Emily Kil is co-owner of Eco Bear, a leading biohazard remediation company in Southern California. An experienced entrepreneur, Emily assisted in founding Eco Bear as a means of combining her business experience with her desire to provide assistance to people facing challenging circumstances. Emily regularly writes about her first-hand experiences providing services such as biohazard cleanup, suicide cleanup, crime scene cleanup, unattended death cleanup, infectious disease disinfection, and other types of difficult remediations in homes and businesses.

Sanitary Sewer Overflows: What They Are and Why They Happen

Sanitary sewer overflows, otherwise known as SSOs, are a major cause for concern in many residences, buildings and communities. Sanitary sewer overflows can be defined as raw sewage that seeps from municipal, industrial or residential sanitary systems. Sanitary systems are responsible for transporting sewage collected by domestic, commercial and industrial buildings to facilities for treatment.…

The Biology of Mold

Mold is a ubiquitous problem than impacts homes, businesses, churches, schools, and a multitude of other types of buildings in Southern California and around the world. Because of the widespread nature of mold, any person confronted with the prospect of having to deal with mold needs to have a basic understanding of mold. This includes…

How To Detect Underground Sewage Seepage

If you have a situation involving underground sewage seepage, you need to take prompt action to correct the plumbing related issue. You also need to obtain immediate assistance from a reputable biohazard cleanup company. One of the most dangerous things that can happen at your home or business is underground sewage seepage. Underground sewage seepage…

Your Recourse If Your Neighbor Hoards Animals

A surprising number of people hoard, including individuals who hoard animals. In some cases, animal hoarding can go unnoticed to the proverbial outside world for at least some period. Ultimately, as time goes on and the number of animals being hoarded grows, others will become aware of what is going on. This includes neighbors of…

Your Rights When a Home Inspector Fails To Identify Material Problems at a Property

A person involved in the purchase of a home oftentimes engages the professional services of a home inspector to ensure that the premises are in sound condition. In nearly all cases, a home inspector does an admirable job and provides a reliable report to the homebuyer of the state of the premises. This includes identifying…

Water Damage Restoration

Water damage can destroy your home or business and devastate your life. And this can happen in a matter of hours, not days let alone weeks.  In order to protect your property, you need an experienced, committed water damage restoration professional in the aftermath of a flood or similar incident. The Eco Bear team is…

Flooding, Water Damage, and Health Issues

Depending on where you live in the world, there are different health risks and issues associated with flooding and water damage. If you reside in California, and elsewhere in the United States, there are five types of illnesses associated with flooding. These are: Skin and other infections Gastrointestinal illnesses Mosquito-borne illnesses Legionnaires Disease Hepatitis  Skin…

Saving Your Cherished Possessions After a Flood

Floods cause devastating damage and extensive loss each year in California and across the United States. Floods in homes, businesses, and other locations can be caused by pipe ruptures, sewage backups, and storms. Not only can floods cause physical injuries and even deaths, they can result in significant property loss, including the loss of cherished…

Overview of Mold Inspection Standards

The International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants has established a set of mold inspection standards. These standards are followed by certified mold inspectors working in the United States today. The Standards of Practice for Mold Inspection is divided into eight categories: Roof Exterior and grounds Basement, foundation, crawlspace, and structure Heating, cooling, and ventilation…

Potential Health Risks Related to Mold Contamination

In the past few years, there’s been a considerable degree of public and media discussion about the potential health risks associated with mold contamination and exposure. From a medical and scientific standpoint, there remains a considerable amount of uncertainty as to specific health risks associated with mold exposure. With that said, health problems and ailments…