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4 Ways to Approach the Homeless Encampment Issue in Your Area

4 Ways to Approach the Homeless Encampment Issue in Your Area - Bio-One of Oceanside.

Bio-One of Oceanside's technicians are experienced in homeless encampment clean out throughout North San Diego County and Southern California. Professionals should remove trash and biohazardous waste such as fecal matter, blood, urine, hypodermic needles, and objects to guarantee the safety of the local community, law enforcement, and emergency responders.

The homeless encampment issue has increased due to multiple factors, including misguided politics, economic struggle, mental health conditions, and the lack of opportunities for people who are also struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It's important to stay informed about what is happening around the homeless encampment issue in your community or neighborhood. We are sharing four ways you can approach the homeless encampment issue in your area as an information resource if you're dealing with this delicate issue in your area.

Homelessness - What does it mean?

By definition, a homeless person is someone who lives without a permanent dwelling. They can live alone or be a part of a homeless encampment, a location where many people live in unsheltered areas. These makeshift structures can be found in public spaces such as avenues, streets, sidewalks, parks, subways, under bridges, and even on the beach. These camps can be found on abandoned buildings, private properties, and local, state, or federal government-owned areas.

A homeless encampment is often the only option for someone experiencing homelessness. It's not a choice but the last resort to provide some stability and security. The people who live in these encampments are vulnerable to many dangers, such as violence, exposure to the elements, mental and physical health risks, and multiple biohazards.

To help those living in homeless encampments, it's important first to understand the root causes of homelessness.

What you can do to help the homeless.

There are many ways to help the homeless population in your community. Here are some things you can do to make a difference and, hopefully, contribute to a more effective solution for unhoused residents:

  1. Be politically active
  2. Volunteer with Organizations that provide a solution for the homeless
  3. Volunteer with Church Organizations
  4. Contact your State Representative and local law enforcement 

Be politically active

The homeless encampment issue is a hot topic right now. If you want to help the community with the social issue that is homelessness, start by getting politically active: know who your city crews, local legislators, and politicians are, learn how to get in touch with them, and participate in a cause that resonates with what you're trying to accomplish.

Article tagged: 25 ways to be politically active (whether you lean left or right) - by CNN Politics.

Volunteer with Organizations that provide a solution for the homeless

By January 2020, 580.466 Americans were experiencing homelessness, according to data published by the National Alliance to End Homelessness

Drug addiction, mental health conditions, adverse circumstances, poverty, chronic unemployment, economic hardships… We discuss the health effects of homeless encampments while recognizing that people struggling with homelessness are not there for the same reasons. 

If you're looking to volunteer for an organization that provides a real homelessness solution, we recommend Solutions for Change with a community-based approach. Founded in 1999, Solutions for Change has a clear mission: "To solve Family Homelessness- One family, one community at a time." Learn more about Solutions for Change's work by clicking here and how to volunteer now.

Volunteer with Church Organizations

People living in homeless encampments struggle with hygiene, health problems, hunger, and other issues that others may take for granted. Organizations like the San Diego Rescue Mission help homeless people with basic needs and support them in changing their lives. 

Volunteer with a church in your area to help homeless people with food, clothing, and other necessities. Learn more about San Diego Rescue Mission's work and how to get involved to help. 

Contact your State Representative and local law enforcement 

The unsanitary conditions in which homeless encampments are built typically result in multiple health and safety issues like disease outbreaks and the risk of biohazard contamination due to drug and alcohol abuse. 

While the City of Oceanside stated that the 9th Circuit's landmark 2019 "Boise Decision" has limited the Police Department's ability to enforce the Code prohibition camping on public property and other limitations, emergencies and illegal activities still should be reported to the Police Department at 911.

Learn about what the City of Oceanside is doing to help solve homelessness in Oceanside and what you can do to get involved and help solve the problem.

Homeless Encampment Clean Out - Bio-One can help you

Homeless encampments often contain blood, feces and urine, pests, alcohol bottles, sharp needles, and other biohazardous waste and trash that only professionals should clean and remediate. Bio-One of Oceanside works with local law enforcement, public service agencies, non-profit organizations, and property managers for homeless encampment clean out, disinfection, and decontamination.

Homeless camp in North San Diego County - Bio-One of Oceanside.
Homeless camps pose several health and safety threats and should be cleaned by professionals.

Independently Owned & Operated!

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:

Recovery Services

  • Crime scene cleanup services
  • Trauma scene cleaning services
  • Blood and biohazard cleaning services
  • Undiscovered or unattended death cleaning services
  • Homicide/Suicide cleaning services
  • Feces and bodily fluids cleaning services
  • Mold remediation services
  • Water damage restoration services
  • Emergency vehicle decontamination services
  • Fentanyl cleanup services
  • Medical waste disposal services
  • Tear gas cleaning services
  • Sewage backup cleaning 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

HELP FIRST, BUSINESS SECOND!

Bio-One of Oceanside springs into action to assist survivors when a traumatic event occurs. We work with local law enforcement, emergency responders, victim advocacy organizations, hoarding task forces, apartment communities, and insurance companies to ensure that you receive the greatest service feasible.

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! 

Bio-One is a proud member of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista Chambers of Commerce. Bio-One serves all of San Diego County and neighboring regions, including 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 services are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Give us a call at 760-429-0729.

4 Lingering Odors in Your House & How To Remove Them for Good

Whether you’re a property owner who is moving to a new place or you’re a property manager owning a property for a secondary income, dealing with lingering odors after previous owners/renters have left the house can be stressful. Not everyone has the same habits when it comes to cleaning and maintaining a house, so when strong odors linger around, it’s important to tackle the source of the smell and properly clean the areas to rid the house of those annoying odors.

Strong odors are unpleasant and can have negative health effects, especially if you don’t know what kind of activities and lifestyle the previous owners had. Bio-One of Oceanside's specialists can help you remediate houses and properties from odors and strong, lingering smells.

Odor in carpets - A common problem for homeowners

Some odors, like pet urine, linger around for long periods, even after the urine has dried. It goes the same for food spills and dead animals/organic matter. If the floor has carpeting, the best way to eliminate these lingering odors is by removing the carpet (if possible), washing it, and leaving it out while you clean it with a proper disinfectant. 

If you can’t remove the carpet, be sure to vacuum the whole area. A helpful tip is to sprinkle a layer of baking soda and let it sit for a while before starting to vacuum. It will help neutralize smells. Be sure to spot-clean stains and spray the whole carpet with a solution of vinegar and water. 

If this becomes too overwhelming,  Bio-One of Oceanside can help you. Our specialists can promptly determine the source of the smell in your house, and they will focus on eliminating any dangerous remnants.

Musty smell - A hint of mold damage

The property might be impacted by mold if you perceive a smell of wet clothing/socks or an earthy scent. In this case, it is best to leave it to professionals to care for damaged and contaminated areas. Mold is associated with many respiratory health conditions, and leaving it unattended can deteriorate the property and cause further health complications like allergies and asthma. Bio-One of Oceanside is a Micro-certified Mold Remediation Contractor.

Nicotine stains on the wall - Exuding unpleasant and lingering odors

If the previous owners were smokers (some people do not respect the rules about non-smoking indoors), chances are there are nicotine stains on the walls. Tobacco smoke lingers on almost any surface (walls, wallpaper, ceiling tiles, fabric, upholstery), and the odors will persist if you don’t clean these stains. 

If you need help with cleaning the property and removing nicotine stains and lingering odors, Bio-One of Oceanside's specialists can help you. 

Kitchen smells - Vinegar and baking soda can help eliminate them

The smell of food can be quite irritating. If you’re moving into a new place that smells like burnt toast or food, spraying vinegar on the countertops and all the surfaces (including walls) can help neutralize odors. Be sure to deep clean the kitchen area, and look for any food leftovers inside kitchen cabinets and drawers (this way, you’ll notice if there are rodent droppings and other pest waste in the kitchen).

Bio-One of Oceanside is here for you

If you’re dealing with unpleasant odors in your house or property, Bio-One of Oceanside can help you. In most cases, people can’t be sure of what is causing the odors or what previous owners did on the property that is now causing these smells. We will make sure to track down the source of the smell, and using professional chemicals, we will rid your property of these uncomfortable -and sometimes dangerous- odors.

Bio-One uses the latest technology to remove odors from home or business properties.
Bio-One uses the latest technology to remove odors from home or business properties.

Independently Owned & Operated!

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:

Recovery Services

  • Crime scene cleanup services
  • Trauma scene cleaning services
  • Blood and biohazard cleaning services
  • Undiscovered or unattended death cleaning services
  • Homicide/Suicide cleaning services
  • Feces and bodily fluids cleaning services
  • Mold remediation services
  • Water damage restoration services
  • Emergency vehicle decontamination services
  • Fentanyl cleanup services
  • Medical waste disposal services
  • Tear gas cleaning services
  • Sewage backup cleaning 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

HELP FIRST, BUSINESS SECOND!

Bio-One of Oceanside springs into action to assist survivors when a traumatic event occurs. We work with local law enforcement, emergency responders, victim advocacy organizations, hoarding task forces, apartment communities, and insurance companies to ensure that you receive the greatest service feasible.

We are proudly serving North San Diego and surrounding communities! 

Bio-One is a proud member of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista Chambers of Commerce. Bio-One serves all of San Diego County and neighboring regions, including 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 services are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Give us a call at 760-429-0729.

4 Tips for Keeping Rodents Away From Your House with Bio-One of Oceanside.

Bio-One of Oceanside's certified technicians specialize in rodent droppings cleaning and household pest cleanup. Our technicians are trained to sanitize houses and properties if these bothersome creatures ever impact them. Pest control companies often do not take care of the cleaning aspect. Our specialists will ensure your house or property is completely decontaminated from biohazardous waste and residue. 

Rodent and household pests can become a serious problem for your house or property. Rats and mice, for example, are very quick to create nests and reproduce, especially at this of the year, when they start looking for shelter in the house garage, attic, and basement.

Rodents can infest a house or property in a matter of days. Female mice can start reproducing as early as 6 weeks old, and while there’s not a specific time of the year for them to breed, it’s usually in colder months when these creatures might look for shelter in your house or property.

Seal gaps and holes inside and outside your house or property

Look around and fill any holes that lead to the inside of the house. Mice and rats can get through the smallest cracks and gaps and usually hide in dark and poorly ventilated areas. 

  • Focus on the garage area, basement, attic, house foundations, vents and crawl spaces, doors, and windows.
  • You can also seal up holes in between the rooms of the house, especially the kitchen, laundry room, closets, and less ventilated spaces. 

Bio-One of Oceanside's specialists can help you disinfect and decontaminate your house or property from rodent droppings and waste. We are trained to thoroughly look for the key areas where rodents might hide and reproduce.

Install door sweeps and fix broken screens/windows

The best way to prevent rodents and other household pests from entering your house or property is by quickly fixing any damage they can use to make their way in. 

  • Take care of broken window screens, nets, and doors. 
  • Installing door sweeps is very helpful in keeping your house sealed, and some of these repairs are fairly easy to do! The Home Depot or Lowe’s offers great deals and choices for protecting your home against household pests. 

Bio-One of Oceanside's rodent droppings cleaning technicians can remediate your house or property from rats and mice waste. Rodents may carry over 35 diseases from direct and indirect contact! 

Make sure the food storage area is clean and regularly ventilated

Keeping your house clean is one of the most important things about keeping rodents away. 

  • Ensure the kitchen and food storage areas are cleaned and disinfected regularly. If you own pets, the same thing goes for their feeding and resting areas.
  • Clean up spills and waste, and always use containers with tight lids. 
  • Avoid leaving food served for your pets. Rodents come out for food at night, usually when there’s less activity in the area.

Get rid of trash, clutter, and waste in your house

Rodents will take advantage of any old materials to create nests. Having your garage, basement, and attic clean and free from clutter is an excellent way to keep rodents away from your home.

  • Take out the trash regularly. Additionally, make sure the containers are above the ground. 
  • Tires, boxes, and junk are suitable places for rats and mice to nest. Promptly dispose of clutter and trash. 

Bio-One of Oceanside's specialists can help you clean and declutter your house. Often, we encounter overwhelming situations where victims don’t know where to go or who to turn to for the cleanup and remediation process. Bio-One specialists are prepared to help and guide you in whatever needs to be done to keep your home clean and safe.

Rodent Droppings Cleaning - Bio-One of Oceanside can help

If your house or property is infested with rodent droppings and waste, Bio-One of Oceanside can help you. Rodents carry multiple bacteria and diseases, and taking care of the cleaning process after pest disinfection can be dangerous. We’ll ensure your home, and your family is safe from all the biohazards resulting from rodent droppings and waste. 

Rodent droppings cleaning before/after. Rodents usually create nests and reproduce in cluttered spaces.
Rodent droppings cleaning before/after. Rodents usually create nests and reproduce in cluttered spaces.

Independently Owned & Operated!

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:

Recovery Services

  • Crime scene cleanup services
  • Trauma scene cleaning services
  • Blood and biohazard cleaning services
  • Undiscovered or unattended death cleaning services
  • Homicide/Suicide cleaning services
  • Feces and bodily fluids cleaning services
  • Mold remediation services
  • Water damage restoration services
  • Emergency vehicle decontamination services
  • Fentanyl cleanup services
  • Medical waste disposal services
  • Tear gas cleaning services
  • Sewage backup cleaning 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

HELP FIRST, BUSINESS SECOND!

Bio-One of Oceanside springs into action to assist survivors when a traumatic event occurs. We work with local law enforcement, emergency responders, victim advocacy organizations, hoarding task forces, apartment communities, and insurance companies to ensure that you receive the greatest service feasible.

We have been an independently owned and operated business since August 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! 

Bio-One is a proud member of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista Chambers of Commerce. Bio-One serves all of San Diego County and neighboring regions, including 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 services are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Give us a call at 760-429-0729.

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