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What to Expect During a Biohazard Cleanup: A Step-by-Step Guide

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When faced with a biohazardous situation in your home or business, it's important to hire a professional biohazard cleanup company like Bio-One Marion County to handle the situation safely and effectively. But what can you expect during the cleanup process? Here is a step-by-step guide of what to expect during a biohazard cleanup:

Step 1: Assessment and Planning 

The first step in any biohazard cleanup is an assessment of the situation by the cleanup team. Our certified technicians will evaluate the extent of the damage, the type of biohazard present, and the equipment and personnel needed to complete the job. Once the assessment is complete, our team at Bio-One Marion County will create a plan of action and discuss it with you.

Step 2: Containment 

The next step is to contain the affected area to prevent the biohazard from spreading to other parts of the property. This may involve the use of physical barriers, negative air pressure systems, or other specialized equipment.

Step 3: Removal of Biohazardous Materials 

Our technicians will then begin the process of removing any biohazardous materials from the affected area. This may include removing contaminated materials such as carpets, furniture, or personal belongings.

Step 4: Cleaning and Disinfecting 

Once all biohazardous materials have been removed, the cleanup team will thoroughly clean and disinfect the affected area using specialized cleaning agents and equipment. This step is crucial to ensure that all traces of the biohazard have been eliminated.

Step 5: Deodorization 

In some cases, biohazardous materials can cause lingering odors. The cleanup team may use specialized deodorization techniques to eliminate any unpleasant smells.

Step 6: Final Inspection and Clearance 

Once the cleanup process is complete, the team will conduct a final inspection of the affected area to ensure that all biohazardous materials have been removed and the area is safe for use. If the area passes the inspection, the team will provide a certificate of clearance, indicating that the property has been fully restored.

In conclusion, biohazard cleanup is a complex and specialized process that requires the expertise of a professional cleanup company. By following this step-by-step guide, you can get a better idea of what to expect during the cleanup process and have peace of mind knowing that your property is safe and free from biohazards.

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. 

If selling or buying a home is in your future, you're likely well versed the entire process, from the initial offer to closing. But are you aware that disclosing a death in the home may be required? The rules vary by state. 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:

  • Timeframe: When the death occurred. 
  • How the person passed away: If the death occurred naturally versus due to negligence on the property.
  • Hauntings: If the seller has knowledge that the property is being haunted by the dead. 

To be more specific, here are three death disclosure examples as stated from experts or articles based in Texas, New Jersey, and California: 

  • On Investopedia, Jim Olenbush, a Texas real estate broker said, “In Texas, for example, deaths from natural causes, suicides, or accidents unrelated to the property do not have to be disclosed." However, “a seller is required to disclose deaths related to the condition of the property or violent crimes." 
  • Michele Messina, an agent with RE/MAX Villa Realtors in New Jersey, told Apartment Therapy, "If someone passed away after living a long, happy life, it’s not really something you have to disclose."
  • The SFGate reported that in California, if someone dies on the property, it's a material defect – but only if the death occurred within three years of the date you make an offer to purchase or rent the home. 

For a state by state guide on disclosure laws we recommend visiting this resource on

How to Search Property Records

If you'd like to do your own sleuthing and search property records, look no further than Founded in 2013, this website promises to instantly search millions of records to determine if a death has occurred at any valid U.S. address. 

In a 2015 interview with, founder Roy Condrey stated, "I went online to find a ‘Carfax’ of sorts for deaths in homes and I didn’t find anything, but I did find pages and pages of people asking if there’s a way to find out if their house is haunted." 

The service isn't free, though. Once you enter an address, you're prompted to pay a minimum of $11.99 for a single search. The report will, however, provide a number of property records including meth labs, fire, death, and registered sex offender information. 

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. Our experts not only contain and disinfect the dangerous biological materials, we carry out our work in a caring and private manner. Find a Bio-One team near you

If you like to hold onto things, try these steps to help declutter your life. 

1. Pick one section a day to tackle. For example, this might be your shoes or office. 

2. Ask yourself if you want to keep something and create a yes, no, and maybe pile.

3. Get rid of your no's and set aside your yes's. Your maybe pile should be considered carefully. If the item is useful and you need it - keep it. If you are keeping it because you might use it but never have, consider getting rid of it.

4. Do this for each category in your home that needs decluttering.

5. Throw items away, donate to charity, or sell some for some extra cash.

If you know of someone in need of our services, please take a look at our locations to find the nearest Bio-One office near you. Stay safe!