Bio-One of Poway decontamination and biohazard cleaning services

7th Annual Poway Emergency and Safety Fair 2021

Aug 27, 2021


We were so honored to be able to participate in the 7th Annual Poway Emergency and Safety Fair, put on by the Poway Neighborhood Emergency Corps. PNEC assists the community with emergency preparedness and provides vital information and communication during emergencies. They organize this free yearly fair for the community of Poway to encourage planning that will save homes and keep families safe during the busy fire season and throughout the year.


We loved having the opportunity to educate community members about the safety risks associated with biohazards and hoarding situations. It was great to meet so many neighbors and answer lots of questions about what our company does. 

It was wonderful to walk around and see the other groups advocating for and educating about community and home safety. The City of Poway was represented by its Community Emergency Response Team and its Safety Services Department, including Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention, Emergency Medical Services, and Law Enforcement Services. Other groups hosting booths included the Trauma Intervention Program, Palomar Radio Club, SD Crime Prevention, Senior Volunteer Patrol/YANA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, SDG&E, Red Cross, Animal Rescue Preserve, Poway Fire Safe Council, SD County District Attorney's Victims Assistance Program and Fraud Division, and Be Ready Emergency Supplies. The Poway Kiwanis Club presented their "Kid Safety Program" and gave out children's bicycle helmets.


Overall, the Poway Emergency and Safety Fair was an incredible informative event, and we encourage our community to attend in the future. We would like to thank the Poway Neighborhood Emergency Corp for including us and for hosting such a well-organized event.

If you need a biohazard remediated or want to ensure remediation was done correctly, give Bio-One a call at (858) 261-4527. Our experts not only contain and disinfect the dangerous biological materials, we carry out our work in a caring and private manner. 

Jul 16, 2021


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

Jul 12, 2021


"May 10, 2021 (AB Digital via COMTEX) -- SAN DIEGO - May 10, 2021 - The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is proud to announce that the 2021 United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are now Presented by Bio-One, Inc.

Operating under the motto, "Help First, Business Second," Bio-One provides high-level decontamination and biohazard cleanup services while offering clients the privacy and compassion needed at difficult times. Bio-One operates in 41 states with over 110 locations and is committed to providing first-class service.

"We are thrilled to add Bio-One as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 USPFC because   First Responders warrant our support," said California Police Athletic Federation President LC Collins. "Bio-One’s reputation is second to none, and with their partnership, we can offer first responders a health and wellness outlet.  We look forward to working with them for years to come."

Founded by San Diego Police Lieutenant Veon "Duke" Nyhus, The United States Police & Fire Championships were first held in San Diego in 1967. Duke recognized the need to promote physical fitness and camaraderie among the Public Safety and First Responder community members.

The USPFC caters to active and retired public safety and first responders who participate in Olympic-style competitions and open to individuals representing firefighters, law enforcement, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration, and customs across the country. Traditionally athletes compete in 45+ sporting events from biathlon to motocross across 35+ venues in Southern California.

"At Bio-One our support for Law Enforcement and Fire Service Officers is unwavering, and we're thrilled to partner with the California Police Athletic Federation during this memorable event," said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, founder of Bio-One. "We wish each athlete success and look forward to celebrating these everyday heroes."

The 2021 USPFC Presented by Bio-One will take place from June 10th to the 19th in venues across San Diego, California, and strengthen the relationship between First Responders and the community for many years to come!

About the United States Police and Fire Championships

The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is the parent organization of two multi-sport programs designed for peace officers and firefighters. The World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) are open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the world. The United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are open to active or retired public safety and first responder personnel from an eligible agency within the USA.

For more information, please visit

About Bio-One

Bio-One, Inc. is the first crime and trauma scene cleaning franchise, operating in 41 states with over 110 locations, and was ranked number one in Crime Scene Cleaning and Trauma Scene Cleaning in Entrepreneur Magazine's 42nd Franchise 500. Bio-One is committed to providing excellent service in recovery and suicide cleanup, homicide cleanup, hoarding situations, junk removal, deceased animal recovery, feces removal, pest and rodent droppings, and much more. Each office is independently owned and operated by a member of the local community. "

Apr 30, 2021


We were called in to help a family move their elderly parents out of their longtime home. As you can imagine, you can accumulate a lot of stuff over twenty years! When dealing with a hoarding situation of any level, we don't just come in and throw everything away. We help the subject go through their things, help them organize what they choose to keep, and then we handle the rest! We remove the trash and follow up with a thorough cleaning so the client can return safely to their home, or leave a fresh start for the home's next tenant.

If you need help with a hoarding situation, or another biohazard, our team is available 24/7 to help you discretely, thoroughly, and with compassion. Call Bio-One of Poway at (858) 261-4527 for a free estimate.

Apr 29, 2021


The amateur drug labs used to manufacture fentanyl and other substances can pose serious risks both to first responders and to other individuals who may come in contact with these crime scenes.  If your property has been used as a location for the manufacture of fentanyl, methamphetamine or other controlled substances, you need professional help to resolve this issue and to restore a safe environment for yourself and others.

What Is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that was once used by doctors to treat patients with severe and chronic pain.  It is about 100 times more powerful than morphine, which has made its manufacture and sale a profitable enterprise for some criminal elements.  The makeshift laboratories used in the production of fentanyl can be severely contaminated with this dangerous substance, which makes them hazardous to HAZMAT technicians, DEA agents and anyone else who comes in contact with these crime scenes.

What Is Methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine is a stimulant that acts on the central nervous system to produce an addictive high.  Both the chemicals used to produce methamphetamine and the drug itself can be harmful.  Like fentanyl, the labs used to create methamphetamine are generally contaminated with chemicals that can be dangerous to those exposed to them.

Do Not Attempt to Clean the Property on Your Own

Highly trained technicians are required to safely and effectively remediate a fentanyl contamination scene.  These individuals are typically certified to remediate drug and meth labs and to safely remove and dispose of biohazardous drug paraphernalia and manufacturing equipment.  If you suspect fentanyl or methamphetamine contamination is present on a property you own, it is essential to contact law enforcement and to enlist the assistance of experienced and trained professionals to neutralize the fentanyl compound and to remove all traces of the drugs safely and effectively.

The Drug Scene Cleanup Process

Because the chemicals used in the production of fentanyl, methamphetamine and other drugs are so toxic, the highly trained technicians who perform this type of work must wear Level A PPE or personal protective equipment.  This equipment usually includes a fully encapsulating chemical protective suit, two layers of chemical-resistant gloves, a positive-pressure self-contained breathing apparatus or respirator and chemical-resistant boots.  This is necessary because of serious health risks that are associated with exposure to fentanyl, methamphetamine and the chemicals used to produce these drugs.

Dangers of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Drug Scene Cleanup

Some of the most serious risks associated with exposure to fentanyl and methamphetamine drug labs include the following:

  • Absorbing even a small amount of fentanyl through the skin or by inhaling it can lead to respiratory issues, which could result in long-term health problems or death.
  • Inhalation of the chemicals used in the manufacture of methamphetamine have been shown to cause respiratory difficulties, including coughing, shortness of breath and an increased risk of cancer.  Nausea, headache and long-term damage to the brain, liver and kidneys have also been associated with exposure to this dangerous drug and the chemicals used to make it.

Our Bio-One local office servicing Poway, San Diego, and surrounding areas has been certified to remediate drug and meth labs, which is the only way to safely remove and dispose of biohazardous drug paraphernalia, chemical compounds, and the equipment used to manufacture these substances.  By enlisting the services of experienced and trained professionals, you can resolve fentanyl or methamphetamine contamination in the most effective way possible.  Call us at (858) 261-4527 to speak with highly trained technicians.

Apr 28, 2021


As summer approaches, it will become more apparent how many elderly live in homes that are not properly air conditioned. Extreme heat causes stroke, heat rashes, heat cramps, and exhaustion. The elderly can be much more susceptible to the dangers of extreme heat during the hot summer months. Because of this, decompositions are much more common this time of year. They could be more frequent due to the heat being a part of the cause of death, but the heat is also why they are discovered sooner.

Recently, we helped out when a veteran was found deceased in his home after a couple of weeks. With summer temperatures beings so high in the Poway area, the decomposing body progresses faster and can cause even more damage to the property itself. Carpet, vinyl flooring, and tow layers of subfloor all had to be removed when cleaning the home. Sometimes, in order to properly remove biohazards and bodily fluids, we have to remove flooring, walls, cabinets, etc. or the smell and hazards will continue to be present. Any smells that remain lingering in the air of the residence can be removed with our Ozone machine. 

It is so disheartening to think about this veteran who fought and sacrificed for our country remaining undiscovered in his death for so long. Check on your friends and family you haven't heard from in a while-- especially the elderly. Summer months present a completely different set of dangers than the colder months. We should all be checking on our loved ones more often and making sure their air conditioners are working properly. Many elderly are too proud to call their families and admit they are living in the sweltering heat, either due to lack of funds to pay the higher bill, or because they aren't able to call the HVAC company to come fix their unit. Just like Bio-One Poway, your loved ones are just a phone call away!


Mar 24, 2021

Disclosing death when selling a home

If buying or selling a home in San Diego County is in your future, you're likely well versed the entire process from the initial offer to closing. But are you aware that disclosing a death in the home may be required? Here's what you need to know. 

Property Disclosure Documents

No matter how perfect a house looks on the outside, there is often property information a buyer needs to disclose before the sale can go through. Property disclosure documents reveal known structural issues, neighborhood nuisances, hazards, HOA details, water damage, notable repairs made to the home and death in the home. 

Rules for reporting a death in the home vary by state, and variations in rules may include:

  • Timeframe: When the death occurred. 
  • How the person passed away: If the death occurred naturally versus due to negligence on the property.
  • Hauntings: If the seller has knowledge that the property is being haunted by the dead. 

So what are the rules in California? Here are the details:

 "In California, for example, any death on a property (peaceful or otherwise) needs to be disclosed if it occurred within the last three years. The seller must also disclose any known death in the home if the buyer asks." (source)

For a state by state guide on disclosure laws we recommend visiting this resource on

Remediating After a Death in a Home

If a death recently occurred in the home you're hoping to purchase, there may have been biohazards from bloodborne pathogens that required remediation. Consider asking the seller how the death was remediated to ensure proper steps were taken. Remediation processes may vary depending on the location of the death, how the death occurred, types of flooring, and if the death was undiscovered for days or weeks. 

Bio-One technicians are trained and equipped to properly disinfect biohazards from bloodborne pathogens, and we ensure safe biohazard material handling and disposal. Once the entire area is cleaned of blood and body fluids, we also help property owners restore the location to its pre-incident state. 

If you are selling a home and need a biohazard remediated or want to ensure remediation was done correctly, give Bio-One a call at (858) 261-4527. Our experts not only contain and disinfect the dangerous biological materials, we carry out our work in a caring and private manner. 

Mar 16, 2021


After a violent crime occurs in your home, you may be wondering who is responsible for cleaning up the crime scene.  These traumatic events can leave blood and other biological materials that could contaminate the area in which the crime occurred.  Understanding who is responsible for cleaning up the scene and who pays for these services will help you manage the situation in the most practical and painless way possible for yourself and your family.

Who Is Responsible for Crime Scene Cleanup?

After a violent crime, many property owners believe that law enforcement or the coroners office will perform the cleanup necessary to restore the area to a safe and livable condition.  In fact, the property owner is responsible for these tasks.  While you don't have to clean the crime scene yourself, you will be responsible for the process of restoring and remediating the scene to create a safe environment.


  • Violent crimes can create trauma for you, your family and your employees. Attempting to clean up the remaining evidence of the crime could increase the traumatic effects of these events.
  • Proper training is required to remediate crime scenes safely and completely, including in cases of clandestine drug lab cleanups.
  • Personal protective gear and chemical compounds are needed to remove traces of biological contaminants and to provide protection against these substances during the cleanup process.

Working with a compassionate crime scene remediation service is the best way to manage the cleanup or remediation of potentially hazardous substances left behind at crime scenes in your home or business premises.

Who Pays for Professional Crime Scene Cleanup or Biohazard Remediation?

There are funds that can sometimes contribute financial help for property owners who are struggling with the costs of remediation for a crime scene on their property.  Your homeowners insurance may also include coverage for these situations.  In general, however, you will assume the bulk of the responsibility for the cost of cleaning up the crime scene.

When Can Crime Scene Cleanup Commence?

In most cases, you can begin the remediation and cleanup process as soon as officials at the coroners office release the scene.  Your first call should be to a professional crime scene remediation service.  These professionals will assess the crime scene and will provide you with the right guidance for dealing with the situation quickly and efficiently to restore normalcy to your home or business.

If you need help after a crime is committed on your property, contacting a firm that specializes in biohazard remediation and crime scene cleanup is a solid first step toward resolving this situation and getting things back to normal.  By working with a company that specializes in these services, you will be able to put the incident behind you to move on with your life and your regular activities.  Our trained response teams are standing by to assist 24/7 with crime scene remediation services throughout Poway, San Diego County, and surrounding areas.  Give us a call at (858) 261-4527 to get the peace of mind you deserve from the professionals that 'Help First'.

May 14, 2021


We were called in to help a family move their parents out of their home and downsize into an assisted living facility. We help you take care of a "huge undertaking" quickly and efficiently, while keeping your family's needs in mind. When dealing with a hoarding situation of any level, we don't just come in and throw everything away. We help the subject go through their things, help them organize what they choose to keep, and then we handle the rest! We remove the trash and follow up with a thorough cleaning so the client can return safely to their home, or leave a fresh start for the home's next tenant.

If you need help with a hoarding situation, or another biohazard, our team is available 24/7 to help you discretely, thoroughly, and with compassion. Call Bio-One of Poway at (858) 261-4527 for a free estimate.

Feb 10, 2021


As temperatures continue to fall, the number of Covid-19 cases in Southern California are rising again. So many local families and businesses have been affected by the pandemic, and at Bio-One Poway, we feel a responsibility to our community to do everything we can to help. This holiday season, we are lowering our pricing for Covid-19 Cleaning & Disinfection services by 50%. The only way to stop the spread of Covid-19 is by working together, so we want to make this service more accessible for families and businesses in our area.

We are currently offering the following Covid-19 Cleaning & Disinfection Services:

For Residences:

· $0.20/sq ft (based on complexity) ($300 min)

· Includes fogging and/or spray and wipe treatment for all hard nonporous surfaces and common use areas

· Includes one car free of charge

For Businesses:

· $0.20 to $0.40/sq ft (based on complexity) ($350 min)

· Includes fogging and/or spray and wipe treatment for all hard nonporous surfaces and common use areas

· Offices, breakrooms, bathrooms, forklifts, customer waiting rooms

· Commonly used supplies & tools

· Additional Reduced rates for ongoing maintenance program

All treatments utilize EPA list-N approved chemicals precisely following manufacturers instructions.

If your home or business has been confirmed or potentially exposed to Covid-19, call or message us today for a free estimate. First responders, healthcare workers, and military personnel, please contact us for further discounted HERO pricing! (858) 261-4527

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