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Information about biohazards?
Biohazard cleanup as used on this web page means cleaning up blood. Wet blood, moist blood, and flaky dried blood have contain biohazards. These biohazards come from bloodborne pathoges. Readers may want to know that biohazard cleanup in Los Angles means the same as crime scene cleanup in Los Angeles. My reason for this page seeks to explain more than found on my Los Angeles crime scene cleanup page. Death cleanup information sometimes helps more when written from different vantage points.
Our United States' Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( OSHA) agrees with our Center for Disease Control (CDC). Blood and other infectious materials need special control. We cannot simply order others to remove blood. Families still have a right to cleanup blood in their homes. Although, many people do not want to cleanup blood in their homes. So they call people like me.
Our CDC says that any fabrics that release blood when compressed makes a biohazard. Even semi-liquid blood makes a biohazard. With that said, I ignore blood smears, blood stains, and blood droplets until last. These I clean or cut free. These do not release wet or moist blood.
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Los Angeles County Biohazard Cleanup
HOMICIDE - SUICIDE - UNATTENDED DEATH
Sewage cleanup does not qualify as biohazard cleanup. It does qualify as infectious cleanup, though. Feces, urine, and other constituents of sewage must contain human blood to qualify as biohazards, strictly speaking. Of course, for most people, sewage qualifies as a "biohazard" because of its contents and it attracts flying and water-borne insects and germs.
So, for our purposes, sewage contains weak to powerful, infectious substances and microorganisms. Beginning in ancient Greek days and even before, humanity understood something in sewage created bad medicine because its presence meant disease and death. So now, sewage cleanup in Los Angeles County takes on a sense of urgency because of our population density and health department oversight.
HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C create our most risky bloodborne pathogens. For professional biohazard cleanup practitioners, working with patience and attention to details provides the greatest protections from these threats. There's more to cleaning in infectious environments than bloodborne pathogens. There's infectious microorganisms from homes occupied by drug addicts and hoarders. Sometimes death cleanup takes place in filth houses soiled by feces, humand and otherwise.
Often enough I receive telephone calls from Los Angeles County families who have mistaken feces for biohazardous material. Feces does qualify as an infectious biowaste, but by strict definition, fails as a biohazard. It's enough thought that these families have legitimate concerns about feces and its potential for releasing havoc, especially in Los Angeles County's Latin American population.
Sometimes referred to as "Montezuma's revenge" or "travelers diarrhea," food and waterborne germs find their way into our intestinal tracts. E-Coli, Escherchea coli, diarrhea has a large place among these troublesome intestinal tract illnesses. They become lethal given the right conditions. So lethal do they become among babies and elderly people that intensive medical measures must follow infection.
With a fatality rate of up to 40%, we know too well that hospital nurseries and nursing homes must receive extraordinary cleaning and care. A major setback with fighting this monstrous microorganism arises because there are no known, specific treatments for E-coli infections. Fluids and electrolyte fluids by mouth or intravenously are recommended. Nonabsorbent antibiotics become weapons of choice against diarrhea's effects on our bodies. Otherwise, remaining healthy and aware of infectious foods, water, and other conditions remains our best defense.
It's OK to use your toilet for sending blood to our sanitary se war. In fact, there's no better place to send blood these days. Sewage water dilutes blood and reducing its infectiousness. Microorganisms in sewage water feast on blood's contents. And finally, our sewage plants render any remaining blood inert, if blood somehow does reach these plants. When I practice at a Los Angeles homicide cleanup, Los Angeles suicide cleanup, Los Angeles unattended death cleanup, I make every effort to send blood down the sanitary sewer. I know before I start work what I intend to do and how I intend to do it. When I cannot cause blood and OPIM to enter a Los Angeles sanitary sewer lines, then I try to deactivate microorganisms within blood soiled materials. Only then do I remove these materials to a landfill or my freezer, depending upon their final contents.
How do I know that bloodborne pathogens no longer exist in blood soiled materials I've treated? It's easy. Nothing can exist in what I've treated because I create a caustic soup in which life as we know it cannot exist.
For professional biohazard cleanup waste pickup, Stericycle offers coast-to-coast service. Stericycle also picks up medical waste.
During a crime scene cleanup disinfecting from the beginning of work to the end of work helps to destroy bloodborne pathogens.
If we were to take a poll of biologists asking which theory of existence explains most clearly and distinctly the origin of species, evolution by natural selection would receive the most nods of approval. Since we live in the United States, contentious theories of existence follow ideological paths. So biohazards' existence becomes more difficult to explain.
If we take the evolution by natural selection approach to explaining biohazardous microorganisms, then we say "process" as a big word to consider. If we take a more ideological approach, say the fundamentalist Christian or fundamentalist Moslem approach, than we say, "creation" in an instant to consider. Here I will avoid the ideological approach for brevity and to avoid confusion. I want only to consider evolution by natural selection as our source of biohazards. This type of theory does not help conclude biohazard cleanup, but it does show why biohazard cleanup ought to follow thorough cleaning guidelines.
What I hope to show here is that biohazard cleanup must follow the same logic as the logic medical doctors use when they insist patients complete taking all medications, "Each and every one." This becomes, "destroy each and every pathogen" in blood before I leave a biohazard cleanup scene.
* Prices: My prices reflect my costs, which include vehicles, toll-free telephone 24/7/365, freezer day and night, biohazard cleanup insurance, and more. Because I am a biohazard cleanup company owner and do my own biohazard cleanup work, I have the liberty to charge much less than my competitors. Many of my competitors do not clean in the same biohazard cleanup niche as i do in any case. They have contacts with coroner's employees which allows them to charge thousands and thousands of dollars from insurance claims.
Please note, though, I cannot complete death cleanups for multiple deaths or for high caliber (or shotgun) trauma cleanup for less than $999. I cannot afford to invest time and materials in biohazard cleanups of such magnitude. However, I still charge much less than my competitors. so do give me a telephone call for a fixed, quoted telephone price.
Biohazard cleanup for homicide, suicide, and unattended death. Covering all of Los Angeles every day, every hour for blood cleanup services. Call for a telephone quote.Please do call my competitors for their biohazard cleanup prices. You may find some older Los Angeles biohazard cleanup companies, but few have biohazard cleanup technicans with my experience. How can I make such a clame? Easy, I do my own biohazard cleanup work on every job. I've done biohazard work in and around Los Angeles county for over 9 years.
My prices remain as quoted on the telephone so long as the biohazard cleanup job resembles the verbal discription. I allow for unforseens because I understand what I might find. My prices reflect a fair days work for biohazard cleanup. Biohazard cleanup has hazardsas well as uncomfortable working conditions, as callers know all too well. My decontamination equipment includes an ozone machine and chemical fogger. My prices include their use as needed. There are no hidden biohazard cleanup fees. I clean and decontaminate biohazards anywhere in Los Angeles as well as anywhere in Calilfornia, any time.
My biohazard cleanup work in Los Angeles County focuses on the hygenic needs of toddlers first. Because toddlers spend so much time on the floor I clean for them.
Biohazard cleanup includes cleaning up blood possibly infected by viruses and other pathogens, germs. Following violent crimes we often call biohazard cleanupcrime scene cleanup, Likewise with suicides. We call biohazard cleanup suicide cleanup following a suicide. The reader will guess that biohazard cleanup serves as a generic term for these other blood loss events. The possible biohazards reside in wet, moist, and dried flakey blood. Other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) may contaminate the near-by environment.
Unattended deaths with decomposition pose special problems less related to biohazard cleanup, in my opinion. I need to note too that this position on unattended deaths represents a minority opinion. What causes me to voice this opinion reflects my approach to biohazard cleanup in general. I disinfect from the beginning to the end of biohazard cleanup. I disinfect and seal biohazard materials from beginning to end of biohazard cleanup. I see no other way to do biohazard cleanup and have always followed this method.
Unattended deaths with decomposition carries risks from OPIM, infectious environments isolated until all cleaning, disinfecting, and removal is carried out. Extreme hygienic exaggeration should be used by the novice as well as the professional during biohazard cleanup of any sort.
Never remove biohazardous material without wearing gloves. "For cleaning blood or bloody fluids from floorsbedetc.you can use household rubber gloves." Wear protection over eyes-nose-and-mouth. Have a safe means of exit and a place to decontaminate yourself and clothing.
Dried blood may easily aerosolize if allowed. Stay away from all dried and OPIM magterials.
Biohazard cleanup activities remove, alter, dilute, flush, and destroy biohazards. Blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) contain infectious waste. When wet, moist, or dried in flakes, blood we consider blood as Biohazardous waste. Produced as a result of human activities, we expect to encounter biohazardous waste on all violent crime scenes, violent suicides, and unattended deaths with decomposition. Of course trauma cleanup includes the same.
. It could be infectious such as blood or other fluids in the body.
Biohazardous waste can also act as a carrier of infectious diseases from exposure. Exposure may take place by inhaling, swallowing, eye contact, injection, and open wounds.
Homicide, suicide, and unattended death scenes all carry a risk of biohazard exposure. Biohazard cleanup technicians must take great care from infectious wastes of other sorts too.
Once the dangers of the biohazardous waste were identified, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put forth certain regulations for the waste disposal. Biohazardous Waste Disposal Regulations in the U.S. vary from state to state. The regulations have helped to establish penalties for mismanagement of the biohazardous waste and also established record-keeping requirements.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Resource Recovery Act. Many states have adopted this act to regulate the handling and disposal of biohazardous materials. The EPA calls biohazardous waste as medical waste. Different states have different approaches to this terminology.
What all states recognize for certain involves infectious waste handled as medical waste or otherwise. Some types of medical waste require addition to a biohazard waste stream for burning, burial, or other form of destruction. Some types of medical waste become solid waste for solid waste disposal.
Biohazardous waste includes many chemotherapy drugs and formaldehyde. Medical activities or laboratory activities creating medical waste must track their waste from cradle to grave while keeping track of the regulations.
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What do we mean by the term biohazards?
Biohazard cleanup for homicide, suicide, and unattended deaths throughout Los Angeles County. I use Home Depot cleaning tools and chemicals. In this way my biohazard cleanup clients know where to find what I use if they have any questions. My goal is to return your residence or business to its prior biological condition. My name is Eddie Evans and I've been a biohazard company owner for 9 years.
Biohazards come in many shapes, sizes, and species. We usually think of tuburculosis when thinking about airborne biohazards. Then there are the biohazard cleanup jobs for Los Angeles that come to mind most often, bloodborne pathogen biohazardds exposure from homicides, suicides, and unattended deaths. Such biohazards usually come from wet, moist, and flaked human blood. Other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) also arise from incidents like homicide, suicide, and unattended deaths. Suicide cleanup, for example, will often involve gross amounts of solid material since high caliber weapons used by males leave an extrodinary amount of debris, OPIM.
As a self-employed, Los Angeles biohazard cleanup practitioner my experience over these last nine years should give me more than enough experience. With my experience and low overhead I save my biohazard cleanup clients a good deal of money. Where others charge thousands of dollars,
So as terrible acts, events and situations arise, I'm ready to go to work helping families and businesses as best that I can. I doing so I offer a guarantee for my work. This means that I will return if you find something disagreeable and want me to set it right. As it turns out, I thoroughly cleanup so that no one does become offended by objectionable material. It would be wrong to not clean thoroughtly.
A word on odors should follow, too. I cannot guarantee that all biohazard related odors will disappear overnight. Homicides, suicides, and unattended deaths do leave odors that permiate buildings. Paper, clothing, carpeting, carpet padding, and composit wood all open their pours to death scene odors. These I reduce if not removee; however, some times it does take a while for these odors to completely leave.
By opening windows and ventilating heavily odord do go away. Usually I use an ozone machine to reduce if not remove odors, but with clothing and other materials left in a building, I cannot deodorize these completely. No other company will promise to deodorize all property either, at least not in affordable terms.
If homeowner's insurance is available, it might cover costs of a total deodorization. To find out more about this serive, I would need to talk to a claims adjuster and have your policy number.
Biohazardous materials seldom catch our attention, but when massive blood loss occurs, biohazard cleanup should be at the tip of our tongues.
Inside the body viruses that cause illness and death can live for many years without their host, a person, knowing the virus exists. HIV can go as long as 10 years before its affects become known as AIDS.
Outside of the body it's almost anyone's guess. From seconds of existence following a truamatic injury in bright sunlight, to days, and even weeks in ideal laboratory conditions:
"Under ideal laboratory conditions HIV can remain infectious in dried blood and
What we need to add to this information is that healthy bodies fight off some bloodborne micro-organisms under optimum conditions. The young, elderly, and sick have less defense against these bloodborne pathogens. For them a small innoculation of virus and bacteria could be fatal. Often these viruses and bacteria die before long when outside our bodies. It's those occassions when an injection of biohazards occurs through our orifaces -- nose, eyes, mouth, and so forth.
We often think of a vector as an area designated by grids and such, as in algebra. Here we're talking about insects and animals carrying germs which they inject or somehow expose to humans, often unknowingly as humans go about their busienss. We need to stay aware of vectors because their domain continues to grow as global warming creates habitat for more biohazardous life forms. It's true that mosquitoes do not inject us with HIV, but they do inject us with malaria. One day they my carry other bloodborne pathogens we've yet to learn about.
Malaria transmit by female mosquitoes, for one. How long will it take for these females to begin transferring other germs? How long before male mosquitoes begin transferring germs? Probably not in my lifetime because I'm 63, but my kinfolk have children that will see biohazards grow as new vectors emerge from places yet to be raped by tractors and fire.
As rainforests and other wild places become developed nature's secrets spill out onto humanity, in part. Most of nature's secrets become lost for all time. Those victorious biohazards released into civilization threaten us in ways we cannot imagine.
Vectors present us with a lot of unknowns. Let's hope that were ready for the next batch of vector carrying insects released from wild nature.
Sewage does not generally qualify as a biohazard, but it does qualify as infectious. In this case our health plays a major role in protecting or failing to protect us from sickness and disease. In fact, as I write these lines there's a potential for a great cholera epidemic in Haiti, a poor, unfortunate country grown from slavery to independence. Nonetheless, a cholera epidemic spread by poor sanitation and infectious materials brouth to this land of suffering from another country will kill many thousands of people. So sewage threatens many people as it has do for thousands of years.
Sewage sludge gathers in a central area and then germs and viruses have a friendly habitat for population growth and further migration. This is what's happening in Haiti as tens of thousands of people struggle every day just to find a piece of bread, let alone a decent place to sleep.
Sewage does not pose a risk from HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C or other bloodborne pathogens, thank goodness. Just the same, if you ever have a sewage overflow and there's an infant or elderly person nearby, there's an increwsed change of sickness occurring. It's best that sewage cleanup occur as quickly as possible and as thoroughly as possible, just like biohazard cleanup should occur quickly and thoroughly.
Prudent measures for biohazard cleanup following homicides, suicides, unattended death decompositions, and traumatic blood loss suffice. Using extraordinary measures exceeds needed precautions. But what do we mean by "prudent measures"?
"No evidence indicates that bloodborne diseases have been transmitted from contact with raw or treated sewage. Many bloodborne pathogens, particularly bloodborne viruses, are not stable in the environment for long periods of time"
When there's lots of blood it's best to pour it down a sanitary sewer, meaning the sink or toilet. Sewage microorganism will destroy any bloodborne pathogens remaining in blood, if not already destroyed by pre-decontamination.
For death cleanup following several homicides or murder-suicide cleanup, I make every effort to reduce biohazard material before removing anything from a home or business. I can do this by bleaching out materials and pouring materials down the sanitary sewer, as mentioned above. But there's more to do. Many times I've sealed once blood soiled materials. In doing so it becomes next to impossible for anyone to come in contact with these once questionable objects. Besides, besides sealing them, they're placed in thick, black, .3 mil bags, which I tripple. This approach makes more sense to me than taking once blood soiled objects onto public streets.
For those materials that cannot be rendered less-than biohazardous, these I treat anyway and tripple bag. I then place them in a freezer to await pickup by my biohazard transportation company.
Overall, heavy dilution of blood and addition of caustic chemicals like bleach goes a long way toward reducing biohazards. Keep not of septic tank requirements, by the way. It should be safe to dispose of biohazardous liquids in a septic tank, but check with the manufacturer before disposing these materials in liquid or solid form (paper).
A functioning septic tank should destroy bloodborne pathogens. Always consult the system's manufacturing guidelines before pouring blood and OPIM into septic tanks.
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