Biohazards can come in many forms. These include bloodborne pathogens that can cause life-threatening illnesses. If you’re faced with a situation in which some type of biohazard cleanup is necessary, you need to turn your attention to an experienced remediation service like the team atEco Bear Biohazard Cleaning Company, a locally-owned family business serving home and business owners in Torrance, California.

Biohazard Cleanup

The definition of biohazards includes what are known as biological pathogens that can infect humans and have serious, even fatal, health consequences, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These dangerous viruses and bacteria oftentimes are bloodborne, found not only in blood but other bodily fluids and biological matter.

Due to the potentially deadly nature of these pathogens, professional biohazard cleanup from experienced professionals like Eco Bear Biohazard Cleaning Company is always recommended. More information on the health impact of bloodborne pathogens can be obtained at the Torrance clinic maintained by the LA County Health Department:

711 Del Amo Boulevard
Torrance, California 90502
(310) 354-2300

Unattended Death Cleanup

An unattended death takes many forms. The underlying issue with an unattended death is that the remains of the deceased individual are not immediately found. In fact, the discovery might not occur for a considerable amount of time – even weeks or months after a death.

While unattended deaths oftentimes occur in homes, they can occur in a myriad of other locations, a reality which can complicate the matter of finding a body. By way of example, a Torrance news story reported on a deceased woman who was found in a water tank on the rooftop of an area hotel, the discovery coming about a week after she went missing.

The rooftop water tank case points to issues that arise in an unattended death case, including those that occur in a residence. These issues include ascertaining the cause of death and biohazard cleanup. Because of the nature of the human decomposition process, biohazards can be present at an unattended death scene within a couple of days.

More information on how law enforcement officials and the coroner’s office serves the city of Torrance deals with an unattended death can be obtained from the Los Angeles County Coroner.

Suicide Cleanup

The suicide rate has been on an upward swing in recent years, according to the most recent study undertaken by the CDC, and as reported by CBS News. The national suicide rate has increased by about 24 percent, raising the number of suicides from about 10 per every 100,000 people to approximately 13, according to the CDC. The trend in Torrance appears to be matching the national trajectory.

The rate appears even higher among Torrance teens between the ages of 15 to 17. The case of the Wallace family exemplifies the traumatic experience of losing a loved one to suicide. The oldest son in this family took his life with a gun, leaving his parents to mourn the tragic death together with the very real, immediate need for suicide cleanup. When a gun or knife is used to end a person’s life, the aftermath presents a multifaceted challenge. The family was able to mitigate that horror of losing a loved one (at least somewhat) by engaging the services of suicide cleanup professionals.

There are a number of support groups for people burdened by suicidal thoughts as well as for people who’ve lost a loved one to suicide. Psychology Today provides a directory of these supportive resources in Torrance.

Del Amo Behavioral Health System is an outpatient grief counseling center in Torrance, California that offers specialized grief counseling for traumatic events.

Del Amo Behavioral Health System
23700 Camino Del Sol
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 530-1151

Rat Droppings Cleanup

When in history class as a student, you likely studied at least a bit about the Bubonic Plague that first ravaged Europe in the 14th century, a pandemic that killed upwards to two-thirds of the population. The disease was caused by the Yersinia pestis virus, a type of bacteria that was spread by fleas carried by rats. The health dangers associated with rats did not disappear hundreds of years ago. Rather, rats and their feces, urine, and saliva are responsible for a number of serious diseases today, including:

  • Hantavirus
  • Salmonellosis
  • Rat Bite Fever

The possibility exists that these diseases can cause death in some circumstances, particularly the hantavirus. This virus can even be contracted when a well-intentioned home or business owner attempts to clean up rat droppings on his or her own. What oftentimes happens when a layperson attempts a rat droppings cleanup is that the virus contained in feces, as well as in dried urine and saliva, ends up aerosolized and breathed in, causing a potentially fatal infection. A professional biohazard cleanup service, like Eco Bear Biohazard Cleaning Company, is experienced and equipped to safely eradicate rat droppings safely and thoroughly.

If you are faced with the need for any type of biohazard cleanup, you best protect your health and wellbeing by reaching out to professionals, like the experienced, compassionate team at Eco Bear Biohazard Cleaning Company. As your neighbors, we are wholly committed to providing comprehensive assistance to you no matter the biohazard situation you face, including rat droppings cleanup, unattended death cleanup, suicide cleanup, hoarding cleanup, or homicide cleanup.

Related Articles

COVID-19 Disinfection Services in Torrance, California

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.