Rialto, California, is an ethnically diverse city located in bustling San Bernardino County. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Rialto has an estimated population of around 99,000 people. It is also one of the fastest growing communities in the country.
Rialto’s crime rate is higher than the national average. As is the case with any city, Rialto has seen its fair share of tragedy. As such, the professionals like those at Eco Bear are often called upon to provide biohazard cleanup within the city.
Biohazard remediation professionals are responsible for cleaning and sanitizing businesses, homes, and vehicles after death, disaster, and infestation. They are tasked with removing blood, bodily floods, fecal matter, and other potentially hazardous biological substances. The potential threat of infection requires that remediation teams wear special clothing and accessories in order to protect themselves and prevent the spread of pathogens. They must also utilize special tools and equipment to safely remove and dispose of biological hazards.
Biohazard hazards are categorized into four different risk level, including:
- Biohazard Level 1: Bacteria, viruses, cell cultures, and non-infectious bacteria
- Biohazard Level 2: Bacteria and viruses that cause mold diseases
- Biohazard Level 3: Bacteria and viruses that cause severe to fatal diseases in humans
- Biohazard Level 4: Viruses that cause severe to fatal diseases
Eco Bear is a veteran-owned business that specializes in the cleanup of crime scenes, accidents, and other hazardous situation in the Rialto area.
Feces and Urine Cleanup in Rialto
Human feces and urine are often present at the scene of an accident or tragic crime. Unfortunately, these substances may contain a long list of diseases. What’s more, they can survive outside the body for extended periods of time.
The professional cleaners at Eco Bear remove the animal or human waste, urine, and other infections before thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the contaminated area. While professionals make this process look easy, proper feces cleanup requires special equipment and extensive training. Any attempt to clean up feces on your own could lead to the spread of harmful pathogens.
Suicide Cleanup in Rialto
According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, over 4,000 Californians killed themselves in 2016, with numbers rising at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, many people are unprepared to deal with the aftermath of a loved one’s suicide. Some survivors even attempt to take responsibility by cleaning a suicide crime scene on their own. Still, many people are unprepared for the gruesome and potentially dangerous undertaking. What’s more, many do not realize that the crime scene can trigger painful and traumatic thoughts. Still, families touched by suicide are often left to cope with extensive property damage and biohazard cleanup.
Dealing with the aftermath of suicide poses numerous psychological hurdles. Professional remedial services enable victims to move past the physical burden of a crime scene and focus on the healing process.
Suicides by firearm, knife, or another violent means usually results in the expulsion of lots of blood and other bodily fluids. These substances may contain a number of different pathogens, including HIV, Hepatitis, MRSA, viruses, bacterias, and more. The amount of time that has passed since the death and the body’s level of decomposition further amplify the issue.
Biohazard professionals wear special clothing, gloves, masks, and goggles to protect themselves throughout the entire remediation process. They also secure the scene and remove and properly discard any material objects that cannot be saved. Following this, they utilize special tools and chemicals to sanitize, deodorize, and restore the area where the suicide took place.
Eco Bear provides quick, respectful, and responsible cleaning and remedial. These services include the removal of blood, body fluids, and damaged property. They include discreet methods that preserve the identity and safety of those immediately affected.
OSHA has enacted strict guidelines for dealing with contaminated sharps. Needles, scalpels, broken glass, and other objects that have been used to penetrate or cut the skin may be contaminated with blood or other potentially infectious substances. When sharps are found at the scene of a crime or accident, they should be removed and disposed of by a qualified professional.
According to California state law, it is illegal to dispose of sharps in trash, recycling, or composting bins. In fact, it is also illegal to transport sharps in a non-biohazard container.
The city of Rialto’s City Waste Yard and the San Bernadino County Public Health Lab accept home-generated sharps in approved containers. However, these drop-off sites are best suited for disposing of medical supplies rather than those gathered from a biohazard situation.
Improper disposal and handling of sharps can put you and others at risk. This is why Eco Bear utilizes approved containers and several protective measures to minimize risks.
Biohazard in Vehicle Cleanup
Vehicles are a common scene of traumatic and violent incidents. Yet, blood and body fluids are no match for traditional car detailers. Vehicle-based biohazard remediation involves a thorough step-by-step process that is determined by the extent of damage to a motor vehicle’s interior.
Sometimes, this involves gutting the interior of a vehicle and removing fabric seats and other porous features that cannot be thoroughly cleaned from the outside. Afterward, every surface in the car is wiped with a commercial cleaning solution and sprayed with disinfectant.
If you have a biohazard situation in your vehicle, contact your vehicle insurance company to see if biohazard cleaning is covered. Our technicians will carefully document and then eradicate any damage to your vehicle. This includes the removal of blood, body fluids, sharps, and contaminated debris. We will also sanitize your vehicle to remove potential pathogens and ask risk that comes along with them.
If you experience a situation that requires biohazard remediation, call the professionals at Eco Bear. We are trained to provide thorough, reliable, and compassionate cleanup jobs in the Rialto area.
Photo Courtesy of Marco Verch.