Yucca Valley, California is a town in San Bernardino County. About 21,000 people reside there as of 2020. Its location in the Mojave Desert at about 3,300 feet above sea level makes it a generally quiet place. On the south side, it borders the Joshua Tree National Park, where ample opportunities for hiking, climbing and other recreational activities are plentiful. Although it’s a small community, Yucca Valley isn’t immune to violent crimes and other situations that cause biological hazards. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a person’s chances of becoming the victim of a violent crime in Yucca Valley are about one in 256. Each year, about 80 to 85 people are the victims of violent crimes in Yucca Valley. Other situations, such as unattended deaths, hoarding, rodent infestations and suicides may also cause biological hazards on a residential, industrial or commercial property in Yucca Valley. Eco Bear is a team of specialty cleaners offering biohazard cleanup services for home and business owners in Yucca Valley and the surrounding areas. Instead of putting yourself at risk of exposure to the biological hazards present in these situations, you can turn to our skilled cleaners to handle it for you.
What a Biohazard Is
Anyone can experience a biological hazard, or biohazard, on their residential or commercial property. A biohazard is a biological material, such as a toxin. It can also be a microorganism, such as a bacterium, virus, fungus or parasite. A biohazard is a threat to human health. If you’re exposed, you could become sick or poisoned. Some biohazards have no treatment, and they may be deadly. When you’re faced with the devastation of a loved one’s suicide or unattended death, your grief and bereavement are the top priorities. These situations benefit from the thorough cleaning services provided by Eco Bear. You shouldn’t have to deal with this grim task on your own. We handle it for you so that you can focus on self-care, your family and making arrangements for your loved one’s passing.
Types of Biohazards in Yucca Valley
Biohazards are typically found in biological materials, such as:
- Deceased bodies
Items contaminated by these biological materials are also biohazards. For example, a crime scene may contain linens, wood flooring and drywall contaminated with blood. Some bacteria and viruses remain infectious on surfaces for as long as 10 days. If you have a small cut, abrasion or other injury, you could get infected. It’s also possible to be exposed to a biohazard by breathing dust contaminated with dried feces or urine or by eating or drinking food or beverages contaminated by the dangerous bacteria and viruses. Some of the infections you could get from exposure to a biohazard include:
- Hepatitis A, B or C viruses
- E. coli
- C. diff
Biohazard Risk Levels
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and California Department of Health identify four risk levels for biohazards.
- Level 1: These are common bacteria and viruses that cause mild illnesses in most people. In vulnerable people, such as the immune-compromised, the illness may be serious. Examples include the common cold and strep throat.
- Level 2: These bacteria and viruses cause moderate illnesses in healthy individuals. People with chronic health conditions or those who are immune-compromised, elderly, babies or pregnant may have severe illness. Examples of level 2 biohazards include influenza and salmonellosis.
- Level 3: These are serious illnesses that may have lifelong effects. In immune-compromised individuals, they can be deadly. There are treatments or vaccines for level 3 biohazards. Some examples include tuberculosis and hepatitis B.
- Level 4: A level 4 biohazard has no treatment or vaccine. They are frequently deadly, even in otherwise healthy people. Examples include Marburg and Ebola.
Common Biohazard Scenarios in Yucca Valley
A biohazard scenario is a situation in which a biological hazard is present. They can happen anywhere in Yucca Valley and at any time. Eco Bear’s diligent cleaners are prepared to handle all types of biohazard cleaning in Yucca Valley. We help with many common situations that include biological hazards.
Unattended deaths are a heartbreaking experience for a family. If your loved one’s death wasn’t discovered for a few days, the scene could be grim. It’s best to leave the cleanup to our skilled team at Eco Bear.
Suicides devastate friends and family members. If your loved one took their own life, handling the cleanup isn’t something you should have to handle. Let Eco Bear handle this cleanup for you so that you can focus on grief and bereavement.
Violent crimes are a horrific experience. They often involve a profuse amount of blood, body fluids and tissue at the scene. Entering the scene could worsen your emotional and mental health. Eco Bear is prepared to clean the aftermath of any violent crime in Yucca Valley.
Rodent infestations are a common problem in Mojave Desert communities like Yucca Valley. When the rat or mouse droppings or urine dry up, sweeping them allows the infectious viruses to become airborne. If you don’t have the right personal protective equipment, those viruses can get into your lungs and cause a potentially deadly infection from hantavirus. It’s best to leave this hazardous cleanup to us at Eco Bear.
Hoarding is another situation that can lead to biological hazards. Hoarded properties often have mold, pest infestations, human or animal waste, deceased pets or pests, rotting food and more. The volume of items in a hoarded property can be overwhelming. Eco Bear’s trained professionals offer thorough cleaning and remediation of hoarded properties with biological hazards in Yucca Valley.
We’re Here for You
We’re available 24/7 to perform biohazard cleaning in Yucca Valley. You can count on us for prompt, affordable and thorough Yucca Valley biohazard cleanup.