With a population of approximately 110,000 residents, Norwalk is located about 17 miles from downtown Los Angeles. A generally placid, attractive community, like other locales, situations do arise in which professional biohazard cleanup is necessary. Eco Bear is a prime example of a biohazard remediation service that assists a Norwalk business of homeowner in regard to:

  • Suicide cleanup
  • Rat droppings cleanup
  • Unattended death cleanup
  • Homicide cleanup
  • Homeless encampment cleanup
  • Hoarding cleanup
  • Animal hoarding cleanup
  • Other types of biohazard cleanup

Comprehensive Biohazard Cleanup

When it comes to biohazard cleanup at homes or businesses in Norwalk, the most prevalent types of dangers are bloodborne pathogens. These are found not only in blood but in other bodily fluids and biological materials. The most common diseases contracted from bloodborne pathogens are:

  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • MRSA

A professional, multifaceted biohazard remediation process begins with a thorough cleanup, followed by sanitization. The next step is deodorization, followed by full restoration of a home to a livable condition (or a business to a usable condition).

Rat Droppings Cleanup and Your Health

The only time rodent infestation and rat droppings ever make the news in Norwalk are when an issue arises at a restaurant. Without a doubt, the presence of rats and rat droppings in a dining establishment is a major problem. However, and despite the lack of media attention, rats nesting in other types of businesses, and in Norwalk residences, presents a major health risk.

Rat droppings can be the source of highly dangerous viruses and bacteria. These include:

  • Salmonellosis which causes food poisoning.
  • Rat Bite Fever which is a potentially fatal disease that is spread through rodent droppings and bites.
  • Hantavirus which is spread through rat droppings.

Attempting to clean up rat droppings without appropriate personal protective equipment is hazardous. The dust stirred up by an improper cleanup process can be inhaled, causing infection. This reality highlights the need for professional rat droppings cleanup by a firm like Eco Bear.

The Aftermath of an Unattended Death and Unattended Death Cleanup

One of the most traumatic experiences imaginable is the discovery of an unattended death. An unattended death is one in which a person has died for one reason or another, but his or her remains are not discovered for an extended period of time – many days, weeks, or even months.

The grim reality is that the human decomposition process is manifestly unpleasant. In addition to profoundly foul odors, and gut-wrenching visuals, the decomposition process also results in the release of dangerous, life-threatening pathogens. Exposure to the scene of an unattended death can mean infection with bacteria or viruses that can cause debilitation and even deadly illness.

Suicide Cleanup and Your Physical and Emotional Wellbeing

On average, over a dozen suicides occur among the residents of Norwalk each year. Of this number, about 40 percent involve the use of a firearm or knife, or a person ending his or her life by jumping. Unlike suicides involving overdosing on some type of medication, these traumatic suicides result in scenes that necessitate specialized suicide cleanup.

Any time blood or other bodily fluids are found at a scene, the possibility exists that some type of bloodborne pathogen may also be present. Thus, professional suicide cleanup is always recommended in this type of situation to protect against exposure to a harmful, and even potentially fatal, pathogen.

In addition to physical risks, the suicide of a loved one is an emotionally overwhelming experience in and of itself, the situation need not be made even worse by personally taking on the task of suicide cleanup. A discrete, compassionate, and experienced suicide cleanup service like family-owned Eco Bear works with families facing this type of devastating situation. 

The City of Norwalk is served by the California Department of Health Care Services Suicide Prevention Program. The Norwalk suicide hotline is (800) 273-TALK (8255). [Si usted o alguien que usted conoce esta en una crisis por favor llame a la Red para la Prevención del Suicidio al (888) 628-9454.]

The Norwalk Mental Health Department provides an array of services, including suicide prevention resources and survivors of suicide support groups and another programming. The agency can be reached at:

Norwalk Mental Health Department

12440 Imperial Highway

Norwalk, California 90650

(800) 854-7771

Prompt Biohazard Remediation for Your Home or Business

The spread of dangerous pathogens is unrelenting at the scene of a traumatic suicide, homicide, unattended death, or similar type of situation. Therefore, it is incumbent upon you to be as proactive as possible in arranging for prompt biohazard cleanup from professionals like the team at Eco Bear.

Eco Bear is a family owned business that is part of the neighborhood. The team at Eco Bear is prepared to respond immediately to any type of biohazard cleanup situation – no matter the time of day or the day of the year.

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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 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.