With a population of about 35,000 and counting, West Hollywood is home to some of the best-known bistros, nightclubs, and other establishments that have made greater Los Angeles famous. Iconic Sunset Strip runs right through the vibrant city. In the past couple of decades, West Hollywood has become recognized as one of the most prominent LGBT communities in the United States.

A shining city, West Hollywood is not without its share of problems. These include suicides, homicides, homeless encampments, and other situations that give rise to the need for professional biohazard cleanup. Eco Bear is a local, family-owned firm that provides comprehensive biohazard cleanup services in West Hollywood.

West Hollywood Biohazard Cleanup

Professional biohazard cleanup is a multifaceted process that utilizes well-trained remediation specialists, proper protective gear, and suitable chemicals and cleaning equipment. Eco Bear is a prime example of a company that provides full spectrum biohazard cleanup services.

Biohazard cleanup typically is undertaken in four stages:

  • Cleaning
  • Sanitization
  • Deodorization
  • Restoration

Common types of biohazards that require cleanup in West Hollywood include:

  • Homicides
  • Suicides
  • Unattended deaths
  • Rat infestation and rat droppings
  • Homeless encampments
  • Other types of biohazards

Suicide Cleanup: Restoring Your Home or Business

West Hollywood has been something of a city of dreams, but also a locale in which dramatic failures also occur. The history of West Hollywood includes stories of despondent individuals who took their own lives in despair. Although not well known today, Steve Lubetkin is one such person. He initiated a strike against the Comedy Store, demanding payment for performers. As a result of his strike, he was banned from the Comedy Store. Lubetkin ultimately leaped to his death from the Hyatt House (now known as the Andaz). He landed in the driveway to the Comedy Store.

Traumatic or violent suicides of this nature, including those committed with knives and guns, require specialized suicide cleanup. Family members who survive violent suicides of loved ones best protect their physical and emotional wellbeing by retaining the professional, compassionate, understanding services of a suicide cleanup firm like Eco Bear.

There are a number of organizations in West Hollywood that provide suicide prevention as well as survivors of suicide services. These resources include counseling and therapy. A complete listing is maintained at WeHo.org.

WeHo Unattended Death Cleanup

West Hollywood is legendary for dramatic deaths. The city is included on a number of popular tours that feature the locations of the deaths of famous people who called West Hollywood home. For example, renowned music producer Phil Spector took House of Blues hostess Lana Clarkson to his home and shot her in the head.

River Phoenix died of a drug overdose in front of the Viper Room. Sal Mineo, a 1950s film star, was stabbed to death in the alley behind his West Hollywood apartment. Comedian John Belushi died of a drug overdose at the Chateau Marmont.

While these and other deaths in WeHo garnered a great deal of media attention, each month unattended deaths occur in West Hollywood. These are deaths after which the body of the deceased is not discovered for multiple days, weeks, or even months.

Because of the delay in the discovery of the remains, professional unattended death cleanup is necessary. Professional intervention is necessary to completely eliminate potentially fatal biohazards.

Traumatic Grief Counseling in West Hollywood

Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles offers trauma therapy using a variety of techniques including talk therapy, somatic therapy, EMDR, Brainspotting, Inner Child work, and IFS.

8170 Beverly Blvd, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 720-8200

Bernie Soon, MFT is a Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Trauma Therapist in West Hollywood that specializes in EMDR & Somatic Experiencing therapy treatments for healing trauma.  Bernie Soon can be reached at (818) 997-3637.

Rat Droppings Cleanup in West Hollywood

Rats in West Hollywood have been known to compromise the structural integrity of commercial and residential structures. This occurs because rats have a propensity to persistently gnaw of a myriad of materials, including wood and other elements of commercial and residential buildings.

While physical damage to homes and businesses caused by rats is an issue in West Hollywood, there is a far more serious problem associated with rats in the city. Rats and their droppings carry serious diseases. Another alarming reality is that these diseases spread when untrained and improperly protected people attempt to clean up rat droppings. Time and again, untrained and unprotected people cause rat droppings to break apart, the dust infiltrating the surrounding air. The contaminated air is breathed in by surrounding individuals, potentially infecting them with serious diseases like:

  • Hantavirus
  • Salmonellosis
  • Rat Bite Fever

Proactive Biohazard Cleanup

If you face any one of the biohazard cleanup scenarios discussed here, you need to be proactive in taking action to retain the services of a professional firm like Eco Bear. Your physical safety and health, and that of your family depend on proactive efforts to remediate a biohazard situation. The caring, experienced team at Eco Bear stands ready to work for you any time.

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.