Bio-One of Augusta decontamination and biohazard cleaning services

Professional Odor Removal: Call Bio-One® of Augusta

While all of our homes or offices can smell a bit from time to time, certain odors can be extremely difficult to remove. If your home, rental unit or office is plagued with unpleasant or toxic odors that just won’t go away, contacting a professional odor removal service can be your best option and Bio-One® of Augusta can help.

When Should You Call Bio-One®?

While opening windows, using air fresheners, wiping down walls and cleaning carpets or flooring often helps with some odors, if you’ve tried all of these and the odors remain, it’s probably best to hire an odor removal service. However, there are many other instances, when you should give us a call rather than trying to handle any cleanup on your own, including the following.

Sewage Spills & Water Damage

If you’ve had sewage back up in your home or place of business, this isn’t just an issue of unpleasant smells. Sewage typically contains a myriad of toxins, including bacteria and viruses and this needs to be cleaned up by professionals. We have the OSHA-approved gear and cleaners necessary to ensure that all toxins and odors are removed.

Water damage also can cause unpleasant odors, and we always recommend that people contact water restoration companies as quickly as possible after any type of water damage or flooding has occurred. Most water damage restoration services offer 24/7 services and cleaning up quickly can prevent odors as well as the buildup of mold. If you do have lingering odors after a flooding incident, please give us a call so that we can remove whatever is causing the odor and ensure you can breathe healthier cleaner air. 

Cigarette Smoke & Other Smoke Sources

We often are called in to handle smoke-related odor cleanup, which can be nearly impossible for homeowners, landlords and business owners to handle on their own. Cigarette smokers and marijuana smokers become desensitized to the smell of smoke residue, but when a house or apartment needs to be sold or rented, these strong odors remain. Professional odor removal is the only way to completely remove the residue and smell.

Additionally, if your property has had a fire, there is likely smoke damage and this needs to be removed by a professional. Smoke damage is not just unsightly, it also can cause respiratory issues for anyone living or working on the damaged property.

Animal Odors & Waste

We’ve encountered our share of animal hoarding situations and rodent infestation in our years of biohazard remediation and cleaning up animal feces and urine can be tough. Just as with cigarette smoke, homeowners and tenants also often become desensitized to the odors that their dogs, cats or other animals leave behind.

If you’ve purchased a new home and find that it’s contaminated with unpleasant pet odors or perhaps you are a landlord that needs to rent out a contaminated property, we can help. At Bio-One®, we can handle any level of gross filth cleanup, including pet or rodent dropping cleanup. Whether there is just a single room with odor issues, or you have an entire property contaminated with animal waste or odors, our team is equal to the task.

Hoarding Cleanup

Hoarding cleaning services is one of our areas of expertise, and this often includes professional odor removal. In hoarding situations, odors can be caused by everything from cigarette smoke to animal waste to rotting food and more. Our team will provide compassionate, respectful cleaning services and we fully understand how stressful these situations can be.

Unattended Death Cleanup

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for family and friends to discover that a loved one has died several hours or days after the fact. This is a tragic situation, and the reality is that there will be bodily fluids and odors left behind. These should never be handled by friends or family or landlords or even a typical maid or housekeeping service.

While the emotional toll of cleanup is horrific, these bodily fluids and odors also pose serious health risks. Only a professional trauma cleanup company should handle these cleanup and odor removal tasks, and if this type of tragic situation has occurred, we are available 24/7 to provide you with discrete and compassionate death cleanup services.

Vehicle Odors

We are called to handle vehicle odors more often than you might think. Many critters, such as rats and mice, like to nest in vehicle engines. These animals can leave feces and urine behind, creating terrible toxic odors. In some cases, animals can die in the engine or even burrow into the vehicle cabin and leave their waste throughout the vehicle.

Additionally, if your vehicle was previously owned by a smoker, this smoke can be tricky to remove. Whether you are dealing with animal waste or smoke odors, the Bio-One® team can remove these odors, and if a tragedy occurs in a vehicle, such as a suicide or unattended death, we can provide you with trauma cleanup services, as well.

Fuel Spills

Gasoline emits toxic odors, and it can be difficult to clean up properly. We can provide you with fuel spill cleanup services as well as cleaning other types of fluids, such as transmission fluid spills, etc. We offer comprehensive hazmat cleaning services for fuel spills and many other hazardous materials.

How We Handle Odor Removal Services

The first step with any job is to evaluate the situation and discover the source of the odor. In some cases, this is obvious, but with issues such as dead animals in walls or perhaps animal urine, we need to ensure that we find all possible sources of odor.

Then we remove the source of the odor, which can include removing carpeting, furnishings or even drywall, if necessary. In some cases, items can be sanitized and cleaned, and we will do all we can to preserve items if possible. We have all of the cleaners and equipment necessary to handle the toughest odors and cleaning situations.

Call Bio-One® Today!

At Bio-One® of Augusta, we are available 24/7 to help with odor removal service and any type of biohazard remediation, including trauma cleanup, crime scene cleanup, unattended death cleanup and more. We serve the entire Augusta metro including Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield, Jefferson, McDuffie, Richmond and Waynesboro counties.

hazmat cleaning services

For many cleanup tasks, it’s often wise to opt for professional hazmat cleaning services. While some cleanups can be handled by maid services or even by homeowners, there are times when hiring a pro is the best and safest option. At August Bio-One®, we can provide you with many different types of hazmat cleanup.

What Is A Hazmat Cleanup?

We are called in to provide hazmat cleaning services for a wide range of situations. For instance, we often provide crime scene cleanup, suicide cleanup services or unattended death cleanup services. When these types of traumatic events occur it’s important the any blood and bodily fluids are completely removed, and that we clean and disinfect any contaminated surfaces.

In some cases, we will need to dispose of carpeting and carpet pads, mattress and even remove drywall to ensure that all biohazardous materials are removed.  Of course, we always do our best to preserve any personal items when possible.

While removing blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials is a common task for a hazmat cleaning company, we also are sometimes called in to clean up chemical contaminants, such as tear gas, or chemical spills. Tear gas (and many other chemicals) cannot simply be cleaned up with water or typical cleaning products.

Additionally, we often are called in to provide professional odor removal services or even rodent dropping cleanup or dead animal removal. There are many odors that simply cannot be removed using typical cleaning methods, so it can be wise to contact a professional for severe odor issues.

In general, none of these cleanup tasks should be handled by homeowners or landlords or a typical maid service. For professional biohazard cleanup services, we use special OSHA-approve cleaners and cleaning methods, and our crew also wears personal protective equipment to ensure safety.

Additionally, while it’s not safe for family or landlords to try and clean up potentially hazardous materials, it’s also can take a huge toll on your mental health. We often are called in to handle trauma cleanup after horrible tragedies have occurred and loved ones (and even landlords) should not have to handle these types of tasks. It’s important to note that we can provide hazmat cleaning services at just about any location, including residences and commercial properties, inside or outside. We also can provide hazmat cleanup for vehicles. Whether a tragedy has occurred or perhaps you need odor removal services after an animal dies in your car (this is quite common), we can help.

Hoarding Cleanup Services

Hoarding cleaning services are a unique type of hazmat clean up. This process can take longer to handle, depending on the size of the property and the scope of the hoarding situation.

Hoarder cleaning services require a team that not only understands how to provide complete biohazard remediation, but also a team that understands that this is a highly emotional situation. We will work with your family and provide compassionate, caring cleanup services and do our best to preserve any important personal items, if possible.

We know it can be difficult for a person to come to terms with their hoarding disorder and we have handled many of these cleanup jobs. It’s tough, but once we’ve restored order and disinfected the dwelling, it can make it much easier for a person to recover from this mental health issue.

Of course, safety is the most important factor, and our biohazard cleaning crews ensure that all contaminants are removed, including dead animals, rodent droppings, mold, mildew and any other hazardous materials.

Homeless Encampment Cleanup

This is another unique situation that necessitates a high level of expertise and compassion. Homeless encampments often require everything from feces and urine cleanup to needle and narcotics removal. Our goal is to ensure that the community’s safety needs are met, but we also want to treat these unsheltered people with as much dignity as possible and handle their belongings with care.

Types Of Equipment We Use

Depending on the situation, our crew has a myriad of personal protective equipment and cleaning equipment at their disposal. This includes protective suits and non-porous gloves, chemical-resistant boots and respirators or N95 masks, depending on the situation.

We also use special types of solvents and special containers and bags created to safely store biohazard materials. Other equipment we can use includes special brushes that can access hard-to-reach locations, fogging machines to aid with odor removal and equipment to help us remove carpeting and flooring. We also take pictures of the area before and after the cleanup is complete as this will be needed by the insurance company.

We Work With Insurance Companies

When a tragedy occurs, the last thing family members need to handle is wrangling with an insurance company. We know that you have enough on your mind, and we will handle the interaction with your insurance company. We work with most major carriers and can open the claim and work directly with the adjusters.

Contact Bio-One® Anytime!

At Augusta Bio-One® we are available to provide hazmat cleaning services at anytime night or day. You can call us 24/7 and 365 days a year at (706) 305-5029, and we will provide you with fast, comprehensive and compassionate biohazard cleaning services.

crime scene cleaner

A professional crime scene cleaner can provide cleanup services for many different situations, and not just crime scene cleaning. At Bio-One®, we can provide many types of biohazard cleanup, and there are many instances when it’s smart to hire professional cleanup companies rather than trying to handle these tasks on your own, including the following.

1. Crime Scenes

With some crime scenes, especially when a violent crime has occurred, the Bio-One® team will arrive to clean up blood or other bodily fluids as soon as law enforcement has cleared the area. However, that’s not always the only thing left behind at a crime scene. For instance, if the police had to use tear gas at some point, this should be cleaned up by professionals.

Tear gas cannot simply be removed with water or your typical cleaning products. We use special cleaners to remove the tear gas residue. Our team also wears protective clothing to ensure that we don’t physically come into contact with the tear gas, as this can cause heart damage or liver damage. No one should try to clean up tear gas residue on their own, you should always contact a professional cleanup crew. 

2. Unattended Deaths & Suicides

Finding a deceased loved one is one of the most traumatic moments imaginable, and even if you encounter a tenant or employee that has passed away, this is still a hugely traumatic situation. Losing a loved one to suicide can be even more traumatic, and no family member or friend should ever be faced with the task of suicide cleanup or unattended death cleanup.

While death scene cleanup can take a huge emotional toll on a person, the unfortunate reality is that death is often messy any bodily fluids left behind can be toxic. Blood and other bodily fluids can contain viruses such as HIV or hepatitis, and only professional hazmat cleaning services should be used for tasks like these.

Professional biohazard remediation is much more complicated than most people understand. Biohazard cleanup often includes removing carpeting and flooring or drywall, as well as furniture and personal items that have become contaminated with bodily fluids or other biohazards, such as urine or feces.

3. Hoarder Cleanup Services

If you have a loved one or tenant suffering from a hoarding disorder and their home has reached the point where it is no longer safe to inhabit, this is a good time to contact a company that specializes in hoarding cleaning services, and many crime scene cleaners (including Bio-One®) offers this service.

This is not a task that family members or a landlord should try to handle on their own. Aside from the heavy emotional toll this can take, there could be a wide range of biohazards on-site including dead animals, animal waste, mold and other potential toxins. We can provide you with comprehensive hoarding cleanup services, and our team fully understands that this is a sensitive and emotional time and will work with discretion and compassion.

4. Homeless Encampment Cleanup

Homeless encampments can pose a health and safety hazard to the entire community, and, of course, that includes the people that live in these encampments. During cleanup, we typically find human and animal feces, rotting food, contaminated needles and other dangerous items and will provide complete biohazard removal and biohazard remediation.

This is a difficult situation to navigate, but we can handle cleanup with caring and compassion. We can ensure the cleanup is thorough, while still respecting the dignity of the people who lived in the encampment. We will treat these unsheltered individuals (and their belongings) with care.

5. Rodent Dropping Cleanup & Rodent Cleanup

Rodent infestations can be horrifying to deal with, and homeowners or property owners really should not handle these tasks on their own. Rodent droppings and dead rodents can carry diseases such as hantavirus, hemorrhagic fever and even plague.

At Bio-One®, we can provide you with dead animal removal and rodent and rat poop clean-up service. We also can provide you with professional odor removal if these animals have died in your walls or even in your car. Rats and mice often build nests in car engines, and sometimes even gnaw their way into the cabin of your car, but we can provide you with complete biohazard remediation and odor removal.

Interested In A Career As A Crime Scene Cleaner?

It surprises many to people to learn how much we love our jobs. Helping people during the worst moments of their life can be rewarding and there’s a huge satisfaction that comes with knowing you’ve truly helped someone navigate those first hours after tragedy strikes. If you truly want a career where you can help others and you have a compassionate heart, working for a company such as Bio-One® might be something to consider.

Of course, there are other aspects to consider if you are thinking about a career in this field. We are on call 24/7 so that we can provide services to people whenever they need them, and that means 365 days a year. You will need to be willing to work in the middle of the night and possibly on holidays.

Crime scene cleanup training is intense, and each member of our team has undergone extensive training to ensure that they know how to clean up any type of biohazard safely and thoroughly.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in this field, a good crime scene cleaner has a high level of attention to detail, and you need to be strong with plenty of stamina. Wearing full biohazard suits with respirators, gloves and other gear can be physically challenging but it’s essential to keep our entire team safe.

Contact Us 24/7 For Crime Scene Cleanup

If you need a crime scene cleaner, death cleanup or any type of biohazard cleanup service, we are always available to help. Give us a call at (706) 305-5029 at any time night or day. We serve the entire Augusta metro area and all surrounding areas.

If you’ve suffered a trauma at your home or business, we know that dealing with the aftermath as well as the emotional impact of the situation can be difficult. Professional trauma cleanup services can eliminate the burden and stress of cleanup and ensure that any biohazardous material is removed.

While you shouldn’t have to deal with the stress of cleaning up after a tragedy, the truth is that it’s also simply unsafe to handle these tasks yourself. Likewise, a typical cleaning service or maid service also is not qualified to handle most types of trauma cleanup. Here’s why it’s best to hire professionals for any type of trauma scene cleaning.

Potential Health Risks

Whether a crime has occurred or there’s been a tragedy such as a suicide or perhaps the discovery of an unattended death, handling the aftermath of these situations should be handled by a professional trauma cleanup crew as these experts use special OSHA-approved cleaners and wear protective equipment.

Bodily fluids can contain viruses, bacteria and other toxins therefore coming into contact with these fluids can be dangerous. For instance, the hepatitis B virus can survive outside of a body for up to 7 days, and the hepatitis C virus can survive for several weeks. These viruses are transmitted through blood and other fluids.

Regular cleaners also typically aren’t strong enough to remove all traces of these viruses and other bloodborne pathogens. Additionally, blood may have soaked through walls or carpeting or saturated furniture.

Our job is to assess the situation carefully and ensure that all traces of bodily fluids are removed from a trauma scene. Cleaning and disinfecting are just part of our job, and we often must remove carpeting, flooring, furnishings, clothing, drapery, drywall and other items that cannot be remediated and salvaged. We always do our best to save items if we can, but, in some cases, items will need to be disposed of for safety.

The Emotional Impact

With many types of trauma, including homicides, suicide and unattended death, family and friends shouldn’t have to handle these trauma cleaning tasks. While safety is certainly a huge factor, no one should have to clean up after a loved one has died. Even if you are a business owner or tenant and not a close friend or family member, you still may be suffering because of this trauma.

It's far better to hire a team of trained professionals and at Bio-One®, we offer compassionate and discrete trauma cleanup services. We fully understand the emotional toll these situations can take, and we do our best to clean up the affected areas quickly and efficiently of your home or office.

We Handle Insurance Issues

In many cases, trauma scene cleanup services and biohazard remediation are covered by business or homeowner insurance policies. We know that this is a difficult time and that dealing with insurance companies can be overwhelming. Bio-One® of Augusta can open the claim for you and we will work directly with the claim adjusters.

The Legal Aspect

For landlords and business owners, failure to properly handle biohazard cleanup can pose legal risks. For the sake of your business, your tenants and your own peace of mind, it’s best to hire a professional trauma cleanup service for any type of biohazard cleanup. We follow all OSHA standards so you can rest assured that your property will be fully cleaned and sanitized, and all biohazards will be removed.

Hazardous Materials & Tear Gas Cleanup

In addition to trauma cleaning, the Bio-One® team can help with all types of biohazard remediation. This includes cleaning and restoration after an incident that involved the use of tear gas canisters. Tear gas can’t simply be cleaned up with soap and water. In fact, water reactivates the chemicals in tear gas. Protective gear and special cleaners must be used for this cleanup task.

Once the law enforcement officers have cleared the area and a trauma or crime scene investigation is complete, we can come in and provide complete cleaning and restoration services. We also can provide cleanup and remediation for many other types of hazardous materials.

Of course, not all trauma scenes occur inside a house or building, and we can provide crime scene cleanup and trauma scene cleanup when the incident has occurred outside. We also can provide you with comprehensive trauma cleanup services if a vehicle has been the site of a death or another type of trauma.

Hoarding Cleaning Services

Hoarder cleaning services are one of our areas of specialization. This usually involves biohazard remediation such as removing rodent droppings and animal urine and feces. These materials can be highly toxic, which is why it’s best to hire a professional cleanup crew that specializes in hoarding situations.

Cleaning out a hoarding situation also is a highly emotional task, and it can be much easier and go much more smoothly when professionals manage these jobs rather than family. Not only can we help remediate a hoarding situation, but we also provide support and compassionate services during this time of need.

Call Bio-One® Anytime!

If you need any type of trauma cleanup services, please contact Bio-One® of Augusta at any time. We are available 24/7 and 365 days a year, and in addition to Augusta, we can provide all types of trauma and crime scene cleanup in Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield, Jefferson, McDuffie, Richmond and Waynesboro counties.

Whether you are a homeowner, a landlord or a business owner, if you spot mold anywhere on your walls, ceilings or cupboards, this toxic substance needs to be removed as quickly as possible and the mold remediation specialists at Augusta Bio-One can help.

It might seem like simply wiping away the mold with a strong cleaner might be adequate, but there are several reasons why using professional mold remediation services is your best option, including:

1. Mold Exposure Can Be Detrimental To Your Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control, mold exposure can cause an assortment of health issues. Some of the most common issues include chronic sore throat, stuffy nose, wheezing, skin rashes and coughing. These symptoms can be especially severe for anyone with asthma or lung diseases or anyone immune-compromised.

If you’ve rarely been bothered by seasonal allergies but have noticed that you are suffering from a mild sore throat and a general feeling of malaise or allergies, mold could be the culprit. It can be smart to hire a mold detection service to come into your home or business and check for signs of mold. Once the mold is removed, you should notice an improvement in indoor air quality.

2. Not All Mold Is Visible

One of the best reasons to hire a professional mold remediation service is that not all mold is visible. While you might be able to wipe away some of the mold you see, there are likely mold spores behind the walls, and these are just as toxic as the mold visible on your walls.

It is crucial that the mold behind the walls is removed, as this will help prevent a recurrence. You may have noticed that after cleaning away mold, it doesn’t take long for new spots of mold to reappear. This is because you only removed the mold that you could see, while the mold behind your walls just kept growing and growing.

While homeowners and business owners can remove some visible mold, it can be tough to tackle issues such as black mold, which does not come off easily. We used special cleaners and equipment to ensure that no trace of mold remains. We also will locate the non-visible and remove that as well, which sometimes requires removing drywall or moving dryers and washers to check for mold behind these appliances. We also can remove mold from under sinks and in attics and crawlspaces or anywhere in your home prone to humidity and dampness.

3. It’s Safer To Hire A Pro

Removing mold is not a simple or easy process, nor is it particularly safe for most homeowners or business owners. Coming into contact with mold or inhaling harsh cleansers can be dangerous, especially for people with allergies, asthma, or immune system issues.

Additionally, typical over-the-counter cleaning products just aren’t effective at mold remediation. At Augusta Bio-One, each member of our team wears special personal protective equipment and uses special chemicals to ensure that every trace of mold is removed from your home or office.

4. Mold Remediation Services Can Prevent Recurrence

A mold remediation specialist can ensure all of the mold in your structure has been removed and this is one of the best reasons to hire a pro. Even just a few mold cells can begin to propagate quickly, and our team of mold remediation experts will ensure that everything is cleaned properly.

Additionally, there are steps that you can take to ensure that mold doesn’t become a problem again. Using an air conditioner or dehumidifier can reduce humidity in your home and ensure that the temperature stays cool enough to inhibit mold growth. Once the room temperature rises above about 77 degrees, this becomes an ideal breeding ground for mold, and mold grows quickly in our naturally humid climate.

Ensuring proper airflow throughout your home also can help. Installing ceiling fans and ensuring that all vents and HVAC systems are clean and clear can help improve the airflow. Ensure that all bathrooms have exhaust fans that vent to the outside of your home and ensure that these fans are clean and working properly. We also recommend using cleaning products designed to kill mold.

There are also mold-resistant paints available, and we highly recommend that you use this type of paint, especially in rooms prone to dampness or exposure to water, such as the bathrooms and your kitchen.

If you have any type of roof leak or window leaks, fix these as quickly as possible. Not only can this prevent mold damage, but this moisture also attracts pests such as termites and we all know how costly it can be to remove termites and repair the damage they cause.

Our Mold Remediation Services

While any structure can have a mold problem, the Augusta Bio-One team often is called in to remediate mold in homes with hoarding situations or in homes or structures with recent water damage or perhaps roof leaks, as any of these situations can cause a mold issue. We also are often called in after a mold inspection or mold testing to remediate the issue.

In addition to removing mold from surfaces, we also remove any contaminated material in the affected area, including drywall and furnishings that might have mold damage. All of these contaminated materials must be disposed of properly otherwise spores could travel to other areas of your home. During the mold remediation process, it also may be necessary to include minor or major repairs, depending on the level of mold damage in your home or business.

Got Mold? Call Augusta Bio-One Today

At Augusta Bio-One, we offer complete mold remediation services for homes and businesses throughout August and Richmond County, as well as Aiken, Barnwell, Burke, Columbia, Edgefield, Jefferson, Lincoln and McDuffie counties. You can call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (706) 305-5029.

In addition to mold remediation services, we also can provide you with any type of biohazard cleanup or hazmat cleaning services, including hoarding cleanup services, trauma cleanup, crime scene cleanup, professional odor removal, emergency vehicle decontamination, rodent dropping removal, sewage backups and much more.

Request a service from your local Bio-One team.

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