Known as the “Media Capital of the World,” Burbank is home to a number of major entertainment companies. These include the Walt Disney Company and Warner Brothers. With a population of over 100,000 residents, Burbank faces the onset of a variety of different types of biohazardous situations each week. These include suicides, homicides, unattended deaths, rodent infestations, and even the myriad of health issues associated with homeless encampments. These, and other types of, biohazardous situations necessitate professional biohazard cleanup, which are the services available from local and family-owned Eco Bear.

Biohazard Cleanup

Biohazards include bloodborne pathogens and other dangerous substances. The most common types of biohazards that potentially can be encountered in Burbank include:

  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Microorganisms
  • Toxins (derived from a biological source)
  • Sharps (including used needles)

The typical situation in which biohazard cleanup is necessary is a situation that involves the release of blood and other bodily fluids. In Burbank, bloodborne pathogens most commonly result in one of these diseases:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • MRSA

Suicide Cleanup

People from all walks of life reach a juncture at which they make the decision to take their own lives. For example, a Burbank FBI agent took his own life at his home, using a gun. Additionally, the circumstances surrounding suicide can include what many might describe as unexpected locations for the ending of life. A young man took his life at a Burbank Airport hotel valet stand, using a firearm.

Although these men undoubtedly had different reasons for ending their lives, the manner in which they killed themselves resulted in the need for professional suicide cleanup of the kind provided by Eco Bear. Not only does this type of biohazard cleanup require special gear and sanitization products, but it also necessitates caring specialists who understand the unique needs of people who lose a loved one to suicide.

Established in 1953, the Family Service Agency of Burbank provides a wide range of counseling and therapeutic services. Family Service Agency of Burbank is a nonprofit organization. This includes everything from suicide prevention resources to counseling, including group therapy, for survivors of suicide.

Family Service Agency of Burbank

2721 West Burbank Boulevard

Burbank California 91505

(818) 845-7671

www.familyserviceagencyofburbank.org/

Unattended Death Cleanup

An unattended death sometimes is confused with a death at which a doctor or other healthcare provider has not been attending. An unattended death is a situation in which a person dies but his or her body is not found for some time after the fact. Examples of unattended deaths that occur in Burbank include;

  • Suicides
  • Homicides
  • Sudden illnesses (a stroke or heart attack)
  • Prolonged illness resulting in death
  • Accident (most often as slip and fall)

Two common situations in which unattended deaths occur are when a person lives alone and lacks regular contact with anyone. In one situation, a family member or neighbor may ultimately discover the death. Another scenario involves a landlord discovering the death of a tenant sometime after it occurred.

The Burbank Police and LA Coroner investigate unattended deaths in Burbank. Contact information for the LA County Coroner:

1104 N. Mission Road
Los Angeles, California 90033

www.mec.lacounty.gov/

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
(323) 343-0512

After Business Hours
(323) 343-0714

Trauma Therapist in Burbank

Kathy Downing
4444 Riverside Dr # 205
Burbank, CA 91505
kathydowning@gmail. com
(818) 845-0151

Rat Droppings Cleanup

Rat droppings can cause harmful, even fatal, diseases. These include:

  • Hantavirus
  • Salmonellosis
  • Rat Bite Fever

If you have a rat infestation at your home or business, you must take immediate remedial action in order to prevent the spread of potentially fatal disease. With this in mind, you need to be aware of the basic signs that you may have a rat infestation at your home or business:

  • Presence of living or dead rats (if you see one, there are certainly more)
  • Dirt or grease marks on floorboards and walls
  • Chew marks on a wide range of items
  • Rat Droppings

If you attempt rat droppings cleanup without proper protective gear used of the kind used by professional biohazard remediators, you expose yourself to the possibility of being infected by a hazardous, even pathogen. Indeed, the mere process of disturbing rat droppings can expose your family or those in your workplace to significant, even life-imperiling, danger.

You need not go it alone when you have a biohazardous situation at your home or business. In fact, you must not take the risk and attempt any type of biohazard cleanup without professional assistance.

Eco Bear is available to provide you comprehensive, safe biohazard remediation any time. Our team will also assist you in exploring whether your home owner’s or business insurance may provide coverage for the costs associated with a biohazard cleanup.

Author

Emily Kil

Co-Owner of Eco Bear Biohazard Cleaning Company

Together with her husband, 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 like biohazard cleanup, suicide cleanup, crime scene cleanup, unattended death cleanup, and other types of difficult remediations in homes and businesses.