Suicide/Homicide Cleanup

Tragic circumstances appear in life without warning, and those that are victims feel at a loss while the situation is unfolding.  Bio-One Chicago North is there to assist with the cleanup following a homicide or suicide - we will come to your home and assess the situation, discuss the options, and work as quickly as possible to remove all traces of the incident.  Our team members are compassionate, discrete, and sympathetic.  Families can trust Bio-One to be helpful, fair, and to assist with any property restoration that is needed.

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Hoarding disorder is classified as a compulsive behavior pattern, in which a person stockpiles items - usually of little to no value - with the thought that the items will be useful in the future.  The disorder generally manifests itself later in life (many hoarding cases are people age 55 and older), though signs of hoarding can start as early as pre-teen years.

Hoarding is often not discovered until after the situation is out of hand - due to the hoarder hiding their home life from the outside world, including (and sometimes especially) family members.  Many hoarders are embarrassed, and feel resentful toward interlopers trying to take their belongings, or change their way of life.  They can also feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of things in their space, and have no place to begin - even if they do want to clear out the clutter.  Hoarding situations can also lead to family tension, with one family member simply not understanding the behavior of another.

Hoarding can also lead to health issues - whether it be dust compiling on stacks of old items, to rodents and their droppings, to the possibility of piles falling over and trapping an elderly person.  Bedrooms and bathrooms can become so full of things that they are no longer useful, and kitchens can become hosts for bacteria and disease.

Bio-One Chicago North has had some great experiences with hoarding remediation.  Our teams have dealt with all kinds of hoarders, and we are always willing to work with the residents to identify and sort which items hold real or sentimental value, what can be donated, and what can be thrown out.  Let us help, we can help get your home back in order.


Unattended Death

The only thing certain in life is that all people will eventually die, and in many cases, it will happen unexpectedly.  When humans pass away, the decomposition of bodily tissue begins almost immediately - and in some cases it can be days, or even weeks, before the body is discovered.  In these instances, bodily fluids leak out and soak into the surrounding surfaces, creating a smell that is unforgettable.

At Bio-One Chicago North, we have experience in cleaning up after unattended deaths, using chemicals that will disinfect any affected surfaces.  We also deodorize the entire structure, eliminating the unpleasant stench that can accompany this unfortunate situation.


Mold Remediation

Water sources can quickly result in the mold infestation of homes and businesses - mold can begin to grow on wet surfaces in as little as 48 hours. Bio-One technicians quickly stop and remove the fungus that occurs naturally in areas subjected to high humidity, condensation, water leaks and insufficient ventilation. Hiring a professional mold removal company in the Chicago Area is critical. An infestation of mold spores can lead to health risks that include respiratory problems, skin irritation and severe allergic reactions.

Using state-of-the-art safety equipment, Bio-One technicians properly treat areas infested with mold and discard any household or business items that have been highly contaminated, while remediating and cleaning any items that can be salvaged.