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New Year's Resolution: Tips To Organize For Success

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Happy New Year! It’s that time of year when many of us vow to change for the better.  The tradition of making a New Year’s resolution dates back some 4,000 years so it’s no surprise that 43% of us made a resolution last year.

 

Three of the most common resolutions center on healthier and happier living.  These include improving organization & decluttering, achieving better mental health, and better hygiene.  The motivation to change starts with understanding why these resolutions are important and then taking action to achieve these very attainable goals.

 

According to Intermountain Healthcare, a cluttered or disorganized home or workspace impacts your physical health.  A cluttered home produces fire hazards, dust, and mold.  If you feel anxious and overwhelmed all the time, that clutter may be impacting your mental health too. Make a commitment to organize and clean your home.  Not only will you feel a sense of accomplishment, but you may also experience other benefits like improved sleep, reduced stress & anxiety, and better food choices.

(https;/intermountainhealthcare.org/can-organizing-impact-your-mental-health)

 

At Bio-One, we regularly work to assist our clients in decluttering and organizing. We help people sort through items, discard trash, remove junk, organize, store, clean and disinfect and yes, we remediate mold too!  Our Southern Utah based highly trained professionals are experienced and efficient while offering you honest, judgement free solutions.

 

 

Contact Bio-One for your FREE estimate today and get a great start to your New Year!  

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#HELPFIRST FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

Bio-One Donates First Aid Kits in Recognition of National Police Week

 

St. George, UT (May 15, 2021) - In recognition of National Police Week, May 9-15, Bio-One thanked first responders by donating first aid kits to St. George, Washington City, Hurricane, La Verkin, and Iron County law enforcement as part of the nationwide campaign #HelpFirst for First Responders. Throughout the week, Bio-One offices in 41 states distributed a cumulative of 5,000 first aid kits which included alcohol swabs, Advil, gauze pads, and an assortment of bandages.

 

The #HelpFirst campaign aligns with the Bio-One motto, Help First, Business Second, and can be used to help officers and community members in the event of a minor medical emergency. 

 

“Bio One is proud to support our local law enforcement and this is just one of the many ways we can show our local officers that we appreciate everything they do for our community" said Robert Harrison, owner of Bio-One. "Like all of our Southern Utah neighbors, we are committed to caring for our community.  With our fast response, we do everything we can to alleviate the pain of a traumatic experience after the first responders leave.  We hope that our services help to expedite the healing process for everyone involved".

 

As a 2021 corporate sponsor of the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Bio-One, Inc. also payed tribute to fallen officers during the virtual 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil on May 13 at 8:00 p.m. The event was broadcast live on Facebook, YouTube, and LawMemorial.org/CV.

 

“We are so thankful for Bio-One’s corporate partnership and their continued support of the Memorial Fund,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. “This partnership will further bolster the Memorial Fund’s mission of honoring America’s Law Enforcement, as well as provide support for the Museum’s upcoming exhibition opening in September. We are grateful for their commitment.” 

 

Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the fallen, telling the story of American law enforcement, and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., which honors the names of all of the 22,611 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history.  

 

About Bio-One 

Bio-One, a crime and trauma scene cleaning franchise, operates in all of Southern Utah and Mesquite, Nevada.  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 Bio-One office is independently owned and operated by a member of the local community. For more information about Bio-One, visit us at BioOneStGeorge.com.

 

 

 

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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 www.uspfc.org. 

 

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Have you or someone you know been a victim of crime? The #NCVRW2021 Referral Flier lists national resources that can offer support.

www.ovc.gov/ncvrw2021

National Telecommunications Week

The second week of April is a time to celebrate and thank telecommunications professionals who dedicate their lives to serving the public. Often called the thin gold line, 911 dispatchers are true heroes behind the scenes. 

 

"This week-long event, initially set up in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California, is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. It is a week that should be set aside so everyone can be made aware of their hard work and dedication." - Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International

 

Here, in Washington County our Bio-One team would like to say "Thank You" to the 911 dispatchers that are critical to our community.  

 

 

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SPRING CLEANING is a tradition that encourages us to prepare for a promising new year by cleaning up our house, both literally and spiritually.  From a recent post by CNN, Spring signifies coming out of the darkness.  Spring cleaning and ridding your life of clutter, those things you don’t need any more and maybe even some bad spirits.  Decluttering has its own mental and metaphoric benefits.

 

Rebecca Mills, Assistance Professor at Utah State University, shares that less is truly more.  Here are three tips to clear the clutter and spring clean your life:

 

1.   Create a baseline and asses your clutter.

2.      Assess the value.

3.      Keep, trash, donate or sell.

 

At Bio One & St George Hoarding, we can help with new beginnings. Do you feel overwhelmed with a declutter or hoarding project?  Or maybe you seek to help someone you know that may have a hoarding issue? Our highly trained and knowledgeable technicians offer compassionate, patient assistance to complete the task.

Give yourself the best chance for a successful start and reach out to us for a free estimate.  We have a multi-step program to help you schedule your project, de-clutter, deep clean, and start fresh. At Bio One & St George Hoarding we are ready.  Click the button below and call us now!

Sources:

Extension.usu.edu/news-sections/home_family_and_food/spring_cleaning_life

Sylvane.com/spring-cleaning-tips-and-checklist

Kdrv.com/content/news/574033252 – posted by CNNhis is a new Text block. Change the text.

Let Your Insurance Work FOR You

Did you know there is a good chance your insurance covers many of the services we provide to our clients?  Services that are covered by insurance include undiscovered deaths, decompositions, suicides, homicides, blood clean ups, MRSA decontaminations, C-Diff decontaminations, some feces clean ups, some mold remediations, and more- you just have to call us and we can walk through with you step by step if insurance may cover an unfortunate or tragic event.  Locations covered by insurance are not limited to homes either.  We remediate vehicles where suicides have taken place, where fecal accidents have happened, where shootings have occurred, etc.  Many times it is cheaper for us to come and remediate a vehicle versus totaling the vehicle and making a complete loss.

Bio-One is a Bio Recovery Company who specializes in cleaning/remediating bio-hazards.  What are bio-hazards?  Bio-Hazards are risks to human health or the environment arising from biological work, especially with microorganisms.  Risks to human health- that statement is impactful.  Many diseases are contagious and very dangerous if not dealt with appropriately and with caution such as HIV, Hepatitis viruses, TB, MRSA, C-Diff, Sepsis, and Dengue Fever.  Considering diseases and viruses are becoming more and more prevalent in today's society, it is imperative that experts come in to remediate an area or areas affected by blood or bodily fluids so no bio-hazards remain to cause sickness and/or death to those who come in contact with the area(s) once they have been treated.  We are the experts to properly treat that area affected, and our clients can feel safe knowing a professional, knowledgeable, and highly trained company came and took care of the situation

Why does insurance cover most of our services?  Well, the last paragraph pretty much sums it up.  Health is so important and people are educating themselves on what not to do and what to do when tragedy or an accident occurs.  Also, many of our jobs we are removing flooring, walls, appliances, cabinets, seats in vehicles, expensive furniture, personal items, and so much more that insurance helps pay to replace.  When the job turns into a project for our client such as needing additional contractors in the now safe area to replace what we had to remove, running everything through insurance is even more economical because our client still only pays their deductible ONE time, regardless of how many contractors have to come in after Bio-One.  

https://www.fixr.com/costs/biohazard-cleanup#crime-scene-and-after-death-cleaning-services-costs

The greatest thing about Bio-One is we are dedicated to helping first.  We are only a phone call away, day or night.  If you or someone you know is dealing with something you think Bio-One can help with, give us a call.  Not only are we here for our clients, but we are also here to help others even if it is just answering a few questions or providing guidance.  Why feel alone and lost when we are here to help?  Call us at 435-703-4142.

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More than 13 million seniors live alone, according to the US Census.  Our older generation is living longer and their safety at home becomes more and more challenging.  With pandemic isolation recommended, caring for our aging family members can be complicated.  Here are some important things to remember and suggestions for creating a safe environment.

 

Aging At Home Alone – Common Hazards

 

Falls are the leading cause of injury for seniors.  Excess clutter poses a serious risk for falls.  Nearly one third of seniors fall at least once a year!  Poor hygiene & habits can also become an issue. The confinement of quarantine can make this situation worse. Unhealthy kitchen conditions and food storage, infrequent bathing or cleaning, impaired vision, and problems making it to the restroom are all common as mental and physical health decline. 

Consider the following:

  • Removal of trip and fall hazards
  • Protect against fire
  • Provide safety in the bathroom
  • Assess dangers in the bedroom
  • Evaluate adequate lighting
  • Kitchen conditions and operation
  • Evaluate stairs

Help Is Available

 

At Bio-One, we respond to calls requesting help for seniors with untidy or unsafe conditions.  Our teams are trained to assess your needs and offer a plan to remediate and promote future safety.  We provide professional disinfection, organization, and can even install safety features to give your loved one a healthy environment that is free from contamination and clutter. 

 

What You Can Do

 

If you are considering helping your loved one achieve a safe and healthy home, please reach out to Bio-One St. George & St George Hoarding.  Our services are available throughout Central & Southern Utah, as well as Nevada.  We offer free estimates, discreet response, and our compassionate team is available 24 hours a day. 

 

Contact us through our website by clicking the button below, or reach out directly at 435-703-4142 and info@BioOneStGeorge.com

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At Bio-One, we handle all types of extreme cleaning, and that includes the aftermath left behind at crime scenes. We get a lot of questions regarding our role at scenes, so we would love to answer those!

 

Q:    If the scene involves a death, is the body still present when you arrive?

A:    No. In cases involving death, the coroner will take the body.

 

Q:    Is Bio-One responsible for collecting any type of evidence?

A:    No. Law enforcement must release the scene before we are allowed to start our process. There are occasions in which we will find shell casings, bullets, or other items that crime scene technicians might have missed. In that case, those items are handed off to law enforcement.

 

Q:    What are the first steps in the process of recovering/cleaning a crime scene?

A:    First and foremost, we always don PPE (personal protective equipment). Once we are in proper attire,   we assess the scene and document everything, which includes lots of photos. Photos are incredibly   important, especially when dealing with insurance.

 

Q:     What type of PPE is necessary for this type of work?

A:    When dealing with any type of biohazard, full PPE is required. “Full PPE” includes a hazmat suit,   gloves, shoe covers, and respirators. Depending on the scene, we will use either an N95 mask, a half-   face respirator, or a full-face respirator.

 

Q:    Do family members or loved ones stay at the scene while you work?

A:   Typically, no. After such a traumatic experience, seeing the cleanup process can further compound that trauma. At Bio-One, our goal is to help people start the healing process, and that begins with a home that is free of reminders of what occurred.

If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to Robert at info@bioonestgeorge.com.

Ref:  Crime and Trauma Scene CleanUp, BioOneMarioncounty, JAN 05, 2020 by SARAH WADSWORTH 

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As a landlord or property management company, you’ve probably seen your fair share of messes left behind by renters. No matter how well you screen your tenants, you’re bound to have one who secretly owns a cat (or cats!), smokes cigarettes indoors or even in the garage, or is just plain smelly.  Whatever the problem is they’ve left for you, there is one thing for certain- you’re the one left to clean it up.  

 

Renter’s simply don’t treat your property as if it were their own- this is no secret. Once your renter moves out and you assess the residence for what repairs need to be made, more often than not, you find that there are several more issues that arise than expected. 

 

If you’ve allowed your renters to have pets, or you haven’t allowed pets but they have one anyway, the damage that the pet(s) can do is often costly and is usually more than just surface damage.  The odor from urine and feces can seep into places you’d never even think of and permeate the surrounding areas, and is also a biohazard.   

 

Hoarding Situations

If you’re facing a hoarding situation, general neglect of the property, or lazy tenants who weren’t able to properly dispose of garbage, you likely have both an odor, gross filth and even a mold problem, which absolutely requires a professional to come in. 

 

Or maybe you did have good renters but the property needs a good old fashioned deep cleaning to ready it for your next tenant or to be placed on the market. The fact is, is that while there are plenty of things you can (and do) clean up on your own, there are times when you flat out need a professional to come in to handle it. 

 

Professionals such as Bio-One St. George, can help you with any of the aforementioned situations.  Our technicians are specially trained in biohazard cleaning, odor removal and hoarding cleanups.  We have all the required equipment needed to properly and thoroughly clean, disinfect and deodorize your rental property.  We use commercial grade cleaning products, approved by the CDC and that aren’t available to the general public. 

 

Locally Owned and Operated

We are a locally owned company and have helped numerous property managers and landlords throughout the Southern Utah area clean up after tenants leave, and we can help you, too. We offer a free on site consultation and will provide you with an estimate on the spot. 

At Bio-One, our mantra is helping first, business second, and we mean it.  We are always professional, discreet and compassionate and treat you like we’d like to be treated.  To set up your free estimate or if you just have questions you need answered, call Bio-One St. George today.  We’re available 24/7 to help you.  You can also find more information about our services on our website, https://www.bioonestgeorge.com/.

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