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

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.

Oct 15, 2021

Animal hoarding is a delicate issue that involves three main concerns: mental health, animal welfare, and public safety. Usually, when these situations go public (you see them on the news, you find out your neighbor is an animal hoarder) it’s very easy to focus on animal welfare. And it’s not wrong: animals are just victims of the circumstances and poor decisions. 

We can’t, however, diminish the issue that is mental health, as it’s probably the main reason that victims got in that particular situation in the first place. When a person becomes an animal hoarder, they’re usually facing a mental health battle that also needs to be looked upon with care and compassion. 

Bio-One of Chula Vista has helped families and victims of hoarding throughout San Diego County and surrounding communities. Tackling these situations requires a dedicated team: caring, compassionate, discreet, and utterly professional. Animal hoarding scenarios are no less challenging. It’s all about keeping a mindset of helping everyone overcome the odds and the difficulties in a timely manner.

What is animal hoarding?

Animal hoarding is very similar to a regular hoarding situation in the sense that people acquire more things than they can handle, creating a hostile, dangerous environment for themselves and the people (animals) around them. Animal hoarding is a little different, though. A person struggling with animal hoarding houses more animals than what they’re able without providing minimum levels of nutrition, sanitation, and shelter.

A person struggling with animal hoarding is usually not aware of how many animals are actually on the property, and they might hoard dogs, cats, birds, etc.

Why do people turn to animal hoarding? 

There’s not a factual reason for people to turn to animals in hoarding situations. As of today, hoarding is recognized as a mental health disorder, and this has allowed medical professionals to treat it with the proper therapy to ensure that the victims understand their behavior and follow the right steps to avoid relapsing to that condition.

Some reasons for animal hoarding, based on first-hand experience in these situations include emotional dependency, paranoia, anxiety, depression, and more. Notice that these reasons are basically a struggle with other mental health conditions. People can turn to animal hoarding as a way to cope with traumatic life events like the loss of a loved one, a separation, losing a job, etc.

Hoarding scenarios pose multiple health risks that must be approached in a timely manner. Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists can help you!

How to identify animal hoarding situations

  • The house or property shows severe signs of deterioration.
  • The victims have lost count on how many animals are under their care.
  • Animals show signs of malnutrition, lethargy, poor socialization.
  • The victims usually isolate themselves from family and friends, as these situations are often stigmatized as embarrassing. 
  • Victims won’t admit they have a problem, and they will stand by saying that the animals are happy and healthy under those conditions. The reality is that animal hoarding situations must be tackled in a timely matter as the lives of the animals are usually in danger.

Bio-One of Chula Vista can help you

If you think someone you love might be struggling with animal hoarding, Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists can help you. Our technicians are trained to be mindful and caring, and we are prepared to tackle these scenarios in a private, respectful manner for you and your loved ones.

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.

Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists are ready to help you get your house and your life back on track.

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.


September 11 Anniversary Bio-One Remembers

Twenty years have passed, and yet the the surprise, anguish, horror, and disbelief of Tuesday, September 11, 2001 is forever imprinted in our minds and hearts. We united as a country and held each other close. As call centers were overwhelmed and cell services were drowning in volume, we desperately reserved hope for loved ones, team members, neighbors, and those we've never met. We lit candles, wrote songs and poems, and stood under an eerily engine-free sky.

First responders ran toward danger, many giving all. Twenty years later, their children have continued the tradition of service and sacrifice. [Two decades later, more children of 9/11 victims are joining the FDNY than ever before. - New York Daily News] 

Memorials and museums have risen with artifacts and stories of heroism. Most recently, the National Law Enforcement Museum re-opened with their Post - 9/11 Exhibit, showcasing 20+ artifacts that include airplane fragments from Flight 93, a steel beam from the World Trade Center, a limestone block from the damaged section of the Pentagon and part of the damaged food cart from Flight 93 when passenger Todd Beamer famously said, “Are you ready? OK. Let's roll.” 

Above all, we promised to #NeverForget. 

To honor the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, we asked Bio-One owners across the country to reflect on that fateful day. Below are their stories. 

National Law Enforcement Museum Post 9/11 Exhibit
Photo taken at the National Law Enforcement Museum Post-9/11 Exhibit.

I am a retired FDNY fireman. I was assigned to Squad 41 in the South Bronx. We lost everyone, all six, working that insane day. Me and the rest of the crew were down at the WTC site by 12:30 on 9/11. I worked down at the site for over 56 hours before we broke up into sections and teams. Long story short I was basically working at the WTC site for the next nine months. It seems like yesterday and way to many stories and close calls and everything to say in a post.

Owen McGovern, Bio-One owner in Eugene, Oregon

On September 11, 2001 I was in Tampa Florida at a training for work. Was in a conference room with glass walls and there was a tv on outside the room that I can see and saw the broadcast of the 2nd plane hitting. Also took us 4 days to get back to Connecticut because all flights were cancelled.

This year we are sponsoring the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation golf tournament on Sept 11 2021. 

David Scott, Bio-One owner in Tuscon, Arizona

I was in Lakewood, Ca just getting up and getting ready to go to school. My aunt worked in tower 2 so we were all franticly trying to call her. By the grace of God, she was not at work. She was at an OB appointment when it happened.

This year, we will be participating in a stair climb which is the number of stairs in the twin towers as well as participate in a golf tournament to raise money and awareness.

Rebecca Wallace, Bio-One owner in Flagstaff, Arizona 

I was in between classes in high school in NY, laughing with friends and not a care in the world. Little did I know the ever lasting effects this tragic event would’ve had on my life. Teachers turned on the news in class. Just as the second plane was hitting. Juan and I were in school (yes we went to HS together lol). And I knew then he was in it and would sacrifice to fight back for our country. Even 20 years later, feels like yesterday. He joined the Marine Corps. We lost many friends, even still having to say goodbye to this day. All from the events of that one very sad day.

It’s a very somber day for me. No events. Just spending time with my kids and Juan. There is the 2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk in New York City Sunday, September 26, 2021, that I would love to do participate in. But, to be honest, going into the city scares me.

Very emotional day for all Americans. Hits my NY heart extra hard.

Nicole Morales, Bio-One owner in the Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) 

I was at home in Denver with our 2 young sons, while Gregg Chiasson was in Manhattan on business. He had a flight later that day, which of course did not happen. We were unable to connect with each other for hours that day. This was frightening to me. Gregg's experience was live there in Manhattan. I'm so thankful that he was safe and made it home eventually.

Cheryl Chaisson, Bio-One owner in Denver, Colorado

I was on my way to Tulare Western HS driving in my 1987 Dodge Ram50 truck to work. I remember hearing about it on the radio and I was in disbelief. Needless to say, I had to get ready to teach 160 HS students math and chemistry throughout the day. I don’t know if I made the right choice, but I decided to treat it like a regular day and went about teaching. As a young 29 year old, the gravity of the situation didn’t hit me like most. Other than saying a few prayers throughout the day, I spent the day teaching the best I could and gave student an opportunity to ask questions if it came up.

Armand Amoranto, Bio-One owner in Oceanside, California

I was in Moscow Russia attending my first year of college. First time away from home. We had a math lecture and all of a sudden they turn on TV and we all stared in disbelief. We don’t know what is going on, we all thought it’s the beginning of world war 3. There were about 300 people in a room and we all stood up. Scary time. They sent us all home because no one including professors can concentrate but being scared on what’s next.

Viktoriya Gonzales, Bio-One owner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bio-One Patriot Day September 11

Sep 10, 2021

Kitchen and living room area piled with clutter.

Many people feel scared to even bring up the word “hoarding”, as they might feel identified with the common signs and symptoms that diagnose this condition. The reality is: not everyone who collects specific items, or struggles with maintaining an organized living space, is necessarily a hoarder.

There are key elements that can help identify whether a person is struggling with hoarding disorder, or if it’s showing early signs that could be addressed to avoid a severe condition. Hoarding scenarios are often dangerous and hazardous, as the amount of clutter and trash has taken over the daily living spaces and it’s impossible to get the easiest things like cooking, cleaning, bathing, or even sleeping done.


Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists have had the opportunity of helping many families and property owners when the process of discarding things gets overwhelming. Serving San Diego County and surrounding communities, we understand that it might be scary to ask for help and feel judged. Bio-One is a small family that will help you get through these difficulties, you don’t have to fight alone.

Bedroom area with clutter and trash all over the floor and the bed. These inadequate living conditions are dangerous!

IDENTIFYING A HOARDING SCENARIO

According to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA), the common symptoms and behavior of a person struggling with hoarding disorder include:

-The inability to throw away possessions - The thought of letting go of items like newspapers, magazines, clothing, and other elements that don’t seem to have a major purpose in their life, can cause anxiety and stress. An individual struggling with hoarding disorder has a different perception of these items, the value is not related to how much they cost but how emotionally important are for them.

-Severe anxiety when attempting to discard items - Even if they don’t admit to having a problem, you can identify if a person is struggling with hoarding when you ask them about discarding random items in their possession. If they react abruptly to this request, they shut themselves or become aggressive, you could say the individual is struggling with hoarding.

-Difficulty organizing or categorizing possessions - This is an important sign that helps identify if a person is struggling with hoarding disorder. A person who collects items is usually proud to display these possessions. They’re a reward for his efforts. It’s different for someone struggling with hoarding. They usually isolate themselves from others to avoid feeling ashamed or embarrassed about the mess in their house or property.

-Functional impairments - An individual struggling with hoarding is in a constant fight to get the easiest things done. Their quality of life is severely affected by the clutter and trash. Furthermore, studies show that hoarding affects people over 60 years of age, and people struggling with other mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and OCD. These data and these symptoms make up for a very dangerous living environment. 

You can read more about the signs of hoarding + the difference between hoarding and collecting by visiting ADAA’s Hoarding - The Basics article here.

In the face of a hoarding situation, Bio-One of Chula Vista has one clear goal in mind: getting the help that the person deserves. Many times, as we mentioned, people might be struggling with other mental health conditions.

Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists are here to help you or your loved ones!

Bio-One works closely with Law Enforcement, Public Service Agencies, Victim advocates, and other organizations that can assist the individual in getting their life back on track.

We also strive to make the house or property a safe place for them to return. We’ll take care of any potentially hazardous situations that can put their lives at risk. 

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.


Bio-One What to Ask Before Hiring a Crime Scene Cleaner

The roots of crime- and trauma-scene cleaning companies can be traced to the 1990s, and at that time only a dozen or so companies existed. The industry was widely unregulated and awareness of contamination risks were relatively non-existant.

"I was young and dumb and saw something you only see in movies, so I quickly shut the door, took a deep breath, sat on the couch with the widow and told everyone else to get her out of here and take her to lunch, and we’ll clean this up for her," said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, Founder of Bio-One Inc. "We were just trying to help a lady in her greatest time of need, and that’s for me how I got into the crime scene and cleaning business."  Read Nick's story in Franchise Times

Today, there are hundreds of companies that advertise crime and trauma scene cleaning, and a simple Google search may prove overwhelming when you're experiencing one of the most traumatic moments in your life. To help, we've listed pre-qualifying questions to ask before choosing a crime and trauma scene company. 

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Crime and Trauma Scene Cleaner

There are a number of key questions to ask crime and trauma scene cleaning technicians or business owners to properly root out which one is best for your goals and circumstances. 

  • Are you local? When there's a blood spill, response time is key to prevent biohazards from spreading and to ensure quick remediation. Several businesses may pay for online advertising in your city, but their technicians could be 3 or more hours away. Furthermore, avoid calling toll free numbers. "These numbers often lead to call centers. We're local. They're not," said Ginger Akemon, owner of Bio-One in Jacksonville, FL
  • Is your business certified and insured? Professional crime and trauma scene cleaning companies should have bloodborne pathogen certifications, they should follow OSHA personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines and remediation processes, and they should have insurance for their business. 
  • What is your process for disposing biohazardous waste? Once the remediation is complete, the accumulated waste will need to be disposed in accordance to local state guidelines. Make sure the business owner or technician is aware of these guidelines and has an appropriate plan for disposal.  
  • What happens to valuable or personal items that are impacted? At Bio-One, we are trained to be mindful of valuable and perceived valuable items, such as pictures, wallets, or a baseball card collection. Professional crime and trauma scene cleaners should ask if there are valuable items to keep an eye out for, and they will keep the family informed if these items are found. 
  • How will you charge for your services? In most cases, home insurance will cover the cost of biohazard remediation - less your deductible. Ask if they can open a claim on your behalf, taking this burden off your shoulders. If you don't have homeowners insurance, it's OK to ask for a free estimate so you can compare costs between other local companies. 
  • Will you be discrete during and after the job? Michele Amoranto, Bio-One owner in Oceanside, CA, always assures her clients that discretion is top of mind while her team is onsite. Bio-One vehicles are unmarked and technicians will designate work areas to don and doff PPE out of view from neighbors. 
  • Do you have a list of resources that can help after the cleanup? You may need flooring replaced or fresh drywall installed, which will also be covered under your home insurance claim, and a recommendation could help speed up the reconstruction process. Additionally, many crime and trauma scene cleaners have connections with local counselors and victim's advocates. In west Texas, Bio-One owner, Garrett Spooner, always offers a list of free mental health resources and states that, "Being volunteers of our local Crisis Intervention Unit, we consider our job incomplete without making sure our clients' mental health, grief process, and other issues our clients may have, are addressed."

Last but certainly most important, make sure the business you speak with shows care and compassion for your situation. They should want to do everything possible to support you and your loved ones.

If you are searching for a crime and trauma scene cleaner, Bio-One is here for you. All of our offices adhere to our business motto Help First, Business Second and are available 24/7. Click here to search for a Bio-One team near you.

Bio-One Weekly Wrap-Up Summary of Biohazard Work

Bio-One answers the call to help our community and remediate a variety of scenes. From hoarding, crime scene cleaning, or simply giving back, we'd like to bring you into the Bio-One world by sharing stories of the unique and important work we do.

Here is this week's Weekly Wrap-Up.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

On August 3, Bio-One teams participated in their local National Night Out, an annual crime prevention event and community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships.

Check out these National Night Out Facebook posts from Bio-One teams in Marion County and Des Moines!

U.S. POLICE AND FIRE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Bio-One was the Presenting Sponsor of the 2021 U.S. Police and Fire Championships and we were thrilled to meet first responders all over the U.S. To see the action, scroll through our Bio-One Inc Instagram Highlights

Here's a sneak peek! 

U.S. Police and Fire Championships Presenting Sponsor
FDNY Barbell Club at the U.S. Police and Fire Championships
Family enjoying props at the Bio-One booth at the U.S. Police and Fire Championships
U.S. Police and Fire Championships Cornhole Boards
Bio-One President Brian Brinegar Speaking During the Athlete's Reception

IN THE NEWS

In case you missed it, Bio-One has been in the news! Here's the latest from Franchise Times and The Denver Gazette

May 10, 2021

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The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is proud to announce that the 2021 United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are now Presented by Bio-One, Inc. 

Operating under the motto, "Help First, Business Second," Bio-One provides high-level decontamination and biohazard cleanup services while offering clients the privacy and compassion needed at difficult times. Bio-One operates in 41 states with over 110 locations and is committed to providing first-class service. 

"We are thrilled to add Bio-One as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 USPFC because   First Responders warrant our support," said California Police Athletic Federation President LC Collins. "Bio-One’s reputation is second to none, and with their partnership, we can offer first responders a health and wellness outlet.  We look forward to working with them for years to come."

Founded by San Diego Police Lieutenant Veon "Duke" Nyhus, The United States Police & Fire Championships were first held in San Diego in 1967. Duke recognized the need to promote physical fitness and camaraderie among the Public Safety and First Responder community members. 

The USPFC caters to active and retired public safety and first responders who participate in Olympic-style competitions and open to individuals representing firefighters, law enforcement, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration, and customs across the country. Traditionally athletes compete in 45+ sporting events from biathlon to motocross across 35+ venues in Southern California.

"At Bio-One our support for Law Enforcement and Fire Service Officers is unwavering, and we're thrilled to partner with the California Police Athletic Federation during this memorable event," said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, founder of Bio-One. "We wish each athlete success and look forward to celebrating these everyday heroes."

The 2021 USPFC Presented by Bio-One will take place from June 10th to the 19th in venues across San Diego, California, and strengthen the relationship between First Responders and the community for many years to come!

About the United States Police and Fire Championships

The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is the parent organization of two multi-sport programs designed for peace officers and firefighters. The World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) are open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the world. The United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are open to active or retired public safety and first responder personnel from an eligible agency within the USA. For more information, please visit www.uspfc.org. 


Bio-One Weekly Wrap-Up Week 7 Thin Gold Line Help First Business Second

Bio-One teams across the U.S. answer calls to help their communities and remediate a variety of scenes. In our new blog series, we'd like to bring you into the Bio-One world by sharing stories of the unique and important work we do for local communities.

Here is Week 7 of our Bio-One Weekly Wrap-Up. 

Thank You to the Thin Gold Line

The second week of April is a time to celebrate and thank telecommunications professionals who dedicate their lives to serving the public. Often called the thin gold line, 911 dispatchers are true heroes behind the scenes

Coast to coast, Bio-One teams found fun and unique ways to recognize the Thin Gold Line. 

Bio-One Helps Homeless Man with Vehicle Clean Up

This week, News San Diego reported "Homeless man's story inspires San Diego mom to enlist community's help", featuring Rene Flohr and Nicki Chipp-Flohr, owners of Bio-One. The Bio-One duo spotted a NextDoor post asking for anyone who could help 79 year-old, Les, who had been living out of his vehicle and was recently diagnosed with skin cancer. His vehicle was floor to ceiling full of items, and Bio-One was ready to help clean and disinfect the vehicle so it could be sold or donated. 

In a message to Bio-One owners, Nicki said, "I am very proud of what we are doing to help someone. I thought you’d all appreciate it, since we live the Bio-One motto of #helpfirstbusinesssecond." We couldn't agree more! 

Read the entire story on News San Diego. 

A "Week in the Life" at Bio-One

The Bio-One team in Tuscon, AZ had a busy week with work ranging from COVID-19 disinfections, mold remediations, bird dropping clean up, medical waste disposal, suicide remediation, and more. 

If you've ever wondered what it takes to be a crime and trauma scene cleaner, we recommend read through the Tuscon team's Weekly Wrap-Up! 

Crime and Trauma Scene Cleaners at Bio-One

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