Residents and business owners in Pasadena face the need for biohazard cleanup for a number of reasons. Some of the most common underlying causes of biohazards in Pasadena are:

  • Suicides
  • Unattended deaths
  • Rodent infestation (rat droppings)
  • Other types of dangerous biohazards

If you find yourself with some sort of biohazard that requires cleanup, you can most effectively – and safely – accomplish the task by engaging the professional services of skilled remediation specialists like the team at Eco Bear, a local and family-owned company.

Biohazard Cleanup

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, biohazardous materials come in a number of more common forms:

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

The presence of these materials at a Pasadena home or business is dangerous, even life-threatening. The same holds true for the biohazard cleanup process. Specialized personal protective gear is needed (items available to remediation professionals) that includes:

  • Mask or respirator
  • Goggles
  • Gloves
  • Apron or smock

Suicide Cleanup

Calculating the number of suicides that occur annually in Pasadena is becoming a complicated task. Recent research suggests that a significant, but yet not yet definitive, percentage of what initially are classified as accidental opioid overdoses actually are suicides, according to the Pasadena Star News. With that noted, each month, residents of Pasadena take their lives using weapons like guns or knives. This results in a horrific death scene that can only add to the grief and trauma associated with losing a loved one at his or her own hand.

Pasadena is also home to the Colorado Street Bridge, which locally became known as “Suicide Bridge” because of the dozens of people who took their lives at the site. In 1993, a suicide barrier was finally added to the bridge after more than 70 years.

Eco Bear is a family-owned, highly experienced suicide cleanup service that provides assistance in a number of different ways:

  • Protects your physical emotional wellbeing
  • Optimizes safety
  • Properly and thoroughly cleans up the hazards associated with the aftermath of a suicide
  • Addresses these needs in a caring, compassionate, understanding manner

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides an array of resources for people in Pasadena who’ve lost a loved one. The organization also provides suicide prevention resources.

Unattended Death Cleanup

One of the most traumatic experiences a person can face in the course of a lifetime is the discovery of the body of a person who has died an unattended death. In Pasadena, it is not inconceivable for an unattended death not to be discovered for days, weeks – or even months.

As a result of the natural decomposition process, the scene of an unattended death can prove to be contaminated by an array of different types of highly dangerous pathogens. When an unattended death is discovered, emergency services must be called immediately at 911. The police and the county coroner’s office will undertake an investigation of the death, including forensic testing and an autopsy.

The forensic testing process, including an autopsy, typically is complete within 24 to 48 hours. At this juncture, the body is released and can be transported to a designated funeral home. In Pasadena, a funeral home will provide you specific information about the costs of transport in advance. The transport of the remains must occur within 72 hours of notification of the completion of the forensic testing process. (Keep in mind that laboratory tests may also be undertaken, the results of which may not be available for some weeks.)

The LA Coroner, serving Pasadena, is located at:

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

Rat Droppings Cleanup

A simple fact: Exposure to rat droppings can kill a human being.

According to the CDC, rat droppings can expose a person like you to a number of serious, even fatal, illnesses that include:

  • Salmonellosis: Causes poisoning when food items come into contact with rat droppings or urine.
  • Hantavirus: Found in rodent droppings, urine, and saliva. If rat droppings are merely “swept up,” dust containing hantavirus is dispersed into the air. The dust containing this virus can be breathed in, with potentially fatal consequences.
  • Rat Bite Fever: This is also a potentially fatal disease. It is spread by a rodent bite as well as through food contaminated with rat feces, urine, or saliva.

If you have identified some type of biohazard at your home or business, you undoubtedly find the situation stressful. You can alleviate this stress, and obtain immediate assistance in remediating the issue, by reaching out to Eco Bear, a family-owned, local biohazard cleanup firm serving the people of Pasadena.

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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.