Bio-One of Poway decontamination and biohazard cleaning services

The Dangers of Human and Animal Feces + How Bio-One Can Help

The Dangers of Human and Animal Feces + How Bio-One Can Help

Fecal matter from animals and humans contains dangerous bacteria and may spread diseases if not cleaned properly. Even when it's dry and longstanding, it can result in health complications, so it's essential to have a team of professionals remediate the areas.


Whether it's an extreme cleaning situation, a hoarded property, an animal hoarding scenario, or a sewage backup emergency, Bio-One of Poway can help. Our technicians undergo extensive training and guidelines for safely removing human and animal feces and urine.

Gross filth in bath tub. Photo credit: Bio-One of Poway.

The dangers of human and animal feces


Exposure to human and animal feces and urine can result in more concerns beyond just bacteria. If not cleaned and sanitized correctly, it can lead to other health complications such as respiratory problems, skin infections, gastrointestinal illnesses, food poisoning, and leptospirosis (a potentially fatal bacterial infection).

If you come into contact with human or animal feces, it's essential to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. If you have any open cuts or wounds, you should avoid contact as it can easily lead to infection.


If you suspect feces or urine on your property, it's important to call a professional team like Bio-One of Poway. We can safely and discreetly remove all traces of feces, urine, and other biohazardous materials from humans or animals. We will also clean and disinfect the area to prevent any further spread of disease.

Gross filth, fecal matter and sewage in bathroom. Photo credit: Bio-One of Poway.

Common diseases caused by exposure to fecal matter and urine


Many different diseases can be caused by exposure to human and animal feces and urine. These include but are not limited to:


Hepatitis A - Found in animal and human feces, this virus can cause severe liver damage.


E. coli & Salmonella - Bacterias most often contracted from contaminated water or food; they may also be found in animal feces.

Clean disinfected bathroom. Photo credit: Bio-One of Poway.

Rotavirus - A highly contagious virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting, it is often found in young children.


Norovirus - Another highly contagious virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting, it is often found in cruise ships and other close quarters.



Bio-One is always ready to react to unanticipated events like death, significant accidents, and hazardous situations. In the following areas of San Diego County, we provide cleaning and restoration services:

Recovery Services 


  • Crime and trauma scene cleanup

  • Blood and bodily fluids cleanup

  • Suicide cleanup

  • Homicide cleanup

  • Unattended death cleanup

  • Biohazard cleanup

  • Feces and bodily fluids cleanup

  • Mold remediation

  • Odor removal

  • Virus Disinfection

  • Fentanyl cleanup

  • Emergency vehicle decontamination

  • Sewage backup cleanup

  • Medical Waste disposal

Hoarding Cleanup Services


  • Hoarding cleanup services

  • Animal hoarding cleanup

  • Junk removal

  • Deep cleaning 

  • Gross filth cleanup

  • Hazardous waste removal

  • Homeless encampment cleanup

Your Local Last Responder for Life's Most Difficult Situations


Bio-One is the finest choice for assisting victims and their families if a suicide, homicide, unattended death, crime scene, or traumatic situation occurs. In addition to emergency services, Bio-One, a locally-owned company, also offers biohazard cleanup services for commercial and residential properties.


We understand that biohazardous material can be a great source of stress for property owners, so we work quickly and efficiently to minimize the disruption it causes.


We collaborate with local law enforcement, neighborhoods, emergency services personnel, victim support organizations, hoarding task forces, apartment complexes, insurance company carriers, and others to provide the best service possible. 

PPE worn by Bio-One technicians. Photo credit: Bio-One of Poway.

Proudly Serving San Diego County & Surrounding Communities


We proudly serve the following San Diego County, CA cities and surrounding communities: Cardiff, Del Mar, Descanso, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Julian, La Jolla, Lakeside, Mount Laguna, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, Santee, and Solana Beach.

Bio-One of Poway is a proud member of the Poway Chamber of Commerce. Our feces and urine cleaning services are available 24/7, 365 days a year. We have the expertise to remove and safely dispose of clutter and debris from your home or office. Give us a call at 858-261-4527.

Published by:

Rafael Alemán.

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