As of 2019, Hayward, CA, is home to about 159,500 people. The community has had many positive developments, including a solar farm on the lakefill, downtown redevelopment, Hayward 21st Century Library and Heritage Plaza construction and upgrades. While the area has seen some prosperous times, there are occasions that require professional biohazard cleaning services from our team at Eco Bear. A biohazard is a virus, bacterium, parasite or toxin that causes serious harm to human health and other living organisms. Coming into contact with a biohazard has serious or even fatal consequences. Eco Bear is a family-owned, women-led company offering thorough biohazard cleaning in Hayward and the surrounding area.
Where Biohazards Come From
Biohazards usually come from these sources:
- Body fluids
- Rodent droppings
- Dead animals or deceased bodies
- Toxins released by bacteria, parasites or fungi
- Other biological materials
If you discover a potential biological hazard, you shouldn’t try to handle it yourself. Attempting to do so could cause you to become infected with a dangerous pathogen or experience a serious injury. It’s best to turn to our experienced cleaning team at Eco Bear for biohazard cleaning. Also called biohazard remediation, we offer these skilled services 24 hours per day, every day of the week, all year long.
Levels of Biohazard Threats
The Alameda County Public Health Department, California Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain that there are four levels of biohazard threat or risk.
- Level 1: These are bacteria and viruses that cause minor illnesses in the majority of people. An example is strep throat.
- Level 2: These bacteria, viruses and microorganisms cause moderate illnesses of a short duration. Treatments or vaccines are available. An example is influenza.
- Level 3: This level of biohazard causes serious illnesses that may have lifelong complications. There are treatments but no vaccines. An example is HIV.
- Level 4: Many of these are deadly bacteria, toxins and viruses. There’s no treatment or cure. Examples include Ebola and Marburg viruses.
The organisms that cause biological hazards may be present in human or animal feces, vomit, blood, garbage, rotted food, mold, soil or the air. In particular, attempting to clean contaminated areas could stir up dust that contains infectious particles. That’s why you shouldn’t clean contaminated areas without the right personal protective equipment (PPE), disinfectants and training.
Types of Biohazards We Clean in Hayward
Many different situations can involve a biological hazard. Our professional biohazard cleanup services cover all types of scenarios, including:
- Hoarded properties
- Homeless encampments
- Crime scenes
- Unattended deaths
- Rodent infestations
One of the most heartbreaking situations is when a loved one or friend takes their own life. The suicide rate in Alameda County is 4 per 100,000 for females over the age of 18 and 14 per 100,000 males over the age of 18. Eco Bear provides compassionate cleanup services after a suicide. Let us handle the cleaning so that you can process your grief and reach out to your loved ones.
Unattended Death Cleanup Services
When a person lives alone and passes away, it’s possible that their body won’t be discovered for a few days or even longer. This is an upsetting situation, especially for the person or people who discover the body. As the body decomposes, liquids seep into porous materials. Tissue may contaminate a large area. The decomposition odors are oppressive, especially without the right respirator. Eco Bear’s thorough cleanup services for unattended deaths in Hayward include full remediation and removal of biological hazards. Our services also include deodorization.
Hoarding disorder affects up to 6% of adults. It’s characterized by compulsively acquiring more items, many of which have no value. Another part of hoarding disorder is the inability to get rid of things. People with hoarding disorder feel intense distress at the idea of getting rid of items, even broken or contaminated things. Many hoards include human or animal feces, We clean and restore hoarded properties in Hayward.
Violent Crime Scene Cleanup
Violent crimes involve force against the human body. Those forces cause serious or even deadly injuries. A crime scene may have large amounts of blood, body fluids and tissue. While you might be able to clean your kitchen counter after an accident when chopping vegetables, it’s not wise to attempt a cleanup of a crime scene on your own. Eco Bear’s expert cleaning team provides complete crime scene cleanup services in Hawyard.
Pest infestations, particularly rodents, bats and birds, can lead to serious health consequences. Bird droppings may contain salmonella, campylobacter or E. coli, which are dangerous bacteria. Bat droppings may contain a variety of pathogens. Rat and mouse droppings may harbor hantavirus, which is deadly without prompt treatment. When the droppings dry out, the viruses and bacteria can become airborne. If you try to sweep the mess without proper personal protective equipment, you could breathe in the infectious microorganisms and become very ill. Leave this cleaning to our skilled Eco Bear team, which has the right respirators, gloves, goggles and shields to safely disinfect areas with rodent infestations.
Sharps and Needle Disposal
Used needles may harbor dangerous viruses and bacteria, including:
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
Needles and syringes may also contain leftover illegal drugs. Some of those substances may cause serious reactions in tiny amounts. An accidental puncture with a used needle is a serious event. Leave this type of cleanup to Eco Bear. We use proper disposal methods for biological and medical waste.
We’re Here for You
Eco Bear’s biohazard cleaning services in Hayward are available 24/7. We treat each client with compassion, respect and professionalism.