazard matter that needs to be remediated in order to protect the health and safety of others in or around the scene.  Our company is certified in the cleanup and removal of this biohazard waste and work diligently to properly clean and decontaminate these scenes returning them to a pre-incident condition.

If you, or someone you know is faced with the tragedy of this type of trauma, please remember to reach out to a professional biohazard company like Bio Scene Clean Up to perform the clean up.  There are no safe and effective ways to clean these types of scenes with ordinary household products.  To be certain your scene is 100% free from contamination, it requires the use of industrial chemicals and equipment specifically for this type of work. We are also certified in the removal and disposal of biohazard materials and know what types of Federal and State protocols must be followed and permits that need to be obtained.  Don’t be faced with being liable for the health and safety of others, contact our professionals today.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Bio Scene Cleanup offers Apartment and ALC biohazard services

Photo Courtesy of Daily Sparks Tribune
Most people think about personal residences and businesses when it comes to biohazard cleanup services that we provide. Bio Scene Clean Up also provides these services to apartment and assisted living communities. If you are in charge of an apartment or assisted living community, have you ever received a late night call about a crime or trauma on your property? Do you know the proper protocol for cleanup of biohazard waste and material?

Bio Scene Clean Up is certified in cleanup, restoration and decontamination of biohazard from death, trauma, crime, suicide and accident scenes. We perform our services as discreetly as possible, even during late night hours if needed.  If your property experiences one of these types of events, you’ll need to be prepared for the cleanup and disposal of any biohazards that may be left behind.  It is your responsibility to protect the health of your employees, resident and any future residents of the property.

If a biohazard scene is not properly cleaned, your property may be liable for in the event that health and safety of others are compromised.  We maintain all necessary certifications to clean, restore and dispose of these biohazards and are familiar with all necessary permits needed, insurance claim processes and have decades of experience in dealing with our clients in the midst of a very emotional and traumatic time.

After the authorities and other emergency professionals leave, the very next call you make should be to a certified biohazard decontamination company like Bio Scene Clean Up. We have 24 hour emergency dispatch and cover a majority of the State of Florida with units on standby to serve your needs. If you find yourself facing situations where the presence of biohazards are unknown, you should definitely contact our company to come assess the scene. We maintain the proper equipment and are skilled in the discovery of biohazards that may not be evident to the human eye.  As with any traumatic event, you should definitely take every precaution to ensure the safety of all involved and remove any chances of being liable for inadequate decontamination of your property.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Motorcycle accidents and biohazards

As we find the weather changing to the springtime we all have missed so much, there is always an increase of motorcycle riding, drinking and mixture of both.  Residents of Florida have become accustomed to “looking” constantly as motorcycles are everywhere in our state.  Tourists and visitors however, may not necessarily know to be on the lookout for bikers and this causes an increased risk for dangerous accidents.

Bio Scene Clean Up gets called to the scene of many automobile or motorcycle accidents to clean up the accident’s aftermath.  You may not think that it’s a big deal to see blood or tissue and bodily fluids on a busy street or roadway.  Or is it?  After the investigators and emergency professionals leave the scene, what dangers really remain? The presence of blood and other substances, if not properly cleaned from an accident scene can cause a huge risk to others. Spreading of these materials through vehicle spraying can transfer these pathogens and possibly potential infectious materials onto people, other vehicles and even into the cabin air systems of passing vehicles.

We are extensively trained in the clean up and decontamination of accident scenes, death, crime, trauma and many other biohazard scenes. We offer 24 hour emergency dispatch services and are experienced in the removal, transport and disposal of biohazard waste.  We also provide vehicle clean up for auto accidents and we decontaminate / disinfect emergency transport vehicles to return them to service as soon as possible.

We have recently expanded our services to over two thirds of the State of Florida and are also adding additional emergency response units that will be readily available to assist our clients with biohazard, trauma and other services.  So, as a reminder, take always take an extra second to look a couple times in both directions, you may think the roadway is clear but motorcyclists can appear in your path within an instant and in most cases these accidents are severe to both drivers.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The wrong way to discard biohazard waste

Most people recognize that there are proper procedures that must be followed in transporting and discarding of medical waste.  Occasionally there are some that either choose to ignore the procedures or are simply not educated on the disposal process and don’t realize they are doing anything wrong.

Bio Scene Clean Up provides commercial and residential cleanup services for death, crime, trauma, suicide and other biohazard incidents. Almost every clean up job that we perform contains biohazard waste that much be properly contained, transported and disposed of.  Regulations for biohazard protocols vary by state and can carry sever fines and penalties if not followed.

What you see in this article image is never the proper way to dispose of biohazard waste. Luckily, in this instance, these bags contain regular trash and paper from an office. You should never use biohazard waste bags as normal trash bags.  Red bags marked with a biohazard emblem found like this should be reported to the local health authorities who will investigate to determine who is responsible for the improper disposal and what type of biohazards they actually are.

Biohazard waste that we work with most is any liquid or solid waste that may present a threat of infection to humans. Liquid waste includes blood and other body fluids from humans. Solid waste includes clothing, towels, rags, sheets, gloves, plastic bags, or any objects soiled with blood, or other body fluids. When biohazard waste is improperly managed , it places sanitation workers and the general public at risk for contracting dangerous diseases. We take every precaution and are certified in the handling, transporting and disposal of biohazard waste.  We always suggest that you never attempt to clean these types of scenes yourself as there are very high chances that these scenes contain blood and other pathogens that can be extremely harmful if you come in contact with them.  Most state regulations suggest that you contact a biohazard clean up provider like Bio Scene Clean Up to assist you.

If you see disposal like the one pictured above, of suspect that someone is illegally disposing of biohazard materials, we urge you to contact your local health agency (health department) or contact our office to report it.  If this type of disposal process continues, you may be placing your health and the health of others in jeopardy.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter from Bio Scene Clean Up

Bio Scene Clean Up wants to take an opportunity to wish all of our viewers a Happy Easter and to say “Thank you”  for your support and patronage. Our Tampa Bay friends and businesses are an invaluable part of our success and we appreciate it.
We also wanted to take a moment to let you know that we are now covering the following areas in Florida:

• Orlando
• Tampa
•St Petersburg
• Ft Myers
• Naples
• Lakeland
• Sarasota
• Ocala
• Clearwater
• Daytona
• Port St Lucie
•Cape Coral 

Bio Scene Clean Up still provides certified biohazard clean up and remediation for Crime, Death, Trauma, Suicide and Blood clean up in these areas. You may not know, but we also provide other biohazard cleanup services for industrial accidents, police services for cruiser and transport clean up, odor removal services, disinfecting and other cleanups like murder and unattended deaths.

We specialize in helping our clients deal with the emotional trauma associated with these incidents and work in a professional, expedient manner to return these scenes to a safe, inhabitable environment.  With technicians throughout the State of Florida, we are able to attend to most jobs within just a few hours of your call. 

Did you know… Once authorities, medical personnel or other investigators leave the scene of these incidents that you are responsible for cleanup of these areas?

… That you are subject to fines and penalties if these scenes are not properly cleaned or you incorrectly discard biohazard materials?

… That an improper clean up of a biohazard scene may place you at risk of legal actions if someone becomes sick or dies as a result of your cleanup?

We always suggest that you hire a professional company like Bio Scene Clean Up to assist you in decontaminating these scenes the right way.  We are trained and qualified to handle all sorts of biohazard cleanup and have the knowledge and equipment to get it done correctly, the first time.

If you find yourself in need of our services, please contact us immediately so we can help ensure the safety of you and others around the incident scene.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Who are Crime Scene Cleaners ?

Who is responsible for the cleanup of Crime, Death, Trauma, Suicide and other Biohazard scenes is often not thought about.  We all see the news or hear about these victims and sometimes horrific things happening, but the thought of who actually cleans up or decontaminates these types of scenes is not thought about.

Who are these people? What are their lives like? And How do they do this type of work? Are the questions that may come to mind when reading this article.  Bio Scene Clean Up is trained in the clean up and decontamination of these types of biohazards, returning the scene to the normal state it was prior to the incident occurring.

For over a decade, we’ve been responsible for cleaning thousands of scenes ranging from suicide, gunshots, stabbings, violent home intrusions, vehicular accidents and even jail cells or police cars that contain blood, urine, feces and other biohazards. We are specifically trained in the removal, cleaning, disinfecting and sometimes remodeling that is necessary to restore these scenes.  After authorities and medical personnel are gone, it’s typically the property owners responsibility to clean up the aftermath of the incident.  As we’ve discussed in previous articles, this poses a significant health threat to the person cleaning and also those around or in contact with a contaminated scene. Special precautions must be followed, equipment used and waste properly disposed (often times with special permits) in order to ensure the safety of all involved.

Bio Scene Clean Up offers professional, compassionate services that aide property owners in cleaning and remediation of any form of biohazard. Our trained technicians can assist property owners with the necessary paperwork for insurance claims and can provide remodeling services for scenes that require physical elements to be permanently removed from a location. We have experience working in maximum security environments and are skilled at minimizing the visual exposure to onlookers or public when necessary.

Biohazard technicians that clean these types of scenes for a living are unique individuals who are passionate about helping clients through a very traumatic time. They are dedicated in restoring scenes to safe environments and protecting the people involved.  These cleaners see sometimes horrible scenes and visually experience things that no one should ever have to see.  Every technician is different and deals with the afterthoughts of their job in different ways. In many ways they are just like everyone else, but in their own way are often quiet in nature, reserved and don’t talk about the work that they do. It’s hard not to have emotional challenges when seeing some of the scenes that require our services but in most cases the desire to help our clients through the trauma and return their lives to some form of normalcy helps negate their emotional states.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Is there a common connection in Bankers committing suicide?

Image Courtesy of Associated Press
In the 1930’s bankers who committed suicide were commonly known as “jumpers” as the fought to maintain the pressures of failing businesses. It’s the same cliché today, so is there a common connection? Large public polls show that the general population are angry at large banks who were bailed out during our economic collapse (much like they are at congress).

Most bankers start their career at a very early age and fight to rise to the top of their industry. If they only knew that their rise to the top only numbered their days.  It’s a stressful and very volatile position that can take its toll on the mental state of mind of these professionals, and the common and unfortunate end result seems to be suicide.

Bio Scene Clean Up gets calls to perform the clean up and bio-hazardous remediation in scenes like this frequently.  Suicides (accidents in the workplace) are more common than anyone would imagine. Our technicians are experienced in trauma, death, suicide and murder / crime scenes.  From blood removal, to clean up of bodily fluids and matter, we perform these tasks discreetly and with the utmost confidentiality. We realize the importance of restoring these scenes and getting the area back to a normal, functioning condition as soon as possible.  It’s an emotional time and we work diligently to provide expedient services that do not impede the normal business activities.

These cases are all sad and tragic incidents and Bio Scene Clean Up is experienced in working with authorities and professionals in work places to help keep the trauma of co-workers or co-tenants to a minimum, while resorting the accident scenes.  We provide 24 hour, 7 day per week emergency dispatch to these types of scenes.

Because of the recent rise of suspected and know suicides among banking executives, we have to wonder what the direct relating cause is.  Recently, more and more larger financial institutions have insisted on executives taking more time off and providing better working conditions and benefits for their employees. Our company is always disturbed by receiving calls to scenes of such promising, often very young victims of suicide.

For more information on suicide preventions, please refer to the National Suicide Prevention LifelineContact our office for more information about the services we provide and how we can help.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Today’s Event – Festivals of Speed St Petersburg. Are you going?

Tonight from 8:00pm until 100:00pm Tampa Bay features the Festivals Of Speed St Petersburg Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception.  The event is staged inside an actual aircraft hanger and should prove to be a very good time for those willing to pay the $100 per person ticket prices.

If you go, you’ll experience an awesome display of vintage and contemporary aircraft, exotic cars from all around the globe, custom motorcycles, boats and displays of the finest luxury lifestyle products. The event will also offer an open bar with premium alcohol and themed food displays. Event entertainment will include a high energy jazz orchestra.

Throughout the night there will also be a live and silent auction to benefit charity. If this type of event is up your alley for a Tampa Bay Friday night you’ll find it at Tampa International Airport:

Tampa International Jet Center
4751 Jim Walter Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607

Bio Scene Clean Up would like to remind our friends and clients in the Tampa Bay area to please drink responsibility. We receive numerous calls after local events like these to clean up auto trauma scenes and decontaminate police and emergency vehicles. We’d rather have a safe, quiet night than be called to the scene of your accident.

We provide accident, trauma, death, suicide and other biohazard clean up services in Florida. If you would like to know more about the services we offer or know someone in need of our services please contact our office immediately. We have 24hour emergency dispatch and can arrive on the scene quickly.

Have a safe and happy spring weekend everyone!