We are thankful for all our Bio-One partners and want to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving! This is a time to gather with loved ones, look back on the year, and give thanks for all we have.
As we celebrate the holidays, let’s take a moment to recognize the brave first responders who won’t have that luxury of spending the holidays with their families. We thank our police officers, firefighters, and healthcare workers for working through the holidays and keeping us safe and healthy.
If an emergency situation arises that we can help you with, please reach out to us directly, we can be reached on our cell phone 24/7 at (317) 499-0614!
Your friends at Bio-One!
BIO-ONE IS THE MOST TRUSTED AND REFERRED CLEAN UP COMPANY
Bio-One specializes in all types of extreme cleaning including blood, unattended death, homicide, suicide, hoarding, and feces cleanup.
Bio-One Marion County Turns 1-Year Old Today!
Bio-One Marion County turns 1-year old today! It’s hard to believe that we launched one year ago today. It’s a very rewarding experience being able to help so many people.
We would like to thank our Bio-One family, mentors, community members, customers, referral partners, and team members. We are so grateful for each and every one of you who supported us and encouraged us in this journey.
We are excited about the years to come and the impact we hope to make in our Indianapolis community.
Bio-One is a locally owned and operated biohazard and hoarding cleaning company. We specialize in blood, bodily fluid and feces removal, rodent droppings cleaning, sewage cleanup, hoarding and pet hoarding cleaning, mold remediation, and odor removal services. Helping people who are faced with difficult situations to get their surroundings and lives back in order is our #1 priority.
We’re here 24/7, 365 days a year to help you. Call (317) 499-0614 and you'll speak directly to one of us when you call, never an answering service. We’ll treat you like a person, with the compassion and respect that you deserve. Our motto is “Help first, business second”, and that’s what we live by. We hope you’ll never need us, but if you do we’ll be here for you.
Join us tomorrow for National Night Out hosted by Greenwood Police Department at Amphitheater Park from 5-7 PM! Please stop by and check the Bio-One Marion County table. We can't wait to see everyone! Come on out and meet your local police, get to know Bio-One and how we can assist in times of need, and more importantly have a great time!
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Bio-One Donates First Aid Kits in Recognition of National Police Week
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 13, 2021) – In recognition of National Police Week, May 9-15, Bio-One thanked first responders by donating first aid kits to the Beech Grove Police Department 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, gloves, gauze pads, and an assortment of bandages.
The #HelpFirst campaign aligns with the Bio-One motto, Help First, Business Second, and will be used to help officers and community members in the event of a minor medical emergency.
“We recognize the importance that our police play in keeping our communities safe,” said Roxana Jimenez, owner of Bio-One. “We want these officers to know how much we appreciate them and all of their hard work.”
As a 2021 corporate sponsor of the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Bio-One, Inc. will also pay tribute to fallen officers during the virtual 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil on May 13 at 8:00 p.m. The event will be broadcasted 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.
Bio-One, a crime and trauma scene cleaning franchise, operates in Central Indiana. 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 BioOneMarionCounty.com.
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.
Spring cleaning is commonly associated with refreshing your home for warm weather ahead. While common activities include dusting, mopping floors, and removing clutter, Bio-One also sees an increase in hoarding remediation.
Maybe you’ve discovered a loved one is living in a hoarding situation and you want to help. Or you’ve inherited an estate and a trash or animal hoard was revealed. Perhaps, you are living in a hoarding situation and have decided it’s time for help.
No matter the circumstances, Bio-One provides care and compassion, and can customize a unique plan to meet your needs.
Here are just a few of the many Indianapolis community members we’ve had the pleasure to help.
After years of accumulating clothing, this elderly woman's home had been overtaken and she could not safely move throughout the house. Overwhelmed by the enormous task of getting the home back to a safe condition, her children reached out to Bio-One. In two days, our team removed approximately 14,000 pounds of clothes.
The homeowner was able to come back to a safe space, and her family has some peace of mind knowing their mother/grandmother is safe in her own home!
This beautiful house needed some TLC after the homeowner became physically unable to properly take care of it. Her daughter realized the extent of the situation within the home and called Bio-One to help.
Because of the unique circumstances surrounding this job, our team went above and beyond to clean this home up as quickly as possible. We were so happy to help take this burden off our client and her mother.
Sadly, this house was in far worse condition than the above pictures depict. This homeowner's friend called us when she realized the unhealthy and unsafe conditions of her friend's home. The homeowner had to clean out the home, or she would not be able to continue to live there. After cleaning out the debris and disinfecting the home, we were able to refer some wonderful contractors to help complete this home's transformation from top to bottom.
This home ended up getting new flooring, new paint, some new appliances, and all of its minor issues were able to be repaired as well. The homeowner was able to come home to a safe, clean environment, and Bio-One was honored to help her get this fresh start!
If you or a loved one could use some help with spring cleaning, contact Sarah at Bio-One!
"Help First, Business Second"
If buying or selling a home in Indiana is in your future, you're likely well versed in the entire process from the initial offer to closing. But are you aware that disclosing a death in the home may be required? Here's what you need to know.
Property Disclosure Documents
No matter how perfect a house looks on the outside, there is often property information a buyer needs to disclose before the sale can go through. Property disclosure documents reveal known structural issues, neighborhood nuisances, hazards, HOA details, water damage, notable repairs made to the home and death in the home.
Rules for reporting a death in the home vary by state, and variations in rules may include:
So what are the rules in Indiana? Here are the details:
In the state of Indiana, you do not have to disclose a death that occurred in a home.
Psychologically affected property is the term used to describe a home that is for sale, rent, or lease where one of the following occurred, or is reasonably assumed to have occurred:
For a state by state guide on disclosure laws we recommend visiting this resource on Nolo.com.
Remediating After a Death in a Home
If a death recently occurred in the home you're hoping to purchase, there may have been biohazards from bloodborne pathogens that required remediation. Consider asking the seller how the death was remediated to ensure proper steps were taken. Remediation processes may vary depending on the location of the death, how the death occurred, types of flooring, and if the death was undiscovered for days or weeks.
Bio-One technicians are trained and equipped to properly disinfect biohazards from bloodborne pathogens, and we ensure safe biohazard material handling and disposal. Once the entire area is cleaned of blood and body fluids, we also help property owners restore the location to its pre-incident state.
If you are selling a home and need a biohazard remediated or want to ensure remediation was done correctly, give Bio-One a call at 317-499-0614. Our experts not only contain and disinfect the dangerous biological materials, we carry out our work in a caring and private manner.
"Help First, Business Second"
Dirty Jobs with Bio-One
Cleaning Up After Unwelcome Pests
MARCH 8, 2021 by SARAH WADSWORTH
At Bio-One, we see it all. We help our community in times of tragedy with our crime and trauma cleanup services. We help those struggling with mental health clean up their hoarded homes so they can get on the path to wellness. But those are just a couple of our services.
Bio-One is trained, certified, and licensed to remove and remediate all types of biohazards. Biohazards present in various forms and often times, animals can be the biggest culprits. Cleaning up after our own pets can be a gross job, but cleaning up after unwanted pests, like rodents and raccoons, should be left to the professionals.
Animals can be infected with parasites, diseases, and viruses that are incredibly dangerous to humans and other animals. When an animal leaves behind waste, it leaves behind the danger of anything it may be infected with. Animal waste must be decontaminated and disposed of properly. After an unwelcome critter has contaminated a space with feces or urine, proper disinfection is necessary to ensure the safety of those who may enter the area.
Bio-One can remove, decontaminate, and disinfect your space after unwelcome pests have left a mess. We have remediated the aftermath of raccoons in attics, birds in a barn, opossums in a crawl space, and rodents throughout entire homes.
No matter what type of animal or pest has caused you headache, Bio-One is happy to help remediate the area to restore your home or property to a safe and healthy environment!
To learn more about how we can help with animal biohazard cleanup, contact Sarah at Bio-One.
"Help First, Business Second"
When Tragedy Happens, Who Pays for the Cleanup?
Covering the Costs of Crime & Trauma
FEB 25, 2021 by SARAH WADSWORTH
We have addressed a lot of common questions regarding what we do and why we do it. We have focused on information about the general nature of our job, but we tend to forget the questions that our clients often have.
The biggest question: Who pays for crime and trauma cleanup services?
One thing that most people are surprised to learn is that there is no government agency or entity that helps families with the physical aftermath of a tragedy. Law enforcement does not have a “janitorial unit” that swoops in to help. If you are anything like me, you’re probably shocked by this information.
Crime and trauma cleanup is a private sector industry. Outside of OSHA, there is no government agency involved in our services. Sometimes, this can be unfortunate for our clients because this means they are responsible for payment.
In cases of crime and trauma, if it occurs in a home, homeowners’ insurance will typically cover the cost of our services, minus the insured’s deductible. If a situation occurs in a rental property, property management will typically contact us and handle the responsibility of payment. This may not be the case in all situations that occur in a rental property.
What about incidents that occur in vehicles?
If a vehicle has biohazard in it, automotive technicians will not work on it (and rightfully so, because it can be incredibly dangerous). With vehicles, there are a lot of factors that may affect who pays. If a car or driver is insured, the insurance company may determine whether the car gets cleaned or not, and they may or may not cover the costs associated with the cleanup. Depending on the type of incident, the owner (or the estate) may be solely responsible for payment.
Who pays for hoarding cleanup?
Hoarding cases are always private pay. Insurance companies view hoarding as “neglect,” therefore they will not cover the costs associated with cleaning up a hoarded home.
Bio-One’s mission statement is “Help First, Business Second,” and we stand by that whole-heartedly. We understand that the affects of a sudden tragedy can be very costly, without even including the costs of our services. We want people to be aware that there is help available to those who are going through traumatic situations. Many organizations help victims of crime, as well as families affected by crime. If you or a loved one is struggling to cover expenses incurred by a crime, the links listed below are a great place to start.
· Indiana Criminal Justice Institute: Indiana Violent Crime Victim Compensation Fund
· Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
For more information about locating applications for victim assistance funds, contact Sarah at Bio-One.
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Self-Care Isn't Selfish
Help Yourself to Help Others
FEB. 17, 2021 by SARAH WADSWORTH
At Bio-One, as you can imagine, we see a lot of tragic and shocking situations. Yes, it is our job to handle these scenes with the utmost professionalism, but that doesn’t mean we are somehow immune to the “human” side of our business. Bio-One is a compassionate company with one main goal: helping others. We have learned that taking care of ourselves is the best way we can be prepared to help those who need us.
We hear it preached to us all the time, nowadays: self-care, self-care, self-care. We see everyone on social media showing us their self-care routines, from bubble baths to workouts to hobbies. It may not seem important when it’s coming from an influencer on TikTok, but the message is clear: make yourself and your wellbeing a priority.
At Bio-One, we take self-care seriously because we understand that before we can help anyone else, we must first help ourselves. “Helping” yourself does not have a one-size-fits-all solution. Rather, it is unique to every person and their own goals.
For us, no matter what scene we respond to, we must be in a stable place mentally, physically, and emotionally. Because of that, we take steps to ensure that we are prepared for any situation we walk into.
Personally, self-care looks like a quiet, calm space in my home, with limited distractions, where I can read a book or work on a puzzle. Typically, there is a cup of coffee involved as well. Sometimes my self-care is as simple as setting aside time to organize goings-on in my personal life so that when I am at work I can focus on helping and serving my community.
As a team, we also work on self-care together. One of our franchise owners, Roxana, is a huge advocate for self-care. She focuses a lot on physical fitness, and how it plays a huge role in both our mental and physical health. She is consistently checking in with all of us on the team, especially after physically and emotionally-demanding scenes. As a leader, she helps set the tone for how important self-care is, especially in our unique line of work.
No matter what it looks like, make self-care a priority.
What does self-care look like to you? Feel free to share your routines or suggestions with us! We deal with a lot of negative circumstances, so we are always happy to hear the positives.
“Help First, Business Second”