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3 Emergency Vehicles That Need Decontamination

Emergency Vehicles

If, at any point, a vehicle becomes contaminated by biohazard material, it should be decontaminated by professionals. Failure to do so can result in the spread of viruses and disease. 

Usually, most cars will not need this type of clean-up service, but some specialized emergency vehicles routinely encounter biological agents that can pose a serious threat to health. Below is a list of some of the vehicles we typically encounter as an emergency vehicle decontamination company in Georgia

1. Law Enforcement Vehicles

Law enforcement vehicles tend to encounter all manner of situations and individuals. Such individuals can often be of a violent disposition and when physical conflict takes place, blood and other bodily fluids will sometimes find their way to the scene. All you need is a small sample for a pathogen or a virus in someone’s blood to infect other people. 

Not all traces of biomaterial are going to jump out at you as a puddle of blood. All it takes is someone to get a scrape from tugging at their handcuffs to leave dangerous material behind that can potentially harm many other people. Law enforcement agents already risk their lives enough, which is why we make it our job is to eliminate the risk posed by contamination in their vehicles.

2. Fire Trucks

Fire trucks are not only used to fight fires. Firefighters are also called to the scene of an accident as first responders. 

When encountering people who have just been in a car crash where blood and other bodily fluids are contaminating the scene, firefighters are likely to meet these fluids and, as such, contaminate their vehicles as well. They may decide to use the firetruck as an ambulance, further contaminating the vehicle. 

When such a scenario occurs, a simple spray and a wipedown is not enough. Emergency vehicle decontamination in Georgia will be required to ensure the vehicle is once again safe to use.

3. Ambulances And Paramedic Vehicles

As everyone knows, paramedics are usually the first people they call into an accident. Whenever there is a victim of a violent crime, and an ill person cannot make it to the hospital by themselves, they call the paramedics. It follows that the vehicle they use is constantly under threat from all manner of biological agents including body fluids and human tissue that has been exposed to the elements.

A contaminated vehicle is a dangerous vehicle. You’ll have potentially lethal pathogens or viruses like COVID-19 coming into the vehicle while people with weakened health are being transported in that space. 

If the vehicle operators do not properly disinfect and decontaminate the ambulance to rid it of any biohazards, they will end up doing more harm than good. Thankfully, there are expert services that offer emergency vehicle decontamination in Georgia.

Call Bio-One of Savannah For Any Emergency Vehicle Decontamination You Need

Decontaminating vehicles is not a do-it-yourself project. The right protective gear must be employed while the appropriate chemicals and procedures must be observed to safely and successfully decontaminate a vehicle. If you need the best in the business, give us a call at Call (912)755.1211 or visit us at www.bioone-savannah.com/

mold remediation savannah

Mold can be a very dangerous agent affecting homes or places of business. Mold can come in many ways; whether from poor ventilation to humidity or sub-par air conditioning units to condensation caused by changes in temperature. Whatever the cause may be, there are a wide variety of reasons that could’ve caused the mold to occur. 

But no matter the cause, it’s important you recognize these common signs indicating you have mold:

  1. Musky Smell

One of the common problems arising from fungus or mold is that it can grow in the least expected places. It can develop behind wallpaper or even in your air conditioning vents.

If you have mold growing inside the walls, for example, you may be unaware of its existence until you start to perceive a musky spell in the house. If mold is growing where you cannot spot it, it may be finding its way into the vents and being distributed throughout the entire structure, where you unknowingly breathe it into your lungs.

  1. Visual Confirmation

Of course, the most obvious sign is getting visual confirmation. If you see mold growing on the ceiling or the walls it usually means there is more growing where you cannot see it. By this time, you should definitely call mold remediation Savannah professionals.

  1. Its Effect on Your Body and Your Health

A common result of living with a mold infestation can include breathing problems, skin irritation, and even severe allergic reactions. 

Mold is known to cause:

  • Throat irritation
  • Nasal stiffness
  • Cough
  • Wheezing 
  • Hypersensitivity to fungus (depending on the length of the exposure) 

Mold can come in many different forms and is usually made up of different fungi types that can cause airborne gasses, chemicals, bacteria, and other organic compounds. There are hundreds of thousands of varieties that can live on just about any surface. 

Usually, when you can smell musty damp in the air, it means you have an infestation on your hands. They reproduce through the air and can be very stubborn and difficult to eradicate without professional help. If you experience any of these problems and suspect that mold could be the culprit, call for help.

What to Do if You Suspect Having Mold

There is no question that you should seek professional help regarding your health and that of your loved ones or your employees. It simply does not pay to gamble with a do-it-yourself approach. Ensure that the mold remediation savannah company you seek out is properly trained, certified and has a stellar reputation for eradicating this health hazard. Make sure to check out their reviews and make sure their clients are satisfied and would recommend them.

Call Bio-One of Savannah Right Now

We take mold removal extremely seriously. We respect client privacy, and as such, we always show up in unmarked vehicles so that your neighbors do not know you have an infestation. We use state-of-the-art safety equipment and will correctly block off any infected area and proceed to remove the mold wherever it may be present. 

When you’re ready to receive professional service, call us at 912.755.1211 or visit our website: www.BioOne-Savannah.com.


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

Bio-One Weekly Wrap-Up Week 6 Crime and Trauma Scene Cleaning COVID-19 Disinfection

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 6 of our Bio-One Weekly Wrap-Up. 

Cherokee County Biohazard Remediation 

Lives in the Atlanta area were forever altered on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 after a shooting spree at three metro Atlanta spas left eight people, including six Asian women, dead within the span of 45 minutes. 

Our hearts and sympathies are with everyone impacted by this tragedy.  

Two weeks after the tragic events in Atlanta took place, Bio-One answered the call to remediate the spa in Cherokee County. Led by Michele O'Brien and Rebecca Phillips, the Bio-One team provided a quick response and thorough decontamination. Read more in our recent blog post. 

Bio-One Cherokee County Massage Parlor Biohazard Remediation

Tragedy in Rock Hill, South Carolina

As details from the tragedy in Rock Hill, South Carolina unfold, one Bio-One team paid special tribute to the victims, first responders and other local law enforcement officials. Bio-One owners, John and Jen Symons, live in Rock Hill and experienced the police response first-hand. "It's a tight-knit community. We just can't believe it," said Jen Symons. 

Their team is currently in communication with local law enforcement, and activity supporting neighbors through this difficult time. 

COVID-19 Disinfection at Dojo

This week, we're spotlighting the Atlantic City team where they are regularly disinfecting Ganguly's Mixed Martial Arts. According to Bio-One owner, Victor Russomanno, "We are contracted with a local martial arts studio to disinfect them weekly. In addition to their in-house protocol, we use an electrostatic sprayer to ensure maximum coverage and protection, to ensure those who are training are staying safe through our efforts."

Across the United States, Bio-One teams actively disinfect local businesses, government buildings, and residents in the fight against coronavirus. Learn more about our COVID-19 disinfection process. 

Hoarding Remediation Services Blog Post

Have you ever seen hoarding shows on TV? Our team has first-hand experience remediating these situations with care and compassion. From clutter, trash, to animal hoarding, we understand that the removal of items can be stressful and sometimes overwhelming for families involved. Bio-One will make it a priority to establish trust to ensure everyone is comfortable and ready for each day to begin. 

It's as simple as 1, 2, 3.

First, we always offer estimates at no cost to you. An experienced crew leader will tour the home and propose a plan based on your needs, expectations, and goals. 

Second, our certified technicians are trained to be mindful of all possessions. We make it a priority to find and save items of value whether that's a wallet, coin collections, legal documents, photo albums, or baseball cards. 

Third, we want to make sure you are 100% satisfied and happy with our work. If for some reason something else needs to be done, we are here for you. 

Call Bio-One today to learn how we can help

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