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

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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.

Image shows a bedroom area with several cat kennels that make it impossible for anyone to lay on it. It has a banner on the bottom with text "Bio-One of Oceanside, 2021."

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. 

 

Image shows before-and-after pics of a cluttered garage, and then, organized by the Bio-One Team.

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.


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