Bio-One of Poway decontamination and biohazard cleaning services

Landlord Left with a Tenant's Mess? We've Got You Covered!

Jul 16, 2021

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Are you a landlord with a big mess left by previous tenants? We can help! Our certified technicians will haul away any clutter and remove all biohazards and odors so that your space will be ready to safely house its next tenants.

Bio-One takes care of everything from start to finish:

- Junk removal and hauling

- Biohazard cleanup, including human fluids and feces, drug paraphernalia, rodent or pest waste, and mold removal.

- Odor removal, including cigarette, marijuana, or pet odors

- Deep clean of all surfaces


Call today to set up a free estimate! (858) 261-4527

Nov 04, 2020

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Over the last few weeks, Bio-One Poway has been busy with a variety of jobs, and health has been a concern on many of our clients' minds. Bio-One uses proprietary chemicals designed to kill bacteria and blood-borne pathogens. These chemicals are so versatile and have so. many purposes. Crime scene remediation is not the only service we provide-- we too, are versatile and can serve so many purposes.

Cat urine remediation sounds almost impossible to anyone who knows the damage cat urine can bring. Using our chemicals, not only can we get rid of the smell of cat urine, but remediate the affected areas and bring the home to a safe condition, all while smelling fresh. Cat urine remediation can take a couple days, but the result is so worth it, especially if you have any family members with respiratory illnesses, like asthma. We want to give you and your family a safer place to live!

Bio-One can also remediate a home affected by C-Diff, also known as Clostridium Difficile. This infection is usually diagnosed in the elderly, or someone who has been on antibiotics for a long period of time. This infection causes the person to have diarrhea-- often times uncontrollably. Many elderly people are hospitalized with this infection multiple times. These repeat infections occur because the bacteria in the feces is alive, and it feces, or particles of it, end up on any surfaces of the home, the patient can come home from the hospital, touch those surfaces containing the live infectious bacteria, and contract the infection again. This is also dangerous for other members of the household that could touch those surfaces, as well. While the symptoms of this infection are extremely uncomfortable, they can also lead to death. These bacteria are not to be taken lightly, and a professional company, like Bio-One, can help! We carefully fog the entire home, then, using our amazing chemicals, we sanitize every surface of the home the person has, or could have, touched, making sure the recovered patient comes home to a safe environment.

We pride ourselves in our work because we are literally able to save lives. We understand how our chemicals work and we know how to use them effectively and appropriately. Without our professional-grade chemicals, we could not properly remediate and decontaminate scenes with blood, feces, or contagious bacteria. If you want something done the right way, call Bio-One!

Oct 28, 2020

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Pulling the heavy particle-board away from where the front door used to be, we had no idea what awaited us in this single-story four-bedroom home in a quiet cozy neighborhood in Rancho Bernardo. The homeowner, now deceased, had been a recluse in his home for the majority of his adult life, but according to neighbors, hadn't left his home at all, nor allowed anyone else in, for at least 20 years. The front door of the home had been cut off by first-responders during a welfare check, and the hoard of expired food, broken furniture, and other garbage was wedged all the way up to and against the door. Because no one could physically get into the house to assess the work needed, we went into this job not knowing exactly what was going to be required of us, but ready to contend with whatever was ahead.

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In the above photos, you can see the living room, dining room, and kitchen, piled high with the impedimenta of an isolated life indoors. The homeowner was a veteran of the Vietnam War and he lived in the home, which was passed down to him from his parents, from the time he returned from his service until his death. Neighbors we spoke with attributed him to be a highly intelligent, albeit idiosyncratic, individual. Not one neighbor had an unkind word to say about the man that occupied this hazardous home, even though his pest and rodent problems, as well as his unruly landscaping, traversed their property lines for many years. 

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The bedrooms and bathrooms were piled high with trash, cases of unopened food, and an impressive collection of electronics and computer parts. The bedrooms and bathrooms were all growing black mold. Neither the kitchen nor the bathrooms had any working plumbing, and we suspect that the homeowner went without running water for quite some time.

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One intriguing mystery in this house was a padlocked door we found near the entrance of the home. There was a masking tape sign with a handwritten note: "Don't even think about it!" The padlock itself was wrapped in more tape. Unable to explore the layout of the home, we weren't sure if this was a room or a closet, nor what could be concealed within. After carefully cutting the lock off, we were relieved to discover a closet full of computer hard drives and spare parts! 

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The garage was another major unknown in this project as we weren't able to get into it from the outside, and the garage entrance inside the home was blocked by the hoard. We did not gain access the garage until a few days into the job when we had finally cleared out enough stuff to uncover an entry point. We had no idea what we would find! The car the neighbors had seen the homeowner driving before withdrawing completely into his home was nowhere to be found.

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While the yard was not used to store hoarded items, it was overgrown and attracting rodent nests, which were then making their way into the neighbors' yards and homes. In addition to our regular cleaning crew, we called in exterminators to clear out the pests in the attic and landscapers to clean up the front and backyard. 

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The cleanup, remediation, and sanitization of this home took a full week and a large dedicated group of technicians to complete in 95 to 100+ degree temperatures while wearing full protective equipment. We removed over 24 tons of waste from this house, which is now ready to be renovated and become the beautiful home of a new family.

It is so fulfilling to be able to help the members of our community clean up and regain their homes. Even though the homeowner was not around, we still wanted to approach this job with compassion and sensitivity. We all enjoyed learning about him through the neighbors' colorful stories and the fragments of his life we uncovered as we worked.

The most defeating feeling was that we were not able to help this homeowner while he could still be around to enjoy his space. If you or a loved one are suffering from hoarding tendencies, please don't hesitate to contact a company like Bio-One to get started on the path to recovery today.

Oct 14, 2020

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Concern about indoor exposure to mold has been increasing as the public becomes aware that exposure to mold can cause a variety of health effects and symptoms, including allergic reactions. Mold can be found almost anywhere. It can grow on virtually any organic substance as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are types of mold that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problems remains undiscovered or unaddressed.

Since mold requires water to grow, it is important to prevent moisture problems in buildings. Moisture problems can have many causes, including uncontrolled humidity. Some moisture problems in buildings have been linked to changes in building construction practices during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Some of these changes have resulted in buildings that are tightly sealed, but may lack adequate ventilation, potentially leading to moisture buildup. Building materials, such as drywall, may not allow moisture to escape easily. Moisture problems may include roof leaks, landscaping or gutters that direct water into or under the building, and unvented combustion appliances. delayed or insufficient maintenance are also associated with moisture problems in schools and large buildings. Moisture problems in portable classrooms and other temporary structures have frequently been associated with mold problems. 

When it comes to mold problems, prevention is very important. There are a few ways you can prevent mold in your buildings:

  • Fix leaky plumbing and leaks in the building envelope as soon as possible.
  • Watch for condensation and wet spots. Fix sources of moisture problems as soon as possible.
  • Prevent moisture due to compensation by increasing surface temperature through insulating or increasing air circulation, or reducing humidity in the air through repairing leaks or increasing ventilation.
  • Keep heating, ventilation, and air conditioning drip pans clean, flowing properly, and unobstructed.
  • Vent moisture-generating appliances, such as dryers, to the outside where possible.  
  • Maintain low indoor humidity.
  • Perform regular building and HVAC inspections and maintenance as scheduled.
  • Clean and dry any wet or damp spots within 48 hours.
  • Don't let foundations stay wet. Provide drainage and slope the grout away from the foundation.

While prevention is important, mold issues can still occur and water sources can quickly result in the mold infestation fo homes and businesses. Hiring a professional mold removal company is crucial. Bio-One technicians quickly stop and remove the fungus that occurs naturally in areas subjected to humidity, condensation, water leaks, and insufficient ventilation. Using state-of-the-art safety equipment, Bio-One technicians properly block off areas infested with mold and discard any household or business items that have been highly contaminated, whether that entails tearing out or reconstructing areas or less thorough mold removal procedures. Inadequate removal of mold spores can lead to health risks that include respiratory complications, skin irritation, and severe allergic reactions.

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