When should you call a Crime Scene Cleanup company?
Because a violent crime and serious accidents are mainly out of the ordinary, most people are not prepared or have plans in place. At times, the services of a skilled remediation and biohazard company, like Bio-One Raleigh, may be needed. In general, the answer is “if you do not feel comfortable or safe cleaning it up yourself, you should call a professional cleanup company.” In so many instances, family members and friends cannot emotionally handle cleaning up after a traumatic event.
Equally important, employees, family members, and friends generally do not have the right tools—or experience–to ensure that blood and other biohazards are cleaned properly. If they are not cleaned properly, odors and diseases/bacteria can linger as unwanted reminders of the traumatic event. If proper protection is not used, individuals doing the clean-up, and others with whom they come into contact, can be in danger of being injured or becoming ill.
Homicide or Suicide
A homicide or suicide in your home is a traumatic event, blood and other bodily fluids can contaminate parts of the scene, including floors and walls, doors, and even personal possessions. The problem can be compounded by law enforcement and investigators after the event. Anything from tear gas to forensic chemicals might be present, and many of these substances can be hazardous. That’s why it’s important to have the area quickly cleaned and thoroughly sanitized by professional trauma cleaners.
At times, a death may occur without anyone discovering it. Days, weeks, or even months can pass. Decomposition of a corpse begins very quickly, and in some cases the presence of a body can start to affect a room within hours of the event. The results are often strong odors, stains, and dangerous bacteria, all of which are considered biohazards.
Communicable Diseases are a Risk
Diseases such as Hepatitis B, C. diff, and Salmonella are highly dangerous and potentially life threatening. If the incident involves a serious illness, typical household cleaning methods may possibly spread the contamination further. We make sure that when we step into your home, we are ready to protect your family as well as ensure that our employees remain safe while they do their jobs. Bio-One Raleigh technicians are trained to use specialized PPE to protect themselves from potential hazards on the job; they are also informed of local and federal rules that impact the cleaning and disposal of materials from the site of a biohazardous situation.
In Industrial Areas
The need for clean-up isn’t just restricted to the home. Accidents happen in workplaces too, and industrial accidents can lead to biohazards that put everyone at risk. A professional cleaning company will comply with regulatory standards such as lock out tag out, and will help get things running smoothly again.
Call Bio-One Raleigh today. Our Help First, Business Second motto is one we live by, especially in these sensitive situations. We are available 24/7/365 and you will always speak with one of the owners; not a call center.
Karen & Rick Jacobs are the owners of Bio-One Raleigh and Raleigh Hoarding. We offer trauma, mold and hoarding cleanup services including biohazard, blood cleanup, suicide/homicide, feces & bodily fluid, animal waste, undiscovered death, and mold testing & remediation.
We proudly serve North Carolina’s Triangle and surrounding areas including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Pittsboro, Holly Springs, Clayton, Carrboro, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Hillsborough, Mebane, Morrisville, Wake Forest, and Wendell; as well as the following counties; Wake County, Durham County, Cumberland County, Guilford County, Orange County, Chatham County, Harnett County, Johnston County, Nash County, Franklin County and Pill County. We also provide services to Greensboro and other areas throughout North Carolina.
Bio-One Inc. is the world's first crime scene cleaning franchise. Nationally respected and locally owned, Bio-One has earned its reputation through being trusted to handle the Mandalay Bay mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017, the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida in 2016, and consulted on the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012. In 2019, Bio-One was once again included in the best and most comprehensive franchise ranking list – Entrepreneur Magazine.