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ONE STEP IN RECOVERY DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME IS TO PHYSICALLY REMOVE THE VISUAL SIGNS OF A TRAUMA. WE OFFER COMPASSION FOR THOSE AFFECTED WHILE MAINTAINING COMPLETE CONFIDENTIALLITY.
WHY HIRE A BIOHAZARD CLEAN UP COMPANY?
For property managers and homeowners, a biohazard trauma scene (suicide, decomposing body, murder, etc.) was the last situation they were prepared to handle.
Family members, friends, or employees who try to clean up blood, bodily fluid, human tissue, decomposing bodies, hypodermic needles, etc. find this task either physically or emotionally overwhelming.
SOME EXAMPLES OF BIOHAZARD WASTE INCLUDE
Liquid, semi-liquid blood, or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM)
Items contaminated with blood or OPIM and which would release these substances in a liquid or semi-liquid state if compressed.
Items that are caked with dried blood or OPIM and can release these materials during handing.
Pathological and microbiological waste containing blood or OPIM.
WHAT IS SHARPS WASTE?
A term to describe any biomedical waste that is composed of used sharps; which includes any medical syringes, drug injection devices, razor blades, or any other device that can puncture or lacerate the skin.
WHY IS CRIME SCENE CLEANING DANGEROUS?
Cleaning up after a crime scene may look easy, but you need to know the risks as blood borne pathogens may be present.
Blood borne pathogens are pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but not limited to, Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
"If you can't cook on your stove, if you can't use your bathtub because it's full of stuff, then you have tipped over into a clinical hoarding pattern"
WHAT IS HOARDING?
Hoarding disorder is a persistant difficulty in discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with a hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of items, regardless of actual value.
SIGNS OF A POSSIBLE HOARDER
Low cleanliness of individual or clothing.
Blinds closed/shades drawn at residence all the time.
House appears closed off: leaving no sign of people entering or leaving.
Unusual resistance of home-based services.
Long-term neglect of home maintenance.
Excessive collection and storage of items in the residence, yard, automobile, etc.
Strong or unpleasant odor emanating from the residence.
HAZARDS OF HOARDING
Increased risk of fire due to the accumulation of combustibles such as papers, clothing, and rubbish poses a severe fire hazard.
Blocked escape from fire due to the exits, hallways, windows, and doors being obstructed by debris.
Extreme risk to emergency response personnel.
Risk of structure damage due to the weight of items being hoarded.
Risk of injury or death due to being trapped under falling debris.
EFFECTS ON MENTAL HEALTH
Increases stress and anxiety.
Bitter or violent symptoms of control and other mental issues.
Blocks out new things from entering your life.
Weakens decision-making skills, as you're avoiding any decisions by letting all the stuff pile up.
Prevents living in the moment.
EFFECTS ON PHYSICAL HEALTH
Increases in allergies by inviting buildup of dust mites, dander, mold, and other allergens.
Creates a germ haven.
Increases risk of fire and injuries.
Decreases odds of exercise.
Makes you late for work and appointments when you cannot find things.
Increases body mass from over-consumption of food.
Depletes your energy with its overwhelming presence.
BENEFITS OF SEEKING HELP
We at BIO 24-7 understand the emotional stage or those that hoard. We provide the utmost respect and ensure confidentiality to our clients. Our service can assist in restoring the clients home to a level of safety and health that has been absent while living with too much stuff.
This service can aid influencing treatment resistance in older adults who hoard towards considering alternatives and addressing the underlying problems which lead to hoarding.
Feel free to visit and drop us a testimony or comment.