Solana Beach is arguably one of the best places to live in the state of California. It is home to Fletcher Cove Park, Annie’s Canyon, San Elijo Lagoon, and so many more awe-inspiring natural attractions, all of which can be enjoyed year-round thanks to the lovely Southern California weather. The coastal city was even voted Southern California’s “Friendliest Beach Town.”
Residents are privy to a brief and mostly scenic 30-minute drive to the heart of San Diego. They also have access to nearly 2 miles of coastline. Not to mention, there is no shortage of shopping, nightlife, and cultural attractions.
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Solana Beach area is not without tragedy and heartbreak. When area business owners and residents are left to cope with the aftermath of devastating, traumatic events, Eco Bear is there to offer confidential, professional assistance.
As one of the area’s most revered and trusted biohazard cleaning companies, we offer biohazard cleaning services to those facing an array of challenging circumstances, including suicides, unattended deaths, rodent infestations, and more.
Suicide Cleanup in Solana Beach
Sadly, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. According to the latest statistics, there were over 430 suicides in San Diego County in 2017 alone. Each year, hundreds of families across the county are forced to cope with the unimaginable. At the same time, they are issued the gruesome and agonizing burden of cleaning the place where their loved one took their own life.
Many people do not realize that the police and emergency responders do little more than remove the body from the scene of a suicide. Suicide scenes are often covered in blood, bodily fluids, bodily tissue, and other contaminants. These substances pose a serious threat to the health of those entering the space. Moreover, the nightmarish sights and smells at a suicide scene can leave a lasting negative impact on survivors, who are already dealing with a tragic reality.
Trained professionals must clean, disinfect, and deodorize the scene of the trauma to ensure is safe for rehabilitation. In turn, survivors can focus on healing.
In addition to suicide remediation services, several organizations provide meaningful support to the survivors of suicides, including:
- The Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL)
- It’s Up to Us
- American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (ADSP), San Diego Chapter
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Unattended Death in Solana Beach
Unattended deaths are common among the elderly population of Solana. However, these tragic occurrences also following suicides, homicides, and overdoses. Unfortunately, after weeks, days, and sometimes even hours of not being found, the body of the diseased starts to decay. It does not take long for toxic pathogens and microorganisms to take over, rendering the site of the death unlivable.
The putrid smells and unsightly stains that linger behind can be a traumatizing sight for the family and friends of the recently deceased. Moreover, the biological matter that remains often puts those same people in harm’s way.
Rat Dropping Cleanup in Solana Beach
San Diego County’s warm weather and plentiful tropical fruit trees make it a popular place for invasive rodents. These unwanted animals can be found throughout the county. Their presence means the spread of potentially fatal diseases and major property damage. The hazards posed by roof rats, Norway rats, and wood rats are so prevalent, the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health’s Vector Control Program now offers free rat control start kits and inspections to all county residents.
These animals carry and spread diseases that are harmful to humans and animals, including:
- Food Poisoning
- Rat-bite fever
Local pest control experts have also discovered a number of hantavirus-positive rodents in the area. Hantavirus is a rare and potentially fatal airborne disease that is spread from the saliva, urine, and feces of infected rats and mice.
Many of these diseases are spread through rodents droppings and residues, which contain harmful particulates. For this reason, any Solana property owner with a rodent infestation must take the time to eradicate these unwanted, hazardous visitors. Moreover, they must take the time to properly and safely remove any remaining contaminants. This job is one that is best left to the professionals.
Cleaning of Traumatic and Violent Crime Scenes
In San Diego County, there are over 5,000 violent crime occurrences each year. In Solana Beach, residents have a one in 60 chance of becoming the victim of crime. These statics have residents and business owners wondering what they’ll have to do if their property becomes the scene of a violent or traumatic crime.
While crime scenes are often depicted in television dramas and Hollywood movies, these fictional adaptations rarely paint an accurate picture of what these traumatic incidents.
More often than not, grieving families, landlords, and business owners are left to handle the aftermath of the trauma, which more often than not involves life-threatening biohazards. The removal and decontamination of biohazards are highly involved, painstaking processes. Technicians must undergo extensive training and come prepared with advanced disinfectants, PPE, and cleaning devices. They perform these tasks with discretion and respect for those impacted by the offense that took place.
Without professional help, this daunting task becomes the responsibility of the victim or grieving family. Those that attempt to clean crime scenes on their own are exposed to a litany of hazards.
We Are Here for You!
Some tragedies are too much to handle alone. Eco Bear is here for you whenever you require biohazard cleaning services. We’re proud to offer our Solana Beach neighbors 24/7 emergency assistance. Just give us a call at (818) 358-4359, and we’ll put you in touch with one of our expert cleaning teams.