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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.

 Nov 09, 2021

Understanding hoarding disorder and how Bio-One of Chula Vista can help

If you know someone dealing with a hoarding lifestyle, you need to understand that they might be dealing with other mental health problems and situations that, because they didn’t know how to handle them at the moment, they developed into the delicate issue that is hoarding. 

Hoarding, by definition, is a situation where an individual is incapable of parting with items and belongings. Some people also struggle with animal hoarding, a more delicate situation that involves other creatures and that might result in a public safety issue. The reason for hoarding is that people add an emotional value to their possessions, it goes beyond what the items might cost in terms of money or functionality.


Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists have assisted victims and victims’ families when hoarding situations have gotten out of control. The reality is, hoarding poses multiple physical and biohazard risks that must be approached in a timely manner, with the sensitivity that entails helping someone overcome a life-threatening scenario, and the importance of the willingness to overcome them.

Houses impacted by hoarding are hazardous. Victims face physical dangers, risk of fire, diseases and infections.

Why do people hoard? 

There are multiple risk factors for someone to develop a hoarding disorder, and now being recognized as a mental health disorder has allowed mental health professionals a better understanding of why do people might develop a hoarding disorder. Risk factors include:

  • A traumatic life event: Losing a loved one, a pet, a job, or even something that they found extremely valuable might result in the development of a hoarding disorder. 
  • History of mental health conditions: Schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, and Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD) are common mental health conditions that health specialists have associated with hoarding disorder. The help from mental health specialists plays an important part in overcoming hoarding, as the diagnose will lead to treatments and practices to reduce the tendency of developing hoarding disorder in the future. Psychotherapy and Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are common treatments for hoarding disorder.
  • Stress and extreme worrying at an early age: We could say that these risk factors are associated with each other. While hoarding it’s reported to affect mostly elder women and men, when kids/teenagers are put under pressure or stressful situations, they may not know how to handle them, resulting in hoarding disorder in their adult life. 

Additionally, people may turn to hoarding as an escape, as a way to protect themselves. Isolation from friends and family is usual, as hoarding is often seen as an embarrassing, shameful situation. For Bio-One of Chula Vista, helping is our main priority. Hoarding disorder must be treated with deep compassion and understanding of each reality. 

Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists can restore your house or property to a safe, hazard-free environment.

Bio-One of Chula Vista can help you

Hoarding represents multiple health risks for victims and anyone involved in trying to help overcome the situation. There is usually clutter, decomposed food, and occasionally, human/animal waste, which may result in biohazards and safety threats. Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists are trained to tackle hoarding situations and restore properties to their original condition, a safe environment with a new perspective for people. There is a positive outlook for people struggling with hoarding, and we are here to help you.

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.

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).


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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.

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