The Risks of Pathogens at Houston Crime Scenes

When your Houston home or business has become a crime scene or death scene, restoring it to a safe, clean condition is our highest priority. This often involves eliminating the threat posed by bloodborne pathogens, which can remain at the scene long after the event. The health risks of pathogens at crime scenes are very serious, and require the services of trained professionals who know how to safely remediate biohazards. Types of pathogens that may be present at crime scenes. Bloodborne pathogens are more common than you may think, and some people do not know they are carriers. Pathogens that may be present at a Houston crime scene include, but are not limited to: Hepatitis B and hepatitis C: According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), hepatitis is most often caused by a virus. Hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections can range from a mild illness to a severe…

Why You Need Professional Hoarding Cleanup Services

Clients who call on us for professional hoarding cleanup services come from all walks of life and have a wide range of needs. Some hoards accumulate only in the last few years of a person’s life as his or her physical abilities decline, while other more serious hoards may be the result of a lifelong struggle with anxiety disorders or depression. Regardless of the extent of the problem, any size or type of hoard may harbor unseen health threats beneath the clutter or trash. Beyond the hoard: Health and safety concerns In addition to negative effects on relationships with family, friends, and neighbors, the consequences of hoarding may also include serious health and safety concerns. The American Psychiatry Association notes that these concerns include “fire hazards, tripping hazards and health code violations.” Examples include blocked exits, an accumulation of flammable items, and an inability for emergency rescue personnel to reach…