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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 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.

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