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Common Bloodborne Diseases And How Bio-One of Chula Vista Specialists Can Help You Restore Areas After A Traumatic Event

Exposure to blood and bodily fluids may result in dangerous diseases. Many people are constantly exposed to these biohazards, especially emergency responders and medical personnel. It’s important to avoid cleaning these fluids if you don’t have the proper knowledge or expertise, as it can lead to viruses and disease spreading.

When a traumatic event takes place on a residential or commercial property, there’s usually an emergency staff that takes care of removing bodies and anything related to a police investigation: a crime scene, homicide, undiscovered death… these situations require assistance from police enforcement and medical staff. After they leave the scene, thorough cleanups and disinfections must be conducted to restore areas from all biohazards resulting from blood and other bodily fluids.

Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists are trained to approach these situations with deep care and compassion. Following a tragedy or traumatic life event, cleaning and disinfecting properties from biohazards is crucial to guarantee the safety and health of the victim’s families and people involved. We will make sure to restore areas to their preincident condition.

What are bloodborne pathogens? 

Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms present in human blood and other bodily fluids that may carry diseases and infections. These microorganisms are present in sharp objects such as needles and other medical equipment. Emergency responders, medical personnel, and other healthcare workers are more exposed to these pathogens, and healthcare workers follow strict protocols to ensure not only their safety but the welfare of anyone near these contaminated areas.


While there are many bloodborne diseases like malaria, syphilis, brucellosis, the CDC and NIOSH list three main infectious diseases as a concern for healthcare workers: Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists can restore residential and commercial properties from blood, bodily fluids, and biohazardous waste.

-Hepatitis B (HBV) - It’s a dangerous virus that affects the liver and the primary source of exposure is via blood. Hepatitis B affects the liver, causing irritation and it can develop into more serious conditions like cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hepatitis symptoms are similar to flu-like symptoms (fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea). As the infection develops, people may develop jaundice, but other symptoms may not be noticeable within the first months.

If your house or business property has been impacted by a traumatic event involving blood, let Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists take care of it. Hepatitis B virus is persistent, it can survive on dry blood for up to seven days. Our specialists will make sure to restore areas and surfaces impacted by blood, discarding any household items that may be infected. 

-Hepatitis C (HCV) - Hepatitis C also affects the liver, and the infected persons can transmit other chronic liver disease and other HCV-related diseases. HCV symptoms variate, some people don’t show them unless they are more affected by it. Common symptoms include jaundice, dark urine, and flu-like symptoms. More affected people may experience severe fatigue and chronic liver disease. For more detailed information about Hepatitis B and C, you can read CCD’s Hepatitis articles by clicking here

Just like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C is persistent and can survive in blood residue for long periods of time. If your house or property has come across blood and other bodily fluids residue, Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists can help you restore and disinfect areas from bloodborne pathogens. 

-Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - HIV causes AIDS or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. HIV affects the human’s immune system, but it can take years before symptoms actually develop and are noticeable. There is no cure for HIV/AIDS, and without treatment, it’s a fatal disease. While the virus is not as persistent as Hepatitis in terms of surviving in dried blood, emergency responders and personnel are constantly exposed to the disease via blood and bodily fluids. Having no cure, all precautions must be taken to avoid bloodborne diseases.

Bio-One of Chula Vista can help you 

Blood and bodily fluids carry pathogens that may result in disease and infection outbreaks if not cleaned properly. Bio-One of Chula Vista are specialists when it comes to professional disinfection, decontamination, and sanitation. We follow rigorous procedures and use professional, EPA-approved chemicals to restore properties to their pre-incident conditions, especially if they have been impacted by blood and other fluids. Blood residue can linger in many surfaces, and it’s contagious, even after dried. Don’t expoose your family or customers to these biohazards.

Locally owned, Bio-One of Chula Vista proudly serves the following San Diego County cities: Chula Vista, San Diego, National City, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, El Cajon, Santee, Lakeside, Coronado, La Mesa, Imperial Beach, Bonita, Alpine, and surrounding communities. We are also proud members of the National City Chamber of Commerce and an approved HomeAdvisor company.

We offer free estimates for our services, and we are available 24/7! Give us a call at 619-892-1744.

Oct 26, 2021

Blog - Risk factors associated with hoarding and how Bio-One of Chula Vista can help you

Hoarding situations can be emotionally taxing for the victims and families involved. People struggling with hoarding are usually incapable of dealing with these situations on their own, and that’s where Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists come in to help not only the victims but the victim’s families. Hoarding is rooted in a deeper problem than just compulsive buying. Many people struggling with hoarding are also dealing with mental health conditions that need to be addressed in order for people to gain control over their lives. 

Bio-One of Chula Vista’s certified technicians are trained to guide you in each step of the recovering process. Your safety is our main priority at all times, and we want to make sure everyone feels comfortable as we take care of cleaning and sanitizing the house or property.

Hoarding situations can be challenging and emotionally taxing for victims and families involved.

Hoarding disorder may be triggered by a traumatic life event

People struggling with hoarding tend to add an emotional value to their belongings. People will keep anything from books and photographs to clothing and things that don’t seem to have a functional value in their lives. 

Losing a loved one, losing a job, ending a relationship… These are all difficult situations that, if not channeled well, can lead to not only hoarding but other mental health conditions. 

It’s ok to feel bad, and it’s ok to ask for help if you need it. Bio-One of Chula Vista can help you get the necessary help to overcome these challenging situations. 

While hoarding affects the elderly, early symptoms may develop in teenagers

According to Psychiatry’s article about hoarding, the disorder affects mostly people over 60 years old who have also been diagnosed with other mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. It’s important to point out that early symptoms may develop in teenagers who experience trauma and stress, and these symptoms tend to increase as they get older.

People struggling with hoarding also tend to live by themselves. Isolation from family and friends is common, especially if the situation has gotten out of control. Hoarding is perceived by many as an embarrassing condition, which makes it more difficult for people to seek help and for the victims of the families to learn about the problem.

Hoarding might be associated with other mental health conditions

Often, people struggling with hoarding disorder also struggle with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The diagnosis from professionals plays a fundamental part in understanding hoarding and how to provide support for the victims. 

Bio-One of Chula Vista works closely with victim advocate groups, hoarding task forces, and non-profit organizations that can assist families and victims in the face of a hoarding situation. Our job is to make sure you return to a safe environment, with a fresh perspective and outlook on life. Our ultimate goal is to help you get your life back.

Bio-One of Chula is ready to help you or your loved one in their greatest moment of need.

Bio-One of Chula Vista can help you

If you think someone you love might be struggling with hoarding, Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists can help you. We have a group of certified technicians willing to help you in your greatest moment of need. 

Locally owned, Bio-One of Chula Vista proudly serves the following San Diego County cities: Chula Vista, San Diego, National City, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, El Cajon, Santee, Lakeside, Coronado, La Mesa, Imperial Beach, Bonita, Alpine, and surrounding communities. We are also proud members of the National City Chamber of Commerce and an approved HomeAdvisor company.

We offer free estimates for our services, and we are available 24/7! Give us a call at 619-892-1744.

Bio-One is proud to work alongside emergency responders and local government agencies to help our community in their greatest moment of need. But we also work with Property Managers, Community Managers, and Residential and Commercial property owners to take care of homeless encampment situations throughout San Diego County.

Our technicians are trained to approach homeless encampment scenarios with deep care and compassion. Cleaning these areas might not solve the root of the problem that is homelessness, but our work guarantees that anyone who is present in these scenarios is free from biohazardous waste, resulting from the same conditions. 


Unfortunately, homeless encampments are difficult situations for property managers to take care of themselves. Often, homeless encampments are conceived in improvised conditions that can make the health and safety conditions quite a challenge. Community members might not know how to handle these situations, and this is where Bio-One of Chula Vista can help you.

Homeless encampments pose multiple biohazards like sharp objects, rats, mice, cockroaches, and biological waste.
The improvised conditions where homeless encampments are set up can become a problem for property managers and business owners. Bio-One of Chula Vista can help you.

Bio-One of Chula Vista focuses on remediating homeless encampments from biohazardous waste 

There are multiple agencies that can provide assistance to individuals who are struggling with homelessness. Bio-One of Chula Vista certified specialists work on cleaning, disinfecting, and decontaminating the biohazardous waste that might represent a health problem for the community. At the end of the day, these situations can be dangerous, so it’s important to trust a biohazard cleanup specialist to remediate these areas. 

Cleaning homeless encampments require expertise and help from professionals. Many times, you can come across biohazards like sharp objects, food/biological waste, rodents, fleas, cockroaches, blood, vomit, and human/animal waste that can pose a threat to building communities, public spaces, passersby, and bystanders.

Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists can take of everything from clutter and debris removal, to the proper disinfection and decontamination of these areas. Following strict guidelines, procedures and using the necessary PPE, Bio-One can take of homeless encampment situations in a timely, discreet manner.

Bio-One of Chula Vista can help you

Homeless encampments must be cleaned by professionals. Don’t expose your family, your community, or your crew members to the biohazards resulting from these situations. Bio-One of Chula Vista can help you. 

We have listed a number of local authorities and facilities that can also help face these situations with care and compassion. It’s important to educate the community about homelessness and be a source of support. Bio-One of  Chula Vista specialists want to make sure everyone is safe and free from all biohazards. If you’re a property manager, or business owner, and need help with cleaning homeless encampments in the San Diego County area, let us help you.

Locally owned, Bio-One of Chula Vista is a member of theNational City Chamber of Commerce, and proudly serves the following San Diego County cities: Chula Vista, San Diego, National City, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, El Cajon, Santee, Lakeside, Coronado, La Mesa, Imperial Beach, Bonita, Alpine, and surrounding communities. 

We offer Free Estimates for our services, and we are available 24/7! Give us a call at 619-892-1744.

Sep 24, 2021

Tragedies and traumatic events can be challenging, not only for the emotional stress that comes along with having to deal with the loss of a loved one but also because of the multiple health risks that surround these scenarios. 

Biohazards are, in simple words, biological materials that represent a health risk for humans, animals, and other living creatures. They are present in scenes where blood and other waste like mold, human/animal waste, bodily fluids, and even industrial chemicals are involved. Biohazards must be cleaned by professionals in a timely manner. Bio-One of Chula Vista is a certified biohazard cleanup specialist. 

Biohazard cleanup is different than any other cleanup. It requires certification, special training, and most importantly,  a caring, compassionate approach to make sure that these situations are taken care of in the most efficient way.

Now, what is considered a biohazard, and when should you call Bio-One of Chula Vista’s Biohazard cleanup specialists?

Bio-One certified technicians will assess every situation with care and compassion. We will contain areas and discard items that might represent a health risk for you or your loved ones.

-Biohazards from Crime and trauma scenes: Crime scenes, homicide, and other traumatic events carry multiple biohazards. Often, there are bloodborne pathogens that must be cleaned immediately after the police and law enforcement agencies have completed an investigation and have left the scene. Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists are available 24/7 - 365 days a year to take care of cleaning these situations with the utmost care, compassion, and privacy for the victims. Our certified technicians adhere to strict regulations and procedures to make sure all scenes return to a pre-incident state.

-Biohazards from suicide and undiscovered death scenes: The loss of a loved one is difficult, especially if it was under traumatic circumstances. Attempting to clean the house or the scene from a suicide event or decomposition/undiscovered death can be traumatic and overwhelming, not to mention that it’s very dangerous. Leave Bio-One of Chula Vista certified technicians to take care of you and your loved ones. Our technicians are caring, mindful, and understanding of these challenging situations, and our goal is to get you to safety and take away the pain of having to do the cleanup by yourself.

-Biohazards from Hoarding and homeless encampment scenes: Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists work with local law enforcement, public service agencies, and organizations to remediate hoarding and homeless encampment scenarios. These are especially delicate situations to tackle, as you might find multiple biohazards like decomposed material/food, human and animal waste, needles, and other residues that can be harmful. Our specialists follow strict OSHA guidelines and procedures to make sure these scenes are properly cleaned and disinfected.

-Biohazards from mold, foul odors, and sewage backups: Don’t ever expose yourself or your loved ones to these scenarios. Mold is the cause of several respiratory diseases and syndromes, due to the airborne pathogens that are present in the air of highly contaminated scenes. The same goes for sewage backups, as the strong odors can affect your health in many ways. Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists’ work entails a thorough revision of the house or property to contain and remove any biohazards from the scene, making sure the place is safe for the owners to return.

Our certified technicians will dispose of biological waste in a timely manner.

Bio-One of Chula Vista can help you

If you ever need help with biohazard cleanup, let Bio-One of Chula vista help you. We understand that these situations are tough, so we always want to make sure you are comfortable, safe, and free from all the emotional stress and health risks that come along with having to deal with these scenarios by yourself. 

Locally owned, Bio-One of Chula Vista is a member of the National City Chamber of Commerce, and proudly serves the following San Diego County cities: Chula Vista, San Diego, National City, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, El Cajon, Santee, Lakeside, Coronado, La Mesa, Imperial Beach, Bonita, Alpine, and surrounding communities. 

We offer Free Estimates for our services, and we are available 24/7! Give us a call at 619-892-1744.

Sep 01, 2021

Rodents can become a serious problem for your house or property if not treated by professionals. During wintertime, they seek protection from cold in dark places. Rodents can reproduce very quickly, creating a dangerous environment for you and your loved ones.

Rodents can transmit over 35 different types of diseases, and the most common is the Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (also known as HPS). It’s a very dangerous disease that can be transmitted directly (from bite wounds and direct contact with urine and feces) or indirectly (by breathing contaminated air and dust).  Residential properties are most affected by mice and rats. Rodent feces and droppings are known to be very infectious so, it’s important to turn to a professional in disinfection and sanitation to remediate areas where rodents might have been present.

Rodents carry bacteria and diseases that can transmit to humans from direct contact or indirectly, by being in the presence of highly infected areas. Rodents usually look for shelter indoors, primarily in dark areas like crawlspaces, garages, and attics. Cluttered spaces create a perfect environment for mice and rats to create nests. Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists follow strict guidelines and procedures to remediate houses and properties if they’re involved in hoarding scenarios.

If by any chance you chose to take care of rodents  by yourself and need help with cleaning and disinfecting your house or property from dead mice and rats, Bio-One of Chula Vista can also provide you with professional, guaranteed disinfection and sanitation. Dead animals can carry multiple bacteria, which is usually airborne. So, mice and rats died in crawl spaces or inside your HVAC System, you might need help from Professionals to get to these areas and remove any biohazard.

Rodents usually hide in garages and highly cluttered areas.
Image shows rodent droppings in HVAC System (heater).

HOW CAN RODENTS COME TO YOUR HOUSE OR PROPERTY?

Filling gaps and entryways is the best way to prevent rodents from coming to your house or property. Rodents can squeeze through the smallest spaces, whether it’s through doors, windows or even small cracks on the floor. 

According  to the CDC, you can look for gaps or holes outside your property in the following spaces:

-Around windows and doors.

-In the roof (gables, rasters and eaves).

-In the building foundations (this is a specially delicate area for rodents and other plagues to nest)

-Attic vents.

-HVAC systems (if rodents have been in these areas, you might be struggling with infections and other afflictions associated with rodents' feces and urine).


You can read the whole informative article by clicking here.

BIO-ONE OF CHULA VISTA CAN HELP YOU

If you need help with disinfecting and sanitizing your house or property from rodents and other household pests, let Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists help you.

Our technicians will thoroughly look through the areas where rodents might have been present and caused damage. We will also make sure to discard any items that might represent a biohazard for everyone in the house, including pets.

Locally owned, Bio-One of Chula Vista proudly serves the following San Diego County cities: Chula Vista, San Diego, National City, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, El Cajon, Santee, Lakeside, Coronado, La Mesa, Imperial Beach, Bonita, Alpine, and surrounding communities. 

We offer Free Estimates for our services, and we are available 24/7! Give us a call at 619-892-1744.

Rodent urine and droppings in a crawl space, near the HVAC system.

Aug 24, 2021

Hoarding is a delicate condition that must be approached with care and compassion. People struggling with hoarding disorder are in a constant battle between their possessions and the compulsive need to buy, collect and save items, regardless of their economic value.

People struggling with hoarding disorder usually face a diminished quality of life, due to the clutter and accumulation of possessions. These possessions get in the way of performing normal, routine activities like using the kitchen, sitting on the couch in the living room, or even going to the bathroom.


Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists have assisted numerous families and customers struggling with hoarding disorder, as the house or property of the individual can turn into a hazardous environment. These are the most commons signs and facts about hoarding disorder. Identifying these signs is useful to anyone who might be struggling with hoarding, directly (the affected individual) or indirectly (family and community members).

Basic Facts about Hoarding Disorder

-Hoarding affects an estimated 2 to 6% of the U.S. population - Some researches indicate that it’s also more common in males than females. Also, individuals usually live alone, and the elderly are more likely to struggle with hoarding disorders.

Image shows a living room completely block by trash and clutter. There are empty egg cartons, empty water bottles, food, various bottles, boxes and bags.

-Hoarding is not the same as collecting - A person who collects (baseball cards, coins, art, magazines) is usually proud to showcase these items, as it might represent hours and research time to put a “collection” together. A person struggling with hoarding is usually embarrassed by their situation and they’re likely to isolate themselves from family and friends.

-Hoarding can lead to dangerous living conditions - People struggling with hoarding disorder accumulate things without being conscious of the dangers that come with this compulsive behavior. Houses and properties usually show signs of deterioration, due to the clutter and waste. 

-People struggling with hoarding disorder will save all kinds of things - For someone struggling with hoarding disorder, items have a different meaning. Things have a strong emotional value and it has nothing to do with the item itself. Hoarders can save magazines, newspapers, books, food, home appliances, household items, clothing, even animals.

-While the cause of hoarding is unknown, several risk factors can help identify it - Medical experts have said that hoarding disorder can be triggered by a traumatic life event; or by a history of mental illness such as depression, anxiety, and OCD. Anyone is capable of developing a hoarding disorder.

What is the Outlook for someone struggling with Hoarding?

Hoarding disorders must be treated by a doctor. Hoarding is a condition that can be controlled and treated in a way that the individual will be able to live a normal, functioning life. Individuals learn to manage their possessions and the right treatment can reduce the need for saving and accumulating things. 

People struggling with hoarding can turn their life around, but they need help and support to overcome this situation.

Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists are caring, understanding, and have a desire to help people with these difficult and, sometimes, overwhelming situations. Our goal is to help individuals get their life back on track and turn their house or property into a safe, hazard-free environment

Bio-One also works closely with the homeowner or their loved ones to make sure everyone is comfortable during the remediation process.

Image shows a before-and-after scenario of a living room. Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists cleared the clutter and trash.

Locally owned, Bio-One of Chula Vista proudly serves the following San Diego County cities: Chula Vista, San Diego, National City, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, El Cajon, Santee, Lakeside, Coronado, La Mesa, Imperial Beach, Bonita, Alpine, and surrounding communities. 

We offer Free Estimates for our services, and we are available 24/7! Give us a call at 619-892-1744.

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