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What is the process for a hoarding cleanup, junk removal or cleanup of animal or rodent feces?

These are all situations that tend to involve more variables than trauma scenes.  Even though one would think it might be the other way around, the types of cleanups mentioned above can all be very different. Typically when we receive a call, we try to determine how ready the homeowner or tenant is to get

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Are all hoarding cleanup service providers the same?

The short answer is no.  There are however different stages and variables involved in hoarding cleanup, junk removal or basic clutter removal.  Sometimes there is not a serious hoarding problem and the individual is best suited to hire a professional organizer to work with them over a few weeks to organize there home. In other

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Which of Bio-One service offerings are covered by insurance?

Most of our services are covered by property/homeowners insurance, renter’s insurance or auto insurance.  Most of these claims involve blood, body fluid and potentially feces and urine. Unfortunately, the services that fall outside of being covered by insurance are typically related to rodent droppings, damage caused by pets and hoarding. As for the services that

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How to handle a cleanup after a death in your rental property

When a death occurs in a property that your rent out, it can be very difficult for many reasons.  Aside from the obvious trauma caused by sudden death, there are quite a few people involved.  Possible co-renters, the families of the renters and the deceased, possibly a property manager and you, the property owner. Where

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What to do about rodent feces in the home

In San Diego County we encounter a large number of homes that have or have had rodent infestations.  The first step to mitigate this problem is to have the rodents removed.  That is not something Bio-One does.  We suggest hiring a pest control expert for this part. Once the rodents have been removed, often times

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Should I hire Bio-One to clean up hoarding or should I just do it myself?

This is a question that folks as me when they have a friend or brother or mother etc that is a hoarder and needs their house or apartment cleaned up to make it safe and livable.  I typically recommend that they either hire Bio-One or at least another company that specializes in this work and

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What to do with blood or body fluid spill in the home

While it might not happen often, certain situations can arise where blood or body fluid is spilled inside a home. This may be caused from a death, some sort of traumatic injury or from disease that causes blood or body fluid to be discharged. When this happens, it is important to either clean the contaminated

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What should you do with the mattress when somebody passes away on it?

By the very nature of the way mattresses are made, they are extremely difficult to sanitize and clean.  When fluids get into mattresses, they quickly get down beneath the surface into the springs, foam and potentially through to the box spring or floor underneath. There are differences when people pass away on what to do

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The Process of Homeowner’s Insurance Covering a Biohazard Related Claim

It is a little known fact that when a tragic event such as a death in the home occurs, the repairs and replacements of structural materials are covered by the homeowner’s insurance policy in most cases. Most times when Bio-One San Diego gets a call for a death in a home, whether it be a

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What to do with house covered in cat urine?

Pet urine and feces can be a big job to clean out of a house and make the building safe and odor free.  Cat urine, more specifically is quite difficult as it is more complex than urine from humans, dogs, etc. For cleanup of cat urine and odor removal, it is important to use the

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