Infectious disease decontamination should be handled by a professional disinfection service when potentially deadly diseases are present in a home, school, or business. Call us for 24/7, nationwide professional sanitation services today.
Viruses such as C. Diff, Hepatitis, Influenzas, HIV, Herpes, and Polio are all highly infectious, potentially fatal, and require special disinfection procedures. Disinfecting these viruses requires following special cleaning procedures outlined by the CDC.
Cleaning deadly viruses takes thoroughness, time, patience, physical exertion, and expertise. If you’re not certified, it’s never a good idea to try to clean the area on your own.
Did you know?
More than any other single cause of death worldwide, infectious diseases rank #1. MRSA and C. diff are examples of common infectious diseases that pose an immediate health risk.Learn More
Bio Recovery has been disinfecting and sanitizing private and public locations for over 20 years. There is no job too small, too big, or too difficult for us to clean. Throughout our years in business we’ve disinfected a variety of locations, for a variety of reasons.
We closely follow CDC and OSHA guidelines, and proudly exceed Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) standards when cleaning private homes as well as public buildings and businesses.
If a reinfection occurs, it is generally because of the nature of how the infection spreads. This is because contagion varies depending on the enveloped or non-enveloped virus and how it’s transmitted.
What is your decontamination process?
The decontamination process can vary depending on the condition of the home. Our crew will enter the home in approved hazmat PPE to document and assess the scene. The property will be assessed based on the square footage of the area, the cleanup required, the condition of the home, and how long it will take to remove debris. You will be required to authorize all services before we begin work.
Our typical decontamination process looks like:
Physically enter the home to assess the condition of the home and document the scene with photos, and notes.
Area is Tested
We test the area to detect all traces of the infectious matter prior to clean up. Learn more about our testing process.
The surfaces are then cleaned. We use a hospital grade botanical germicide registered by the EPA. Learn more about Benefect Decon30.
Job is Closed
Safety is our #1 priority. Before leaving the site, we remove debris, clean work surfaces, and retest the area to make sure all traces have been removed.
An initial assessment will go over the square footage of the house, the condition of the house, and the entire scene. Per OSHA standards, cleaners will enter the house wearing PPE approved for enveloped viruses (e.g. disposable gloves, protective eyewear, a N95 mask, and approved suits).
During the initial assessment, photos and notes will be taken of the scene. Photos and notes are used to quote accurate estimates and allow us to restore work areas to their original condition.
We test all common areas of the home to make sure our coverage is accurate. We cannot assume the contaminated area is contained to only one area. Infectious bacteria and viruses are very virulent and spread to many surfaces in your home, even the places you’d least expect.
Since bacteria and viruses cannot be seen by the naked eye, we use state of the art, cutting edge monitoring and testing systems to detect them. We are one of the few professional disinfection companies to use ATP testing when we test for the presence of infectious bacteria. ATP (abbreviated for Adenosine triphosphate) is found in every single living bacteria, so if a surface is heavily contaminated, an ATP test will measure high levels of ATP.
When an occupant has had a highly infectious case like one of C. Diff, high levels of ATP may be found on several surfaces, and a professional disinfection company should be called to clean the area.
The surfaces are then cleaned. Aerosols are solemnly ever used, as the transmission of aerosols can cause greater disturbances to dust / soil in the area to be cleaned and disinfected. Instead, we use Benefect Decon30, a hospital grade botanical germicide spray registered by the EPA.
Benefect Decon30 is an extremely safe, eco friendly germicide that requires no PPE to be handled. Harmful chemicals like ammonia, petrochemicals (or petroleum derivatives), or synthetic fragrances are never used during our cleanups. Our spray is ideal during any cleanup procedure, at any location, and/or where any individual, high risk or chemically sensitive, could be exposed.
We disinfect your home as if it was our own, so we make sure to “test” the surface by disinfecting a small area of the surface with Decon30. If there are no issues, the disinfectant is applied over the entire area, and left to air dry for 10 minutes. To disinfect an area, you do not rinse or wipe it down with Decon30. Decon30’s main active ingredient, Thymol (a derivative of Thyme Oil), is all natural and remains active in organic matter whereas other disinfectants do not.
When we use Benefect Decon30 to clean or deodorize an area, we shake and apply the germicide, then wipe the area down.
After the affected areas are cleaned, our work spaces are then cleaned using Decon30. The safety of you and our workers is our #1 priority, so if the harmful material was in an area of the house that required additional work to get to, then this is the step where we bring the house back to its condition before the contamination. We use the pictures taken during our initial assessment to come as close as possible.
In this step, any remaining debris from the work site is removed, and the site is retested to ensure all hazardous material has been removed.
Our Promise To You
We understand that some of our customers have privacy and property concerns when allowing a cleaning company to clean their home. We stand by the professionalism of our service by ensuring that:
- All common areas are tested before and after to make sure the areas are sanitized.
- None of your personal belongings are removed from the home.
- You will have a chance to review the work to be completed before and after the job.
We are dedicated to promoting the health and cleanliness of your environment. You have a voice throughout the entire process; it is your home after all.
Pricing & Payment Plan
We make the payment process as simple as possible. If the situation is covered by insurance, we deal directly with your insurance provider. If not, we offer various other payment options.
Insurance sometimes covers cleaning costs. We’ll work with the claims department of your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance on your behalf.
Direct Payment Options
We’re flexible with our direct-payment options, and can help you determine the best financing plan based on your out-of-pocket costs and policy payouts.
We can help connect you with the most appropriate funding sources to help with coverage gaps, deductibles, or out-of-pocket expenses.
Biohazard situations are overwhelming to say the least, so we are always striving to make the payment one less thing to worry about. We also try to help uninsured and low-income customers find organizations or government resources for possible financial assistance opportunities.
For your convenience, we accept:
- Homeowners Insurance
- Renters Insurance
- Credit Cards
- Payment Plans
- Cash & Checks
- Additional Options
The team that assisted in my parent's house clean-up were amazing at what they do. I didn't feel like I needed to be there at all, they were respectful to items that had sentimental value, and they were very efficient with their time. I honestly could not have done this without them.
Who We Are
We’ve established ourselves as an industry leader through our two decades in the field of disinfection services. We are in service nationwide, and have worked in every situation from private homes and businesses to police stations and hospitals, and more.
Finding information on how to contain an infection can be overwhelming, especially when you’re a victim of reinfection. We hope some of these resources will help you with these problems:
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Disinfection can be overwhelming when you don’t know where to start. We are certified to sanitize public buildings and private houses and are glad to offer our professional disinfection services nationwide.
Left untreated, virulent disease can easily cause an outbreak. Outbreaks can become a worldwide issue, and should not be taken lightly. Below we’ve listed a few that have caused worldwide issues and remain household discussions in recent times. The following is a list of infectious disease outbreaks, via the CDC.
Hepatitis C | 1989
West Nile Virus | 1999
SARS | 2003
Chikungunya | 2005
Swine Flu | 2009
MERS | 2012
Ebola | 2014
Zika | 2015
COVID-19 | 2020
Did you know?
Most infectious diseases pose a particular threat to those with weakened immune systems. The elderly may come to mind first, but did you know young children can be immunocompromised as well?Learn More
Bio Recovery’s cleanup crews are certified and familiar with infectious disease decontamination. Call us any day of the week, anytime for immediate assistance.