Wrightwood, CA is a census designated place in the San Gabriel Mountains of San Bernardino County. The community began as a resort town for skiers. The downtown area has some of the original ski lodges, and they’re surrounded by tall pine trees. The community’s elevation of 5,900 feet above sea level makes it an ideal location for winter sports, relaxing hikes and four seasons of weather. While this idyllic community has many perks, it’s not immune to biological hazards. Also called biohazards, this concept refers to organisms or toxins produced by organisms. They have negative effects on human health, and they require professional cleanup and remediation. Eco Bear is a family-owned company offering biohazard cleanup services in Wrightwood. If you find yourself in a situation when you need this type of cleaning services, you can count on us at Eco Bear 24 hours per day, seven days per week, all year long.
What a Biohazard Is
The word “biohazard” might make you think of a fictional movie about a mystery disease. In reality, a biohazard can hit close to home. You might find yourself in a situation when your home or business has a biohazard that requires prompt and professional cleaning. This type of situation can happen to anybody at any time. By definition, biohazards are dangerous to your health, so it’s best to leave the cleanup to our trained professionals who have the skills, knowledge and personal protective equipment (PPE) to safely deal with the danger.
Biohazards can include:
- Toxins released by bacteria, such as botulinum toxin
In addition to being harmful to your health, a biohazard can also have serious consequences to the health of your pets and on the environment.
Types of Biohazard Situations
There are many situations that cause biological hazards to be in a home or building. These include:
- Unattended death
- Rodent infestation
- Violent crime
- Accidental death
- Traumatic injury
- Hoarded property
An unattended death is a tragedy for a family. If it wasn’t discovered for a few days, blood and body fluids may have seeped or leaked into porous materials and spread over a wide area. Blood, body fluids and tissue can all contain dangerous bacteria and viruses. If they aren’t promptly cleaned, the decomposition often leads to foul odors. Eco Bear’s thorough biohazard cleanup services cover all types of situations.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies four levels of biohazards. The cleanup services we offer cover levels three and four.
Biohazard level one includes bacteria and viruses that cause mild illnesses. A few examples are rhinoviruses and adenoviruses that cause the common cold.
Biohazard level two pathogens cause mild illnesses in most people. A person with a compromised immune system may have a moderate illness. An example is the varicella zoster virus, which causes chickenpox.
Biohazard level three pathogens cause severe or even fatal illnesses. There are vaccines and treatments available. Examples of level three biohazards are HIV, hepatitis B and MRSA.
Biohazard level four pathogens are all viruses. They cause severe to fatal illnesses for which there is no treatment or vaccine. An example is Ebola.
When You Need Biohazard Remediation
Any time an unattended death occurs in Wrightwood, you’ll need professional biohazard remediation services. There are some other situations in which biohazard cleanup in Wrightwood may also be necessary. If you or someone in your home or business has an accidental traumatic injury, you may need professional cleanup services. If the amount of blood is larger than the size of a dinner plate, you’ll need professional help with the cleanup. If the injury was to a person whose health status you’re not 100% sure of, it’s also a good idea to reach out for professional assistance. That’s because you can’t be certain that there’s no dangerous bloodborne pathogen in the blood.
Another time you may need biohazard remediation is after a violent crime. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), violent crimes involve intense force against the human body. Blood, body fluids and tissue may be present at the scene of a violent crime. Violent crimes include robbery, rape, aggravated assault, non-negligent manslaughter and homicide.
Accidental deaths may also need our biohazard cleanup services. If your loved one took their own life, you may need our biohazard cleanup services.
How We Clean Biohazards in Wrightwood
Our skilled cleaners use personal protective equipment (PPE) for biohazard remediation. The PPE protects our cleaning team from harmful material that can be in blood, body fluids or tissue. Our cleaners use PPE including:
- Masks or face shields
- Uniforms, smocks or aprons
- Shoe coverings
Not any type of gloves or face mask can be used when cleaning a biohazard. We use PPE approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All hazardous materials are collected and placed into an appropriately labeled box or bag. We take them for proper disposal under California’s public health guidelines for biological waste.
How We Clean Biohazards in Wrightwood
Many biohazard cleanup situations require a few sessions. Our team wears new PPE for each session. We’re licensed to transport the biological waste from the cleanup. Our four-step process includes:
The cleanup involves removal of biological material and contaminated items. Some common contaminated items we find at biohazard scenes include mattresses, carpeting and personal property.
Eco Bear Is Here for You
We’re available 24/7, every day of the year, to handle a biohazard cleanup in Wrightwood. Our affordable rates, rapid response time and attention to detail make our women- and veteran-led company the right choice.