According to the Mayo Clinic, hoarding disorder is: a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs. Hoarding is very different from collecting.…

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Most people see hoarding as a problem of too much stuff, but did you know that hoarding can be dangerous to your health and a serious safety issue? Hoarding dangers can include, but are not limited to: Mold and mildew growth Structural damage to the home Rodent and bug infestation Airborne bacteria from animal or…

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We recently posted an article on our blog titled: Biomedical Waste Cleanup. That article is a good place to start if you are looking for an overview of what biomedical waste is and how it can be safely treated and disposed of. The article you are reading now is a followup to the previous article.…

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Presented by the Huntsville Police Academy: what they have learned to help protect students, teachers, and staff. Sponsored by Alabama Bio-Clean General Information Flier Tentative Agenda    

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What is biomedical waste? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines medical waste as: All waste materials containing blood or other potentially infectious material which could drip or flake generated at health care facilities, such as hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, dental practices, blood banks, and veterinary hospitals/clinics, as well as medical research facilities and laboratories. The Medical…

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Biohazards in the Home bacteria

This article is meant to assist you in identifying biohazards in and around the home in order to keep your family safe. Being able to spot a potential hazard is key to distinguishing what is safe to clean up on your own, and what must be handled by a professional. Knowing the best and safest…

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There is a big difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. If your home or business has been exposed to dangerous pathogens, it is imperative to know the difference so that you can make sound decisions. An area can look spotless, but can actually be teaming with bacteria and other harmful pathogens. Cleaning: visible soil, dust,…

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death and decomposition cleanup

Death and decomposition cleanup involves so much more than the simple cleansing and sanitizing of an area. It also concerns the respectful treatment of a human being who was once alive and a vital part of a community. While some family members may believe that they can clean an area after their loved one’s body…

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