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4-Step Plan For a Safe Fentanyl Cleanup After an Overdose

4-Step Plan For a Safe Fentanyl Cleanup After an Overdose

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fentanyl is 50 times more potent than heroin, which makes it extremely dangerous, particularly when mixed with other drugs. 


Potential exposure to fentanyl can happen from the smallest traces of drug. Suppose you or someone you know has overdosed on fentanyl. In that case, it's crucial to have a professional cleaning crew to help you disinfect the affected areas to minimize any risk of potential contamination.

Here is a 4-step plan for safely cleaning up after a fentanyl overdose. Keep in mind that the following information is meant to show the safety complications associated with overdoses and exposure to fentanyl, methamphetamine, and other controlled substances. If you have been exposed to fentanyl or other hazardous substances, do not hesitate to call 911 or your local authorities for assistance.


Before cleaning up any property from fentanyl and other drugs, the place must be unoccupied and everyone near these scenarios must be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) that includes hazmats, powder-free nitrile gloves, full-face respirators, and appropriate shoewear.

Image shows Bio-One technician entering a property with biohazard cleanup equipment.

Learn more: EPA - Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine

and Fentanyl Laboratory Cleanup.


Step One - Wash any clothing or bedding that may be contaminated


Fentanyl can be absorbed through the skin, and small traces can be deadly. It's important to wash any clothing or bedding that may have come into contact with the drug. Place all contaminated items in a plastic bag and seal it before putting it in the washing machine. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after handling any contaminated items.


Step Two - Disinfect all contaminated areas


Before cleaning up the property, it's important that, if there is suspicion of fentanyl in the air to ventilate the area for ar least 24 hours. After that time, it would be safe to thoroughly disinfect all areas where the drug was used or stored. This includes countertops, floors, carpets, and any other surfaces that may have been exposed. Keep windows open to allow fresh air in.


Fentanyl cleanup is a delicate procedure that should only be performed by certified technicians. Bio-One follows the latest health regulations and uses the latest techniques to remove fentanyl, methamphetamine, heroin, and other drugs renmantes safely and effectively.


Step Three - Remove any needles or other drug paraphernalia


Needles and other drug paraphernalia can be hazardous. If you come into contact with any needles, do not try to pick them up unless you're trained in how to dispose of biohazardous waste. This is why it's so important to use personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times during the cleanup process.


For any emergencies, contact your local fire department, law enforcement or autohirites for assistance.


Step Four - Hire a Professional Fentanyl & Biohazard Cleanup Company


Cleaning up after a fentanyl overdose is a risky and potentially dangerous task. It would be best if you did not attempt to clean up these scenarios by yourself. A professional cleaning company like Bio-One has the experience and training necessary to safely and effectively clean the area from any traces of chemicals and drugs.



Bio-One of Oceanside is the  #1 Disinfection, Sanitation, and Decontamination Company in North San Diego County, providing professional, industry standards services in all kinds of extreme scenarios:

Cleaning and recovery services


  • Crime scene cleanup services

  • Trauma scene cleanup services

  • Blood and biohazard cleanup services

  • Undiscovered or unattended death cleanup services

  • Homicide/Suicide cleanup services

  • Feces and bodily fluids cleanup services

  • Mold remediation services

  • Water remediation services

  • Emergency vehicle decontamination services

  • Medical waste disposal services

  • Tear gas cleanup services

  • Sewage backup cleanup services

Hoarding cleanup services


  • Hoarding cleanup

  • Animal hoarding cleanup

  • Gross filth cleanup

  • Deep clean

  • Junk removal

  • Homeless encampment clean-out

  • Hazardous waste disposal

  • Nicotine stain/odor removal

  • Odor removal

Image shows PPE (face respirator) used by Bio-One technicians.



Bio-One of Oceanside arrives on the scene to respond quickly and assist victims when a traumatic event occurs. We partner with local law enforcement, emergency responders, victim advocate groups, hoarding task forces, apartment communities, insurance companies, and other organizations to provide the most efficient and superior service possible.  


We have been an independently owned and operated business since August of 2020 to help our community through difficult and unexpected situations.  


Our certified technicians are caring, compassionate, and discreet, and we are ready to help you in your most significant time of need.

We are proudly serving North San Diego and surrounding communities! 


As Southern California Rental Housing Association members and the Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista Chambers of Commerce,  Bio-One is proud to serve all of San Diego County and surrounding communities: Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Fallbrook, Escondido, San Marcos, and Bonsall.


We also serve the Southern Orange County cities: San Clemente, Dana Point, Rancho Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, Laguna Beach, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Irvine, and Costa Mesa.

Our fentanyl cleanup services are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Give us a call at 760-429-0729.

Published by:

Rafael Alemán.

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