Eddie Evans Biohazard Cleanup Information

 

Biohazard Cleanup

 

We consideer wet, moist, and flaky dried (scabby) blood as biohazardous. Wet and moist blood pose a risk to biohazard cleanup practitioners from contact with open wounds. Blood on hands or gloves in contact with eyes offer an avenue for injection of biohazardous blood. In all, most people at risk from wet, moist, and dried flaky blood work in the medical field. As such, needle-stick causes around 200 deaths per year in our United States.  

Biohazard cleanup as used on this web page means cleaning up blood. Wet blood, moist blood, and flaky dried blood have contain biohazards. These biohazards come from bloodborne pathogens. Readers may want to know that biohazard cleanup in Los Angles means the same as crime scene cleanup in Los Angeles. My reason for this page seeks to explain more than found on my Los Angeles crime scene cleanup page. Death cleanup information sometimes helps more when written from different vantage points.

To arise from biohazards, a sufficient concentration of pathogens (e.g., bacteria, viruses), an entry point (portal), a means of transmitting the pathogen, and a strong enough or sufficient virulence. Of course a vulnerable host must meet the above conditions. Note that infants and the elderly fall pray in the early stages of a biohazard's plague creation.

Biohazards

Our United States' Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( OSHA) agrees with our Center for Disease Control (CDC). Blood and other infectious materials need special control. We cannot simply order others to remove blood. Families still have a right to cleanup blood in their homes. Although, many people do not want to cleanup blood in their homes. So they call people like me.

Our CDC says that any fabrics that release blood when compressed makes a biohazard. Even semi-liquid blood makes a biohazard. With that said, I ignore blood smears, blood stains, and blood droplets until last. These I clean or cut free. These do not release wet or moist blood.

This number far exceeds injuries caused to biohazard cleanup practitioners. 

In contexts following homicides, suicides, and decompositions following unattended deaths, biohazard cleanup has a narrow meaning. In fact, biohazard cleanup relates to reducing exposures to bloodborne pathogens. Bloodborne pathogens consist of blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Since we never know whose blood contains these pathogens, we treat all blood, universally so, as if it contains HIV, Hepatitis C, and other dangerous pathogens.

We need to keep hazards from wet, moist, or flaky dried blood in context.

Like blood cleanups, biohazard cleanups may be simple or complex. There's a lot going on, a lot to consider. Some cleaning problems disappear shortly after cleanup begins. Other death cleaning problems, like death's odors, may take several days. Even then, some personal property may remain permeated by the death odor's fragrance. Eventually, given time, even death's odor's disappear.

 

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Blood Cleanup - Cleaning blood losses may be simple or complex depending upon the type of biohazard cleanup. What happened and when did it happen? What about the floor and the walls? How close to the walls did the deceased fall? What about grout in bathrooms, is it new, old, cracked, well maintained? 

What about dry wall? Orange County's building codes require placing drywall about 1/4" off the floor. This simple requirement may save walls from damage while saving biohazard cleanup time.

 

Homicide Cleanup

 

Homicide Cleanup Cleaning after a homicide is seldom simple as biohazard cleanup goes. Each has unknowns and biohazard cleanup following a recent homicide may have hazards not in existence on a six month old homicide biohazard cleanup.


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Decomposition Cleanup 

Decomposition of the human begins shortly after the heart stops beating. Enzymes and bacteria begin following a path laid out by nature long ago. Bacteria nurtured on the body's dying flesh now have an unlimited supply of food for over a week in many cases.  

The damage caused by decomposition will involve the deceased's diet, drugs, alcohol, room temperature, and Orange County temperatures. Materials contaminated by decomposition require special handling. Decomposition's emotional and psychological issues confront those exposed to one of these scenes. Some people suffer a form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in their own way. Others go about their business as if nothing has happened out of the ordinary, while emotional conflicts take place without appearance on the outside. 

Decomposition sometimes follows suicide acts because the suicide act occurs in an isolated home. In Orange County suicide cleanup may require decomposition procedures.

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Decontamination  

The term decontamination implies a polluting source not typically present. Before decontamination begins, the source materials must be removed. Decontamination follows by cleaning and altering, if not destroying, contaminated materials. Simple hand-washing is a form of decontamination. 

Without removing the offending material, decontamination cannot take place. Sometimes altering the soiled environment to halt further contamination makes the best sense before cleaning after death. It's a matter of judgment and experience. 

The best advice for beginning decontamination of a death scene begins with the lights. Leave the lights on and this will help slow bacteria growth. Air conditioning also helps slow bacteria growth. There are always trade-offs, though. Eventually the cost of air conditioning outweighs the damage caused because eventually the effluents begin to dry out.

If you live in Orange County and need decomposition cleanup help, please visit our orange-county-crime-scene-cleanup.com web site. Suicide cleanup in Orange County follows the same advice as above.

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Cronyism in biohazard cleanup  

Few government employees take part in cronyism, but their numbers are growing. It takes only one to cheat thousands of tax payers, insurance companies, and crime scene cleanup companies.

This is crime scene cleanup cronyism: A crime scene cleanup company gets biohazard cleanup jobs from a government employee. Such an employee may be a clerk, police officer, coroner, or other government employee. In return, the employee gets money from the crime scene cleanup company. This is a crime and bad for tax payers, insurance companies, and honest crime scene cleanup companies.

County Employee Cronyism

County employees control over biohazard cleanup creates the absolute lowest form of cronyism because it profits from death, survivors' pain, and tax payers' money.

 

If you have been given telephone numbers by a government employee, beware.

 

I recommend that you at least use the telephone book or Internet to find more biohazard cleanup companies. I used to share free enterprise competition in biohazard cleanup with many honest biohazard cleanup companies across the United States. As a result of civil servant cronyism in biohazard cleanup, these independent blood cleanup companies no longer exist; only because I have a caring wife that understands how victims' families become victimized by their own civil servants do I remain in business.

You are welcome to call my toll-free telephone number if you have any questions about biohazard cleanup.

 Do not trust local government employees when it comes to receiving cleanup help.

 My name is Eddie Evans. Trust what I say or not, beware.

 Violent Deaths

 

Violent deaths usually involve a great loss of blood and tissue, OPIM (Other Potentially Infectious Materials). The loss of blood and tissue, the environmental conditions, and other circumstances will aid in the production of offensive death scene odors.
Sometimes the death odor lingers because of poor ventilation, Sometimes death odors linger because it permeates porous materials: fabrics, paper, wood, and more.

We do our best to remove the odors associated with crime scenes and other biohazard cleanup jobs. However, removing the source material will not always return the scene to its prior condition for some time. Time and heavy ventilation, and removal of death odor permeated materials will help return the scene to a more "normal" condition.

 

I can apply chemicals to help increase death's odors' departure from the scene, but even chemicals have their limits. Ask about our odor control policies and methods if this is a concern.

See these feces cleanup notes for even more exciting information about cleaning.

This Los Angeles County biohazard cleanup page has more information. California