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Spring Cleaning - 4 Key Elements to Look Out for when Renovating your Home!

Apr 10, 2021

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APR 09, 2021 by RAFAEL ALEMÁN  

Flowers blooming, bright blue skies, the enthusiastic sound of birds singing, and of course, the temperature rising! These are just some of the changes that introduce us to the Spring Season! 

Renovating your house by doing a thorough cleaning has been a yearly tradition for many families now. It’s about preparing your home for this season. It’s the perfect time to put away the winter coats, clothing, and bedding. Time to clean up the grill area and get ready for some joyful time outside! 

For some people, though, Spring cleaning can be a challenging and overwhelming task. Here at Bio-One, we’re sharing four Key Areas to look out for when cleaning and renovating your house! We are following the guidelines from CDC in how to successfully remediate these areas.

With the Season change, mold is one of the many issues we usually encounter while cleaning our homes. Also, rodent droppings are a common issue because of the cold weather we’re coming out from! These two issues, in particular, might result in serious health problems for you and your loved ones. Our Team of Professionals is ready to help you remediate them as efficiently and as safely as possible.

LOOK OUT FOR RODENT DROPPINGS IN YOUR KITCHEN AND GRILL AREA

Rodents are carriers of many dangerous diseases. From Salmonellosis to Hemorrhagic Fever, rodents can infest your home and the remediation process should be approached with the most delicate protocols. We are sharing some recommendations to keep your kitchen and grill area free from rodent droppings and urine.

When cleaning these areas:

  • Keep food in resistant plastic, metal, or glass containers, with tight lids and avoid spilling in the storage area.
  • If you have pets make sure their food and other supplies are also properly stored. As for their eating area, avoid leaving food and water bowls out overnight, especially if it’s closed dark spaces. 
  • Clean up after cooking and using these areas. The key to maintaining rodents away from your home is a clean, disinfected space at all times. 
  • Use a resistant, thick plastic or metal can, again, with a tight lid. Make sure to dispose of trash regularly, regardless of the disposable material! Rodents can nest in plastic, paperboard, and even wood. 

Read more about CDC Guidelines to keep these areas clean here.


In the event that you are facing a rodent droppings infestation, let Bio-One properly disinfect and decontaminate your house! Even after dry and longstanding, rodent droppings can carry bacteria and parasites, that would result in diseases like leptospirosis. We use professional PPE (Protective Personal Equipment) and EPA-Listed chemicals safe for your family, children, and pets.

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KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON MOLD SPORES ON WALLS, KITCHEN AND BATHROOM AREA

As hard as it might seem to believe, mold infections are related to many diseases in humans. Headaches, diarrhea, and flu-like pathologies are directly caused by black mold and other types of fungi. Based on CDC Guidelines, here are some recommendations to treat and mitigate the presence of mold inside your House:

  • Promptly fix any water leak issue: windows, roof, and pipes. 
  • After flooding, be careful to thoroughly clean spaces, make sure all areas are as dry as you possibly can.
  • Make sure your house has enough ventilation: Consider adding exhaust fans in areas where moisture can persist. These areas can be the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room.  
  • Keep humidity levels as low as you can: With the help of an air conditioner, or dehumidifier, you can control the humidity levels. The correct way to keep an eye on humidity is by using a hygrometer.

It’s important to mention that, once an item is infected with mold, the only way to correct the damage is by removal and replacement. This applies to any part of your house: carpet, flooring, ceiling tiles, drywall, or wallboard. 

Bio-One is the best option to properly remediate and disinfect your home from mold damage. Our Team of Specialists is prepared to contain any area infected with mold, discarding any item that might be irretrievably damaged by it.

Check out our video explaining our Five-step Procedure to do a Mold Remediation in your Home! 

IF YOU HAVE PETS, HYGIENE IS KEY TO PREVENT DISEASES AND MAINTAIN AN ORZANIZED HOUSEHOLD

Pets are an undeniable part of the family. They get us through difficult times and they deserve the recognition and love we feel towards them. That’s why practicing good hygiene is part of loving and caring for our pets. CDC shared some recommendations for households with dogs, cats, and other domestic pets, these resume in the following:

  • Make sure Pets have their own space for feeding and relieving: These spaces must be separated from our Kitchen and eating spaces. Have their food and supplies in an area that is easily accessible and easy to disinfect.
  • Disinfect your pets’ supplies and items outside your home. For example, when cleaning your cat’s litter box, make sure to do it in an open space, one that is enough ventilated and possibly far away from any place that involves food preparation. Also, make sure to disinfect these supplies on a daily basis.
  • Dog and cat feces contain parasites and bacteria that can result in serious diseases for humans, be sure to use a bag when disposing of their droppings, and doing it in appropriate areas.
  • Children 5 years of age and under should always be supervised when interacting with animals. Teach them to wash their hands after playing with them, and avoid touching their faces when doing so. Don’t let your children anywhere near the pet’s environment (Litter box, food bowls, bed, etc.). 

Bio-One has assisted many people in cases where animal feces/urine has become a threat and represents a bio-hazardous element for the household involved. Disinfecting and sanitizing a house that has been contaminated by animal feces/urine requires professional assistance. Bio-One specializes in decontaminating areas that have been infected by these wastes, making sure the place is safe and habitable again.

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CLEAN UP YOUR HOUSE... ROOM BY ROOM!

The whole idea of Spring cleaning is to organize your belongings and get rid of clutter. It’s a good opportunity to get everyone in the family together and involved in the process of organizing the house. Here are some elements to consider when you start cleaning and decluttering your house:

  • A good method, shared by the spruce, is the 4-Container Method. Organize your belongings in four categories: Trash, give away, store, or put away. Make your way through each room and you’ll notice the difference when decluttering each space!
  • Spring cleanup is an opportunity to get everyone in the household involved… even children! It will help them understand the importance of keeping the essentials and also, giving away things that might be in good shape and can help someone who needs it more! 
  • Set a goal for yourself when organizing: Tackle the most difficult areas in your house, like the attic, the garage, basement, etc. Although cleaning and decluttering your home is not a task that will be executed in one hour, you can set a goal of cleaning at least one or two of the most difficult areas in your house. 
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BIO-ONE IS HERE FOR YOU!

We have helped many customers get their lives back on track. Proud of our motto “Help First, Business Second!” our goal is to assist you in your greatest time of need.

Bio-One offers hoarding Remediation and Junk Removal services, approaching the situation with care and compassion, making sure that, if this task is overwhelming and too stressful, you can count on us to remediate any problem in a timely manner.

If you find yourself in need of hoarding cleanup, junk removal service, or you know someone who might need our help, give us a call at 760-429-0729! We are available 24/7, 365 days a year.


We are proud members of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and the Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista Chambers of Commerce!

Mar 23, 2021

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MAR 23, 2021 by RAFAEL ALEMÁN  

There is a difference between being “messy”, “disorganized” and being a hoarder. For some people, keeping spaces in order can be challenging for their lifestyle and habits. Maybe work and other obligations come in place and sometimes, the expectation of living in a completely organized space seems a bit too far from reality.

Now, there is a line that, if crossed, it’s a sign that someone might be experiencing a hoarding situation. When the accumulation of items or the disorganization in the living space is so critical that it interferes with the ability of the person to function around it, there’s a problem.

Many people can accumulate things for many reasons, but these things don’t stop people from getting through the daily activities one should be able to perform in a house or living space. Experts agree that once safety and integrity are compromised in these areas, the person might be facing a hoarding disorder.

Common symptoms of someone struggling with a Hoarding Disorder

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A person struggling with Hoarding Disorder can’t seem to get rid of items that don’t have a crucial part in their lives. It’s more of an “emotional” feeling that is attached to these possessions. Cleveland Clinic listed the most common symptoms of a hoarding disorder, which  resume in:

  • The person is unable to get rid of items and possessions.
  • The thought of discarding items and possessions leads to severe stress and anxiety.
  • The person is unable to move around the living space, it’s impossible to function around the clutter and mess.
  • The person tends to distance themselves from others, even close family members.

You can also read about Hoarding: Common Symptoms and what you can do to rejuvenate your home! in one of our recent blog posts here.

What causes a Hoarding Disorder?

While there isn’t a specific reason that triggers a Hoarding Disorder, many doctors and specialists have identified the most common events that can be associated with this condition:

  • Traumatic life event: Coping with the sudden loss of a loved one can trigger a hoarding Disorder because the affected person is not capable of processing these traumatic events.
  • History of Mental conditions: People who have dealt with clinical depression, stress, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), or Anxiety Disorder are most likely to suffer from Hoarding Disorder as well. 
  • Lack of self-control when purchasing items: Some people find it very hard to let buying opportunities (such as coupons, flyers, discount offers) pass by and it can lead to a compulsive buying/stocking, which ultimately leads to hoarding.

What can you do to help someone struggling with a Hoarding Disorder?

A person struggling with a Hoarding Disorder usually faces feelings of shame and embarrassment. The reality of not being able to function due to their own “created” chaos can be difficult, and they will most likely avoid asking for help.

That’s why it’s important to keep up with our loved ones: concerned family and friends are the ones who can help someone who’s struggling with hoarding. 

The diagnosis from a specialist or a mental health professional might be the first and most important step to getting life back on track. Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most common treatment to get through a Hoarding disorder. 

CBT is a type of talk therapy that helps patients suffering from a Hoarding Disorder gain a new perspective on what certain objects mean to their lives. It also helps treat other mental conditions like Depression and Anxiety because it allows patients to recognize the meaning of their thoughts and emotions. The ultimate goal is to channel them into a positive outlook.

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Bio-One is here for you!

If you feel that your life is out of control, if some of the symptoms we described resonate with your reality, know this: you are not alone. Let Bio-One help you. 

Our Team of Specialists at Bio-One of Oceanside are capable of getting a living space clean and decontaminated, with the compassion and understanding that a challenging situation like hoarding deserves.

If you find yourself in need of a hoarding cleanup, or if you know someone who has a hoarding disorder situation, give us a call Bio-One at 760-429-0729 and let us help you!   We are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

We are proud members of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and the Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista Chambers of Commerce!

MAR 16, 2021 by RAFAEL ALEMÁN  

No one is truly prepared for death. Even if death represents relief to someone who is suffering from an illness, the thought and feeling of emptiness that comes with the reality of not having the presence of that person around anymore, isn’t near close to imaginable.

Grief is presented to us as an emotion, triggered by the loss of something or someone dear to us. Grieving is not necessarily linked to the loss of a human being; it may be related to the loss of a job, a pet, or a material asset. One thing is certain: the feeling of grief becomes much more palpable when the loss of a loved one, family member, or friend occurs, especially if their death takes place in violent and unexpected circumstances, such as suicides or accidents.

In these cases, dealing with grief is much more difficult because we refuse to accept that someone loses their life like this. We enter a stage of denial, which could make it unbearable not to have that dear person among us. These events are traumatic, and it’s recommended that mourners receive special attention from specialists.

TAKE AS MUCH TIME AS YOU NEED TO PROCESS WHAT HAS HAPPENED.

There is no “right” way of grieving the sudden loss of someone you love. The reality is that you will face a rollercoaster of emotions: there will be good days and very bad days. Just the thought of living without that special person is hard enough. 

Now, it’s important to allow yourself to feel these emotions: do whatever you need to do to express and vent your feelings. Specialists found that sometimes, talking about the events that happened helps, at least “accepting” the reality, even though you might never understand why it happened. Some things are just beyond our understanding. Don’t feel bad for turning to a friend or family for comforting, it’s in difficult times when you truly see who is close to you and, that’s what family and friends are for. 

In addition to the specialized care that mourners must receive after an event as traumatic as suicide or crime of any kind, it is also important to count on compassionate people, professionals who support you and help you makes this tragedy just a little more bearable. For us at Bio-One of Oceanside, your health and well-being are our priority. Our team is discrete and compassionate, especially in challenging scenarios

IT’S OK TO FEEL FRIGHTENED BY THE FUTURE.

After a traumatic experience, it’s completely normal to feel scared and uncertain about the future and, when you lose someone with whom you shared projects and aspirations, it can be difficult to accept the reality of their absence and move on without them.

All of the sudden, your world, the one you used to feel safest at, is an uncertain place to even think about being part of. Know this: the feeling of fear is normal after a traumatic experience. It’s important to identify the most common symptoms that are related to the fear of the future: headaches, back pain, feelings of panic, and anxiety. 

You can’t expect to go back to the world where you used to feel secure. For all you know, that’s the place where disaster and tragedy struck. That said, you can feel confident about one thing: the world was the same as it is now, you just didn’t know it yet. Now, you are more mature, and you understand that even though times can be extremely difficult, you are capable of living in it, relying on the people who love and care for you. 

If you ever feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and just can’t bear to be in this new reality that life has put you through, don’t feel ashamed to turn to a mental health professional. Humans are full of complex emotions and sometimes, you just have to turn to someone who helps us understand everything a little better.

If you are a religious person, hold as tight as you can to your beliefs, talk to your pastor or priest… talk to anyone who can provide you with comforting words of wisdom. As we mentioned before, some things are just beyond our understanding but, it’s always important to know that we can find peace in our faith, regardless of our religion. It’s what ultimately will provide us with the strength to carry on, to be… somewhat prepared, for the unexpected.

HELPFUL TIPS FROM TRAUMA INTERVENTION PROGRAMS, INC. (TIP) ON COPING AFTER A TRAUMATIC EVENT

Facing life after experiencing a traumatic event is not easy. The truth is, you have to learn how to live in spite of the absence of your loved one and it’s an every-day process. Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 1985. TIP of San Diego shared a Resource Guide on Helping Citizens in Crisis.

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You can access and download TIP of San Diego - Resource Guide here

Bio-One is here for you.

Our Team at Bio-One of Oceanside understands the challenges that come with facing a traumatic experience. Our main goal is to be a genuine support for you and your loved ones during these difficult times. In the events of coping with the death of a family member due to a traumatic experience, our team is specialized in leaving the place where violent events occurred, free of all evidence of a struggle and disturbance.

Our Team at Bio-One of Oceanside is prepared to face these situations and show solidarity with you. We understand your painful situation, and we are willing to collaborate to make the process of traumatic events a little more bearable. 

If you find yourself facing a difficult situation, trust us, let us help you. Bio-One specializes in all types of cleaning: traumatic death, homicide, suicide, and more.

Give us a call at 760-429-0729. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

We are proud members of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and the Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista Chambers of Commerce! 

Feb 16, 2021

FEB 16, 2021 by RAFAEL ALEMÁN  

Taking care of a senior is a rewarding job, but it also implies responsibility and proper education on the matter. Many seniors enjoy spending their peaceful time in the house they’ve always lived in. However, when certain health conditions interfere, their time in that space can be compromised.

Living with a senior can be overwhelming if there’s no attention to specific details that might affect their well-being. Whether you turn to an Aging Life Care Professional or, by any circumstance, you are the only person that can embark on the job of taking care of a senior, we share four recommendations to create the best environment for seniors and elderly patients.

These recommendations will help you and your loved one have a safe living environment, considering physical and mental health for the people involved.

PROVIDE SAFETY IN THE BATHROOM AREA, AVOID FALLING HAZARDS.

Falls are the most common causes of injuries for seniors. Many elderly patients have the blessing of reaching a certain age while enjoying a healthy mental condition. Sometimes, however, the physical condition is not at the same level and it’s important to fix everything you can to maintain the physical condition as optimum as possible. 

  • Focus on fixing water-related issues in the bathroom area. This is one of the most dangerous spaces for a senior to fall or suffer an injury (besides the Kitchen area).
  • Provide safety in these areas by installing adequate features: railing, anti-slip flooring, comfortable space for walkers or wheelchairs, and good lighting.
  • Consider making arrangements for the faucet and bathroom set, adjusting them to their needs (height of the bathroom sink and toilet, comfortable shower area, and easy-to-use faucet).

KEEP YOUR LOVED ONE AWAY FROM THE KITCHEN AREA, PROVIDE SAFETY IF IT’S NOT POSSIBLE TO DO SO.

The kitchen area might be a dangerous place if there isn’t proper safety. The best recommendation we could provide is to keep the elderly away from the kitchen, although we understand the difficulties of perhaps telling grandma that she can no longer cook something special for the grandchildren when come to visit.

Now, whether the senior lives alone or your loved one just can’t stay away from the kitchen, we recommend the following: 

  • Make sure there’s always proper ventilation and fix lighting issues: keep as bright, fresh, and clear as possible. 
  • Keep gas cylinder outside the property at all times and also pay constant attention to the escape valves. 
  • Protect the countertop area with proper material to avoid sharp edges.

PROVIDE SAFETY IN THE BEDROOM AREA! 

Many elderly patients most of their time in the bedroom, sleeping and resting. The best thing you can do is create an environment that allows them to move comfortably around the space. 

  • Good lighting is key, install nightstand lamps, ones that are easy to switch on/off. 
  • If it’s possible, try to maintain the bedroom area properly ventilated. This will keep the area fresh and free of odors and smells.
  • Proper room furniture: make sure they have an orthopedic mattress, adjusted to their needs. Also, an ergonomic armchair or rocking chair will ensure comfortable and safe postures and an ache-free rest.

AVOID STAIRCASES AND STEPS, KEEP SENIORS ON THE GROUND FLOOR AREA

There are inevitable modifications that need to be made when living with a senior. One of them is distributing the house to best fit their needs, the ultimate goal is to avoid falls and accidents. We recommend the following:

  • Consider creating an open-space concept for your house, where your loved ones can move around easily, especially if they use a cane, walker, or wheelchair.
  • Ideally, you would want to keep the area flat and steps-free but, we understand that re-structuring the living space can be challenging and expensive. We recommend marking steps and slopes around the house, sometimes they can forget about them and the consequences can be fatal!
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There are cases in which seniors prefer to live by themselves and, if their mental and physical condition is not too deteriorated, they will most likely continue to do it. It’s also possible that no one is available to stay with them 24/7. What can you do when someone you love is feeling reluctant to the idea of either: having a person to assist them on a daily basis or living in a community space, like a Homecare Facility? We recommend the following:

  • Visit them regularly: If you live nearby, take some time to stop by after work, spend some time with them on a Sunday. If they have pets, keep an eye on the pet waste situation to ensure they are not overwhelmed and the home is safe and clean.   
  • If you can’t visit them regularly, don’t be afraid to ask for help from a friend or neighbor.  The idea is to keep an eye on hygiene and the overall condition of the areas we mentioned above. The best way to avoid an accident is prevention.
  • Try to stay in touch with them, whether it’s via phone call, video call, messaging… any channel that allows you to communicate with them and check on everything.

If you’re looking for an Assisted Living Facility in the Oceanside/North San Diego area, we can recommend Oceanside Hills Senior Living, Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside, Las Villas de Carlsbad, and Brookdale Oceanside. All of these facilities are members of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.

Bio-One is here for you!

Bio-One provides effective care on services like: cleanup and disinfection, hoarding cleanup, medical waste disposal, rodent droppings, feces/urine cleanup, sewage backups, and more. We are prepared to take on any situation, no matter how extreme it might be! We have helped many customers in their most difficult time of need.

Here’s the story of Alesia, an Aging Life Care Manager, in need of an urgent hoarding cleanup for her client. We responded promptly and let her know that they were in good hands:

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If someone you love is in need of hoarding cleanup, house disinfection, odor removal, feces/urine cleanup, Bio-One is here to help you. Give us a call at 760-429-0729. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

We are proud members of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and the Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista Chambers of Commerce! 

JAN 18, 2021 by RAFAEL ALEMÁN  

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The new year represents an opportunity to start over! It certainly wasn’t an easy year but we’re sure the difficulties we’ve endured through 2020 will turn into joy for this year. Many of us have probably spent more time in our homes… more than what we would have planned, at least!

The truth is… we have come a long way. It’s understandable that you might have gotten yourself full of things you thought you would need, given the circumstances and the uncertain times we went through in 2020. 

If you haven’t heard about hoarding and how it can affect  you, your house and your family, we are going to shed a light on this topic, since it’s been more recurring these past decade and specially this last year. 

You might not be aware of it but, accumulations of clothing, bags, newspapers and in general, junk, tend to come from pathologies and illnesses like anxiety, depression and social disability. Most of these pathologies, however, are related to hoarding disorder.

We’re hoping to be someone you can trust if you feel related to what we’re describing at all.

DEFINITION AND COMMON SYMPTOMS

A hoarder is a person that accumulates excessive amounts of junk, groceries, newspapers, bags of old clothing and, overall, elements that don’t necessarily have a reason to be there or have any use whatsoever. 

For hoarders, these elements have a strong value, not only emotionally, but also  physically, economically and sometimes even legally. They think that keeping all items possible would spare the distress that drifts from parting with them, which results in the problem of accumulating items.

There are many symptoms for a hoarding diagnosis. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America listed the most common symptoms for someone who hoards:

  • The person is unable to throw away items and possessions.
  • The person deals with anxiety and distress when confronted about the items and the possibility of discarding them.
  • Items have affected the individual’s personal and active living space to the point that the person cannot make his way around or it’s completely obstructed by the items.
  • The person suffers from obsessive and compulsive thoughts, such as the fear of losing or running out of an item, which results in the accumulation of more items.
  • The person feels embarrassment and discomfort around others. He or she tends to distance from anyone who might confront them about the possibility of discarding items and possessions.

Learn more about hoarding disorder symptoms here.

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WE CAN HELP YOU, BIO-ONE IS HERE FOR YOU! 

Hoarding is not something to feel embarrassed about. Each person copes with situations differently. We want to let you know that we are here for you! Bio-One provides industry-leading hoarding cleanup and we can help you make the decision of improving your life, not only for yourself but for the people around you.

Now would be a good time to look into some of the purchases you’ve probably made while feeling uncertain about everything that has been going on this last year. We want to help you get your life and your home back on track! 

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If you find yourself in need of a hoarding cleanup, or if you know about someone who might be going through a hoarding disorder situation, give us a call Bio-One at 760-429-0729 and let us help you!   We are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

We are proud members of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and the Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista Chambers of Commerce! 

January 12, 2021 by RAFAEL ALEMÁN 

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A new Strain of the COVID-19 virus has been reported through news and social media, first detected in September, in south-east England. It is causing concern because of its higher contagious rate. We understand that a new strain causes fear and it leads us to believe that we are dealing with the Pandemic disease more so than ever. 

The first and most important thing you need to know is that variations or mutations of viruses, such as the COVID-19 virus, can be new and unexpected but, it is also to a certain point, normal. The virus that was first detected in Wuhan, China, last year, is definitely not the same one we are dealing today in most parts of the world.

Viruses variate over time and it’s the reason we let you know that you can be safe during this new Strain of the COVID-19 Virus.

Here are some of the most common questions that have emerged as the new Strain of the COVID-19 Virus was reported:

IS THE NEW STRAIN MORE CONTAGIOUS THAN THE PREVIOUS COVID-19 VIRUS?

The new Strain of the COVID-19 Virus is causing concern because it has been quickly replacing previous versions of the virus. However, there is no clear and conclusive evidence that the new Strain of the COVID-19 Virus is more infectious than the previous one. Studies have not concluded and information is not completely certain. 

As mentioned earlier, viruses variate and this might just be the case of the COVID-19 Virus. In any case, it is good to take precautions and measures to protect people against the virus more than ever. Bio-One offers COVID-19 industry-leading COVID-19 decontamination and disinfection, as well as a variety of services.

WHERE DID THE NEW STRAIN OF COVID-19 VIRUS APPEAR?

As we’ve mentioned before, variations of viruses occur and in this specific case, it was first detected in south-east England, back in September 2020. South Africa also detected a variation of the Virus, although is not the same one as this New Strain that took over. Other countries that first encountered the New Strain were Denmark, the Netherlands and other European nations. 

As of December, the new Strain was reported to be the most common version of the COVID-19 Virus, having reached an approximate of 60% of the new cases. 

DOES THE VARIATION OR NEW STRAIN MAKE THE COVID-19 VIRUS MORE DEADLY?

No. Although it is under strict monitoring, there is no evidence that the new Strain of the COVID-19 Virus is more deadly than the previous one. Now, being reported that the New Strain is likely to be more infectious, you need to take care of yourself and your family, more so than ever. Bio-One is here to help you with COVID-19 Decontamination!

WILL THE VACCINE BE EFFECTIVE AGAINST THE NEW STRAIN OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS?

Thankfully and, so far, yes. All of the leading vaccines are meant to develop an immune response against the existing spike of the virus. The New Strain can be interpreted as a warning sign and, for the specific case of the COVID-19 Virus, it can variate to the point of escaping or suppasing vaccines.

Now, it is something expected and common viruses, like the flu, are usually updated periodically. Furthermore, it’s important to mention that these leading vaccines can be tweaked if necessary, very easily. 

 

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We understand that the new Strain of the COVID-19 Virus triggers alarms and makes us anxious about the months to come. However, it’s important to remain calm and keep trusting in the efforts of the medical forces to produce the most effective vaccines against this virus.

There is a lot that Bio-One can do to keep you and your family safe. We have listed four important steps recommended to keep you and your family safe throughout this pandemic. Read about it here.

If you find yourself in need of a COVID-19 disinfection, give us a call Bio-One at 760-429-0729 and let us help you!   We are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Let us keep you and your family safe.

We are proud members of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and the Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista Chambers of Commerce!

Dec 23, 2020

Technician wearing a white biohazard suit, goggles and half face respirator wiping and disinfecting a microwave of COVID-19

There is no doubt that this has been a challenging year, not only because of the changes we are facing as a Nation but also because of how we’ve had to cope with the Coronavirus Pandemic Disease and its implications, globally. Our strength as humans, as a collective society, has truly been put to test and, having made it thus far… it’s worth celebrating and being grateful for!

If there’s one thing that the COVID-19 Pandemic has shown us, is that sometimes we just don’t have control over what happens around us. It has never been more important to be preventive, take care of ourselves and our loved ones. 

While California was one the first states that took action to protect its citizens, it has been undeniably affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. What does this mean to us and what can we do to keep calm during these uncertain times? Well, when we find ourselves facing something unknown, the best we can do is educate ourselves! Take some time to understand what’s going on around us and hopefully, take some precautions. 

STEP 1:  KNOW THE SYMPTOMS  

If you are experiencing one or various of the following symptoms, you have to seek professional help immediately:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Read more about COVID-19 Pandemic symptoms here

STEP 2:  GET TESTED 

What can you do to protect yourself and your loved ones? Get tested. If you think you might have been exposed or have had contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you must seek professional, medical assistance.

Testing is very important because it will allow you to take action on whatever is necessary to protect yourself and your loved ones! Bio-One is here to clean and disinfect your house or business, in the events of having been close to someone who might be infected by COVID-19.

Technician fogging and disinfecting a kitchen for COVID-19

STEP 3:  IF INFECTED, ISOLATE 

If you have unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19, there’s one thing you must do to ensure your and your loved ones’ health: isolation. For many people, this might be a difficult step towards recovery, and not everyone has the same capacity to cope with a process like this. We understand the challenge that isolation implies but, we can not address the importance of this step to ensure safety for yourself and the people you care about. It’s a bigger responsibility that calls for our consciousness about the people that surround us! 

Please know this: you are not alone. Bio-One can help you and your family be safe during this COVID-19 Pandemic Disease! We are a specialized team of professionals who have committed to the San Diego Community to make this a better place for all of us!

STEP 4:  GET A COVID-19 DISINFECTION  

If you find yourself in need of a COVID-19 disinfection, give us a call Bio-One at 760-429-0729 and let us help you!   We are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Let us keep you and your family safe during the holiday season.

We are proud members of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and the Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista Chambers of Commerce! 

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