Bio-One of Marion County decontamination and biohazard cleaning services

Biohazard Companies and the Fight against C. Diff: What You Need to Know

Protective equipment for a biohazard technician

What is C. Diff?

Clostridium difficile, also known as C. diff, is a type of bacteria that can cause severe diarrhea and other intestinal problems. Spores from C. diff bacteria are passed in feces and spread by touch to food, surfaces, and objects when infected people don't wash their hands thoroughly. These spores can persist in a room for weeks or months, and if you touch a surface contaminated with C. diff spores, you may unknowingly swallow the bacteria. C. diff infections can be difficult to treat, especially in older adults or individuals with weakened immune systems.

Decontamination Process

When cleaning up C. diff, it is important to understand that it is considered a biohazard. This means that it requires specialized techniques and equipment to ensure that the bacteria are completely eliminated, and the area is safe for others to use.

At Bio-One of Marion County, we have top-of-the-line chemicals, tools, and personal protective equipment capable of disinfecting the entire home quickly and effectively. Because C. diff is a bacteria transmitted by touch, many people falsely believe that a home can be disinfectd simply by wiping hard surfaces with a bleach mixture. That may work for some surfaces, but we use high-quality chemicals designed to kill these bacteria and a chemical fogging machine that creates a dense smoke of potent chemicals to kill all the hard-to-reach biohazards inside your home. This method is incredibly effective and usually allows our clients to return to their homes on the same day.

One important aspect of C. diff cleanup is the proper disposal of contaminated materials. Biohazard companies like Bio-One of Marion County are trained to follow strict protocols for the disposal of contaminated waste, which may include using special containers and following specific transportation and disposal procedures.


C. diff infection is a serious health concern that requires prompt and effective action to prevent its spread. Biohazard companies play a critical role in decontamination, using specialized equipment and techniques to disinfect contaminated areas and ensure the environment is safe for human habitation. By working with a reputable biohazard company like Bio-One of Marion County, individuals and organizations can take proactive steps to prevent the spread of C. diff infection and protect the health and safety of their communities.

About Us

Bio-One of Marion County is a locally owned and operated biohazard and hoarding cleaning company serving Indianapolis and surrounding areas. We specialize in blood, bodily fluid, and feces removal, rodent droppings cleaning, sewage cleanup, hoarding, and pet hoarding cleaning, gross filth cleanup, 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. 

Bio-One is here to help you 24/7, 365 days a year!  Call (317) 499-0614, and you'll speak directly to one of us when you call; there is never an answering service. We'll treat you like a person with the compassion and respect that you deserve.