Your home and your family are intrinsically united. Some people are able to make it through life without a significant tragedy visiting their home and family. Most are not.
Tragedy can take many forms, and tragedy can viciously strike without the slightest warning.
If you have experienced a traumatic event at your home that requires professional cleanup or biohazard remediation, the professionals at Eco Bear Biohazard Cleaning Company stand ready and able to work for you. Eco Bear Biohazard Cleaning Company is a local, family-owned business. We care deeply about the people in the southern California communities we serve.
Areas of Service
Eco Bear provides comprehensive, compassionate, and respectful cleanup or remediation services for a broad spectrum of challenging situations including:
- Biohazard cleanup
- Crime scene cleanup
- Suicide cleanup
- Unattended death cleanup
- Blood cleanup
- Hoarder property cleanup
- Rodent droppings cleanup
- Homeless encampment cleanup
- Odor remediation
Biohazard Cleanup in Southern California
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a biohazard as a dangerous biological substance that poses a risk of serious illness or even death to human beings. The risk of biohazard contamination can present itself in your own home.
The most common types of dangerous blood-borne and similar pathogens are:
- Toxins (derived from a biological source)
If a family member has suffered a traumatic injury or death in your home, bloodborne pathogen contamination is a very real possibility. The risk of contamination is magnified in the case of an unattended death in which the body was not immediately discovered.
Eco Bear provides professional, compassionate, and effective biohazard cleanup services, also known as biohazard remediation.
Crime Scene Cleanup
Violent crime can have a horrific impact on your life. This is especially true when such a crime occurs in your home.
Over 175,000 violent crimes are reported in California every year. These include homicides, rapes, and assaults. Sixty percent of rapes, more than 30 percent of violent assaults, and a considerable number of homicides occur annually inside the home.
When the sanctity of your home is violated by a violent criminal, one of the first tasks you face is crime scene cleanup. Violent crime scene cleanup is a physically and emotionally challenging task. Violent crime scene cleanup requires personal protective gear and specialized chemicals and equipment. The team at Eco Bear is equipped with everything needed to conduct a thorough crime scene cleanup and restore your home to its proper condition.
Homeless Encampment Cleanup
Los Angeles tops the nation when it comes to the population of chronically homeless men, women, and children. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, not only do Los Angeles city and county have the most chronically homeless people in the United States but at any given time, two-thirds of these people are living on the street. An ever-increasing number of homeless people in LA are congregating in homeless encampments.
A homeless encampment is defined as a congregation of more than one homeless person or family. A homeless encampment can even consist of over 100 people. In Los Angeles County, homeless encampments are found in all types of neighborhoods.
One of the primary problems associated with homeless encampments is the presence of biohazardous materials. These biohazards can include dangerous pathogens that can be harmful and even fatal to humans. Eco Bear has a team of specialists well versed in homeless encampment cleanup.
The tragic loss of a loved one by suicide presents incomparable grief and unimaginable challenges. Depending on the manner in which a loved one elected to end his or her life, the death scene can be horrific.
If you’ve lost a loved one because of suicide, you’re not alone. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. On average, about 105 people take their lives in the country every day, or once every 12 minutes. Over 38,000 Americans die annually at their own hands.
The suicide rate in Los Angeles is a bit lower than the national average. With that recognized, suicide is a major health issue in Los Angeles. On average, a couple of people commit suicide in Los Angeles each day. The suicide rate in the City of Angels ranks ahead of deaths resulting from drug overdoses, car crashes, and homicides:
- Suicides – 779 annually
- Drug overdoses – 758 annually
- Car crash fatalities – 711 annually
- Homicides – 564 annually
The most common ways in which residents of LA take their own lives are:
- Overdose with medication
The task of suicide cleanup in Los Angeles commences once law enforcement and the Los Angeles coroner have completed their investigation at the scene of the death. The remains of the deceased family member are transported to the coroner’s office for a forensic evaluation, which likely includes an autopsy.
The scene of a suicide caused by a firearm or knife can be truly horrific. The possibility exists that such a scene can also be contaminated with hazardous pathogens. An experienced, caring professional – like a member of the team at Eco Bear – have the skill, equipment, and background necessary to undertake a thorough and safe suicide cleanup in Los Angeles.
Losing a loved one to suicide can be a particularly traumatic experience. Families that have a member take his or her life face a myriad of complex and profound emotional and psychological responses that include:
The bereavement process following the suicide of a family member or other loved one can prove to be so challenging that it may seem insurmountable. Indeed, in the absence of professional support and assistance in the form of a grief counselor or grief support group, grief may indeed become overwhelming.
If your loved one took his or her life in a violent manner, you must not add to your grief with worry over how the location of the death is going to be cleaned and restored. The reality is that personally undertaking a suicide cleanup on your own can magnify the level of grief and confusion experienced following the death of a loved one in this manner. The team at Eco Bear can tend to the suicide cleanup so you can concentrate on grieving the loss of your loved one.
In addition, as a family-owned business, the team at Eco Bear understands your need for privacy and dignity in the aftermath of losing a family member to suicide. Maintaining the privacy of your family and the dignity of your deceased loved one are always priorities for all of us at Eco Bear involved in a suicide cleanup in Los Angeles.
Unattended Death Cleanup
Discovering an unattended death is one of the most gut-wrenching, horrific experiences imaginable. An unattended death occurs when someone dies and the body is not immediately discovered. Days, weeks, or even longer can pass before the remains are found.
The decomposition process results in the release of highly dangerous pathogens and other biohazardous materials. The unattended-death cleanup process necessitates professional biohazard remediation.
The experienced team at Eco Bear has the background necessary to thoroughly, compassionately, and safely remediate the aftermath of an unattended death. This includes all aspects of unattended death cleanup, including:
Hoarder Property Cleanup
According to the Mayo Clinic, hoarding is defined as a psychological disorder characterized by a persistent difficulty to discard or otherwise part with possessions. This inability is due to a perceived, pervasive need to save items, including ones that have no actual value. Not only are inanimate objects hoarded, but also about 250,000 animals are rescued from hoarding annually.
Hoarding cleanup is a daunting task. The process of hoarding cleanup includes not only the removal of the tremendous amount of items accumulated by the hoarder but also the remediation of dangerous biohazards.
Eco Bear provides compassionate, discreet hoarding cleanup services. This includes cleaning and remediation of a location of pet or animal hoarding.
Blood can potentially be infected with dangerous blood-borne pathogens. The four most dangerous of the blood-borne pathogens are:
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
If you confront the need for blood cleanup, you need to bear in mind that it can contain these dangerous biohazards. When cleaning up blood, you must use proper personal protective equipment including:
- A Mask
- Apron, smock, or uniform
If blood covering more than a dinner plate of space must be cleaned up, you need to seriously consider engaging our team of biohazard remediation specialists to assist you.
The team at Eco Bear also assists property owners with other types of biohazard decontamination issues including meth lab cleanup. This type of biohazard cleanup is highly dangerous and demands professional remediation. We have the experience and skill set to ensure the thorough removal of dangerous substances left behind in the aftermath of a situation like the operation of a meth lab.
Customer Appreciation of Eco Bear
“I own rental properties in Los Angeles. Being a landlord is challenging on a good day. Not long ago, I discovered one of my tenants died an unattended death because of an accident in the house. I was the first one to discover the death even though it happened a few weeks earlier. I called Eco Bear to clean up after my tenant’s death. Ray handled the situation with discretion, competence, and efficiency. My rental was completely ready for use in a short time.”
– George H.
“The most difficult time in our lives was the suicide of our son. Even now, a couple of years later, we still grieve over the loss of our son. After our son took his life, we called Ray and Emily at Eco Bear to help us in cleaning up after our son’s death. The people from Eco Bear treated us compassionately, respected our privacy, and approached the situation with dignity. Thanks to them, we were able to focus on remembering our son while they ensured our home was clean and restored.”
– Kathleen & William B
“I have an elderly aunt who lives in LA. What I didn’t realize is that Aunt Peggy was a hoarder. In fact, I didn’t learn this fact until my Aunt passed away and I inherited her house. I live out of state and wanted to put the house on the market. But first, the aftereffects of years of my Aunt’s hoarding needed to be taken care of. Eco Bear and Ray and Emily to the rescue! The team at Eco Bear worked tirelessly and got the house cleaned up, allowing me the ability to get it on the market and sold.
– Dean R.
“My wife and I were the victims of a home invasion. I ended up being seriously attacked by the home invader, but fortunately my wife ended up unscathed and physically unharmed. We called Eco Bear to assist us in cleaning up after the home invasion. Ray from Eco Bear was at our home in no time at all and took matters in hand. His wife, Emily, assisted us in filing a claim with our insurance company to cover the costs associated with cleaning up the effects of the home invasion. She also provided us information on the California Victim Compensation Board. Although we’ll never fully forget the home invasion incident, thanks to Eco Bear there is no evidence that anything like it ever occurred in our home.”
– Bill & Claire W.